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Graham Baylis's Articles in Business

  • Puwer And Loler Regulations
    Every business has a duty of care to its employees and this is where the Health and Safety Executive (or HSE) comes in. There are numerous regulations for the workplace and the equipment used at work. The legislation that covers equipment in the workplace is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations or PUWER.
  • Creating The Right Ambience At Meetings
    Whether you are hosting an informal meeting of a full on conference, it is so important to create the right ambience so that those attending feel relaxed, comfortable and are able to concentrate on what is going on. Besides the look and feel of the rooms, the temperature etc, you have to consider other things. Read on to find out more.
  • The History Of North Sea Oil
    The oil industry in the United Kingdom is relatively recent. It was not until during the 1960s that concerted efforts were made to find out if there were any substantial oil deposits in the North Sea. The North Sea itself is relatively shallow which made it less challenging to do the surveys. You might ask where the oil came from and how it came to be there when most oilfields are found in warmer climes. Read on and find out more.
  • The History Of Enerpac
    Enerpac was founded in 1959 and began manufacturing hydraulic tools. It has gone through many changes over the years but one thing has remained, Enerpac's constant desire to manufacture hydraulic equipment of exceptional quality and to a very high standard that is able to do the job for which it was intended. Read on for more information on this exceptional company.
  • Annual Leave Entitlement And Employment Law In The UK
    In the United Kingdom, employees are entitled to take a certain amount of paid holidays every year. This statutory holiday is given to people who work full or part time. These statutory holidays are applicable to all employees regardless of length of time with an employer. Time off is worked out on a fairly simple system where you will be entitled to a set number of days of annual leave. This article will make it all clearer.
  • Logistics And Business
    Logistics is basically the management of the flow of goods or other items from the supplier to the customer or within a business. It involves a good deal of careful organisation and a well run operation so that all the information required is available which enables the goods to be found in the warehouse, moved to the packaging area and transported out. See this article for more on the matter and how conveyor belts fit in.
  • PAYE Records Management For Small Business Owners - Why It Makes Sense To Outsource It
    For many small to medium sized business owners or managers, payroll management has to be one of the less favoured tasks. It can be complicated and can leave you tearing your hair out at times, trying to sort out tax codes, National Insurance payments, pension contributions as well as other additions and deductions that must be included. This is why so many SMEs outsource their payroll to specialist companies.
  • The Round Table - King Arthur and Conference Tables
    Many of you will have heard of the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. There were reputed to have been twenty three knights plus King Arthur. The idea behind the round table was that there was no head of the table and everyone seated was to be equal. But is this the perfect shape for a conference table, read on and find out.
  • Office Furniture And The Importance Of Sitting Correctly
    For most people who work in an office their days are spent sitting in their office chair and this can lead to back damage. Even a very good chair will not stop all the stress that the spine has to suffer whilst seated for most of the day. If spinal problems and repetitive strain injury is to be avoided, it is so very important to be seated in a chair that can be adjusted to suit your body.
  • The Secret To A Perfect Conference Venue
    Whatever your reasons for holding a conference, it is important that you choose the right venue for the event. After all, no one is going to enjoy a conference where there aren't enough chairs, everyone is packed into a too-small space and the electronics keep breaking down while someone is trying to deliver their keynote speech.
  • Digital OS Mapping And Overlayed Data
    Finding the right business location can be difficult and much depends upon the type of business it is. For instance a business in the retail sector requires customers to come through the door and must choose a location that has excellent transport links, car park facilities and is centrally placed. People don't want to go off the beaten track to visit a shop and they will often want to visit other shops too, maps can really help in this choice.
  • Choosing the Right Supporting Packaging
    Whether you are sending an important item as a one-off delivery, or whether your business regularly needs to transport sensitive materials, it is important that you choose the right supporting packaging for the job. Without the right packaging, your goods could become damaged in transit and moving them could be much more difficult and more costly than it needs to be. This is clearly an area that matters, so it pays to get it right.
  • The Best Way To Answer Your Business Phone
    We've all had a bad experience of calling a business, where we've hoped for some good customer service and instead been fobbed off or even ignored completely. This can reflect very badly on businesses, so how you answer your business phone really matters. This article takes you through the most important things to think about when answering a business phone.
  • Improve Profits With An Automatic Conveyor Belt
    Whether you run a warehouse or a factory, an automatic conveyor belt system may well be able to help you. Productivity is a key factor in any business, particularly if your company is dependent on achieving a high volume output with consistently high quality at all times. This is where a conveyor system comes in. See this short article for some interesting thoughts
  • The History Of Rubber
    Rubber is one of the most abundant and valuable of nature's gifts and is an important element of many countries economies. Rubber as we think of it, is derived from the latex collected from a rubber tree and has many qualities including strength, flexibility, durability and versatility, but besides this, there is synthetic rubber too, it is really all quite marvellous. This short article gives you some more info on this facinating subject.
  • How To Choose The Right Business Furniture
    Every business needs to buy furniture and getting the right office tables and chairs is really important. Before you start the process of choosing your new quality business furniture, it can be a good idea to sit down and work out your budget so you know exactly how much you have to spend. Once that is sorted, read on to find out about some of the things you need to think about when choosing office furniture.
  • How Making Sure Your Business Phone Is Answered Can Improve Your Sales
    If you phone a business to ask them a question or to make a purchase but they don't answer your call, how does it make you feel? Chances are, it leaves you feeling frustrated and as though the company doesn't really care about you, and it might even stop you from making purchases from them again. This article covers this important topic in more detail.
  • Space Saving Furniture for Offices - The Answer To Many A Problem
    No matter whether a company is large or small, it is highly likely that they only have limited space within their offices. This means it is vital that companies make the most of space saving office furniture wherever they can, so that they can maximise their space and thus reduce costs as much as possible.
  • The Importance of Answering Your Business Telephone
    When you are running a business, it's really important that you stay on top of what's going on and keep up to date with your clients. A crucial part of this is answering your business telephone. This article looks at five reasons it's vital that you do this and why it's a good idea to hire a virtual reception or call handling service if you don't think you'll have time to do it yourself.
  • Types and Uses of Industrial Lubricants
    Industrial lubricants are used for a wide variety of purposes in a wide variety of industries. They are often used to enhance or improve manufacturing processes, improve results and bolster safety practices. This means that they are vital for all sorts of things and their importance should not be underestimated. This article looks at four main types of lubrication used in industrial practices, studying their uses.
  • Why Stacking Tables and Chairs Makes Sense
    Choosing which tables and chairs you would like to furnish an area such as a conference room, a hotel room or even a residential home can be a difficult decision, especially where space is limited. Aside from the price, style or even comfort, the practicality of the furniture is always essential when making a company purchase.
  • Choosing the Right Lifting Equipment
    There are many jobs that require you to use specialist lifting equipment to make sure you carry out the procedure safely. From manufacturing plants to building sites and warehouses, there are lots of situations where lifting equipment is really important, especially when there are so many health and safety considerations to be thinking of. So, how should you choose the right lifting equipment for your job?
  • Choosing the Right Office Tables and Chairs
    Getting the right chairs and tables for your office is really important: not only will you and your colleagues spend a lot of time using them, but they also send out important signals to other people about your company. So, what are some of the issues you should consider to make sure you choose the right office tables and chairs?
  • Choosing the Right Lifting Equipment for Your Needs
    Getting the right lifting equipment for the job at hand is really important as if you choose the wrong jack or pump, you could end up causing accident or injury for yourself or others. When you're looking to choose the right lifting equipment for a big job you need to bear in mind how powerful hydraulic devices can be, as this will help you assess any relevant safety precautions you may need to take.
  • Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Office Table and Chairs
    When you are looking for the perfect tables and chairs for your office, you want to be sure that whatever you buy ticks the boxes for both quality and value for money. Often, tables and chairs can make much more of an impression than you think - not only do visitors to your office premises notice such things, but they go a long way towards keeping you staff comfortable and satisfied.
  • Bubble Wrap and Choosing the Right Packaging Company
    When you are aiming to take your internet business to the next level, you are going to have to consider the matter of shipping your goods. For many people, this is not the number one priority, or indeed the first thing that comes to mind, especially in the early stages of the business, as many start off by shipping their deliveries themselves. In the long run you will need to select a supplier and more than likely they will use bubble wrap too.
  • Choosing The Right Office Desks and Chairs Makes For a Great Looking Office
    If you have been looking for ways to spruce up your office, you will
    want to make sure that you are using the most universal, up to date
    stylish office furniture. For many people, this could be a real problem,
    especially where finances are concerned. If we are talking here about a
    home office, then you may not be too concerned about the style of the
    furniture, being more interested in comfort and quality.
  • Packaging - Trusting a Third Party
    If you are in the type of business where you are going to be doing a lot of mailing, then you need to make sure that you are teaming up with a top quality packaging business to assist and supply you. This article gives you some tips on choosing the right supplier.
  • Packaging: How Your Supplier Should Always Balance Protection and Cost
    When it comes to packaging, there's always a trade-off between protecting the items being posted and the cost of the packaging itself. Under package products and they'll more than likely be damaged in transit. Over package them and you'll be jeopardising your cash flow every time you post something. From cardboard boxes to carrier bags, an experienced supplier will help you find the perfect packaging for your every need.
  • The Importance of Ergonomic Office Furniture
    The benefits of using ergonomically designed furniture in an office.
  • Things to Consider When Planning an Office
    Things to consider when planning the layout of an office.
  • Why Leasing Equipment For Your Business Could Be The Best Choice
    The benefits of leasing equipment, particularly for small or new businesses.
  • Leasing Could Give Your Company the Edge
    Some of the choices available to your business for acquiring tools or equipment.
  • Company Vehicles, Lease or Purchase
    Some things to consider when looking at purchasing or leasing a company vehicle.
  • Offering Leasing Can Boost Sales
    Leasing is a choice that many businesses chose over that of renting or purchase. Find out why and why finding a leasing finance partner can really boost your sales.
  • Organising a Conference
    Organising and planning a conference.
  • How Leasing Can Help Your Business
    How leasing can benefit new companies by saving their cash flow and credit lines.
  • The Essentials of a Conference Venue
    So what makes a good conference venue? More importantly, how do you choose the right one and what can you do to your venue to make it perfect for all? This short article will give you some pointers.
  • Using Excel for Business Intelligence
    Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet application has been around for many years now and is used by a large percentage of businesses in the UK, Europe and the USA. However, many businesses do not know the potential of Excel. This article provides some interesting information on the subject.
  • Natural Light in the Workplace
    There is nothing more pleasant than working outdoors on a nice day. However, most of us do not have that option, so how can we make our indoor place of work a more pleasant place to be in? There are several ways to improve our work environment and one of those is to install skylights or sun tubes. Find out how and why in this short article.
  • Conference Furniture for Hotels
    Hotels are a good alternative to a purpose built conference centre in which to hold a seminar or convention because, however if you run a hotel and would like to tap the conference market, choosing furniture that is suitable for both hotel guests and for conferences has to be done with care and thought.
  • Using Corporate Art To Improve That First Impression
    Ask any business and they will tell you that it is vital to make a good impression on any client when they come to visit their offices, especially if it is a very important customer and the potential business is of high value. To reach this goal, many businesses place their HQ's in impressive areas of the capitals of the world, but there is more to success than a posh address. Find out how to use art to improve your business.
  • A New Year a New Perspective
    Gerry a fictional company owner, suddenly understands he is not promoting his business in the right way. He sees the light and realises the images he is using are just not the right ones. Travel with him on his journey to enlightenment.
  • How to mind your own business
    Looking a fool when being asked by the big boss questions about the business is not a good idea. See how one fictional MD got out of the problem

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