Time for our ‘little ones’ to go to ‘big school’ (literally)…

Primary school

The ‘baby boom’ and rising immigration are just two of the things being blamed for the growing pressure on our primary schools. It is reported that the UK’s birth rate has been rising in recent years, with more than 700,000…

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How many people can you fit in a space?

HotDesking

It’s not a joke! Cramped offices and schools are fast becoming a reality these days….
A great deal of time and money is invested in designing and constructing the perfect building to house businesses and education establishments.  Yet, often overlooked at…

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It’s got to be under here somewhere?

looking under desk

It’s easy to forget that whilst every office needs chairs and desks to function correctly the real workhorse these days is technology; something that seems to accelerate in importance with every advancing year.
This brings with it additional challenges in designing…

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It’s a two way street…

Two way

Recent studies have revealed that over 50% of the UK workforce are unhappy with their current job and are actively seeking new employment!  But, don’t think for one minute they’re all desperate. The reality is that first class candidates are…

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It’s their choice!

doctor-waiting-room

As from October last year, patients can now choose their GP Surgery.  It could be a practice where they live, near work or their child’s school, or one miles away just because they’ve heard it offers the best service.  And,…

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What would Martians make of your office space?

martian view

In a rare moment of downtime we’ve been considering what your average Martian would make of many of the office spaces around the country.
Apart from, one assumes, a little confusion as to the general vagaries of office work in Earth’s…

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Is your office bringing out the worst in you?

office etiquette

Office layouts have changed dramatically over the past 20 years from closed and private to open and collaborative.  Whilst this type of layout is great for teamwork and encouraging communication, it can also bring out the worst in people!
Untimely interruptions,…

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Do you sit for more than four hours a day?

sitting standing

If we’re honest, we’re all guilty of being a little lazy while at work from time to time: phoning or emailing colleagues who work a couple a desks away, eating lunch at our workstation and taking the lift when we’re…

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Spring is finally here and with it comes an abundance of colour…

Spring colour

But it needn’t be restricted to the garden….
Did you know the human eye sees around 7 million colours?  Although, if you’re sitting at your desk now, you’re probably staring at white walls, am I right?  Let’s face it the majority…

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Will you back a winner in the refurbishment stakes?

grand national

So with the Grand National now only days away, we’re certainly looking forward to the annual office sweepstake and hopefully a bit of luck pulling out the winner.
Of course choosing the winning horse never seems that easy when the chances…

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