A recent survey by YouGov considered 525 SME's (all with employees). The statistics were concerning

  • 22% said they had 1 person or no people responsible for health and safety;
  • 23% said this was because of time;
  • 19% blamed cost;
  • 32% admitted one preventable accident within the last 12 months.

The administration of health and safety is time consuming, will cost money but should reduce the number of accidents at work and is a legal requirement.

When setting up in business, the temptation is often to work alone, taking on every role imaginable to get the business launched, the work rolling in and the job done. However, just because you're a sole trader, it doesn't mean that you should work alone. In fact, the opposite is true.

"The Cloud", arguably the IT term of 2013 and still trending in 2014. Cloud is one of the most misused terms in IT, primarily it is a term coined by marketers not technologists. In defence of the marketers, a technologists definition would be "geographically and resource independent multi-tenant scalable computing" – and that just isn't going to sell.

Are you thinking about becoming ISO certified? This article is provided to help you learn more about how being ISO certified can help your business.

When entering into a commercial lease landlords and tenants need to know what their obligations are in relation to repairing and maintaining the property both during and at the end of the lease. The vast majority of commercial leases require the tenant to return the property back to the landlord in good condition.


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