4th mpu In Depth

Is flexible working the answer to workplace stress? 

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Matt Ephgrave, MD at Just Eat for Business, discussed the results of his company’s recent survey about stress at work. Work-related stress has skyrocketed in recent years and data suggest that a huge 17.9 million working days were lost to stress, anxiety or depression in 2019/20. This not only highlights workplace stress’ sheer scale, but […]

Employers are not supportive enough in cost-of-living crisis

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Employees are turning to their employer benefits to help mitigate the soaring cost of living and squeeze on household finances. 85% of employers agree that they have a duty to support their employees as the cost-of-living rises But, only 5% of employees feel their employer is properly supporting them through the cost-of-living crisis 83% of […]

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve’s unique event spaces

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From a stunning glass orangery to one of England’s finest country houses, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers some unique event spaces. For an event as unique as you, Port Lympne offers a choice of spectacular venues to hire for an unforgettable occasion. The hotel and reserve’s variety of versatile, adaptable and beautiful private spaces are […]

Why the EA Role is the Backbone of every Innovative Business?

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Kate Warburton discusses the role of an EA. The EA (Executive Assistant) role is an incredibly broad and varied one. The duties are as wide as is necessary to provide support to boost the success and profitability of a business. In order to fulfil this broad requirement, the modern EA is resourceful, diligent, organised, creative, […]

CAN’T GET NO SATISFACTION…WHICH CITY HATES THEIR JOBS MOST?

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There are big differences across the UK in the way workers feel about their jobs. So which city fares worst for work satisfaction? A nationwide research has revealed people from Nottingham are most likely to hate their job, with over half (51 percent) claiming they are stuck in a dead-end job they loathe. Folk from […]

Hotel review: 5* Andaz London Liverpool Street in the heart of East London

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Our editor took a weekend mini break at Andaz London Liverpool Street, in the vibrant East London. I was really looking forward to my Friday night’s stay at the five star Andaz London, envisaging a perfect start for the weekend. It couldn’t have been a more fitting start for my ‘mini break’ in London. On […]

June’s extra bank holiday is welcome news but what does it mean to employers?

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The business sector is keen to make this year’s extra June Bank Holiday, which marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to become a permanent fixture in UK calendars. It’s an extra day for the nation, granted in recognition of Her Majesty’s “extraordinary” service and the hard work shown throughout the pandemic. A new “Thank Holiday” would […]

INTERVIEW: How Rachel Tonge is connecting communities at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT)

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We sat down with Rachel Tonge, UK Vice President & General Manager at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), to talk about her role and the company’s ambitions for 2022… How did you first get into the world of business travel? Business travel really found me. I was keen for a career change, having worked […]

BACK TO THE OFFICE: Why we’re struggling to concentrate – and tips to improve focus

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During the pandemic working from home presented its own challenges when it came to distractions and troubles with maintaining concentration. Now, as Covid-19 restrictions have lifted, many businesses have returned to the hustle and bustle of in-office life. Though many of us have enjoyed being reunited with our colleagues and favourite commuter coffee shops, transitioning […]

How to embrace the virtual world

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Charlotte Wibberley, CEO of VIP VA, reveals why more PAs are seeking flexibility in the workplace by launching their own VA business In the working place today, the ‘f word’ (flexibility) is key to keeping people motivated in their jobs. It’s therefore no wonder that so many employees are now choosing to move to self-employment when […]


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