It’s May and that means just one thing for students – Exams!

Exams

Sleepless nights and days spent cramming information into their heads, yes; exam season is well underway… But, according to studies by the NSPCC the number of young people in Britain seeking counselling over exam stress has increased by 200% in…

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Can schools cope with the pupil explosion?

crowded school - kids

Department of Education figures show that pupil numbers in schools nationally will be 18% higher than current levels by 2021, with year on year increases throughout the period.
Whilst there are some regional differences and variations in the primary / secondary…

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If it was easy everyone would be doing it…

DIY furniture

So, you’ve decided your office space needs updating, and you’re thinking ‘I’ve decorated at home hundreds of times, how hard can this be?’ You jump on the internet and order your 20 desks and chairs and a couple of storage…

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Has technology changed the way you work?

smartphone

There’s no doubt that we rely on the latest technology to make us more efficient.  In the last couple of hours alone I’ve tweeted, whatsapped, linked to my ‘in’, facebooked and instagramed, oh and I may have sent the odd…

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Passing the wheelchair challenge

women in wheelchair

Have you ever tried to navigate around your place of work in a wheelchair?
Perhaps it might be an interesting exercise, just to see whether you are providing the best possible experience for disabled visitors and whether you really have premises…

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The bottom line…

sitting

Have you ever wondered how many hours you spend sitting every day?  For those of us with sedentary jobs, for example working in an office, the answer to that question is likely to be “too long”!
Research has revealed that commuting…

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Food for thought…

Office kitchen Rev1

Historically office kitchens were hidden behind closed doors, with a fridge, kettle and some storage space (well a single cupboard), if you were really lucky there’d be a microwave in there too; a basic necessity kept bare so that staff…

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All work and no play makes for very bored employees…

All work and no play

It’s no secret that our surroundings have a direct impact on our moods.  There’s nothing worse than a dull and gloomy office, it’s bound to have a depressing effect on the mood of those who have to work in it…

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If only walls could talk…

First Step Finance

You immediately get a feel for the kind of person someone is from the moment you walk into their home.  This could be an organized neat freak or a slightly quirky laid back person. The layout, furnishings, even the colour…

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Salary, car, pension, oh and desk……

old desk

So you’ve cracked it! You’ve secured that great new job; you’ve attended three interviews to get it, all in a plush modern interview room.
They’ve agreed the salary, the company car is in the bag and the pension contributions are handsome.
And…

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