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29th March 2019 HOW TO WIN BACK ONLINE SHOPPERS

It’s a scenario familiar to consumers and shop-owners alike. A customer browses your in-store selection of, say, TVs, before price-checking the Amazon app and ordering the same model online. According to a recent survey conducted by SecureNet, as many as 72% of brick-and-mortar shoppers regularly use mobile...

14th January 2019 WHAT DOES YOUR OFFICE SAY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression – and in business that could be the difference between winning or losing a new client. Some figures suggest that up to 75% of lost business is based on first impressions. Though websites are...

7th December 2018 10 AVOIDABLE OFFICE HAZARDS

Workplace health and safety pitfalls can be costly, both to employee wellbeing and to your budget if an incident leaves you liable. Prevent avoidable accidents by keeping an eye out for the following ten often-overlooked hazards which lurk in almost every office environment. Clear up clutter Whether...

12th November 2018 WHO’S LOST THEIR LOBSTER? THE STRANGEST THINGS LEFT IN TAXIS

There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling when you step out of a taxi only to realise your mobile phone is speeding off into the distance on its back seat. But the list of curious left behind in taxi cabs goes far above and beyond the...

15th October 2018 HOW TO GET STARTED AS A COACH TOUR OPERATOR

So you want to launch a coach tour business? From daily excursions to sites of historic interest, to full travel packages with hotel stays and activities, there are a variety of business opportunities in the travel tour industry. Here’s what to consider before you hit...

29th September 2018 HOW TELEMATICS CAN REVOLUTIONISE FLEET AND PERSONAL DRIVERS

Do you wish you got brownie points for being a good driver? There’s an ever-growing area of car insurance that gives you the chance to get just that, as well as a discount on your insurance as your reward. According to the AA, when questioned, nearly 70%...

13th August 2018 WHY ARE INDUSTRIAL CYBER ATTACKERS TARGETING MANUFACTURING PLANTS?

Manufacturing is one of the top 3 industries targeted by cyber criminals. Why is the sector failing to tackle the issue? The UK is currently the world’s ninth largest manufacturing nation, with the industry generating 45% of our exports, 14% of business investment and 68% of...

16th July 2018 DIGITAL MANUFACTURING COULD BE A £74 BILLION OPPORTUNITY FOR THE UK

Research from KPMG, commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has highlighted a £74 billion opportunity for the UK in the automotive industry alone, if the manufacturing industry fully embraces digitalisation over the next two decades.   The UK automotive industry is calling on the...

14th June 2018 PRICE OF FUEL IS THE BIGGEST WORRY FOR FLEET MANAGERS

According to a poll conducted by window company Autoglass last year, 66% of fleet managers said the price of fuel is their biggest worry in 2017. Service and maintenance costs followed closely behind at 64%, whilst CO2 emissions came third – which shot up from being...

11th June 2018 HOW TO MANAGE A PRODUCT RECALL

Howard Insurance highlights three considerations in the aftermath of a recall and explains why having the right insurance to cover this situation is only part of being prepared. From dangerous levels of bacteria in a well-known facial cleansing product to exploding smartphones, the reasons behind a...