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Super-Deduction Tax Breaks on Office Furniture – What Is It and...

As businesses migrate back into their offices, the UK government is working to make this shift more appealing.  New super-deduction tax relief was introduced last year to encourage businesses to invest in productivity-enhancing plant and machinery assets to promote growth and development, helping to make offices more appealing and comfortable places to work.  Plant and […]

Don’t take short-cuts on commercial EV fit-outs

Planning and staff engagement helps maximise return for commercial fleets choosing electric, says Venson In 2022 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) comprised 16.6% of all new vehicle registrations, surpassing diesel for the first time to become the second most popular powertrain after petrol*. Whilst it’s clear that increasing numbers of fleet operators are making the switch […]

Finance & Insurance

Research and Development Specialists Ramps Up Expansion with New Birmingham Office 

Research and Development Specialists Ltd, (www.randdspecialists.co.uk) expands into Birmingham, with a new office to open at Birmingham Business Park, Solihull Parkway at the beginning of 2023.   The Greater-Manchester headquartered company, which has offices in Altrincham and Nottingham, is looking to expand into the West Midlands where, according to Government statistics, 4.3% of UK businesses are […]

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Rising cost of fleet operations gives cause for re-evaluation, says Venson

TIME TO GO TO TENDERwww.venson.com It’s not just a cost-of-living crisis that is giving cause for financial reassessment, the rising cost of fleet management is forcing many businesses to reassess partnerships and service provider relationships. After salaries, fleets can represent one of the biggest operational costs for a business, so careful selection of outsourced expertise […]

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Why I Champion Conscious Empathic Leadership

My title could have read Why I Champion Conscious Empathic Leadership In Men, to emphasise the extra importance of men having to work more consciously at displaying empathic behaviours in their leadership, but that feels just as sexist as saying that female leaders need to ‘man up’! Traditional ‘male’ characteristics like decisive, powerful, authoritarian and […]

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!

“Organisational pressures are set to rise in 2023 (and beyond). The employment relationship is undergoing the greatest transformation it has seen for decades.” – Jonna Mundy

Sales & Marketing

Let’s talk turkey!

Hot off the press – some topical food for thought with a distinctly seasonal flavour and certainly something for businesses to chew over and digest to ensure that they keep abreast of the latest thinking in branding and have a tried and tested recipe for success that isn’t bland for the new year ahead.

By PHIL STRACHAN – The Think Brand not bland Guy

Property

Doctors team up to share homely location at Howbery Business Park

The tranquillity and homely feel of Howbery Business Park are proving ideal for Dr Mandy Smiton and Dr Cassie Coleman, as they settle into new premises in The Cottage. Community Paediatrician Dr Cassie and Clinical Psychologist Dr Mandy chose to move their practises to Howbery Park when their previous premises in Wallingford changed use. Sharing […]

Propertynest Expands into Yateley

The award-winning estate agency Propertynest is expanding into Yateley as experienced agent Mark Holloway now joins the growing team.   Propertynest’s Elmbridge agent Doug Parks set up his branch of the franchised agency, in Surrey in the summer of 2020 and since then, the business has gone from strength to strength.  He explains:  “Welcoming Mark is […]

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‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire..’ Case Study: Ducky Zebra, the sustainable kidswear brand...

‘Often girls’ clothes are pink, cute and impractical. They promote kindness, but not always confidence. And boys’ clothes are often blue, aggressive and adventure seeking. They promote confidence, but not always kindness. I wanted to bring these two characteristics together and allow all children, no matter what their gender, to celebrate both kindness and confidence.’ – Sally Dear, Founder of Ducky Zebra

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‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire..’ Case Study: Ducky Zebra, the sustainable kidswear brand...

‘Often girls’ clothes are pink, cute and impractical. They promote kindness, but not always confidence. And boys’ clothes are often blue, aggressive and adventure seeking. They promote confidence, but not always kindness. I wanted to bring these two characteristics together and allow all children, no matter what their gender, to celebrate both kindness and confidence.’ – Sally Dear, Founder of Ducky Zebra

Tech, IT & Comms

YASA secures new facility at Catalyst Bicester

YASA, the pioneering electric vehicle motor manufacturer, has taken the last available unit in phase 1 of Catalyst Bicester, the new advanced manufacturing and technology business community in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

JUGGLING AN SME BUSINESS 

We all know the last (yes, it is almost) three years have been challenging, difficult and testing but for Chris Pallett, Managing Director of Bespoke based in Telford, it’s been a ride full of more than its fair share of ups and downs. B4’s Richard Rosser interviewed a refreshingly open and upbeat business owner who thrives on helping others in need.

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