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Worcestershire gritting and snow plough firm set for more awards success
Worcestershire gritting and snow plough firm set for more awards success

A successful family firm from Worcestershire has been shortlisted for a regional business award in recognition of its growth, customer service and environmental credentials. Himbleton-based AA Salt, which helps hundreds of businesses keep their premises safe by gritting and snow ploughing their car parks in the…

Attitudes towards periods in the workplace
Attitudes towards periods in the workplace

In 2018, there were 15.3 million women aged over 16 in employment, with the total female employment rate being 71.4% — the highest ever figure since 1971, when records began. The stigma attached to periods manifests in many ways and in the workplace, it can often prove quite a difficult obstacle to overcome. Many of…

Charity celebrates being at the Heart of the Community for 25 years
Charity celebrates being at the Heart of the Community for 25 years

This month sees the Heart of England Community Foundation celebrate its quarter century milestone, marking a whopping £20 million awarded to almost 6,000 projects across the region. Since its inception on Valentine’s Day in 1994, the charity has put the community at the heart of its giving; helping hundreds of…

Dains is reaccredited with ACCA Approved Employer status
Dains is reaccredited with ACCA Approved Employer status

Dains Accountants has been reaccredited with the ACCA Approved Employer status which recognises high quality training and development. The Approved Employer accreditation ensures that students have the right skills, ethics and competencies to drive organisations forward. Achieving this accreditation makes it easier to…

Huge stride forward in quality and compliance as Rock Fall Safety Boots are accredited to ISO 45001 by the Lloyds Register
Huge stride forward in quality and compliance as Rock Fall Safety Boots are accredited to ISO 45001…

Rock Fall, a multi-award-winning second-generation family owned business in Alfreton sits at the forefront of the safety footwear market supplying more than 600,000 pairs per year, their world first innovations provide solutions to the ever-changing demands of modern industry. Building on 11 years of growth exceeding…

E-commerce and its significant growth in business
E-commerce and its significant growth in business

As the high street has begun to diminish in the last ten years or so, e-commerce experienced growth at an astronomical rate. Due to such advances, we no longer need to visit the bank, as the likes of Revolut exist as an app only bank, leave the house, or even speak to someone to get food, thanks to the development of…

How has technology increased productivity in manufacturing?
How has technology increased productivity in manufacturing?

Whether it’s the food takeaway industry utilising mobile apps or sports events using video assisted refereeing, technological advances are helping our world progress and become better. With this in mind, it’s clear that technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive and…

A step closer for Stepnell as Vulcan Works tops out
A step closer for Stepnell as Vulcan Works tops out

Work on an ambitious development for Northampton’s creative businesses has moved a step closer to completion after Stepnell and Northampton Borough Council held a topping out ceremony on 29th January. The Vulcan Works development, located in Angel Street, consists of a new three-storey building and a refurbished…

Occupiers sought for offices within historic glassmaking quarter
Occupiers sought for offices within historic glassmaking quarter

An opportunity to take on space in Black Country’s historic glassmaking quarter is being marketed by commercial agents Sellers. The Harris Lamb-owned business has been instructed by the British Glass Foundation to let 6 The Newhouse, a 1,701 sq ft office within the famous Stuart Works, adjoining the White House Cone…

What’s the key to keeping a customer loyal to your business?
What’s the key to keeping a customer loyal to your business?

The probability of selling a product or service to an existing customer is 60-70%, with 65% of a company’s business said to come from existing customers.  Companies such as Apple are the epitome of brand loyalty, with the tech company having a core of followers who will solely buy their products and stick with them…