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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%...

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...

14th May 2018 HOW TO PREVENT LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE IN RENTAL PROPERTIES

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious illness which spreads when bacteria get into contaminated water tanks and pipes. When water contaminated with legionella bacteria is inhaled into the lungs, the bacteria are consumed by a type of white blood cell called microphages, inside which they multiply until...

16th April 2018 FAULTY WHITE GOODS THREATEN TENANTS SAFETY

If you provide your tenants with white goods, make note of your responsibilities to avoid potential disaster. Fires involving white goods have cost the economy more than £118 million over the last five years, show new figures, with London Fire Brigade firefighters attending 1,072 white goods-related...

12th March 2018 OVER HALF OF TENANTS WOULD INFORM LANDLORD OF PROPERTY DAMAGE

A recent survey shows the percentage of tenants who would inform their landlord if they had significantly damaged their property in some way, plus those who wouldn’t. A rent bond is typically equivalent to at least one month’s rent, so it’s understandable that tenants may do...