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Fun – don’t talk to me about fun!

There’s a noticeable current trend for injecting fun into the workplace. Some companies opt for table tennis tables in the centre of the office, with more extreme examples such as puppies, ball-pits and slides also being reported. All well and good – work should be enjoyable, and workers are at their most productive when they’re happy […]

Why the new Apprenticeship Levy matters to us all

In April, the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England is changing and many businesses will find themselves facing new obligations. However, many business people still find themselves confused as to what effect the new Apprenticeship Levy will have on them. Put simply, the levy requires all employers operating in the UK with a pay […]

Global uncertainty means calm heads are needed

Leading foreign exchange experts Infinity International has highlighted the impact of ongoing uncertainty on investors as the world continues to experience turbulent times. The UK-based company says that a whole host of factors from Donald Trump to Brexit means that uncertainty is rife. Infinity International analyst Perry Asforis said: “People just are not being given […]


You’ve seen it before…the acronym “LION” proudly displayed on a LinkedIn member’s headline. What does it mean? Should you become a LION? The acronym L-I-O-N stands for LinkedIn Open Networker. LIONs are LinkedIn members open to networking with everyone, previously known or not. The LION generally accepts every invitation request to connect or, at the […]

UK Twitter Networking Hashtags

There are hundreds of “hours” or Online Networking events on Twitter where you can join in and tweet your businesses or find a business you may need. Below is a timetable of popular hashtags that occur weekly in the UK Everyday #UKBizLunch  12PM-1PM GMT (for those people lucky enough to take a lunch break) #BizHour […]

Two into one makes sense for business

A thriving North East business has merged the two sides of its operation and undergone a significant re-brand in order to strengthen its position in the market place. The business, now named Print & Mail Runner, is based on Kingsway North on the Team Valley estate in Gateshead, and specialises in managing print and direct […]

Businessmen launch new property management company

Property landlords Gordon Crockett and Michael Younghusband are about to launch a new business in Shiney Row, Houghton-le-Spring, the first of its type for the area. Safe and Secure Property Management will provide property management services to landlords throughout the North East of England, drawing on the two men’s extensive experience in the sector. It […]

Lettings company expands with opening of Durham office

Acorn Properties (Jesmond) Ltd, one of Newcastle’s most respected Letting and property management specialists, has expanded its operation with the opening of its first satellite office In Old Elvet, Durham City, right opposite the Marriott County Hotel. Managing Director John Henderson said that the company has been letting and managing properties in the Durham area […]