Desk fans help workers keep cool

By Debbie Nice, Facilities Supplies Category Director

 

From office and factory workers to schoolchildren and healthcare professionals, when the heat is on, working or studying can be a challenge for anyone.

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Workplace kitchens are no longer places to just make a brew or store sandwiches. The growth in flexible working, bring your own device (BYOD) and collaborative working means company break rooms are becoming much more than ‘worktop, fridge and kettle’.

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When it comes to furniture there are innumerable options out there. It’s understandable that when facing hundreds of potential suppliers, resellers bombarded with those choices might go on price or choose the company that is most familiar to them. Read more »

Green Office Week runs from 9-14 May with the eco-credentials of offices up and down the country likely to come under the spotlight.

Even without a national event pushing green issues up the agenda, any business that’s tendering for new contracts, working towards an accreditation or explaining its progressive approach to customers, employees or suppliers can find itself answering questions on its eco behaviour. 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 »

Inkjet, laser, colour or mono? If you’re choosing a printer, knowing your multi-functional device from your mono laser is all-important if you want your new machine to meet all potential user needs. 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 »

Whether you’re hosting new clients, interviewing potential employees or hoping to sign the next big deal, there’s one place where the people you want to impress will make decisions about your business – and that’s the meeting room. Read more »