Fold7 drops in to its new Mary Poppins inspired Farringdon offices

Fold7 drops in to its new Mary Poppins inspired Farringdon offices

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Fold7 has moved into new offices in Farringdon to house the expanding agency business and talent. The agency, which counts Go Compare, Gumtree, Ted Baker, Nike and Orange as its clients, has unveiled its news offices designed by Paul Crofts Studio with a Mary Poppins-inspired installation of people floating away on umbrellas and two ‘dry’ […]

Regus opens first dedicated drop-in office on the M6 motorway

Regus opens first dedicated drop-in office on the M6 motorway

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A new dedicated drop-in office has been opened by Regus at Sandbach South motorway service area on the M6 motorway this week. With previous research commissioned by the serviced workspace provider revealing that two fifths of mobile workers had dialled into conference calls whilst driving; dedicated workplaces at motorway service areas are intended to help combat […]

DeVere Group completes fit-out of new office in Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

DeVere Group completes fit-out of new office in Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

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The Interiors Group have completed a shell and core fit-out at the new offices of financial consultancy PIC deVere Group on a floor at Tower 3 of Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. The new office was designed to have a similar look, feel and functionality to the firm’s Dubai office and to anticipate the firm’s expansion. […]

CBRE identifies priorities for facilities management excellence

CBRE identifies priorities for facilities management excellence

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To achieve operational excellence in facilities management, organisations must balance three priorities: managing costs efficiently and creating value; maintaining high satisfaction among occupants and clients; and proactively stewarding property and infrastructure. Forging the Iron Triangle: Facility Management Operational Excellence, is a new report by the CBRE’s Global Corporate Services research team and the result of […]

Unions and employers call for greater uptake of flexible working

Unions and employers call for greater uptake of flexible working

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The release of two new sets of employment data has prompted the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to issue separate rallying calls for the greater uptake of flexible working. Responding to a YouGov survey, which found that over two-fifths (42 percent) of UK workers would not feel comfortable asking […]

Employers unprepared for employee take-up of new flexible work rights

Employers unprepared for employee take-up of new flexible work rights

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The new Shared Parental Leave legislation comes into force next week (1 December), but according to a new report, employers are unprepared for the changes. The Workforce View 2014/15 – an annual barometer of the views and attitudes of UK workers and employers by ADP,  also indicates that employers have underestimated the likely level of […]

Focus of investment should be skills, broadband and local transport say CEOs

Focus of investment should be skills, broadband and local transport say CEOs

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The Government should focus investment on the development of skills and broadband if it wants to drive economic growth. That is the message from a survey of 100 British CEOs carried out by Grant Thornton. Key findings of the report include the fact that 70 percent of respondents would like to see better access to […]

London Mayor names Business Energy Challenge Gold award winners

London Mayor names Business Energy Challenge Gold award winners

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London mayor Boris Johnson has presented RICS, JLL, EC Harris LLP, ExCeL London (above), Intu, and Linklaters LLP, with Gold awards at the Business Energy Challenge awards, which celebrate private sector businesses that have made the biggest cuts to their energy consumption and use cleaner, greener sources of energy. Fifty-nine participants had submitted data over […]

UK business centres market continues to flourish, claims BCA and IPD report

UK business centres market continues to flourish, claims BCA and IPD report

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A new report has revealed just how important the growing business centres market is to the UK economy. According to the report from the Business Centre Association and Investment Property Databank the market is now comparable to the City of London both in terms of the number of people employed and the amount of office […]

Derry is the latest city to offer free Wi-Fi in all public places

Derry is the latest city to offer free Wi-Fi in all public places

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The City of Derry in Northern Ireland has announced that it is to introduce free Wi-Fi in all public places. The local council is to work with local business owners to introduce the programme  in conjunction with the national Super Connected Cities scheme funded by the UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Urban […]

Arup and UCL report offers up lessons from smart cities pioneers

Arup and UCL report offers up lessons from smart cities pioneers

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A new report published by engineering and design consultancy Arup and University College London claims that the pioneers of the smart cities movement need to take a more strategic approach to ensure that their spending on IT infrastructure is effective in meeting their objectives. The report Delivering the Smart City: Governing Cities in the Digital […]

New report offers occasionally surprising vision of the future of work

New report offers occasionally surprising vision of the future of work

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A new report into the future of work from Cisco claims –unsurprisingly – that employers are shifting their workplace policies to accommodate new demands from employees for more flexible working styles, regardless of their demographic cluster. The 2014 Cisco Connected World Technology Report also also claims that the majority of both Generation X and Y […]

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