1. Why do industrial businesses require three-phase electricity supplies?

    Why do industrial businesses require three-phase electricity supplies?

    There are two types of power supplies in the UK, according to UK Power Networks. Single-phase and three-phase electricity. You may have seen in some of our available industrial units to let that the vast majority offer three-phase power supplies instead of single phase.   That’s actually a good thing, as you’ll discover if you continue reading our guide to...
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  2. Why Bermondsey is a great place to do business

    Why Bermondsey is a great place to do business

    Are you an entrepreneur seeking cost-effective commercial space south of the Thames, whilst retaining exceptional links to Central London? The Bermondsey area of Southwark should be near the top of your list.   Formerly at the heart of the capital’s river trade, Bermondsey underwent extensive regeneration through the 1980s and today it’s an area that “epitomises the modern urban good...
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  3. Why Canvey Island is a great place to do business

    Why Canvey Island is a great place to do business

    Canvey Island is an iconic corner of Essex, situated in the Thames estuary. This reclaimed island boasts an area larger than seven square miles and a population approaching 40,000.   Despite being separated from South Essex due to its network of creeks, Canvey Island remains an important commercial hub for industrial and retail businesses seeking to forge links across London...
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  4. British Property Federation calls on UK government to end commercial property moratoriums

    British Property Federation calls on UK government to end commercial property moratoriums

    The British Property Federation (BPF) believes the time has come for the UK government to draw a close to moratoriums on the commercial property sector. The BPF fears they are beginning to encourage a small section of tenants to withhold rent, starving commercial landlords of income and stunt much-needed investment in town and city centres.   Despite those concerns, new...
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  5. Why Dudley is a great place to do business

    Why Dudley is a great place to do business

    For businesses looking to grow or establish themselves in the West Midlands and in close proximity to England’s ‘Second City’ of Birmingham, Dudley is an area that regularly flies under the radar.   The capital of the Black Country, Dudley is a mere ten miles north-west of Birmingham city centre and only six miles outside of Wolverhampton.   Aside from...
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  6. Majority of small firms plan to be at full strength by end of 2021

    Majority of small firms plan to be at full strength by end of 2021

    A new survey of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in conjunction with FundingCircle, found that 91% of small business owners are confident of running at top speed by the end of this year.   The 1,000-strong survey of business leaders revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of firms aspire to or have already...
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  7. CBI unveils ‘Seize the Moment’ economic strategy for the UK

    CBI unveils ‘Seize the Moment’ economic strategy for the UK

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its bold vision for transforming the UK economy in the post-pandemic recovery. Its forward-looking dossier, titled ‘Seize the Moment’, describes the UK as having a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to reunite and transform the economy for the “decade ahead”.   The roadmap notes the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU, Covid-19, the UK’s...
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  8. 2020 dubbed the ‘Year of the Start-Up’ for UK business

    2020 dubbed the ‘Year of the Start-Up’ for UK business

    A record number of new businesses were formed in the UK during 2020, according to research from Tyl by NatWest. Approximately 770,000 new firms were registered across the UK, which is a year-on-year increase of 30%. Aside from April 2020 – when the first Covid-19 pandemic peak was at its worst – at least 50,000 new business registrations were processed...
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  9. Is hybrid working the future for businesses post-pandemic?

    Is hybrid working the future for businesses post-pandemic?

    Just 19% of business leaders are planning to run their businesses without any form of remote working in the post-pandemic world. That’s according to a recent survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD) which quizzed 563 entrepreneurs across the country on their workplace intentions as the UK undergoes a phased reopening of its economy this summer.   Almost two-thirds (63...
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  10. Why Ely is a great place to do business

    Why Ely is a great place to do business

    The East Cambridgeshire city of Ely is one of the most historic in the country. Its cathedral dates back to 1083, when William the Conqueror broke ground on the construction which eventually concluded some 116 years later.    With almost a millennium of heritage, this cathedral city is one of the most picturesque in Cambridgeshire and also one of the...
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