5 hidden costs of launching your own start-up company

We are a nation of start-ups, it would seem, with the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures revealing the number of self-employed people in the UK reached 4.77 million by the end of 2016. Offering freedom from the restrictions of traditional employment and the...

Find out how the manufacturing industry could go green by 2050

Due to capex or ‘capital expenditure’ constraints and the rising costs of mainstream energy options, many companies will find it difficult to make major changes to their operations in time for the 2050 deadline. However, a recent report by Aggreko found that a decentralised energy...

Five home security tips you may not have considered

From simple vigilance when locking your doors and windows, to more advanced solutions such as motion-sensitive lighting and burglar alarms; when it comes to securing your home, there are plenty of solutions available. Unfortunately, no matter how security-savvy you are, thieves have found ways around...

Quirky tearooms in Yorkshire

Yorkshire loves tea. There are very few problems that can’t be soothed with a cup of tea and a biscuit. In fact, UK inhabitants are the third most prevalent tea drinkers in the world. We drink, on average, just over 4 pounds of tea per...

Is it ever ok to leave your dog in a hot car?

Summer in the UK can see soaring temperatures, along with unpredictable spikes in temperature. Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has warned that during the summer months, pet owners should avoid leaving animals in their cars, as even a matter of minutes can prove fatal. It doesn’t...

Attracting more customers to your shop, pub or café

We take a look at the ways SMEs can stand out from the crowd and encourage more footfall into their place of business with simple changes made to their premises and offering. Combine these with the power of social media to increase awareness of your brand...

7 relocation tips

There are plenty of reasons to up sticks and move to a new area, whether it’s to upsize, downsize, redress the all-important work/life balance, or to be closer to friends and family. Regardless of the end-purpose, the National Association of Estate Agents claims insight into an...

Is speed-limiting technology a move in the right direction?

It looks like Britain’s roads are set to slow down in upcoming years thanks to a new EU ruling meaning that all new cars sold from 2022 onwards need to be fitted with speed-limiting technology, designed to automatically ensure the driver sticks to the speed...