How to train employees in the workplace

Why invest in employee training? What is the best way to create an effective and new staff training system from scratch, and what format of classes should be chosen? How can a business owner motivate employees to learn?

Why is a new hire training program necessary?

A lot has been said about the importance of developing the professional qualities of employees, but in practice, employers are usually in no hurry to invest in training for staff. Unwisely, because the effective organisation of the personnel training system increases the company’s rating in the labour market...

Old Mill promotes 6 specialists and looks to hire 20 more as part of its ‘recruit, retain and promote’ approach

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/12/2022 - 1:10am
Tax team has grown by 50% in just eight months and seen income increase by 20% as it accelerates ahead of already ambitious growth strategy

Exeter financial experts Old Mill has promoted a fifth of its 30 strong tax team as part of its ‘recruit, retain and promote’ strategy, putting it on course to become the fastest growing practice in the South West.

In November, Old Mill announced a restructure to facilitate its ambitious plans to grow by 15%pa over the next five years and double staff numbers by 2026. As well as creating a simpler model to support growth, the restructure also...

Why attending trade shows can benefit your business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 08/11/2022 - 9:55pm

Read on to discover how trade shows present a great opportunity for your business to hit goals and set yourself up for future success.

3 Common Categories to File a Product Liability Lawsuit

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:10pm

It is often tempting to believe that you must have made a mistake while dealing with an injury brought on by a product, such as a lawnmower or medical gadget. Many of these goods are pushed to the market without enough testing and without addressing major defects that could result in injury. The Consumer Protection Act of 1987 establishes strict liability for claims of defective products. According to the law, culpability is based solely on deficiency rather than a fault. A manufacturer of a product may be held responsible for damages if they intentionally or unintentionally place an...

New Energy Partnership appoints Foot Anstey to support battery energy storage and renewable energy projects

Foot Anstey has been appointed by Warrington-based New Energy Partnership (NEP), a highly experienced team developing battery energy storage and other renewable energy projects in the UK, as a key partner to provide expert legal advice and help enable NEP to progress its pipeline of work.

NEP's stated mission is to use its all-equity investment commitment to deliver more than 2GW of operational battery storage projects across the UK. The company is led by renewable energy expert Andrew Dodge, who is supported by a highly successful and innovative team that has helped deliver some...

Unimole: the perfect gift from Life's Little Recipes

Unimole: cuddly toy celebrates our unique selves

Unimole: The Perfect ‘snuggle’ toy

Do want the perfect snuggle toy which gives an extra boost of TLC? Something in the form of a cute creature which exudes a lot of comforting love? Well, the founder of the successful gift venture, Life’s Little Recipes, has created the perfect toy to curl up with.

Unimole is a small mass of furriness and a unique edition to the Life’s Little Recipes range of presents, all of which are designed to convey upbeat thoughts for the recipient.

‘We recognise how very hard it can be to be a child in this day and age,’ explains Fiona...

Few ways to make sure that cash flow is never a problem for your business

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:39am

The net amount of cash coming into and leaving a business is known as cash flow. The ability of a corporation to generate positive cash flows during the regular course of its business activities determines that company's success. Revenues from selling goods or services and income from investments make up a company's cash inflows. Expenses and debt repayments make up a company's outflows of cash going out of the business. Maintaining a positive cash flow may be a major concern for all organizations, big and small. A business may experience high expenses and cash flow issues even when...

dry riverbed with rocks in the middle, lined by plants

Businesses called upon to protect national water supplies

UK businesses are being urged to play their part in the battle against needless water wastage following the imposition of drought measures by two of the UK’s largest water companies. Measures being advised include switching from flushing urinals to waterless urinals, saving hundreds of thousands of litres of water per year in businesses with more than one urinal.

Research undertaken by Exeter-based Smarti Environmental, the UK's leading waterless urinal provider, shows that there are currently around 3.5 million water-supplied urinals in the UK, which collectively waste 217 billion...

Jurassic Fibre extends ultrafast broadband network to Cornwall

South West based internet service provider, Jurassic Fibre, today announced the start of their ultrafast broadband network build in Cornwall.

The award-winning broadband company has already rolled out their state-of-the-art network to homes and businesses across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, where many towns and villages had previously struggled with inadequate and unreliable digital connectivity.

Bude marks the start of the broadband provider’s expansion across the region, with the Point of Presence site (the access location at which the Jurassic Fibre network will be...

The Future of Serviced Offices Post Pandemic

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 08/09/2022 - 6:31am

Everything about the way we work has changed immeasurably in the last couple of years. Working through a pandemic has shown many businesses what they need to do to succeed – and the changes that need to be made. One of the biggest shifts that has occurred is the move to a more hybrid approach to work, with many companies looking to rent serviced office spaces to help with the needs of their business and their staff.

Here’s what’s in store for the future of serviced offices post pandemic.

The pandemic and serviced office spaces

In 2019, serviced office spaces were...

Exeter businesses invited to Spotlight on Devon Hospitality and Leisure events

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Mon, 08/08/2022 - 11:33pm

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is partnering with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to host two free events to support hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in Devon.

Recent feedback from FSB has indicated that hospitality, retail and leisure businesses are facing challenges around the recruitment and retention of staff, accessing finance, and procurement.

The Spotlight on Devon Hospitality and Leisure events will give businesses the chance to hear directly from support providers, district authorities, and recruitment experts about available support,...

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