There’s a saying ‘it’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do’. While this may not be relevant to modern workplaces with state of the art fabric and mesh-back office chairs, the comfort of workers in hot weather is still very relevant.
For maximising customer relationships and building long term and cross sell business, the office loo is hard to beat.
With washroom sales worth an estimated £21 per person per annum and repeat sales in paper and dispenser soap that are not to be sniffed at, the washroom also acts as a potential springboard to reseller business growth in any number of categories. Read more »
Most resellers don’t need reminding that facilities supplies is a golden opportunity. This £5 billion UK market is seen as a key route for reseller diversification because it is growing and continues to be less affected by consumer trends and changing work patterns than other categories. Read more »
When it comes to giving employees what they want, healthy tea is on the rise.
Although our love of a mug of builder’s isn’t disappearing overnight, with around 165 million cups drunk each day in the UK and one in three people still having sugar in their tea, more of us are turning to healthier alternatives at break times. Read more »
‘Before you finish breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’.
That quote by Martin Luther King Jr is the inspiration for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 29 February to 13 March on the theme of the ‘Big Fairtrade Breakfast’. Read more »
When it comes to recommending the right fire extinguisher, knowing which type is best for which kind of fire is potentially life-saving.
Although the number of fires in the UK has decreased significantly since smoke alarms became commonplace from the 1990s onwards, the fire services attended 212,500 fires in the home in Great Britain in 2013-14 (Department for Communities and Local Government’s Fire Statistics report.) Read more »
If more bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quickly and used defibrillators where available, thousands more people could survive cardiac arrests each year. Read more »
Did you know that a car’s stopping distance is ten times longer in ice or snow? Or that its battery is much more likely to die in cold weather? Read more »
As it’s National Chocolate Week, the UK’s biggest chocolate celebration, from 12-18 October, we’ve decided to celebrate all things cocoa-infused at VOW. Read more »
We might think that witches, zombies and werewolves are the scariest things we’ll have to deal with this Halloween, when actually something a little closer to home and work should be making us all run for cover. Read more »
Keeping employees safe has to be a top priority for any employer. While many companies are only too aware of the requirements for ensuring safety in the workplace, one issue which perhaps gets less attention is keeping people safe when they’re travelling or working in the dark.
Commuting in and around Europe, for either business or pleasure, is no new thing. France, specifically, sees around 17 million British nationals visiting the country each year (source: Foreign Office – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france). And as some new laws were introduced from 1 July 2015, we look at how carrying breathalysers can help drivers in France comply with the new law. Read more »
Latte, cappuccino, espresso, flat white or an Americano. However you like your coffee, there’s a big chance that your workplace is now offering these freshly brewed options as well as, or instead of, a cup of instant. Read more »