February 5, 2020

Delivering a responsible service

By Pat Lewis, Source One Consulting

In business the word RESPONSIBILITY can take many forms and cover many aspects.
In the world of office refurbishments and fit outs this can be multi-faceted. It’s not always best for the clients, or the environment, to completely strip out their premises and then refit new products. We view our responsibility as giving the best advice and delivering best practice.

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Is this really good governance?

By Malcolm McGready, Ensors Chartered Accountants

Earlier this week I met with one of my clients who operates in the travel and tourism sector. Their business had, unsurprisingly, been adversely affected by Thomas Cook going into administration.

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Innovation Labs Stowmarket

Health and safety matters and it’s your responsibility!
In November last year, a brand-new innovation and business hub arrived in Stowmarket. Supported by Mid Suffolk District Council, Tech East and the New Anglia LEP, Innovation Labs offers co-working space, with the aim of fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, business growth and development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence.

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Are you prepared if disaster strikes?

By David Collins, Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers

From fires to floods, storms to gale-force winds, disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, and often with little to no advance warning. Many businesses that are forced to suspend operations due to a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen their doors.

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Culture is key and your responsibility

By Carole Burman, MAD-HR

We all know that responsibility comes in many forms for today’s business leader. From legal obligations to health and safety necessities, there’s so many requirements upon the shoulders of the ambitious and determined entrepreneur.

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Responsibility: driving your business

By Matt High, BizClik Media
“People are your greatest asset”. A well-worn phrase that, in all likelihood, has been repeated so many times in offices and boardrooms up and down the country that most of its well-intended meaning has disappeared. It’s something of a cliché, sure, but it’s also a far too simple way of describing what you as a director, a leader and an employer have at your disposal, and the responsibility that places on you.

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Striving to be a responsible contractor

Business Case Study
For businesses operating in today’s construction sector, a strong emphasis is placed on collaborative working and involving all parties from the earliest stage of a project. And, developing a supportive supply chain where knowledge and experience is shared is seen as crucial to the successful delivery of a finished scheme.

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How can responsible recruitment improve your business?

By Beverley Gedge, Compass Point Recruitment

With an increasing demand on businesses to prove that workers are being employed responsibly, it falls to recruiters to ensure that employment procedures are carried out in an ethical manner; protecting the rights of all staff and safeguarding the livelihoods of employees across all sectors.

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Spotlight on…

Founder and Owner, Pioneer Chicks

Born a Kentish Maid, it wasn’t long before Melanie Fielden’s family moved to Suffolk where she was raised. After a brief stint in Norfolk in her twenties, she once again settled back in Suffolk where she now lives with husband Adam, a primary school teacher, and Missy the cat.

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Quickfire with…

Chairman, Source One Consulting
Pat is Chairman of commercial and office interiors company Source One Consulting, Joint Owner of Like Electrical Ltd, and MD of Source One Associates Ltd, a sports and talent management company.
We spent five minutes with Pat and asked him some questions about running a business.

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Working smarter

Maintaining that work life balance
By Jane Cattermole, Bay Tree VA

As a remote-working company, Bay Tree VAs work from their own offices. We manage our own workloads with clients and setting boundaries can be tricky when there are so many calls on our attention, from checking e-mails, social media, texts, WhatsApp, Slack, the list goes on.

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