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Green marketers get food for thought

LEADING figures in green marketing gave delegates plenty to think about at the Green Marketing Conference 2009 in Peterborough on March 12. World-renowned environmentalist Jonathan Porritt gave the morning’s keynote speech and started the conference…


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Help make ours the greenest city

Nyree Ambarchian provides some simple suggestions to help your business save energy and money DID you know that office lights left on overnight use enough energy in a year to heat a home for almost five…


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New certification for gas fitters

FROM April 1 all gas engineers must be registered with the new Gas Safe Register. The Corgi certificate, something UK customers have come to see as a “certificate of approval” for a gas installer has…


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New look Peterborough Business

PETERBOROUGH Business is being recreated on a dynamic new website. All new content will be added to the site you are looking at now. The 2008 site is still live here. If you have seen…


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Peterborough’s new logo

PETERBOROUGH has a new brand identity, above. Commissioned by Opportunity Peterborough, ‘The Future Is You’ strap line has been developed alongside a powerful and striking logo designed to reflect its ambitions. According to Opportunity Peterborough,…


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A little bit of Fry and Sugar

STEPHEN Fry (left) would be the dream celebrity employee for small businesses, according to a survey. The comedian topped a small business poll of dream celebrity hires. According to BT Tradespace, 45% of respondents wanted…


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You couldn’t make it up

WE like good news here at Peterborough Business, so we’ve decided that when there isn’t a lot of it about, we will resort to humour instead. Peterborough is blessed with its share of call centre-based…


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IT support sweetens Doughdough website

A WEB-based business that markets confectionary as gifts and promotions has received a boost from a major regional IT initiative. Doughdough.com contacted takeITon, an East of England Development Agency campaign, to ask for web and…



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Get a firmer grip on total staff costs

AN ALARMING number of UK organisations do not calculate how much they spend in total on remunerating staff (including base pay, variable pay, benefits and employer national insurance contributions), according to this year’s Annual Reward…