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Top tips to turn your team in to brand ambassadors for your business

Top tips to turn your team in to brand ambassadors for your business

What takes small businesses to being great businesses? They have a bunch of employees who believe in and love the brand out spreading the word for them. With people being one of the most expensive resources for a business and, according to Kenexa High Performance Institute’s WorkTrends Survey, 10% of people leaving due to lack of training and 10% leaving due to senior leadership effectiveness,…

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Q&A with King Street, Orega

Q&A with King Street, Orega

It’s almost the end of August and our second Business Centre of the Month Award winner, King Street in Manchester, have been telling us a little about their centre. Owned by Orega and launched in September 2013, King Street is managed by Helen Griffith who would love to tell us a little more below!

What are the three best features of this office?

It’s all about location, location, location! King…

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Around the world in 60 seconds!

Around the world in 60 seconds!

There’s a new business centre on the block if you’re in the Bristol area! The New World Business Centre will officially open in October, when renovations are set to be complete.

I caught up with Sarah Parrott and Liz Mizen, Office Managers at the centre, so they could give us a little bit more information. Sarah told us,

“The building has been fully transformed from a run down, dated building…

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Q&A with Minories, BE Offices

Q&A with Minories, BE Offices

In August, we were very lucky to have two winners for our Business Centre of the Month Award. For the South of the UK, we had Minories, in London, which is owned by Business Environment. Below, we caught up with Nicola McGonagle, the Centre Manager, and she’s been telling us a little more about the centre.

Tell us a little about the history of when Minories was set up.

Minories was added to the…

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85% of businesses are missing out with their mobile tariff. Are you one of them?

85% of businesses are missing out with their mobile tariff. Are you one of them?

Are you losing out with your business mobile solutions? The team at Carphone Warehouse Business have written us another great guest blog to look at how business owners can make sure their team all have contracts suited to their personal usage, without the hassle of extra fees and research time. We hope the piece is informative and if you have any questions for their team, please comment below!

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The New Home Based Business Package: Good or Bad for Commercial Office Space?

The New Home Based Business Package: Good or Bad for Commercial Office Space?

On Friday the 15th of August new measures were announced to encourage burgeoning home based business in the UK. The announcement was made at a summit attended by the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

There are already 2.9m home based small businesses contributing £300 billion a year to the economy and the number is growing. The estimation is that around 70% of new businesses start off in the home.…

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Top tips to get back into office mind-set after your holiday

Top tips to get back into office mind-set after your holiday

Having just returned from my summer holiday, I know how difficult it can be to get your head back in the game! The emails, the meetings you missed, doing handovers with other people before they go on their holidays and where on earth do you start with a to-do list?!

Let’s make it easier for you to transition from holiday-mode back into work-mode with this simple but effective top tips below.

  • Give…

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Confidence in the market driving Workplace Outsourcing

Confidence in the market driving Workplace Outsourcing

Accountancy firm BDO said its UK jobs index for July, which measures hiring plans over the next three months, was at its highest level since 1998. Professional Services firm, CBRE are reporting a surge in Corporate Real Estate Outsourcing Demand across EMEA.

These two announcements, issued today represent the tangible realities of the new economy, post global economic meltdown.

The near collapse…

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Spare Room Tax – Time to Rent out the Spare Room and Move to a Serviced Office

Spare Room Tax – Time to Rent out the Spare Room and Move to a Serviced Office

We are often slaves to convenience, and the home-based office can offer benefits that the commercial office cannot. A packed fridge, for example, or the luxury of conducting business in a dressing gown. However, with spare rooms for rent in London areas at a premium and the government charging for unoccupied rooms – ‘bedroom tax’ – it may be prime time to move out of your home office into an…

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Business Centres of the Month: King Street and Minories

Business Centres of the Month: King Street and Minories

August is upon us and let’s hope it will continue to be the pleasant and sunny summer that we have been spoilt with so far!

Last month, Pure Offices with their Thorpe Park, Leeds, centre were our winner. This month, the quality of applications was so high that we decided to choose a Northern and Southern winner. Our winner for the North is Orega’s King Street business centre in Manchester and,…

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