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Reinvigorate Your Business Development

Top tips for driving your Business Development efforts this year. Business Development is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, some will say it’s all about sales and others will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. Business Development is the creation of long-term value for a company, through […]

Read more February 19th, 2021

Managing Tension In Remote Teams

Remote working is quite new to most people – so it is inevitable that there may be friction between people from time to time. Remote working presents its own unique set of challenges, such as miscommunication, which can lead to friction between team members. These issues tend to be avoidable when physical face to face […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Negotiating A New Office Lease

In the current uncertain economic climate, signing up to a new office lease can be a tricky business. One thing is certain at the moment and that is uncertainty. How much office space will you need in 3 to 5 years time? Well, that depends on whether people will want to work remotely or not. […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Employee Wellbeing In 2021

The pandemic has encouraged most businesses to focus on the wellbeing of their team. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. As most businesses were forced to shift to remote working, the importance of employee wellbeing moved towards the top of the agenda. Companies around the world were grappling with the challenge […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Have You Updated Your Business Plan For 2021?

How to build your 2021 business strategy in the face of uncertainty. We live in uncertain times and planning for the future is challenging. Rather than paying attention to what you can’t do, focus on what you can do. For example, when restaurants couldn’t serve customers indoors, they transitioned to delivery, take-away and outdoor dining. […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Having Difficult Conversations Remotely

Nobody likes having a difficult conversation with an employee but it’s even more challenging on-screen. In the current environment, many businesses are still working remotely. As we move towards the end of the year, managers will be preparing to have end-of-year review conversations with employees. It’s challenging enough having a review meeting with an employee […]

Read more December 21st, 2020

New Ways Of Working

Lockdown has forced businesses to rethink their office space requirements and how staff will work, in the long term. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, most businesses had enough desks or workstations for each and every employee. The remote working revolution that has come about as a result of Covid-19 has forced businesses to rethink their […]

Read more December 21st, 2020

The Off-Grid Day

Blocking out a whole day once a month can work wonders for your productivity. Time management courses, books and best practice all suggest carving out some time each day to focus on being productive and working towards your goals and personal business objectives. However this often conflicts with the emails, notifications, calls and reminders that […]

Read more November 19th, 2020

Diversity In Leadership

The business case for diversity is clear – diverse teams produce better solutions to complex problems. Diversity can boost innovation and employee engagement. Businesses with greater gender and racial diversity tend to be more successful and perform very well financially. However, progress within the business community has been slow and there is still a lack […]

Read more November 18th, 2020

The Wellbeing Benefits Of Meditation Breaks

Building in a short meditation break into your working day can help you to feel sharper, more refreshed and energised. The modern workplace is mentally and physically demanding. As business has become more global and complex, we are constantly juggling priorities, multi-tasking and chasing deadlines. Depending on your job, you will experience varying degrees of […]

Read more October 26th, 2020

Protect Your Business Against Fraud

In these uncertain times, businesses are combatting an increased amount of fraud. It is more important now more than ever with the rise of those working from home and accessing secure business networks. Throughout recent months, there have been widespread reports of an increase in fraudulent websites, charity scams and fake emails purporting to be […]

Read more October 26th, 2020

Project Management – Keeping On Track

Project management in a time of remote working can be tough. So how can you keep a big project on track when you are managing conflicting priorities. At the beginning, managing a big project can be exciting and everyone wants to get involved. However, as time goes by, other priorities can prove distracting. Maintaining focus […]

Read more October 26th, 2020

Running Effective Virtual Meetings

Over the course of the past few months, we have all had to adapt to working remotely. Despite lockdown restrictions, many businesses have found ways to move their operations online, with all staff working remotely. This has given rise to an increased volume of virtual meetings on services such as Skype, Zoom, Teams, WebEx or […]

Read more September 21st, 2020

Can Soft Skills Be Taught?

A positive attitude, a strong work ethic, an innovative mindset, being a team player – are just as important to employers as practical skills and academic background. It is important to have teams of people who have the hard skills to do a job – i.e. they’re qualified, have relevant experience, can write code, design […]

Read more September 21st, 2020

Contract Cancellations And Refunds Due To Coronavirus

There are a wide range of contracts that have been affected due to the pandemic. The statement outlined below replaces what was published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 30 April 2020. The CMA’s view remains that a consumer will generally be entitled to a refund when they have paid money in advance […]

Read more September 8th, 2020