Sam Allcock

Sam Allcock

How to tackle the problems of remote working

How to tackle the problems of remote working

One of the biggest recent shifts in corporate culture is the rise of remote working—otherwise known as telecommuting. “Clocking in” is now, for many, a figurative phrase, as technology enables more people to avoid the commute, and work from home instead. Research from IWG shows that 70% of people around...

Drivers of grey Vauxhalls named UK’s Best Drivers

Drivers of grey Vauxhalls named UK’s Best Drivers

Revealed: Over half of Brit’s (52%) have been caught, cautioned or prosecuted for a crime while driving Over half of UK drivers have been caught committing a crime whilst driving, with speeding, driving when disqualified and driving without insurance topping the most common offences, according to a recent study by...

A quarter of Brits have experienced a breakup after an accident that wasn’t their fault

A quarter of Brits have experienced a breakup after an accident that wasn’t their fault

The devastating impact of an accident on people’s relationships and social life has emerged, following the results of a survey by National Accident Helpline.   The survey of 1,000 Brits who had been in an accident that wasn’t their fault, revealed the effects it had on people’s confidence, ability to leave the house and relationships with their partner and children.   Overall self-confidence is a major issue for many, with 66%...

Should We Still Be Keeping Our Salaries Secret?

Should We Still Be Keeping Our Salaries Secret?

Despite the fact it makes the world go round, over half of Brits believe that that talking about money is a bigger taboo than sex, religion, or politics. And unlike those in countries such as Norway and Sweden, where financial transparency is openly encouraged, we have no idea how much...

3 Ways to Buy & Sell Crypto without Falling Prey to Hackers

3 Ways to Buy & Sell Crypto without Falling Prey to Hackers

Cryptocurrencies are decentralized currencies, they are purely digital, they are not controlled by any centralized institution, and they exist in code. The decentralized digital nature of cryptocurrencies, however, means that their transactions are irreversible because of the inherent immutability that makes it hard to retroactively alter data stored on the...

What House Hunters Want

Revealed: Private Outdoor space tops list of ‘must haves’ for prospective UK homeowners  Outdoor space for both leisure and practical purposes is the number one priority for UK house hunters, new research has suggested.  The research, which was conducted by leading hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls, asked 1,000 UK residents for the most important features they look for when deciding on a...

Roberto Blanda: About

Roberto Blanda: About

Roberto Blanda has enjoyed a dual career pathway that has encompassed both an elite rowing career and a successful professional business life in human resources. In an article written for his LinkedIn page, Blanda reflects on the way the two disciplines are interlinked, looking at how his experiences as a...

Will CGI Influencers Replace Real Influencers?

Will CGI Influencers Replace Real Influencers?

You probably already know about influencer marketing. It is one fastest growing industries online, especially on Instagram where 30% of users are more likely to purchase a product or service if they see it being promoted by an influencer. But what you don’t know is that not all of these...

The Top 4 Summer Activities For the Family

The Top 4 Summer Activities For the Family

The summer is here in full swing, and many people are rejoicing at the prospect of weeks of glorious weather. However, parents may despair at the idea of having to entertain the kids every day now that schools are coming to a close.  Thankfully, there are a lot of summer...

How to increase the value of your London property

How to increase the value of your London property

London’s property prices have not made especially pleasant reading in reading months – especially for those who are interesting in making a sale in the capital sometime soon. Recent housing reports indicate that prices have seen a decrease in growth ever since a peak in 2017, although prices remain well...

Why you even need to consider cyber-security for your business cars

Why you even need to consider cyber-security for your business cars

In more recent years, fleet management has become smarter and more sophisticated in terms of the systems they use. This not only includes the use of GPS but also telematics, data and co-ordination systems that interlink their entire fleet. However, with this sophistication of systems comes the risk of cyber...

Business Opportunities in St. Kitts and Nevis

Business Opportunities in St. Kitts and Nevis

The Caribbean paradise of St. Kitts and Nevis ticks all the boxes when planning an idyllic trip abroad, but it also could provide you with the perfect destination to move to full time. As well as offering an enviable lifestyle, the dual-island nation is an ideal landscape for budding entrepreneurs....

Isabel Dos Santos Lauds Submarine Fibre Network between Angola and Brazil

Isabel Dos Santos Lauds Submarine Fibre Network between Angola and Brazil

The Angolan economy has enjoyed a golden period since the end of the civil war in 2002. The stabilisation of the Angolan geopolitical scene has encouraged business enterprise to reinvest heavily in the economy. With multiple burgeoning industries developing, investors understand the potential of upgrading infrastructures, communications networks, and the...

Should I get an emergency credit card?

Should I get an emergency credit card?

Having savings for a rainy day can be a great lifeline if you find yourself struck by a financial emergency. Just one unforeseen event, like a broken down car or losing a job, could see you facing a period of financial instability. However, studies show that 27% of Brits have...

Why 2019 Must Be the Year of Internet Safety

Why 2019 Must Be the Year of Internet Safety

Every day, the internet becomes bigger and more ingrained in our lives. Maybe 20 years ago, the internet was a luxury. Yet today, it’s a part of everyday life. While there are many great possibilities afforded online, the good is often accompanied by the bad. The bad, in this case,...

Affordable ways to add value to your home

Affordable ways to add value to your home

If you’re preparing to sell your home and are hoping to make a good return on your original investment, you will probably be considering making some improvements to add value to your property? Having an extension built, converting the loft, or adding a conservatory will achieve that, however, the reality...

Seven of London’s most sustainable buildings

Seven of London’s most sustainable buildings

Due to the rise of climate change, there is now a need for everyone, everywhere to improve their personal level of eco-friendliness and sustainability. Businesses need to do the same, to ensure that their buildings and staff aren’t contributing to the high levels of pollution and waste within London. Fortunately,...

How to Be a Vegetarian on a Budget

How to Be a Vegetarian on a Budget

Adhering to a vegetarian or vegan diet always gives people the impression that it is more expensive than eating meat. Somehow, the idea of eating a plant-based diet is perceived to be a privilege only a few people can afford. Perhaps what is to blame here is the proliferation of...

6 Ways Smart Cards Benefit Schools

6 Ways Smart Cards Benefit Schools

ID cards have become ubiquitous in UK schools over the last five years and are now worn by staff, students and visitors. However, what benefits could a school have if those cards were more than just a piece of plastic with a name and photo printed on to them? What...

Fun Games for the Family on Father’s Day

Fun Games for the Family on Father’s Day

As Father’s Day is fast approaching, you as a parent should have activities and games you can play and have fun with the whole family on that special day. The truth is, it is impossible to turn family activities into fun games for your kids. Well, if you try out...

Why does technical analysis work?

Why does technical analysis work?

When it comes to either speculating or investing in the financial markets, there are two main approaches. The first being fundamental analysis and the other being technical analysis. Both these fields of study of the financial markets are different. Yet, they point to the same goal of buying low and...

How U.S. legislation is affecting UK gambling shares

How U.S. legislation is affecting UK gambling shares

This is a tough time for the UK gambling industry. Like most sectors of the UK economy, it is waiting to see if Brexit will hit future profitability. In addition, over the last few months, UK gambling companies have been hit by a series of regulatory blows that have struck...

A guide to buying residential property.

A guide to buying residential property.

Buying property is stressful. As an estate agent, I found the main reason for my client’s frustration was a lack of understanding as to how a property transaction works. There is an unwritten etiquette that estate agents want you to abide by to make the process smoother for all involved....

City of Dreams: Cyprus

City of Dreams: Cyprus

The first fully integrated casino resort in Europe will be City of Dreams Mediterranean, and it will open in 2021. City of Dreams Mediterranean will be operated by Melco, and it will be located on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which is considered a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia....

Could this rebrand rebuild trust in political parties?

Could this rebrand rebuild trust in political parties?

Clouds of uncertainty still hang over Britain’s future relationship with the EU. The extended confusion over Brexit – which came after the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum of June 2016 – has resulted in a negative image for politics. In recent months the situation reached fever...

Premier League Run

Premier League Run

Arsenal’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road further congested the battle for the top four in the Premier League. Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea are now separated by just one point with Manchester United in sixth-spot ready to pounce on any mistakes. The race for the top four is...

Treylance, a white glove freelance service, hits the UK design market

Treylance, a white glove freelance service, hits the UK design market

Freelancer task-time management and performance quality will be monitored by a project manager. The client will receive the three best design approaches to choose from and progress with. There’s no doubt the UK freelance market is evolving at a rapid pace with currently around 2 million freelancers and the number...

Employee Training and Development through e-Learning

Employee Training and Development through e-Learning

Workplace dynamics are on a constant evolution, and technology has a significant part to play in it. Businesses and brands are focusing more on building their online presence and are utilising advanced apps and software in running their operations. To achieve their goals in this competitive web platform, it has...

25 years of the National Lottery

25 years of the National Lottery

Do you remember 19th November 1994? “Baby Come Back” by Pato Banton featuring Ali and Robin Campbell of UB40 was number one, Chelsea and Manchester City were flirting with Premier League relegation, and Mr. Blobby was only two years old. Most significantly, it’s also the date that the first ever...

Interest Picking Up for New Crypto Exchange Streamex

Interest Picking Up for New Crypto Exchange Streamex

There appears to be a great deal of excitement growing around the upcoming token sale and launch of Streamex. The crypto exchange and “social trading” platform is planned to go live on June 1st. A large number of traders and investors are already expressing their interest in the project, ahead...

Harmful “Short Fills” a Risk to E-Cigarette Users, Warns Expert

Harmful “Short Fills” a Risk to E-Cigarette Users, Warns Expert

Mark Fawcett, an e-cigarette expert, has warned users of e-cigarettes that a legal loophole could mean some “short fills” are harmful. Fawcett, who is the manager of GoSmokeFree.co.uk, has stated that a clause in the Tobacco Products Directive 2016 (TPD) restricting e-liquids containing nicotine to bottles of under 10mL is...

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