Archives for: 2016

“From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it” – Katherine Whitehorn For some, Christmas is a spiritual festival and the season of goodwill, for others it’s about spending time with… Read more

The countdown to Christmas inevitably means the famous or infamous (in some cases!) work Christmas party. In preparation you may have pulled out all the stops to shape up, glam up and get ‘dressed to the nines’. After a long… Read more

“Window dressing is, at first glance, so gorgeously useless that it resists all comparison with other derided professions.” – Simon Doonan (Window dresser of Barney’s). Christmas officially begins on December 25th and lasts for 12 days; however, everyone has their… Read more

Last week, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced an end to ‘unfair’ tax reliefs attached to a range of employee benefits accessed through salary sacrifice schemes, including gym memberships, health checks and mobile phone contracts. The move is set to cost employers… Read more

Along with office ball pits and treehouse meeting rooms, hoodies and trainers are fast becoming a standard element of the modern workplace. While some industries still require suited and booted workers, an increasing number of companies, inspired by the likes… Read more

In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s important for companies to create an effective brand identity that runs consistently throughout the organisation. This makes the company instantly recognisable and provides consumers with a sense of trust. Many companies provide their employees… Read more

Move Over ‘Must Have’ In summer 2016, UK consumer spend continued to rise by 2.5% year-on-year. However, if images of busy shopping centres and bustling bags spring to mind, think again. Clothes retailers reported a drop in sales of 2.8%… Read more

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change” – Stephen Hawking Mobile working, also known as remote working, is the process of employees carrying out their work duties away from the usual office place. Some mobile workers, like sales managers… Read more

“Halloween starts earlier and earlier, just like Christmas” – Robert Englund It’s that time of year again with pumpkins carved, confectionery bowls filled to the brim and your finest cat costume at the ready. What started as a Pagan festival… Read more