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Britain’s productivity crisis – Help your business beat the downward trend

Every month we’re presented with a new explanation for Britain’s low productivity – now dubbed as the ‘productivity puzzle’. The Bank of England blames Brexit for a 5% decrease in productivity British firms three years after the referendum. But Britain has lagged behind most G7 countries since 2008 so this issue goes deeper than Brexit. …Read more

Mike is taking part in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer

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This year I am taking part in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer on behalf of the Movember Foundation. Prostate cancer affects more men than any other cancer, taking the lives of close to 307,000 men each year. A number surpassed by 500,000 men dying from …Read more

My 21k Swim. I will not be doing that again!

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In my previous blog, I explained the motivation for taking on my Lake Windermere swim, the personal challenge it presented and how my training was proving to be a rich metaphor for life. A smooth start and a bumpy middle On Sunday the 1st September, at 7:15am, I entered the cold water of the lake at …Read more

Swimming 21km for Macmillan Cancer Support is proving to be a rich metaphor for life

Over the last few years, like many, I have seen and experienced first-hand the random and devastating impact cancer can have on the lives of family and friends. Over the last year alone, my sister and a dear friend have suffered from the emotional and physical impact of mouth and prostate cancer. My sister’s mouth …Read more

England at risk of Running Dry – Our five tips to reduce water wastage

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On the 25th of July the UK saw the hottest temperature on record. With the trend of increasing temperatures, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency announced the UK risks running out of water within 25 years. He puts this down to wasteful consumer habits and a shortage of reservoirs.  “We won’t have …Read more

One month at LCMB – Gaining vital experience

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I’m now one month into my placement as a marketing graduate at LCMB as part of the EU funded Time2Grow programme which is designed to help businesses solve some of their most challenging problems by giving them access to a graduate workforce. Coming out of University I was always worried about what kind of role …Read more

How to plan and deliver your workplace relocation to secure your planned benefits and improve performance

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A workplace relocation can be an unknown, daunting and stressful prospect, but if planned and managed effectively, it can be an extremely transformative move for a business. When the decision is made to relocate, advance and detailed planning is key to ensuring it is a positive and productive step for all stakeholders in the organisation.  …Read more

UK Higher Education is in very rude health, how can estates and facilities teams help keep it there? Part 2: Our thoughts and recommendations

Our previous blog highlighted that no matter how you look at it, all measures suggest UK Higher Education is in very good health. But there are risks, and we identified the storm clouds on the horizon to which HEIs will need to respond if they are to maintain this success. Overall, HE estates and facilities …Read more

SECR – What is it, and how can you prepare?

Another ‘catchy’ acronym but what does it mean? The financial year ending 31st March 2019 saw the final year of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), which has been replaced by Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). SECR is a Government scheme which aims to further incentivise energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. Annual energy …Read more

UK Higher Education is in very rude health, how can estates and facilities teams help keep it there? Part 1

With four of the worlds top ten universities, the UK is batting way, way above its size as a nation. No matter how you look at it, all measures suggest that UK Higher Education is in very good health. HE Performance 2017-18 – 2.34 million students studied at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), with 0.14 million …Read more

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