Many staff returning to the office from their holiday today will be greeted back with hundreds of emails demanding their attention, which according to research published today, is one of the biggest causes of corporate stress. The problem, says Emailogic, undermines the entire premise of providing paid holidays for employees so they can relax.
A business owner who turns unwanted old garments into funky children’s clothes has won the Birmingham heat of the nationwide search for Britain’s best new company.
For years now we’ve been hearing plenty about how our high streets are suffering at the hands of the supermarket giants and how their ‘evil plan’ to take over Britain’s streets is forcing local businesses to shut shop.
I am currently working with Mary Portas’ shop designer, Callum Lumsden, on a refit of one of our studios so I have been watching her brilliant latest series, Mary Queen of Shops.
She talks about how businesses need to improve in order to compete with supermarkets and I couldn’t agree more.
With summer having finally arrived – the flowers are in bloom, the BBQs are stoked up and the flip flops are out. However, while most of us look forward to balmier days, many business owners find the summer months a challenge. Not only does business tend to slow down, but employees and owners alike can find it difficult to focus and be productive when warm weather and the beach is beckoning.
Apprenticeships are vital for our business and an attractive recruitment option for other employers, writes Lesley Bowen, Head of HR Delivery at Sellafield, winners of the Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship awards.
Jamie Waller is the UK’s best known debt recovery and enforcement specialist. His company, JBW Group, work with businesses and local councils across the UK in debt management and enforcement. Jamie regularly appears on BBC Television and various others stations offering expert advice.
Here he provides his tops tips for businesses to ensure credit and debts are kept under control:
It is being reported that the entrepreneur, and owner of the Daily Express & Daily Star newspapers as well as OK magazine, Richard Desmond has ‘shaken hands’ on a £100M deal to buy television channel Channel 5 from German owners RTL.
A young entrepreneur who was inspired by his ill grandfather to create something that would help keep dementia patients mentally active has won the South East heat of the search for the UK’s best new business.
Two entrepreneurs who appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret millionaire have selected online mapping service Gaist as the winner of Northern England heat of the nationwide small business competition The Pitch.
As the owner and director of a successful rural business employing over 30 people across two locations in the East of England, l was approached recently by Business Matters who asked me if l’d like to become a regular columnist.