Tag Archive: Offices

How to maximise productivity when working from a home office

For some, working from home may seem like a double-edged sword. For the 25% of UK businesses that are home based, living and working in the same building means you aren't interrupted by a noisy office environment. However, it can mean you're faced with a host of potentially time-consuming distractions.

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British Gas Business Desk Landscapes Competition

British Gas Business brings you the chance to revamp your desk landscapes and be in with a chance of winning £500 made.com vouchers! Is your desk the main hub of your daily routine? We want to see how unique you can make your desk in a simple before and after photo - find out how to enter here.

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NHS can save up to 25% of energy costs by using EPCs

We at British Gas Business are helping a number of leading NHS Trusts make significant, guaranteed energy and carbon savings through long term partnerships in the form of Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs).

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Which industries are most cost effective over the Christmas Period?

Business' strive for cost-effectiveness, but December is a unique, hectic time of year and staff can be so keen to get home and enjoy the holidays that energy saving is the last thing on their minds. We take a look at which industries are most cost-effective over the Christmas period, specifically offices, retail and hotels.

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Heating your Work Space over the Christmas Period

For businesses, Christmas can be the busiest time of year. Hiring extra staff and long hours can be expected when preparing for Christmas. Have you considered the energy consumption effects of this? Here are some opportunities to actually save on energy over Christmas.

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What is the main item to be recycled in your workplace?

Recycling rates in the UK rose faster in the first decade of this millennium than any other European country. Over half of business waste is now recycled, but it's estimated that 4.5% of a company's annual turnover is lost due to avoidable waste.

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Five office items you never knew could be recycled

According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK produces about 228 million tons of waste every year. A lot of this comes from the business sector. As well as being damaging to the environment, waste costs money. There are obvious things that you can do to cut your costs, such as getting a good deal on commercial electricity, but improving your recycling rates will help too. So what could you be recycling that you currently aren't?

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