Tag Archive: Hints and tips

Workplace stress – is mindfulness the key?

According to the Stress Management Society (SMS), more than 105 million days a year are lost as a result of stress, which costs UK employers some £1.24bn. It defines stress as the demands on a person exceeding their resources or ability to cope.

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Can a new baby inspire a new you?

Having a new baby changes your life completely, and for many mums inspires a re-evaluation. Do you want to return to work? Go back to your old role or find a new one? Set up on your own either as a sideline or full-time job?

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Young people boost their employability on new programme

It's not always easy getting a foothold in the world of work. Schools and universities may give young people the right qualifications to do work, but that doesn't mean they're equipping them with the skills they need to land a job – or to keep one long enough to see real progress.

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10 tips for working from home while the kids are on holiday

Most entrepreneurs who run a business from their home probably started out with a dream. A dream of working in peace without the bustle of the office; of setting their own hours, and of spending more time with their families.

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Landlord zone

If you're renting, selling or building a commercial property, you'll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An EPC rates the building's energy efficiency using grades from A to G. From 2018, rental properties in England and Wales must have at least a band E rating to meet the legal minimum energy efficiency standard.

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Energising your Team: How to Motivate a Small Workforce

If you have a motivated team then it's likely that you'll see improvements within your business's productivity and output, service and overall morale. It makes great business sense to invest in energising those who work with and around you.

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Protecting your assets in 2014

Running a business means you'll always have loads of things to consider, from managing your energy consumption to maintaining the welfare of your staff, and making sure you have a cost-effective insurance plan.

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British Gas Business Meets … Halifax Amateur Operatic Society

In the second part of a new series of blog posts taking an in depth look at some of our customers' business successes, I interviewed John Mullan from the Halifax Amateur Operatic Society. I asked him for details of how the Society got where they are today and what advice he would give to others.

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Bandits generating electricity

British Gas' Green Streets was a ground-breaking project, helping Britain's communities to become greener. Investing £2 million in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures, British Gas helped 14 communities across Britain to save and generate energy. Bradford bandits were one of these community groups.

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Spotlight on Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Controls

This month, I've been speaking with our colleagues at BMSI (Building Management Solutions Integrators) about Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC).

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