You know what they say, that first impressions count? Well, where else do you make a first impression in business than in your reception area? The perception of your reception is often the first in-person contact anyone has with your business. Whether they are a supplier, a client, an interviewee or someone else, the last >> Read the full post >>

Whatever industry you work in, there’s always room for a conference. From the big extravaganzas at exhibition halls to more moderate affairs in the local community centre, running a conference takes time, effort and a huge amount of planning. If you’re looking to set up and run your first ever conference, here are some helpful >> Read the full post >>

When a workplace can help their staff to make better food choices, the results can be astounding. From reductions in stress to a lower risk of cancers and heart disease, healthy eating makes sense from numerous perspectives. But does it make business sense too, and how can you make things better in your canteen? The >> Read the full post >>

Investing in new office furniture has plenty of tangible benefits. From making your premises look better, to creating a brand focussed identity and providing useful functionality, good furniture is good news for any business. But, did you know that an intelligent investment in office furniture could actually boost productivity too? Here are just a few >> Read the full post >>

In the cutthroat world of marketing, it’s crucial to stay on the pulse of new things and new ideas. For this reason, many marketing businesses already have bulging bookcases filled with insightful literature to help them stay ahead of the game. Here, we look at five new books which should be high on your reading >> Read the full post >>

When it comes to safety and security in your business, there’s no sense in cutting corners. Businesses which handle cash, hold sensitive data or controlled items such as drugs or guns, should have a suitable safe on the premises to keep these items in. Other businesses may be required to have a safe by their >> Read the full post >>

Filing cabinets seem to exist in one of two states of being; either they’ve got out of control, or were never under control in the first place. All too often, our filing cabinets evolve as our businesses grow, and without a specifically designed filing system in place, they quickly become a random repository for all >> Read the full post >>

Materials handling equipment covers a wide range of products. From heavy duty lifting platforms to simple sack trucks and trolleys, here at Equip4Work, we are proud to bring you an amazing range of materials handling equipment to suit your every need. But do you really need all these things just to go about your job, >> Read the full post >>

Anyone who works in an office already spends a large proportion of their lives sitting down. For most of us, we will spend around a third of our adult lives at work, making that a lot of time sitting at a desk. Sitting in incorrectly adjusted office chairs is one of the biggest causes of >> Read the full post >>

When it comes to making sales, technology is your best friend. From demonstrating products to highlighting figures and displaying charts, the salesperson loves their high-tech tools. Step into any presentation across the UK and you’re bound to witness a snazzy PowerPoint presentation clearly highlighting all the amazing features of the product on offer. But is >> Read the full post >>

If you’re not frequently required to work at height as part of your business, it can be confusing to know what the rules are if you suddenly find you need to. While there is lots of advice out there on using steps and ladders, there’s also a lot of rumours and myths circulating which aren’t >> Read the full post >>

If your business is involved in manufacturing, your workshop is the heart and soul of your company. This is where the magic happens, where profit is made or lost, and where your most important people spend the majority of their time. Providing the right equipment and facilities for your workers is not only conducive to >> Read the full post >>

A good working knowledge of health and safety is essential when you’re responsible for other people in the workplace. Whether you’re an employer, a line manager or a member of staff, the whole team should be up to scratch on health and safety guidance, but how much do you really know. Take our fun quiz >> Read the full post >>

Whether you’re undertaking your own cleaning for your office or are looking to hire a professional, there are some things you should always keep in your cleaning cupboard to ensure swift and effective cleaning takes place. Here’s a quick rundown of seven things to always have in stock in your workplace cleaning cupboard. A vacuum >> Read the full post >>

Setting up a training room for a group of adults is a little different to arranging a classroom for kids. Just as some education furniture will be useful in such a room, you also don’t want your delegates to feel like they are back in school. These are, after all, a group of adults, who >> Read the full post >>

Reducing carbon emissions and becoming a ‘greener’ business is high on the agenda of many UK companies. From small and medium enterprises to large corporations, being more environmentally friendly has proven to benefit your brand, as well as improving the health of your workforce. Encouraging cycling to work is a quick win, but not always >> Read the full post >>

When you’re buying office cupboards, one of the first decisions you’re going to need to make is whether to buy flat packed products or those that are already built for you. Both have their merits, so it’s important that you weigh up the pros and cons of each to find a solution that works for >> Read the full post >>

You might think that height adjustable desks are just another fad, overrated and likely to be short lived, but in our experience, the benefits are real. Height adjustable desks have grown immensely in popularity over the last few years, as more workers realise the advantages to taking the weight off their bottoms from time to >> Read the full post >>

Having art in the workplace can add that finishing touch to your interior décor that really gives a great first impression. But choosing art can be hard; do you go for traditional or modern? Photographic or abstract? Small prints or big? They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but in the workplace, you need >> Read the full post >>

It should come as no surprise that happy and engaged employees make for a more productive workforce, but what does that actually mean? Forget the ping-pong table and beanbags in the staff room, because none of this matters an ounce if you haven’t got the basics right. You can take your staff on kayaking trips, >> Read the full post >>