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Keep workplaces cool during heatwave, TUC urges employers

27th July 2018

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged employers to keep their workplaces cool during the heatwave, and to be lenient with their employees in regard to dress codes and flexible working in order to help them work as comfortably as possible. The advice comes as the hot weather continues to affect much of the UK,… Read more »

Salters Den

Salters Den competition 2018 now open for entry

17th July 2018

Salters Den is back for 2018. The competition is looking for an entrepreneur or new business start up in the Northwich & Winsford area that is worthy of winning a prize of £2,500 and on-going expert advice. Entries can be submitted online from the 1st of July 2018. Salters Den sees local businesses Howard Worth… Read more »

staff benefits

New global trends mean employers need to review international employee benefits

10th July 2018

The pace of growth in different areas of the world is changing, and as employers send staff to new regions, they need to adapt to these changing trends to ensure they comply with legislation and that staff benefits are given and supported. Recent changes The economy in East Asia and Pacific is buoyant and growth… Read more »

sick days

Employees at large organisations take three times as many sick days as staff at micro firms

4th July 2018

Research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector, shows that employers with over 250 employees are more likely to have a significant absence issue among staff. According to HR decision makers:  Companies with over 250 employees have the highest absence rates – averaging 7.5 days per year.… Read more »

nurse support services

Guardian Financial Services, selects RedArc to provide dedicated nurse support services

3rd July 2018

New protection challenger, Guardian, has selected RedArc to provide a dedicated nurse support services to its customers. The contract with RedArc will initially last three years and forms part of Guardian’s HALO service. HALO is Guardian’s personal approach to claims support. At point of claim, Guardian’s team will listen to each claimant’s concerns, identify the… Read more »

Halton Business awards

Halton Business Awards 2018

2nd July 2018

Organisations from across the borough joined together at Halton Stadium to celebrate business success at the Halton Business Awards Gala Dinner, 2018 This annual event once again recognised exceptional performance with organisations and business professionals located in Widnes and Runcorn, and representing all sectors, showcasing their business success and organisational expertise. Guest speaker, Martin Hawthorne, ex… Read more »

design agency

Wirral creative design agency rebrands to Revolution 4.0

27th June 2018

Wirral-based creative design agency Whitfield Business Support has rebranded to Revolution 4.0 as part of ambitious expansion plans to drive overseas growth. The firm which set up in 2015 has doubled staff numbers year on year to manage more than 200 accounts including projects in Australia, Hong Kong and Lisbon. Owners Justine McLaughlin and Nik… Read more »

age discrimination

Having it all… the ultimate solution for stay-at-home parents who want to keep their CVs alive and earn extra cash

27th June 2018

The evolution of the recruitment industry is offering hope to stay-at-home parents who want to dip their toes back into the world of work. For a parent, nothing beats the experience of being there for that first smile, and those very first words and steps. But being a stay-at-home mum or dad also comes with… Read more »

Local lady scoops two prestigious national awards

25th June 2018

The team at local company Puddle Ducks, which specialises in providing swimming lessons for babies and children across the UK, are celebrating the success of their Technical Director & Head Teacher Ali Beckman, at the 2018 NatWest EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) awards. Jo & Tracy, owners of Puddle Ducks which has its head office… Read more »


Abode Architecture relocates to Spinningfields

15th June 2018

Architectural practice, Abode Architecture, has relocated its main operation to the centre of Manchester and has taken space at WeWork, No. 1 Spinningfields. The move comes as the firm announces a number of new client wins and looks to achieve its best year to date with turnover predicted to break the £500k barrier. Heading up… Read more »