Volunteerism has been a key part of Globe's corporate culture through its various employee engagement programs. In contributing to nation-building, the company is encouraging its employees and customers to actively support community engagement programs this International Volunteer Day (IVD). IVD, as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, is an annual celebration marked every December 5 and is viewed as ...

The UK Government's Flexible Working Taskforce has published practical guidance for employers designed to support hybrid working models, in a bid to help organisations retain staff and improve working wellbeing. The Flexible Working Taskforce is made up of organisations such as the CIPD, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Institue of Directors and the Trades Union Congress. Commenting on the ...

Becoming a franchisee gives people the chance to own a business in which they are invested and passionate - a stark contrast to working for someone and not reaping the rewards for all your hard work. Alistair Glaze, Chairman of Business Partnership, believes that franchising can benefit people looking for work in 2021 and gives his advice on why franchising ...

Whilst we hear a lot about starting a business, it is not every day that we hear about leaving one. There are many reasons why people consider exiting a business. No matter the reason, it is always good to ensure that you meet your business goals and get a fair return on the sale. Selling your business on the open ...

There is no doubt that virtually every industry has experienced significant changes and shifts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the economy is steadily recovering from its impact, it could seem like a risky time to buy a business. However, some industries, such as engineering, manufacturing and ecommerce, have seen a rise in demand during the pandemic, providing future opportunities for ...

A prominent Tory peer has been accused of racism for allegedly saying that someone was "a waste of a man's white skin". Baroness Mone, 50, sent a WhatsApp message to a man of Indian heritage, telling him he was "a total disgrace" with a "mental loony of a girlfriend", according to reports. The Scottish lingerie tycoon sent the expletive-laden message ...

Abrdn has struck a GBP1.5bn deal to buy the online investment platform Interactive Investor, as the fund manager pushes into the increasingly popular realm of web-based trading. Abrdn, which was known as Standard Life Aberdeen until a vowel-averse name change earlier this year, said it was acquiring a fast-growing business that added 46,000 customers last year, excluding acquisitions, taking the ...

The Mercedes Formula One team, which includes Britain's Lewis Hamilton in its driver line-up, is facing a backlash for a sponsorship deal from a company which made some of the insulation used on Grenfell Tower. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, added his voice last night to condemnation from relatives of the 72 people killed ...

Hotels in the UK have been hit by a wave of Christmas cancellations as business customers call off parties and events amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The Best Western Hotel Group, a franchise operator, said mixed messaging from ministers had already damaged trade, with concerns Christmas 2021 would have to be "written off", while ...

A new train ticketing platform launching today is promising to plant a tree for every ticket it sells, which it hopes will appeal to passengers who care about climate change. Trainhugger says it will use 50p out of each GBP1.50 booking fee to pay for a young tree, in partnership with the Royal Forestry Society and Royal Scottish Forestry Society. ...