Lets talk about….Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference at the NEC, badged up as ‘The UK’s largest event dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing, safety, behaviour and culture of today’s workforce’ and it was a great event.  As always with these things there are far too many workshops, speakers and things you want to get too to do it all. 

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Surfs Up for those who move with the Tide!

For some time now, the roadmap to recovery has been laid out, in a clear and orderly fashion. We knew that there would be bumps and diversions along the way, but the finish line was in sight. The almost unimaginable paradise of the doors opening, and customers flooding in.

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho it’s Off To…….

Well, in some sectors of business, it’s the big talking point as we head towards a world of fewer restrictions and a lot more human contact! From everyone I have spoken to, there are clearly differences of opinion… ‘It’s too early’… ‘It’s too late’…, ‘We need to get things going now’ or ‘We need to take it slowly’. Life has certainly changed and even my faithful hound who, pre pandemic, barely registered my existence, is now getting panicky at the prospect of being in the house alone for more than 5 minutes…

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Why has E-Factor launched the new Start-Up Academy?

When we talk about people starting up in business for the first time, conversations often revolve around the risk versus the reward; for despite the high ambition and anticipation that new clients come to us with, it’s still imperative that they evaluate the sacrifices that all new start-ups must take, whether that’s money, time, career opportunities or even relationships.

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10 Behaviours of a Great Manager

Congratulations! You’ve gone through the sometimes-stressful process of recruiting, inducting, and starting some enthusiastic staff for your business. They may have the perfect experience and credentials to fulfil the responsibilities attached to the role but as a manger you must recognise this is an ongoing process of relationship management that requires regular habits:

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Cool Energy grant success thanks to E-Factor

Cool Energy are manufacturers and suppliers of innovative renewable energy heat pumps for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets. The business was established in 2016 when John Fenty, Chairman, and Chris Gray, Director, recognised the enormous manufacturing potential for state-of-the-art heat pumps that can be easily and efficiently installed.

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Docks Beers. A grant application for brewery success.

2018 was a monumental year for the Directors of Axholme Brewing Company. Will Douglas, and Shahram Shadan opened Grimsby’s first brewery in 50 years, Docks Beers. It has been a significant investment not only for the business, but for the greater regeneration of the area.

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E-Factor Business Helps New Start Business Venture Become Reality.

Since July 2018, Heartfelt Home Help has been assisting people across the Grimsby area with chores and everyday activities, providing any help they may need at home including cleaning, shopping, and accompanied visits to doctors and hairdressers. When Claire Riggall had the idea for the business, she knew to reach out to E-Factor for business support.

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