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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
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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
Alicia Walker posted a blog post

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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Alicia Walker posted a blog post

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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Jun 9
Alicia Walker posted a blog post

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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Why Staff Retention is the Key to Success in Haulage and Logistics

Why Staff Retention is the Key to Success in Haulage and LogisticsThe coronavirus pandemic has had an unparalleled impact on businesses across all sectors, but it has had a particularly huge and varied impact on the haulage and logistics sector.Some businesses, like those who worked in B2C retail and refrigerated food, were able to thrive in the face of increasing…See More
May 26
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Green Means Gold: Sustainability the Key in Attracting Talent

It should come as no surprise that a strong environmental ethos within an organisation is a driving factor for many jobseekers when choosing where to apply for work.However, a recent report has detailed just how important sustainability aligned with social responsibility really is in terms of recruitment.When we think about sustainable brands in 2020, Innocent Drinks is…See More
May 21

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First Name
Alicia
Last Name
Walker
Country (Pick One)
United Kingdom
State (if Applicable)
Not US Based
Job Title (select one)
Executive (CxO)
Company
Mediaworks
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Entertainment & Leisure
How many employees work at your company?
D. 51-200

Alicia Walker's Blog

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,…

Continue

Posted on July 26, 2021 at 11:40am

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…

Continue

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 5:00pm

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…

Continue

Posted on July 19, 2021 at 7:52am

How to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

As we continue to work towards the government’s net zero emissions by 2050 commitment, businesses are naturally becoming increasingly aware of the need to be more eco-friendly. Other strategies, such as the Clean Growth Strategy, which aims…

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Posted on July 14, 2021 at 5:35am

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