Caitlin Purvis's Blog (15)

How has technology improved productivity within the Manufacturing industry?

Whether it’s the food takeaway industry utilising mobile apps or sports events using video assisted refereeing, technological advances are helping our world progress and become better. Computer systems, such as CRMs, can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed. With this in mind, it’s clear that technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive and…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on December 20, 2019 at 6:31am — No Comments

Cultural Differences in Business Etiquette Throughout the World

We all know that throughout the world, business deals are a daily occurrence. But have you ever thought about etiquette rules when you do business in a different country? It might not seem like a big deal, but etiquette can show that you’re familiar with and have respect for the social norms of that country. The saying “when in Rome” has never been more important.

From exchanging gifts, to dining with fellow businesspeople, there are a number examples of etiquette…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on December 5, 2019 at 11:09am — No Comments

Making The Most of 2020 beyond your 9-5 routine!

Taking one or two longer breaks back in the early summer months might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but if it has left you without the option of any three-day weekends, (essential for ticking off your entire Christmas shopping list in one go), then you might want to be a bit more tactical with how you spend your annual leave next year.

Whether you crave a city break to attend theatres in London, or if you prefer a rural retreat sampling a selection of …

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on December 2, 2019 at 10:35am — No Comments

How can you make the most of your business by marketing?

The automotive industry is one of the largest economies in the world, and much of the capital which circulates within the industry is connected to advertising. From Thierry Henry to J-Lo, we have seen some huge celebrity endorsements, that involved major investment, therefore it should come as no surprise that £115.9 million was plumbed into online displays by car dealers in 2016 alone.

Here, with Vindis, who offer VW…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on August 23, 2019 at 8:31am — No Comments

Employee motivation – how are views changing?

Wildly unconventional benefits and perks have surfaced over the last few years, with research estimating that increasing happiness can boost productivity by around 12 per cent, showing the benefits of focus.

It’s hard to feel motivated when you’re at work. For most people, having a job is a necessity rather than a choice, and the best that they can do is to try and choose a career that they don’t hate. To combat this, companies are introducing innovative ways to help their workforce…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on August 23, 2019 at 7:06am — No Comments

British Imports and Exports

How will Brexit impact the UK’s trade? It’s the question burning in every businessperson’s mind, and it doesn’t seem to be getting an answer any time soon. According to the Independent, many companies are struggling to decide on importing and exporting in light of confusion over the direction Brexit will take businesses.

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on December 4, 2018 at 4:58am — No Comments

How to maintain customer retention

Whether you’re a customer or a client, you are constantly wanting more from those who are providing you a service. This means that it’s crucial for organisations try to go above and beyond in a bit to ensure their customer’s experience is the highest it can be. You must look after your customers if you want to be successful, no matter what industry you are in.

Here, with Lookers, stockists of the VW…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 6, 2018 at 10:24am — No Comments

Is your business appearing legitimate to customers online?

Industry group UK Finance has found that over £500 million was stolen from customers of banks across Britain during the first six months of 2018 alone, as well as claiming that £145 million of this sum was as a result of authorised push payment scams — cases of fraud where individuals are conned into putting money into another account. It’s clear that internet scams are becoming more and more common these days.

It is not just members of the public who should be worried about internet…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 2, 2018 at 7:09am — No Comments

How can you boost retail sales using visual merchandising?

Although the likes of Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser have fell on tough times, there’s still plenty opportunity for retail stores to maximise their sales revenue.

 

For many years, visual merchandising has been a major selling process. However, the problems dominating retail in 2018 make executing a successful visual merchandising strategy especially important if you want your retail brand to survive and…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on November 1, 2018 at 9:48am — No Comments

How paperless offices can benefit your business

A digital future: How paperless offices can benefit your business

Businesses are relying increasingly on technology in 2018, and with technological advancements being developed all the time, companies have started to become aware of the benefits of switching to entirely digitalized paperless offices. Switching to a paperless system has been proven to be both environmentally friendly and cost effective, with studies finding that 8 billion dollars are wasted annually by businesses…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 26, 2018 at 5:26am — No Comments

Innovative ways to reduce waste

Innovative ways to reduce waste

You’ll be surprised to hear that each year, 2.12 billion tonnes of waste is produced causing significant harm to our planet. Although authoritative bodies around the world have introduced schemes and initiatives to encourage recycling — most of our waste continues to end up in landfills; which is leading to severe…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 25, 2018 at 9:09am — No Comments

Lookers in-house marketing team drives away with prestigious award

 

The North East based marketing team behind one of the country’s biggest motor retailers who offer a variety of car servicing plans, has won a prestigious award for creating one of the industry’s most well recognised and successful nationwide brands.

The inaugural North East Marketing Awards saw the Newcastle-based team at Lookers handed the In-House Marketing Team of the Year prize in recognition of its…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 24, 2018 at 7:44am — No Comments

Technology and how it has impacted productivity within manufacturing

Productivity and efficiency in manufacturing – how does technology improve this?

Whether it’s the food takeaway industry utilising mobile apps or sports events using video assisted refereeing, technological advances are helping our world progress and become better. Then, of course, there are computer systems, such as CRMs, that can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed and when.…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 27, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments

Making the correct first impression at a business meeting – how easy is it?

In the article below, we will talk you through exactly how to make the perfect opening impression in a business meeting.

We’ve all been there; whether it’s meeting your other half’s parents, attending a job interview, or trying to close an important business deal, getting off on the right foot is crucial. After all, first impressions can be nervy, right? Did you know that on average you have just seven seconds to make a good first impression? That’s not long at all —…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 14, 2018 at 4:14am — No Comments

Creating the best first impression in a business meeting!

Creating the best first impression in a business meeting!

First impressions can be nervy, right? We’ve all been there; whether it’s meeting your other half’s parents, attending a job interview, or trying to close an important business deal, getting off on the right foot is crucial. Did you know that on average you have just seven seconds to make a good first impression? That’s not long…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on July 26, 2018 at 9:29am — No Comments

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