Month: July 2019

Elmbank Car Sales

Elmbank Car Sales

Welcome to Elmbank Car Sales of Glasgow & South Lanarkshire
If you have been planning on replacing your current car and are looking for something a little more sporty that is still suited to your needs, reliable and excellent value for money you may want to consider taking a look at some of the used cars they have on offer at Elmbank Car Sales.  With an extensive range of top quality used sports cars at very competitive rates you may find that your search for a new car takes far less time then you first expected.

Elmbank Car Sales

At experts in used sports car sales, Elmbank Car Sales know exactly what is required to make sure that every customer is left satisfied with the service they received.  With an aim to deliver excellent customer care every time they sell a used car they are happy to offer additional benefits with each car as standard including a full MOT, three month warranty and full service and HPI checks so you can be certain they have done everything they can to ensure that your car to safe and completely road legal. 

With a focus on offering a wide range of top quality used sports cars at they are able to offer a wealth of information about any of the cars they have available.  Originally starting out as a hobby which later evolved into a thriving business at Elmbank the staff are true sports car enthusiasts!  Whether you are looking for advice regarding what features the cars have on offer, insurance information or something a bit more technical at Elmbank they are certain to be able to answer any questions that you may have.

At Elmbank they also offer the added advantage of being able to provide car finance plans as well as the option to part exchange your current car.  With fair prices offered for part exchange deals and some very competitive finance options available, at Elmbank Used Car Sales they will do everything they can to make getting your ideal car as affordable as possible and as each case is assessed on an individual basis they will make sure that any finance plan you enter into is completely suited to your personal budget.

Offering a wide choice of makes and models in used sports cars at Elmbank Used Car Sales they are constantly on the look out for new stock to add to their existing range, as experienced buyers within the industry they know exactly what to look for to make sure that every car they purchase is of good quality and has the potential to one day be somebody’s true pride and joy. No matter whether you want a more traditional model, something a bit showy or a car that is suitable for family life as well at Elmbank they will do everything they can to a find you a used car that is perfectly suited to your requirements.

So if want to trade your car in for something new or fancy treating yourself to a second, faster car why not take a look at what Elmbank Car Sales of Glasgow & South Lanarkshire can do for you?  Simply take a look a their website at some of the excellent used cars they have on offer, then book an appointment with them to view any cars you may be interested in and you could be on the road in no time at all! m

The Firm with 900 Staff & No Office

The Firm with 900 Staff & No Office

The Firm with 900 Staff & No Office

There’s a growing trend for firms to ditch their offices entirely, but is that good or bad for workers? “Talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is often not,” says Cate Huston. “Working this way means you can access that talent and also give opportunity.”

She leads the developer experience team for Automattic, a large multi-national company where every single one of the 930 staff work remotely. The business has no fixed office presence at all.

“It’s a deep part of our culture, nobody even mentions offices anymore,” she told BBC 5 live’s Wake Up To Money programme.

“I’m office-free. We all just love the freedom and we travel to meet each other so we enjoy those adventures as well.”

Her employer is one of a small but growing number of businesses that are choosing to have no central office.

Faster internet connections, messaging and video apps, and the rise of collaborative and monitoring software are allowing some firms to do away with their offices entirely.

Instead, they hire staff from multiple locations and ask them to work from home or from shared working spaces near where they live.

Automattic’s staff work across 70 different countries and, instead of paying for a central office, the company pays to fly staff to regular meet-ups throughout the year.

It also pays workers to equip their home offices and helps them meet the cost of renting a work space, or for drinks if they work in a coffee house. But that is still cheaper than an office.

“There’s definitely some cost saving to not having an office; you don’t spend money on the office, especially in the tech hubs like London and San Francisco and New York where office rental costs are shockingly high,” says Cate.

“But because we do really value the in-person time together we have these regular meet-ups. We have one for the whole company that happens every year and most teams meet up twice on top of that.

“We spend money on that, on flying everyone together. My team met up earlier this year in Thailand.”

Remote working is increasing rapidly, fuelled mostly by self-employed and flexible workers.

More than 1.54 million people work from home for their main job – up from 884,000 ten years ago, according to the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey, the largest study of employment circumstances in the UK.

Now some businesses are rejecting the notion they even need a headquarters, let alone office space for their staff.

“It’s definitely an increasing trend. It’s certainly very cost effective and attractive for start-ups,” says Ilke Inceoglu, professor of organisation behaviour at the University of Exeter Business School.

“From the perspective of employees, you don’t have a commute and that is a huge benefit.”

Remote working may sound idyllic for anyone who has commuted during rush hour, but there are potential downsides.

Prof Inceoglu says: “Some people find it a challenge to draw a line between work and home-life. If you always work from home because you are office-less then where does your work stop and your home-life start again?

“It’s important to take steps to make sure there are boundaries.”

There are other risks to working from home. Mental health charity Mind has highlighted that remote workers may be at a higher risk of feeling lonely and isolated.

However, in a fully remote business, Prof Inceoglu says that risk may be reduced: “Feeling isolated is certainly a risk of remote working but if everyone is in the same boat then you already feel a sense of connectedness.”

Jess Sims used to work for a company where every member of staff was in the office except for her. She now works for a fully-remote collective of freelancers called The Doers and says it’s definitely easier when everyone is scattered.

“When you are remote but everyone else is in the same place, you’re effectively watching through a window at all the office camaraderie that happens but you can’t be included,” she says.

“People forget to update you because you’re not around all the time. You have to chase people to remind them you exist.

“Now, I work with a remote collective and we are all in the same boat, we all work from home. And so we are all a bit more aware of what everyone is feeling and look after each other.”

Cate Huston believes fully remote working can actually be good for communication. “Remote work makes the problems of work more explicit and then we can set out deliberately to address them.

“If you work in the same office it’s easy to think: ‘Oh we have lunch together every day so we’re a cohesive team that support each other,’ but that’s not necessarily true.

“When your team is spread all around the world like my team currently, we think much more deliberately about how to build ourselves as a team, how to make sure we are communicating well, are we documenting things clearly.”

MPs will Stop No-deal Brexit

MPs will Stop No-deal Brexit

Philip Hammond: MPs will and should stop no-deal Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond has told the BBC he and other MPs will “find a way” of blocking a no-deal Brexit.

He told Radio 4’s Political Thinking Podcast he would personally oppose leaving the EU without a legal agreement on 31 October.

He warned Theresa May’s successor as prime minister not to “sideline” MPs, saying this would be “shocking”.

Meanwhile, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has urged party members to sign a declaration to remain in the EU.

Mr Watson is leading the push within the party for another Brexit referendum, and for the party to campaign to stay in the EU.

Mr Hammond is expected to be replaced as chancellor whoever wins the Conservative leadership election later this month.

He has been increasingly vociferous in his opposition to a no-deal Brexit, which both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have said they would be willing to pursue on 31 October if there is no prospect of a negotiated deal.

On Tuesday, Mr Hammond told MPs a no-deal exit, which would see the UK leave the EU’s single market and customs union overnight without any kind of transition arrangement, could cause a £90bn hole in the public finances.

Vodafone switches on 5G network

Vodafone switches on 5G network

Vodafone switches on 5G network in seven UK cities
Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network, offering faster speeds and the opportunity for new services.

The network is going live in seven UK cities, including Cardiff, London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Making a success of the service could be crucial to the firm which has seen financial losses and customer complaints in recent years.

Vodaphone 5G

5G networks offer more capacity than 4G with speeds up to 100 times faster. It could also help support new technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotics, connected cities and self-driving cars.

The three other cities to benefit are Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool.

Twelve additional towns and cities will follow later this year – Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton.

Vodafone is the first UK provider to offer 5G roaming in Germany, Spain and Italy.

Business director of Vodafone UK, Anne Sheehan, said: “5G is a game-changer for the economy and UK businesses. We are committed to helping our customers take advantage of this technology by making it widely available in the UK and through roaming. We want to help UK businesses become global leaders and 5G will play an important role in achieving that aim.”

Rival Three plans to roll out 5G in August with services from O2 coming in the autumn.

“After a hotly contested battle with Vodafone, EE claimed the honour of switching on the UK’s first 5G network, in May 2019. However, the reality is that being first means little to consumers and the initial launches this summer represent only the first few tentative steps in a marathon 5G journey ahead,” said Mr Mann. “The real winners in 5G will only become apparent several years down the line.”

The UK has put itself at the top of the leader board with its swift adoption of the technology.

“In 2012, the UK was only the 53rd nation to launch 4G behind places such as Guam, Azerbaijan and Kiribati. Now, with all four networks planning to switch on 5G in 2019 it moves from laggard to leader,” said Mr Mann.

All the UK’s operators continue to use Huawei’s equipment despite controversy surrounding the Chinese telecoms firm. If the UK government decides it is no longer safe to rely on having it as part of the network, the operators would be forced to strip out its kit and replace it.

Risk Assessment Software

Risk Assessment Software

Promoting Risk Assessment Software
RAMs App Software is an excellent way to help your business get essential risk assessment documentation completed easily and accurately in the minimum of time, by simply creating the templates of the documents that you need and then completing them with any required information as and when they are needed for jobs. Being able to generate risk assessment documentation without having to start from the beginning each time will not only save you time spent doing administration tasks it will also help you to create a streamlined and professional impression for your company as all paperwork that your business produces will be consistent and include features such as your company’s name address and logo. 

Risk Assessment Software

Accessing RAMs App Software will give you the freedom to create documentation that is completely tailored to your businesses needs without the need to spend hours at the computer or having to pay for any specialist services, all you need to do is create the risk assessment templates that you require in advance using the specialist risk assessment software within the RAMs App Software website and then when you need to carry out a risk assessment simply access the required template using your computer, tablet or smartphone and complete it using the options given within the form. 

Most businesses find that when they complete risk assessments a lot of the information included is the same or very similar each time and that manually entering these details separately each time is not only time consuming and tedious it also gives more opportunity for errors or vital information being left out which can really slow down the progress of many projects. When you use RAMs App Software you can help significantly reduce errors as most of the information is already stored for you and dramatically cut the time needed to create each risk assessment so you can offer you clients a professional and time efficient service every time no matter how busy you get. 

Risk Assessment Templates
Because you can access any risk assessment templates you have created at RAMs App Software on your phone or tablet as well as your office computer you will be able to complete any documentation required no matter where you are, this can be particularly useful if you need to get a job done quickly or have a complicated assessment to complete as you will be able to get everything done onsite with your client on hand to answer and questions you may have or provide you with any further information that you may require. Also the added convenience of being able to access your risk assessment templates where ever you may be can really help you manage your time efficiently as you don’t need to rely on being at your computer to get the work done. 

Using RAMs App Software is a simple way to really help your business to make sure it is complying with all legal obligations and also creates a professional and trustworthy impression for any future clients. By simply being able to produce accurate and uniform paperwork complete with your company details quickly and easily can make your business much more attractive to any potential customers, and with the opportunity to also create templates for method statements and COSHH assessments using RAMs App Software, as well as risk assessment templates no matter what type of industry you work within you can be certain that you will be able to create any required health and safety documentation you may require by using the same straightforward process. 

Drone Risk Assessment & Aerial Photography Risk Assessment
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) supports the safe development of drones in the UK. Drones can bring economic and workplace safety benefits, but to achieve those we need everyone flying a drone to do so safely. There is a checklist and attention to detail that must be considered when operating a UAV. That is commonly known as a safety operations procedure including pre flight and post flight checks along with a thorough risk assessment of the environment.

At the time of writing there have been seven confirmed cases of direct in flight contact between drones and civil or military manned aircraft worldwide1. There have been no known collisions between small drones and manned aircraft in the UK. However, the number of occasions where pilots have reported suspected drones in proximity to their aircraft in the UK is increasing; there were 59 such occasions between April 2016 and March 2017.

The use of small unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as drones, is rising in the UK, for both leisure and commercial purposes. With that increase in usage comes more questions about the unintentional risks of drones colliding with, or disrupting, manned aircraft.

That’s why it’s important to stay safe with risk assessments.

Whether you are a sole trader or run a large business with many different projects at one time at RAMs App Software they have a variety of packages available at different prices so you will be able to select the option most suited to your company’s needs. With the option to purchase just one document if that’s all your require right up to the opportunity to create unlimited documents you can be certain that you will be able to find an option that is cost effective for your business. 

With an excellent customer services team on hand if you need any help or advice and many useful features on the website such as video demonstrations and a helpful FAQ page creating your risk assessment templates couldn’t be easier. By simply using the straight forward instructions on the RAMs App site you will be able to create professional risk assessment templates that are tailored to your businesses needs in no time at all and when the time comes that you need to use them accessing your template and inserting the required information is a quick and easy process that you can do in no time at all. 

Want to Know More about RAMs App Software
So if you are thinking about ways to reduce your administration time or want to help your business maintain a professional image and want to be certain that all the health and safety documentation you is complete and to the highest possible standards why not consider taking a look at some of the options offered by RAMs App Software?

With reasonable rates and an excellent service offering you all the help and information you need it could be the perfect way to help improve your businesses working practises.  For further information visit the RAMs App Risk Assessment website or give them a call today on 0800 066 2957.