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Posted on Nov 19 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Tube travellers take at least 18 different routes to get from King’s Cross St Pancras to Waterloo, according to new analysis by Transport for London (TfL). In a four-week trial covering 54 stations in Zones 1-4, TfL collected 509 million pieces of de-personalised WiFi data from 5.6 million mobile devices making 42 million journeys. TfL hopes that collecting this type of data on a permanent basis...

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Businesses are stifling employees’ creativity, warns RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and provider of communication skills training. Its study of 1,000 workplaces found that 81% have failed to create a culture that encourages new ideas and experimentation. One in four employees says fresh ideas are needed to overcome current problems. Just over 1 in...

Posted on Nov 17 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Far from muddling one’s thinking, being under pressure helps workers come up with creative solutions to difficult problems. So says the University of Exeter’s Business School. Its analysis of problem-solving in the subsidiaries or regional offices of 27 large multinational companies (MNCs) found a direct link between the pressure staff are under to solve a problem and the creativity of their solution. Researchers...

Posted on Nov 14 2017 - 1:01pm by Tayla Ansell
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Workspace provider Spaces has announced that it will be opening its fourth hub in the capital. Spaces Fitzrovia will occupy The Harley Building, an impressive 36400 sq ft. building designed by award-winning architects Squire and Parsons. The new Marylebone hub will house a large, open-plan co-working area, meeting rooms for hire, over 100 private offices and a café selling fresh food and barista...

Posted on Nov 14 2017 - 12:09pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on The Business Café opens crowdfunding round

A new High Street chain called The Business Café has started a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Co-founders Penny Power OBE and Gail Thomas plan to launch the first premises in Peterborough, Gail’s hometown, after completing the first investment round. It will then set out on a nationwide rollout with a network of cafés across the country that require a free membership to enter a private...

Posted on Nov 13 2017 - 10:01am by Tayla Ansell
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Over a third (34%) of office workers cite gossiping as the leading cause of workplace disputes, according to research by Brother UK. In a poll of 1,594 office workers, colleagues being too loud was listed as the second most common cause of disputes (31%), followed by messy colleagues (27%), stolen items, such as stationery, sandwiches and mugs (26%) and late colleagues (26%). It’s not just disputes...

Posted on Sep 27 2017 - 10:15am by Tayla Ansell
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Sealed Air has harnessed the incredible power of air to help its customers grow their business. Sealed Air’s products level the playing field so that all businesses can deliver a superior customer experience, speed of throughput, reduced freight costs, while increasing the company’s image and profile. Sealed Air’s on demand air cushioning & void-fill systems: – Minimize storage...

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 10:49am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Exactive celebrates its ten-year anniversary

ExaClair, the UK supplier of Exactive, Clairefontine, Europa, Guildhall and Rhodia, is celebrating ten years of providing mobile business executives with Exactive’s multi-purpose filing and organisation products. The Exactive range has been designed for mobile workers who require robust and highly functional products. Polypropylene foam has been used for filing products to provide lightweight durability. Clement...

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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16: British adults reach for a gadget every 16 minutes. The average Briton owns two gadgets, such as smartphones, tablets and Fitbits/activity trackers, and uses them around 60 times per day. Smartphones are relied upon the most, being used 47 times a day or every 20.4 minutes. Those aged 18-24 years are most addicted to their gadgets, reaching for technology more than 124 times per day or every 7.7...

Posted on Sep 24 2017 - 3:30pm by Editorial Content
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Dave Millett of telecoms broker Equinox explains how to avoid over-paying for your telecoms Let’s face it; no telecoms means no business. So perhaps it’s not surprising that so many people feel taken advantage of by their telecoms supplier. One question we are frequently asked is ‘Can you get me out of this contract?’. To which our reply is ‘That depends’. If your supplier tells you that...