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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…


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Plan for the future and take advantage of support

PETERBOROUGH’S business leaders need to give top priority to planning for both their survival and the eventual economic upturn, according to a major report. The National Business Survey, by Ipsos Mori, has shown that half…


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Intensive care for Peterborough businesses

BUSINESSES in Peterborough are being offered free intensive support to help them get through the challenges of the economic downturn, with new investment announced by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). EEDA’s ‘Intensive Support…