Business

swimming lessons

Puddle Ducks gets its ducks in a row for the 6th year

13th September 2018

Franchise company, Puddle Ducks, which provide swimming lessons for babies and children aged 0 – 10yrs has just been presented with a Smith & Henderson 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction award. The company has received the 5 star status award, not once but for 6 consecutive years which demonstrates their tremendous success and the dedication they… Read more »

stockley farm

100 jobs at risk as Stockley Farm goes into administration

12th September 2018

A well-known Cheshire attraction Stockley Farm has gone into administration, putting 100 jobs and the future of the business at risk. Stockley Farm specialises in arable and dairy goods, and also operates as an open farm. It is set in almost 700 acres in Northwich close to junction 9 of the M56, It has been… Read more »

suicide prevention

‘Suicidal feelings do not have to end in suicide’ – how insurers and employers can help

11th September 2018

Yesterday was Insurers was World Suicide Prevention Day and employers should have use it to ask themselves if they are doing enough, according to RedArc Nurses, who have seen a rise in the number of people with thoughts of suicide referred to their service. As almost every individual has a touch point with at least… Read more »

Rural Businesses

Rural Businesses Offered Bespoke Marketing Masterclass

30th August 2018

Cheshire East Council’s arm’s length Skills and Growth Company is offering rural businesses the opportunity to learn from an expert in marketing rural businesses. It is taking place on Thursday, 20 September, at the Aqueduct Marina in Church Minshull – the free half-day event will focus on helping rural businesses develop an effective marketing strategy. It will… Read more »

small businesses

UK-wide search to find the ultimate small businesses begins

17th August 2018

UK-wide search to find the ultimate small businesses begins FSB’s Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019 open for entries Number of UK smaller businesses and the self-employed has risen to 5.7 million The sector contributes £1.9 trillion to the economy The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched its search to find the greatest small businesses… Read more »

workplaces cool hot weather

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 »