Working Environments

Your working environment affects productivity and your business' bottom line.

Your working environment, including the colour of the walls, affects productivity. It's understandable that people wouldn't perform as well in a dull, windowless office compared to a natural light-filled, friendly space. So, why not read through our articles on creating and managing a working environment and company culture that suits your brand and your people?

Creating a Productive Office Environment

Creating a Productive Office Environment

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Creating a Productive Office Environment

If you're looking for ways to give your workspace a boost, here's a quick look at six simple changes you can make to encourage productivity and keep staff motivated

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

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How to Save Money on Your Business’ Utility Bills

Kelly Ivison, Managing Director of Exchange Utility, outlines her top tips on how SMEs can save money on their business utility bills through smart plugs, solar power and more

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

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Renting Versus Purchasing a Commercial Property

If you're undecided about your next office space, here's a quick look at the pros and cons of renting versus purchasing a commercial property

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Business Reinvention Through Relocation

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Business Reinvention Through Relocation

Andrew Mawson of Advanced Workplace Associates shares his thoughts on how business relocation can be the perfect opportunity for reinvention and a shift towards Agile working

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

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How Virtual Offices Can Benefit SMEs

Many business owners may consider renting out a virtual office in the early stages of growth. Christina Attrah of Virtual HQ explores the benefits of virtual offices to SMEs

Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

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Designing a Workspace to Increase Productivity

We explore how to organize, lay-out and decorate your office workspace so that it increases productivity within your SME

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

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Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

We explore why lone working policies are an important component of every SME's Health & Safety process, and how to go about writing one that's tailored to your employees

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

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Why SMEs Need a Secure Remote Working Policy

Having flexibility over where employees work can result in higher risk of a security breach. ShredallSDS Group's Nik Williams talks us through the importance of secure remote working policies

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Business Premises

Finding the perfect business premises can be a complicated task. Mike Patterson of We Buy Any House examines the key aspects to consider and pitfalls to avoid

How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

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How to Launch a Business From Your Kitchen Table

Many small businesses start life from the kitchen table, spare bedroom or garden shed. Merje Shaw, MD of Path59, shares her advice on getting your business off the ground

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

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The Small Business Guide to Biophilic Design

Employee wellbeing is becoming crucially important in the workplace, especially for small businesses. Here's one way to turn your office into a paradise of productivity

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

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Small Business Toolkit: Online Learning Resources

Using e-learning and staff training services is becoming more and more important for businesses. Here's how to update the skills of your workforce with online learning

How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

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How SMEs Can Prepare for the Future of Work

With the use of AI and automation increasing in the business world, how can SMEs prepare for the future of the workplace? Stephen Quinn, founder of Jobbio, takes a look

The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

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The Business Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

Research has shown that older employees can bring a wealth of experience and motivation to a business. Here's how your business can attract and retain an ageing workforce

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

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How Cloud Technology can Help Your HR Process

In a world with rapidly-advancing technology and an ever-changing business environment, could cloud technology be the answer to HR woes?

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

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Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

With April representing the start of a new quarter and financial year, here are the key employment law developments business owners need to be aware of over the coming months

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

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Employee Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Staff Healthy

Looking after the health of your employees can deliver tangible benefits to your business, but what steps can you take to improve employee wellbeing?

Moving Office Made Easy

Moving Office Made Easy

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Moving Office Made Easy

Moving to a new office is a sign of business growth, but it can also be a stressful experience. So how can you take the pain out of the moving process?

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

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Why Company Culture is the Key to Success

Company culture means something different to everyone but no business can afford to ignore it. So how can you build a great culture for your company?

Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

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Choosing Your Office Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree sellers to the stars, Pines and Needles, offer great advice on finding the ideal Christmas tree for your office.