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 »

container maintenance

UK Container Maintenance Marks Anniversary with Major Milestone

12th June 2018

UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) is celebrating 20 highly successful years in business by releasing news of a landmark customer saving. Across its 20 years trading, the UK’s largest family owned container maintenance, repair and refurbishment company has saved its customers a massive £250 million with the repair and refurbishment of a notable 1.5 million waste & recycling containers.  These… Read more »


Rowlinsons Solicitors to take on the Sandstone Trail for OPAL Services

6th June 2018

Staff from Rowlinsons will be walking the whole 34 miles of the Sandstone Trail on Saturday 9th June. The trail is a family friendly walk which is usually completed in 3 days. However in order to make this a challenge staff have opted to complete the 34 mile route, including over 1200m of assent in… Read more »


Self-employed Individuals ‘unfazed by brexit’ study suggests

4th June 2018

A study carried out by mortgage lender Kensington Mortgages has suggested that a significant number of the UK’s self-employed workers are ‘unfazed’ by Brexit. Kensington Mortgages surveyed more than 1,000 self-employed individuals, and found that 63% believe that Brexit will have ‘no impact’ on their business. However, in terms of Brexit’s impact on the UK… Read more »