How to improve workplace wellbeing with a disparate workforce

Homeworking has been a growing trend for several years, but now, with social distancing a priority against the backdrop of Covid-19, a more flexible working business model is the new norm for many organisations. Written by Sridhar Iyengar of Zoho Europe.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation

Charity appeals to public to plug £30k funding gap for local grassroots COVID response

In August, Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) invited small charities and community groups to apply for up to £2,000 of grant funding to support grassroots responses to the pandemic. The scale of applications received shows that the immediate crisis is far from over, and that communities urgently need more financial support.

Positive Steps with Claudia Lacey of Freeths

Positive Steps with Claudia Lacey of Freeths

1. Charitable and social initiatives: Despite being physically separated, the Freeths Charity and Social Committee has been extremely active; we have kept the Freeths community spirit high through organising a variety of virtual social initiatives such as Zoom quizzes, Microsoft Teams lunches and a firm-wide monthly book club!

Positive Steps with Rowan Waller of Wallers Estate Agents

Positive Steps with Rowan Waller of Wallers Estate Agents

1. Creating a viewing experience when we had no ability (or permission, by order of the government) to actually view. We set out creating video tours for all of our instructions and we encourage our clients to opt for our 3D Virtual Tours which we create using Matterport – these provide online users with an interactive online viewing experience, where the customer is in control of the viewing.

Positive Steps with Ruth Hawkins of Boardman Hawkins & Osborne LLP

Positive Steps with Ruth Hawkins of Boardman Hawkins & Osborne LLP

We opened our business in September 2018, so when lockdown started, we had only been in business for 18 months. We could never have known when we opened our doors, that we would have been facing such challenges!

Positive Steps with Nick Hughes of Dynamic Coach

Positive Steps with Nick Hughes of Dynamic Coach

Below are my 5 positive steps that I’m using with clients to bring about positive outlook and change in these challenging times.

Read the Oxford Bus Company Stakeholder Newsletter

Read the Oxford Bus Company Stakeholder Newsletter

Please find attached the latest edition of our Stakeholder newsletter to keep you informed of what is happening at Oxford Bus, Thames Travel, Carousel Buses and City Sightseeing Oxford.

B4 Postive Steps

Positive Steps to Recovery With… Rachel Foord of Verve Creative Solutions

5 Steps: Working on growing your business:

Call for Oxford companies to prepare for cancer crisis

Call for Oxford companies to prepare for cancer crisis

Unipart, the leading manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group based in Cowley, is helping to support one of Oxford’s major cancer charities before another health crisis.

5 reasons to give content a leading role in your ‘new normal’ communications strategy

5 reasons to give content a leading role in your ‘new normal’ communications strategy

Content is king, whether we like it or not. No, that’s not just another marketing cliche; it has proven itself to be the key tool in the marketing mix for some time. So now’s the time to consider how to use it to your advantage as we look towards the rest of 2020 – our ‘new normal’