By Vanessa Warne, Furniture Category Director, VOW

Sizing up a new office to see how much furniture it can house is one thing, but making sure the people using it will be able to do so comfortably and efficiently is another. Read more »

tech fraud to avoid in 2017

Combating technology fraud could be one of the most important resolutions for businesses in 2017.

The past 12 months have shown online crime on the rise, with research revealing that a quarter of all small businesses have suffered from problems such as credit card fraud, delivery address fraud or identity theft. Read more »

The truth about handwashing is that it is probably the single best and simplest way to stop the spread of illness at work. As well as playing its part in reducing absenteeism, handwashing has a vital role in the growing trend of presenteeism. Research shows that it’s not only sick days that cost UK workplaces, but also an increased number of people being at work when they’re ill enough to be at home. Read more »

Using sport as a marketing tool goes way back. Ever since Roman aristocracy bought or supported gladiators, people have aligned themselves with the prestige and excitement of sport, whether or not they’re running onto a pitch or facing an opponent. 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 »

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 »

Cross selling is all about supplementing a customer’s original purchase with complementary products. If, like many, you’ve scrolled down a retailer’s site to see what ‘other customers also bought’ or arranged car hire through the airline you’ve just booked a flight with, then the practice becomes obvious. 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 »