1. Things to consider when choosing a retail space to rent

    Things to consider when choosing a retail space to rent

    There’s no doubt about it, the right retail space can make or break a business. That’s why it’s vitally important to take your time, do your research and not dive in at the deep end. The right retail unit can become integral to your overall brand. Fortunately, with some strategic planning, it’s possible to choose the right space to set...
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  2. How much floor space does my business need per person?

    How much floor space does my business need per person?

    Are you in the process of planning your first commercial premises as a fledgling start-up business? As a new entrepreneur, it can sometimes feel as if you’re putting your finger in the air and hoping that you are making the right decisions based on gut feel and instinct rather than cool calculations. When it comes to selecting a suitable headquarters...
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  3. Why Gloucester is a great place to do business

    Why Gloucester is a great place to do business

    The stunning cathedral city of Gloucester is a stone’s throw from the River Severn and is conveniently positioned between the picturesque Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. Despite its aesthetic charm, there is a lot more to Gloucester than meets the eye, with a thriving economy that’s underpinned by the region’s innate innovation. The city is considerably bigger than most...
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  4. 6 tell-tale signs that you’re outgrowing your office space

    6 tell-tale signs that you’re outgrowing your office space

    It’s important for any successful business to make sure that their office isn’t one of their growing pains. As a forward-thinking company that’s striving to push boundaries in its industry, offering a comfortable, productive working environment for your employees is key. Some business owners struggle to recognise when it’s time to move their operations to pastures new. When you spend...
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  5. Revival of fortunes predicted for London’s commercial properties

    Revival of fortunes predicted for London’s commercial properties

    The capital’s commercial property market is expected to be more buoyant in 2020, after the end to political uncertainty in the UK. The Conservatives’ overwhelming majority in Parliament has broken the impasse on Brexit and subsequently investors in London’s real estate believe the next 12 months will bring an end to stagnant property values and office demand among growing businesses...
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  6. Why Wolverhampton is a great place to do business

    Why Wolverhampton is a great place to do business

    Wolverhampton is a city in the heart of the Black Country, a region of the West Midlands that became a major hub for steel production, coal mining and vehicle manufacturing in the cut and thrust of the UK’s Industrial Revolution. Today, the city has a somewhat different outlook as a fully-fledged city, as opposed to the modest market town it...
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  7. Top trends for workplace wellness in 2020 revealed

    Top trends for workplace wellness in 2020 revealed

    Studies have shown that wellbeing in the workplace is vital to ensure staff engagement and productivity, whilst ensuring employee morale and maintaining their overall mental and physical wellbeing. A holistic approach to workplace wellbeing is necessary to minimise employee stress and eradicate burnout, which is particularly prevalent in high-pressure industries and workplace environments. As we turn the page on yet...
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  8. National Living Wage set to rise in April 2020

    National Living Wage set to rise in April 2020

    The recommendations from the independent Low Pay Commission to increase the UK’s National Living Wage (NLW) have been accepted by the UK government, with a 6.2% wage rise proposed for workers aged 25 and above. The scheduled increase to NLW for those aged 25 and over ensures the NLW will hit the target of 60% of median earnings from April...
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  9. UK’s business population peaks at 5.9 million ahead of 2020

    UK’s business population peaks at 5.9 million ahead of 2020

    As the UK prepares to enter a new decade and a new era outside of the European Union (EU), fresh government data has revealed that the number of active businesses across Britain is continuing to grow. The number of private sector businesses operational throughout the UK has risen by 200,000 in the last 12 months, bringing the total business population...
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  10. UK consumers still overlooking independent retailers

    UK consumers still overlooking independent retailers

    A new survey of 600 UK consumers has found that a large proportion of shoppers still don’t support smaller, independent shops across the country, despite vocally demonstrating support for them. The study, undertaken by Iwoca, found that although some consumers are starting to ‘go local’, there’s still a large demographic that will choose to buy from larger brands, especially if...
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