Having premises to do business in has long been considered vital for most companies. Even with recent events boosting the popularity of remote working, many businesses will always value the benefits of owning a physical workspace.
The workplace can be a daunting place to navigate, especially for those living with a disability. Employers need to be more mindful of disabilities and adapt their workplace to be more inclusive. Here are a few ways you can foster disability confidence in your workplace.
The ongoing pandemic has had a sizable negative impact on the UK economy, sending unemployment spiralling, and depressing the retail and hospitality sectors. With that said, there have been a few rays of sunshine finding their way through the storm-clouds, and among the most encouraging of them has been the marked upsurge in new businesses being set up.
Almost half of businesses are unprepared for the critical illness or death of a shareholder, according to a study by Legal & General.
This year has certainly tested the capabilities of business across the UK, from all sectors, regardless of their size. Whilst there have been challenging times which have unfortunately resulted in businesses shutting their doors for good, there has also been countless moments where companies have excelled all expectations.
Welcome to the Q3 edition of SME News magazine. These past few months have been a challenging time for many, with restrictions being eased then implemented, it has tested the capabilities on how firm’s handle unexpected obstacles.
Welcome to the Q2 issue of SME News. And so we’ve reached the re-opening stages of this lockdown, tentative though it may be. With the next few days bringing about a host of business-related openings there is the expectation that we’re truly emerging out of the other side. Albeit, without many of the ‘normal’ expectations we have. It’s been a baptism of fire for businesses new and old, in a truly unprecedented situation that no one could really predict or wholly prepare for. This issue will then focus on the optimism presented by the unknown future. Even if we do have to backtrack and return to more distant times, we will be more prepared and knowledgeable about what to expect. We’re experienced now in it all. Lessons have been learned, and companies up and down the country will be better equipped to grow and thrive in less-trying times. Onwards and upwards. So, whenever you have the time, sit back and take a look at this issue. We’ve focused on a select number of SMEs that are looking at becoming better, more resilient and more robust in the months and years to come. In the meantime, we hope you stay safe. We’ll be here next quarter to give you the latest in UK SME news.
But, the focus of this issue isn’t the pandemic. In light of International Woman’s Day, which already seems like a lifetime ago, SME News wanted to spotlight the work of women-owned companies who are driving industries and shifting paradigms. So, let us focus on something positive. Let’s look at the female pioneers and disruptors who are shaking the world of UK business and beyond.