Seven Tips for Retailers

Seven Tips for Retailers

How to stay on top of your retail’s ever-changing environment Consumers shopping habits have dramatically changed in recent years, and for retailers, the competition is getting tighter. Businesses need to raise their game to drive growth. Below the Forum has created seven top hits for retailers to follow to ensure growth with their business.   […]

The Small Business Commissioner Visits the Forum

The Small Business Commissioner Visits the Forum

On June 28th 2018 The Forum welcomed the Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal to our office. Paul was appointed as the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner in October 2017, the role was established under the Enterprise Act 2016 as part of a package of measures to tackle late and unfair payment practices. Within his role, […]

Pride Month in the Workplace

Pride Month in the Workplace

June marks the yearly celebration Pride Month. This global LGBT event is celebrated in a number of different ways. The reason June is chosen is that this marks when the Stonewall Riots took place back in 1969. Abuse towards LGBT Employees Even though we celebrate Pride, there are still abuse issues happening in the workplace […]

No sign of an end to SME late payment pain

No sign of an end to SME late payment pain

One in four SMEs continue to face a late payments problem, Close Brothers research reveals The scale of late payments continues to increase with one in four SMEs owed more than £40,000 Almost half of SMEs now using or considering invoice finance products Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to suffer from late payments from customers […]

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

Monday 11th June 2018 was the beginning of Men’s Health Week. This weekly event is hosted by the Men’s Health Forum and is there to highlight the importance of men’s physical and mental health. Studies have proved that staff wellness programmes have reduced levels of sickness, and absences. Good employee health is good for business, […]