PETERBOROUGH’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, has appointed Dr Angus Kennedy OBE as its new chair of the board. Dr Kennedy will take up the role at the end of March 2017, following John Bridge’s retirement from the position.
Revealed: features of the UK’s dream office
Just seven per cent of workers would want posh sleeping pods, a la Capital One
Workers simply want windows that open, separate dining spaces and greenery
SLIDES, sleeping pods and ping pong tables may be popular in Silicon Valley offices, but Brits have very different ideas about their dream office environments, according to new research.
PETERBOROUGH-based publisher Bauer Media has invested in the homeless shelter The Peterborough Time Stop by opening ‘The Bauer Lounge’, a fully renovated relaxation zone within the building for those most in need. The venue provides immediate temporary accommodation for up to 22 homeless people between the ages of 16 and 26 in the Peterborough area. The centre offers not only accommodation but also support and counselling.
AVOIDING gossip, remembering to count to ten before retaliating and minding your language are all simple strategies to avoid conflict in the workplace.
A happy workplace is a productive workplace, according to author and self-help guru Kul Mahay – who has shared his top tips on how to avoid arguments and tension when at work.
According to research by Love Energy Savings, 43 per cent of UK workers don’t feel that their current employer does enough to keep them engaged.
PETERBOROUGH-based Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has given another group of young people in the city an exciting and inspirational work placement opportunity.
The TCS ‘Mission You’ programme gives students aged between 14 and 18 years old a taster of what it’s like to work at one of the world’s leading technology firms, with a mix of exciting training and assignments typical in the IT industry.
VIRGIN Media has opened a new state-of-the-art office in Peterborough, further strengthening its commitment to the city.
The UK’s award-winning TV and ultrafast broadband provider has moved to Elmstead, Southgate Park, Orton Southgate, which will house up to 240 employees.
Top five traits workers value the most in colleagues revealed. Dedication and a willingness to work late barely made the top ten
SOCIAL traits like optimism, empathy and trustworthiness have dominated a list of the top 10 qualities British workers desire the most in colleagues.
A survey of 2009 UK adults quizzed respondents on the traits they value the most in co-workers, to craft a picture of the ‘perfect colleague.’
ADVANCE Performance, the specialist running and triathlon stores in Peterborough and Cambridge picked up a bronze award at the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) Awards 2016 – www.bira.co.uk – for Independent Retailer of the Year.
PETERBOROUGH businesses are being urged to support one another in an unconventional new campaign for the city. #PayFair aims to reduce the number of city businesses that close each year due to cashflow problems, by asking firms to commit to paying on time.
PETERBOROUGH businesses are being invited to enter a water innovation competition. The Water Innovation Network – a partnership between Anglian Water and Opportunity Peterborough – is launching The Big Water Challenge 2016.
THIS Budget Report from Peterborough-based accountant Rawlinsons provides an overview of the key announcements from the Chancellor’s speech. However, it also looks beyond the headline-grabbing measures and offers specific detail on the less-publicised changes that may impact on your business or your personal finances.
In addition, throughout the Report you will find useful tips and ideas for effective tax and financial planning, as well as a handy 2016/17 Tax Calendar.
Rawlinsons_Budget_Report_2016 – click the link to view/download the report.
Rawlinsons partner Julie Bloodworth has also posted her reaction and analysis of the 2016 Budget in the Rawlinsons Blog (click).
SALES at Create and Craft TV, part of Ideal Shopping Direct, grew by seven per cent last year to £76.3 million and new customers grew by more than 19 per cent.
This resulted in the creation of 50 new jobs in Peterborough, taking the total number employed in the city to 398.
‘LITTLE Miracles’, the Peterborough based charity that supports families with children who have additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions has been identified by Bauer Media’s Specialist Charity Committee (SCC) for a brand new fundraising partnership in 2016.
The SCC was established to channel the energy and creativity of its 600-strong Peterborough team, to raise funds and give support to local charities and organisations. Its primary focus is charities and organisations that provide for local children and young people who are disabled and have special needs, or who simply need extra care and guidance.
A PETERBOROUGH-based company that supplies medical support to TV and filming operations is looking for some unused business premises to help it expand.
Advance Medical Solutions (UK) also provides covert staff for society events and large functions. The company plans to expand into providing ambulance services but first needs to be Quality Care Commission (CQC) registered.
Bradley Mead, aged 17, was one of ten first-year apprentices to join Metalcraft last September and is working towards completing a four-year apprenticeship. His father Graham has worked as a CNC machinist at the Chatteris-based manufacturer since 1998, after starting his own career with an apprenticeship in the 1980s.
A NATIONWIDE engineering consultancy with offices in Peterborough has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of a new UK managing director.
Max Joy OBE joined Grontmij UK on 1 March directly from the British Army in which he served for 28 years. For the past three years, Mr Joy was based at Army Headquarters, Andover, where he was assistant head capability development equipment support.
The boat, a Targa 48 GT, was bought through Fairline Yachts’ London-based dealership, Bates Wharf.
Fairline Yachts, which was formed less than six weeks ago, has ensured continuity of production to guarantee it completes all orders for boats received by the previous owners.
PETERBOROUGH-based haulage firm A.D. Boyes Logistics (UK) Ltd has announced its intention to implement exciting expansion plans in 2016, following the continued success of its UK-wide haulage services.
The firm’s owner, Adrian Boyes (pictured), founded the business in 2007 and provides logistical assistance to a number of well-known clients, as well as specialising in the refrigerated delivery of chilled goods. Having navigated the firm through the global recession and reacting to fluctuating oil prices, he now heads up an 11-strong team and a fleet of 9 trucks from the company’s base in Peterborough. Continue reading…
AN ENGINEERING and environmental consultancy with offices in Peterborough has seen two of its high profile projects shortlisted for prestigious international awards by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master-planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.