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How COVID-19 Put Society and Businesses on the Backburner

The past year has been challenging for even the most strong-willed members of society. From hospitality to retail, there has not been one sector that has been unaffected by the pandemic. Arguably, the public sector is one of the most highly impacted.While the roadmap for leaving lockdown unfolds and businesses begin to get back on their feet, the lasting effects of lockdown mean that recovery may take longer than expected. Here, we discuss the public sectors that we rely on day in, day out and…See More
Jul 26
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Which Businesses Require a Specialist Vehicle

Many different businesses require different kinds of vans.  Needs vary across industries, with some businesses carrying out specialist tasks or managing loads too heavy for a panel van – some need custom vehicles for specialist tasks that a standard panel van cannot meet.But, if you’re considering starting your own business, how do you figure out which van you need? Well,…See More
Jul 20
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The Relevance of Equality and Diversity in Trade Roles

It is obvious that views in society have changed significantly in the last 35 years, particularly in the last decade. A poll conducted by Sky News in 2019 revealed that in 1984, 42 per cent of people felt that the role of “breadwinner” should be filled by men, while women should take the role of “homemaker”. 35 years later, this idea had radically shifted — only eight per…See More
Jul 19
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Anderson Strathern appoints trio of directors

Anderston Srathern, specialists of legal services have recently made a trio of senior appointments, with Gillian Harkness-McKinlay, Chris Devlin and…See More
Jul 13
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How Disability Can Help Close the STEM Gap

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries have faced criticism recently over workplace equity and discrimination, including gender, race, and disability inequality. STEM employers have historically been behind the curve in terms of welcoming diversity — in 2017, it was…See More
Jul 9
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These Successful UK Industries Are Failing Racial Inclusivity

Time and time again, businesses have shown that those who have a diverse workforce perform the best. So why are so many companies in the UK far from achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce? Research has found that 1.5% of senior management roles…See More
Jul 7
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Can Technology Reduce Worker Stress in Haulage?

Haulage is one of the most essential sectors in the UK. This became especially clear in 2020 when multiple national lockdowns forced bricks-and-mortar shops to close, increasing retail’s reliance on haulage and logistics.A YouGov survey found…See More
Jul 1
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How Retail SMEs Can Transform Their Finance Department After a Pandemic

Financial adversity is at the forefront of many retail SME leaders’ agenda. With 22 per cent of retail SMEs believing that it will take them up to two years to recover from the financial constraints of the pandemic, it’s never been more…See More
Jun 23
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The Link Between Health and Safety and Operational Efficiency

In workplaces throughout many different industries, there has long been a myth that productivity must be sacrificed for the sake of health and safety. The idea that health and safety is something that gets in the way of swift operational management is dangerous and, in reality, unfounded. In fact, high levels of health and safety are vital to operational efficiency,…See More
Jun 14
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How Tech Has Helped Bring Employees Together Despite Being Further Apart

The past year has seen us become more isolated than ever before. With multiple national lockdowns and stay-at-home orders issued, we’ve ended up spending most of our time within the same four walls. Whether we’ve worked or socialised from home, we’ve been far away from the people we know and love.Though it’s often criticised for…See More
Jun 3

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Retailers

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of the retail sector. Social distancing regulations and civil anxiety surrounding the virus mean that physical stores do not offer the same browsing experience as we would usually expect. Meanwhile, a growing reliance on online shopping has been boosted by instructions to remain at home as much as possible.


The impact of COVID-19 and our new shopping behaviours have a profound effect on retailers.…


Posted on July 30, 2021 at 10:20am

Electrical Transport: The Sustainable Alternative for Future Commuting

Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and transport is pushing the trend of sustainability with greener alternatives. Between commuting, sport, and public infrastructure, electrical enabled devices and vehicles are changing our expectations for the future. Here, we look at the technology which is changing transport.


The extra push

While it is not exactly reinventing the wheel, electric…


Posted on July 30, 2021 at 10:18am

Leisure Lakes Bikes builds new partnership with the British Heart Foundation

A Leyland-based cycling business has announced a charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), in the year both organisations mark milestone birthdays.

Leisure Lakes Bikes, which turns 40 later this year, has named the BHF as its charity of the year, just ahead of charity’s 60th birthday this week (28th July). 

The retailer, which operates from 10 locations across the UK and has a large online bike store, is pledging to raise £25,000…


Posted on July 30, 2021 at 10:17am

Rebalancing Your Work-Relationship Balance

If there’s anything being a responsible adult has taught us, it’s the importance of balance. Time management is a skill we learn to develop as we grow older, and it doesn’t just apply to our working lives. After all, along with a demanding career, we also have to juggle our social lives, get enough sleep, cook, maintain relationships, and have quality alone time.


Are crazy hours affecting your relationship? It's not uncommon to feel the pressure of our work and love lives…


Posted on July 30, 2021 at 8:57am

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