Digital Board could help Local Authorities deliver smart initiatives

Local authorities, which are on the front line of implementation when it comes to smart, place-based digital initiatives could be helped to deliver positive, sustainable citizen outcomes for their locality with the formation of a Digital Board – a new report claims. Launched at techUK’s Local Gov Transformation: Creating smart places …

Green Building Council releases guidance on social value for local authorities

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has released its latest guidance document, detailing how local authorities can help ensure that new construction and property development in their area positively impacts people and communities by delivering social value. Driving social value in new development: Options for local authorities is a comprehensive …

First impressions count when it comes to office reception areas

Two out of every five people (40 percent) claim their perception of a company or brand has been negatively affected by their experience in the corporate lobby or reception area. Of 2,000 US and UK office workers surveyed in Proxyclick’s annual ‘Office Worker Bugbears’ survey, over 70 per cent (71.48 …

Meet Sarah Amritt: Inventor & Co-Founder of The Omie View Bassinet Mirror

Civil Engineer by Day, Baby Product Developer by Night When asked what inspires her, Sarah Amritt replies, “My daughters. They are my everything, and everyday I work hard to be a better version of myself for them.” Supermom Sarah, a longtime resident of Miami, Florida, does it all. Amritt graduated …

Using the WordPress Settings API to Build a Custom Admin Page

In this guide, we’ll introduce the WordPress Settings API, and create a WordPress administration page where we demonstrate the use of this API. For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll wrap this functionality into a plugin, but this can also be a part of a WordPress theme. As the WordPress …

Bruntwood launches design now, pay later service for occupiers

Property and flexible office firm Bruntwood has launched ‘Made & Managed’ which it claims is a service enabling occupiers to benefit from a ‘design now, pay later’ approach to designing and creating bespoke offices. The service is based around the idea that tenants absorb design and fit-out costs into a …

Poor mobile coverage in commercial buildings is jeopardising business

The majority (89 percent) of employers say in-building mobile coverage is important to their business, but only 17 percent of businesses have full bar indoor mobile coverage, claims a new report. ‘Building Connections’, commissioned by Vilicom argues that as 78 percent of adults own a smartphone and check it every …

British Property Federation announces plans to modernise commercial property sector

The British Property Federation (BPF) has launched a Technology and Innovation programme for the UK commercial property sector – to support the sector in its digital transformation – following the Government’s challenge to all sectors of the economy to improve productivity and deliver growth. The programme is launched with the …

Top 7 Specific Steps to Enhance Your Entrepreneurial Confidence

Is your entrepreneurial confidence high? Attracting money isn’t by accident or coincidence. There is a well-structured system that guarantees success in business. If you align your business in the right spot, nothing will be impossible. Ironically, what you need to grow and become better in your current business isn’t HUGE …

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This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. As the saying goes: "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". More companies than ever are beginning to heed this advice. They're realizing that it is …

Many of Europe’s small firms to reinvent businesses over next five years

Europe’s small and medium sized businesses are fundamentally re-evaluating their market offerings as they aim to keep pace with consumers’ demands in the digital age. According to new research commissioned by Ricoh Europe (registration required), a quarter (24 percent) of the 3,300 business leaders surveyed from across 23 countries expect …

MPs back plan to increase gender diversity in business

A majority of MPs have backed a recommendation to increase gender diversity in business by extending the “Women in Finance Charter” to cover all businesses in the UK. The recommendation comes from the professional accountancy body AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). The Charter asks financial services firms to commit to …

City of Cambridge to digitally clone itself in bid to tackle congestion and pollution

Smart Cambridge and researchers from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at Cambridge University have announced plans to create a digital clone of the city to explore how congestion and commuting times can be reduced and air quality improved. Researchers at the University of Cambridge-based CSIC and …

Half of employees prefer to discuss health issues with colleagues than loved ones

Almost half (49 percent) of UK employees admit they speak to colleagues about health concerns before sharing it with a partner or loved one, claims new research by Bupa Health Clinics. Stress, sleep, anxiety and weight problems are among the main concerns being discussed by employees at work, before confiding in those …

How to use national calendar days to promote your travel business

With an industry as competitive as travel, many independent agents and agencies are looking for an edge to get their names in front of more people. A great way to do that is by riding the waves of social media trends. In this post, we’ll explore the national calendar days …

The link between digital IQ and workplace culture

One of the most talked about solutions to the UK’s seemingly intractable productivity deficit is the application of new technology. And as we begin to address the first challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it grows more apparent each day that this is not merely a macro-economic …

Third of employers now offer agile working and this is set to rise

Just over a third of employers now have an agile working policy, claims Aon’s Benefits and Trends Survey 2019 (registration required), with 98 percent of respondents saying employees now expect more flexible working hours and 89 percent saying staff expect agile/home working to be available. While currently a third (36 percent) of employers …

10 New Year’s marketing strategies for your health and fitness business

New Year’s Day and the months that follow are the busiest and most lucrative time of the year for most health and fitness businesses — from gyms to health supplement distributors. Do you have your New Year’s marketing strategy in place yet? Need to be convinced? Roughly 21 percent of …