Consent checklist: What your business MUST do to comply with GDPR

The way you currently contact your clients and prospects is changing, with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Whether you’re sending marketing communications such as blog posts, deals and offers, or providing information about new services, your clients must now specifically agree to...

Review to a kill: How important are online reviews of your business?

Reputation is a measurement of how much you are trusted by a relevant community – your customers, suppliers, the public and other businesses. But since the invention of the internet, it has never been easier or quicker for a brand’s reputation to be damaged – and bad publicity can have...

Noisy workplace? How employers can help prevent tinnitus

Approximately 1 in 10 people are affected by tinnitus, but how much do you really know about the condition? Are you or your employees exposed?   Isn’t it just a ringing in the ears? Most often experienced as a constant ringing, buzzing, whistling or hissing in the ears or head,...

When are landlords allowed to access their property?

As a residential landlord, you tread a fine line between actively maintaining your property while leaving tenants to live in peace. What is a landlord’s right of entry? Tenants are likely to regard the property as their home. Under “the covenant for quiet enjoyment”, UK law entitles tenants to enjoy...

3 plastic-free solutions which could be making a comeback

Iceland, Penzance, Blue Planet, the Government – they all have their sights set on a world that no longer relies so heavily on throwaway plastic, once the be-all and end-all solution to convenience and now the dirge of the planet. As she set out Britain’s long-term plans to a healthier...

How can you ensure the safety of your data online?

Most of us don’t think twice about using the internet. How often do you check your bank account on-the-go, order a birthday present for delivery in less than 24 hours or exchange messages with friends on Facebook? But the downsides of our reliance on internet technology are increasingly documented. Largely...

Fog lights – switch on or switch off?

There’s on-going confusion around when you should use fog lights, especially as they’re not limited to foggy conditions. Many new models have replaced fog lights with LED daytime running lights, while some lower cost cars have no additional lights full stop. According to UK law, all vehicles must be fitted...

How to work productively while travelling

Travelling for work can be a costly inconvenience, eating into employee time which could be spent working. But with a little preparation, time spent travelling between meetings can be just as productive as office hours….   Plan your Wi-Fi access Accessing the internet is key to being travel productive, so...

Cottage industry: could you make money from self-sufficiency?

It’s over 40 years since TV icons Tom and Barbara renounced capitalism to become self-sufficient Surbitonites in The Good Life. But as employment squeezes and economic worries leave more of us feeling the financial pinch than ever, the idea of bringing back wholesome, traditional industries to supplement – or even...