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Calls for devolution grow across the UK

A year-long study by the RSA City Growth Commission has called for the devolution of powers to UK cities, estimating that it could boost economic growth by £79bn by 2030. The Scottish referendum has ignited the argument for localised powers and ... Read more

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Five things to consider when searching for commercial property

Whether you are finding a commercial property for the first time or the hundredth, there are a number of key decisions that need to be made. We’ve listed five of the most important things that need to be considered when finding new premises for your ... Read more

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Five ways retailers can improve customer engagement

Customer interaction can be the difference between a buzzing shop floor and closing down sale. Retailers are having to work harder than ever to keep afloat, but it is those who are adapting to meet the needs of modern consumers that are thriving on ... Read more

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Five ways to inspire creativity in the workplace

There is nothing worse than finding your staff stuck for ideas in the workplace. So if the ideas sheet is coming back blank and that spark of ingenuity is amiss, here are some simple solutions to getting those ideas flowing again. Embrace new ... Read more

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Commercial property returns poised for 25 year high

A report from global real estate company M&G Real Estate has predicted that the UK Commercial property market could achieve returns of over 20% for 2014, the highest amount in 25 years. Thanks to increased confidence and an increase in ... Read more

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Great British High Street Awards – shortlist announced

The names of the towns, cities and streets that will battle it out to be called the best location for shoppers in the UK have been revealed. The competition is being run by the Future High Streets Forum and highlights innovative methods of boosting ... Read more

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Is London’s Garden Bridge worth the £175m price tag?

“I don’t quite know what the point of this thing is” said Boris Johnson earlier this year regarding the plans for a garden bridge across the Thames. Championed by Joanna Lumley and designed by Olympic Stadium designer Thomas Heatherwick, the ... Read more

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‘Trains will be overloaded by mid 2020s without HS2′

UK trains would be overrun by the middle of the 2020s if HS2 didn't go ahead, according to the Area Petition Manager at HS2, Tom Hinds. Speaking to the Park Royal Business Group last week, Mr Hinds provided an update on the status of the project ... Read more

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8 simple ways to enhance your office space

Decorating your office is all about how you want customers, clients and your employees to perceive your business. With this in mind it’s definitely worth taking the time to ensure that your décor and furnishings say the right thing about your brand. ... Read more

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Scotland’s commercial property market set for upturn after independence no vote

There was a collective sigh of relief within the commercial property market last week as Scotland voted no to independence. In the uncertainty leading up to the vote, many commercial property deals involving those north and south of the border had ... Read more