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What’s the carbon footprint of your computer?

We often come across new terms and acronyms which are often easier to say than they are to fully comprehend. One of the most interesting and frequently referenced is the question of carbon reduction and carbon footprint. This article will look at the carbon footprint of computers, something that is often considerably underestimated. So let’s […]

Millennials and Business Leadership

What do the Millennials think about Business Leadership? People born between the early 1980s and the 2000s, often referred to as Millennials, will form half the global workforce by 2020. What they expect from businesses and business leaders is very different from the hierarchical approach currently adopted by most companies. To attract the best talent […]

Nurture the rise of the ethical entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship continues to grow and an increasing number of people start their own business every year. With this trend likely to continue, it is important to help nurture an enterprising mindset from an early age to ensure budding business owners of the future are successful in starting and sustaining new business models. Even if young […]

Passive solar – what can it do for you?

What is passive solar and what can it do for you? If you’re planning a new office space or other business premises, or indeed planning a retrofit of an existing building, getting the most bang for your buck will be a priority. Good design can cut operating costs, improve productivity and wellbeing and even provide […]

The cost-benefit of Health and Safety at Work

The cost-benefit analysis of Health and Safety at Work Last year, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a research report that examined the economic aspects of occupational health and safety interventions in the workplace for small and medium-sized businesses. It is, of course, every organisation’s moral and legal duty to […]

Compliant with health & safety regulations?

Is your business complying with health & safety regulations? Health and safety regulations protect the wellbeing of employees and employers alike. If you’re an employer and not complying with this important legislation, you’re breaking the law and could face stringent fines or even prison. Protecting your employees Good employers want to protect their employees. If […]

It was more of a Triple Whammy……!!

Double Whammy Networking is the fundraising arm of ORB, currently operational only in Southend* (but with plans to expand – see below.) DW events are ad hoc business networking events, so called because: a) They provide good quality business networking; and b) They raise funds for the local community. To ensure good networking we don’t […]

Improve employee health and wellbeing

7 changes to improve employee health and wellbeing   According to statistics from the UK Health & Safety Executive, over 27 million working days were lost to sickness and workplace-related injury in 2014/15. When businesses act to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff, it leads to:   Increased productivity Fewer days off sick […]

New technologies and business ethics

Using new technology to switch to a more responsible business ethic We often hear much lip service around ethics in business but what can actually be done as an organisation to take a more responsible approach to operations on a daily basis? If we break down what it means to be a responsible business there […]

Safety in the workplace

Your employees are a precious commodity. The right ones can be tough to find, take a long time to train and be very expensive to replace. That’s why you need to look after them. Protect your staff and you’ll have a safe, smooth-running business. In the UK, an estimated 4.1 million working days were lost […]