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    Why it’s important for SMEs to be net zero

    2021-06-02T08:27:00Z

    Back in June 2019, the UK became the first major global economy to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Here’s why it’s so important for the nation’s small-to-medium sized businesses to play their part when it comes to reaching net zero.

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    News

    Deskless workers overlooked in employee engagement strategies

    2021-03-10T12:15:00Z

    Employers are overlooking their frontline workers when devising employee engagement strategies, according to a new survey.

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    News

    Office space enquiries jump 800% on Johnson’s roadmap

    2021-02-25T11:17:00Z

    The number of enquiries made for office space in major UK cities has jumped 800% since Boris Johnson revealed a roadmap to the end of lockdown restrictions in England, according to Offices.co.uk.

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    Feature

    City mobility post-pandemic: A better new normal

    2020-12-03T12:53:00Z

    What 2020 does that mean for the concept of smart cities if there are fewer people spending time in them?

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    Video

    Could you make a 4-day week work?

    2020-11-05T11:29:00Z

    Earlier this year, Peter made the decision for him and his team to switch to a four-day working week. Find out how it affected his business.

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    Feature

    Business travel lacks luster

    2015-09-15T10:00:00Z

    From a riverboat to sleeping on a construction site, business people globally report that business travel is not always plain sailing.

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    Feature

    What Does Your Company Car Say About You?

    2014-09-23T09:00:00Z

    ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ is the age old proverb that we all secretly ignore. Particularly in the professional realm, appearances are vital to portray the right message of your company. From our office space and dress code to the car we drive to important meetings. It’s all taken into consideration.

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    Feature

    A Cultural Fit is the Key to Global Success

    2014-08-13T09:00:00Z

    With rapid developments in technology and virtual working becoming increasingly popular, the working world is constantly evolving. In a recovering economy, more businesses are looking to new horizons and starting to expand globally in order to reap the benefits of a worldwide market.

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    Feature

    What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Van is Prepared for Foreign Roads this Year

    2014-08-11T09:00:00Z

    Over these summer months many small business owners are likely to be planning to take their van abroad, whether it’s to work on an overseas contract or for a summer holiday.

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    Feature

    Investing in the Chinese Monster

    2014-08-07T09:00:00Z

    With the Chinese government establishing policies in infrastructure, science and technology innovation, workforce development, safety, health and sustainability, the country’s manufacturing industry is continuing to rapidly grow and become increasingly more competitive on the global market. 

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    Feature

    Why I'm Patting Brazil on the Back

    2014-07-30T09:00:00Z

    The 2014 World Cup is now over and the adrenalin and excitement that filled pavements, pubs, and homes over the past month will soon begin to dwindle down.

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    Feature

    Introducing Gate 8

    2014-07-21T09:00:00Z

    One of the hardest things about preparing for a trip is figuring out what to pack. If you’re traveling for business, especially if it is to a city you’ve never visited before (to meet clients that you’ve never met before) then the task can seem pretty daunting.

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    Feature

    Postcard from Philippines

    2014-05-07T09:00:00Z

    With extensive reform programs in place, and strong growth on the horizon, Typhoon Yolanda has hardly made a dent on the Philippine economy.

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    Feature

    Tubes Strikes and Travel Disruption — Effect on your Business

    2014-04-28T09:00:00Z

    With another strike affecting services on the London Underground looking likely to take place from 9pm, Monday 28 April 2014 until Thursday morning, passengers will no doubt face widespread disruption to their journeys to work.

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    Feature

    How To Take A Break And Still Run Your Business

    2014-04-22T09:00:00Z

    As a small business owner, it can be hard to justify being away from your desk for a day, let alone find the time for a proper trip. So, we were wondering if it is actually possible to go on holiday and still keep your business running.

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    Feature

    Postcard from Hong Kong

    2014-03-20T09:00:00Z

    Business, finance, and a free port help to confirm Hong Kong’s dominance in the world rankings as Asia’s global entrepreneurial hub.

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    Next Stop is Croatia

    2014-03-17T09:00:00Z

    Much has been written in recent years about the opportunities available to UK businesses looking to expand abroad. A great deal of this has been focused on the BRIC countries, which offer high growth rates and large markets. 

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    Feature

    Extended Business Travellers: Navigating the Minefield

    2014-02-17T09:00:00Z

    Adhering to local immigration and tax laws can be a minefield for mobility professionals and extended business travellers. However, various measures can be employed to proactively manage and mitigate the risks associated with these types of mobile employees, with technology playing an integral role in the solution architecture.

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    Tales From The Traveling (Female) Business Executive

    2013-01-28T09:00:00Z

    About four years ago, my company took part in a healthcare event in Harrogate. I secured a nice little deal at the deliciously luxe Hotel du Vin and after a hard day’s graft, made my way to dinner.

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    No Longer A Customer, But Part Of A Process

    2012-10-14T09:00:00Z

    This week I had to go on a business trip to Guernsey. Any business trip that involves flying fills me with trepidation, not because I have a fear of flying but because I know that I will go from being a valued and important customer to becoming something akin to meat being processed through a machine.