Fiona Cousins appointed new President of CIBSE

Fiona Cousins appointed new President of CIBSE

https://www.cibse.org/CIBSE  has announced the appointment of Fiona Cousins as its new President. Fiona, who holds several senior roles at Arup, brings extensive experience and a deep commitment to advancing sustainability and broadening the focus on building performance in the industry. Fiona takes over the presidency from Adrian Catchpole, to whom she extended heartfelt thanks for his contributions, especially in promoting STEM Ambassadors in schools and the certified practice initiatives. These efforts will continue to be a priority according to a statement from CIBSE. More →

This new mobile router might be your answer to work on the go

This new mobile router might be your answer to work on the go

NETGEAR appears to have raised the bar for work on the go with the introduction of the Nighthawk M6 Pro 5G WiFi 6E Mobile Router (MR6450)NETGEAR appears to have raised the bar for work on the go with the introduction of the Nighthawk M6 Pro 5G WiFi 6E Mobile Router (MR6450). This powerhouse device delivers unprecedented speed and reliable connectivity, making it the perfect companion for homes, businesses, and on-the-go professionals. Gone are the days of sluggish internet and unreliable connections. The Nighthawk M6 Pro leverages the power of 5G technology, boasting download speeds of up to a remarkable 4Gbps. That’s faster than most home internet plans, allowing you to stream 4K content, download large files, and participate in video conferencing – all with flawless smoothness. More →

Senator Group’s Colin Mustoe honoured with lifetime achievement award

Senator Group’s Colin Mustoe honoured with lifetime achievement award

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, has presented Colin Mustoe MBE with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the office furniture sector of the British furnishing industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to a leader who has devoted their life to the furtherment of the furnishing industry and left an indelible mark on the trade. More →

Camira announces first printed wool collection using digital print technology

Camira announces first printed wool collection using digital print technology

Camira, an international designer of textiles for hospitality, residential and commercial settings, has launched its first printed wool collection manufactured using its own state-of-the-art digital print technologyCamira, an international designer of textiles for hospitality, residential and commercial settings, has launched its first printed wool collection manufactured using its own state-of-the-art digital print technology. Designed in collaboration with renowned textile designer, Kate Lawrie, Camira’s brand-new Patternmaker presents four timeless designs, Crosshatch, Dot Dash, Hula and Speckle, which are brought to life on 100% pure new wool felted fabric. More →

Wellworking recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work

Wellworking recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work

Wellworking, an award-winning UK supplier of home and office furniture and specialist in workplace wellbeing, has been recognised as one of The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024. This prestigious nationwide workplace survey celebrates Britain’s top employers, and highlights where employee happiness and wellbeing is prioritised. More →

How to personalize customer service correspondence via email

How to personalize customer service correspondence via email

Alt text: A woman sitting at a cafe, listening to one of the people inside talk about customer service correspondence via email.

Personalised customer service is no longer just a bonus; it’s a necessity in today’s market. With the digital space being the new frontier for customer interactions, emails have become a significant part of maintaining strong customer relations. Crafting email correspondence that feels personal and attentive can distinguish your brand and foster lasting customer loyalty. Keep reading to find out how personalization can transform your approach to customer service via email. More →

Bisley redesigns showroom for Clerkenwell Design Week to showcase new directions

Bisley redesigns showroom for Clerkenwell Design Week to showcase new directions

Visitors to  British furniture manufacturer Bisley’s Dallington Street showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week (21-23 May 2024), are invited to explore a completely redesigned space, illustrating an expanded offering for the home, workplace, leisure and hospitality that goes far beyond the storage essentials for which Bisley is famous, highlighting the brand’s continued evolution. More →

Event explores how the government is setting new office standards for civil servants

Event explores how the government is setting new office standards for civil servants

At a recent event, the Government Property Agency brought together Civil Service leaders to exchange ideas, debate trends and inform how the GPA delivers its property services. The GPA is leading one of the country’s biggest and most ambitious workplace renewal programmes for its clients – delivering a smaller, better connected, better quality, and greener property estate to support the work of Civil Service teams and bring them closer to the communities they serve. More →

Working from home: how to look after your eyes

Working from home: how to look after your eyes

In an era where working from home has become the new norm, our eyes are more essential than ever for navigating the digital landscape that defines our daily livesIn an era where working from home has become the new norm, our eyes are more essential than ever for navigating the digital landscape that defines our daily lives.  The rise of remote work has been rapid, with a significant portion of the American workforce transitioning to home-based employment post-pandemic. According to a recent survey, approximately 10 percent of the British workforce reported working remotely full-time, and 29 percent were working remotely part-time. However, there is a trend towards returning to the workplace, and least in part, with several businesses mandating a return to the office. More →

The role of emotional intelligence in effective sales leadership

The role of emotional intelligence in effective sales leadership

Alt text: A woman in an office researching sales leadership on her computerThe sales industry has long esteemed the virtues of sharp negotiation skills and strategic thinking. However, a growing body of research suggests emotional intelligence (EI) is a pivotal force behind sales leadership success. More than just a buzzword, EI encompasses the ability to recognize, understand, and manage emotions in ourselves and others. Leaders adept in emotional intelligence are often seen forging stronger relationships and achieving greater outcomes. Below, we explore how EI can enhance sales leadership and why it’s critical for those looking to excel in this dynamic field. More →

Zeph side chair from Herman Miller adds colour and comfort to your workspace

Zeph side chair from Herman Miller adds colour and comfort to your workspace

Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 have introduced the Zeph Side Chair to enliven and add comfort to shared workspaces.Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 have introduced the Zeph Side Chair to enliven and add comfort to shared workspaces. The Zeph Side Chair brings new applications to the colourful and ergonomic collection, providing a full family of seating that works together. More →

VMA GROUP launches 10th edition of Inside Insight, offering exclusive industry perspectives for the UK Internal Communications profession

VMA GROUP launches 10th edition of Inside Insight, offering exclusive industry perspectives for the UK Internal Communications profession

VMA GROUP, a trusted name in the world of communications, marketing, digital and change recruitment, has announced the release of its highly anticipated research report, Inside InsighVMA GROUP, a trusted name in the world of communications, marketing, digital and change recruitment, has announced the release of its highly anticipated research report, Inside Insight. This all-encompassing benchmarking report delves deep into the current state of the internal communications industry, providing invaluable insights to professionals and organisations alike. Formulated from the survey responses of nearly 600 UK-based internal communications professionals, along with commentary from key internal communications leaders and VMA GROUP’s specialist team of recruitment and executive search consultants, this report focuses on emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges within the industry. More →