Experience? Where do I Start?

Work experience in Hertfordshire

I have been happily and successfully involved in the Business world for many, many years and I often wonder why I chose the industry that I served and whether my life would have been different if I had gone in a whole new direction. The assessment of employment or even your life’s work is always […]

Promote your company with biz4Biz

Adrian Hawkins speaking at biz4Biz Connexions

biz4Biz ConneXions returns with a positive message for businesses After a tough few years that have been challenging for Hertfordshire-based businesses, biz4Biz ConneXions returned with an inspiring positive message of support at our first event of 2023 hosted by our new regular venue – Knebworth Barns. Over 80 businesspeople attended the event and listened to […]

The opposite of a low tax economy is

City of London UK economy

Being compared with only part of a salad was a little unfair on Liz Truss our shortest serving Prime Minister. As reality emerges from the Covid nightmare and the post Brexit light is cast across the United Kingdom, we appear less United than we once were as the stark reality of low productivity, the effect […]

Kami Kwasi Budget or Kwasinomics?

Kwasi Kwarteng mini budget

Some will say that the recent fiscal statement was nothing more than an ill conceived and rushed attempt at exciting the electorate and it must be said that it all appeared very much like a fire sale delivered by the Chancellor in just under 30 minutes. However, there is no doubt that Kwasi Kwarteng is […]

When the chips are down

I recently visited a National Trust property with a Victorian kitchen and was surprised to see how labour intensive the world was back then, especially in the clothes washing department of a major household. What a difference a modern washing machine makes to our wardrobe in keeping our clothes clean and colour fast and a […]

Mandatory arbitration process unveiled for commercial rent arrears

commercial property rent arrears

The government introduced its long awaited Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (“the Bill”) and Code of Practice (“the Code”) on 9th November 2021 for issues relating to commercial rent arrears as a result of the pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, in order to protect businesses forced to close during the pandemic, the government imposed […]

Bringing electric vehicles into your business – implications and considerations

Electric vehicles in business | biz4biz

As individuals and businesses become increasingly aware of the conversations being had about sustainability and the environment, many are considering how they can make greener choices. One subject that we recurrently find ourselves engaging with employers and directors about, given the Government’s commitment to ban all sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, is […]

All change at Westminster

Westminster government

There is the expression “keep your friends close and your enemies closer still” that must now haunt Boris Johnson as one by one, various headline grabbing MPs, lined up to deliver their resignations on a Monday and declare their interest in the Prime Ministers role on the Friday. General Elections are won or lost by […]

Flamingo Group: a global ethical, sustainable and scalable winning business

Sustainable business blog

Flamingo Group: a global ethical, sustainable and scalable winning business biz4Biz returned with another packed ConneXions lunch event at the Novotel Stevenage on Thursday 23 June 2022. Our guest speaker was Ian Michell, Group Technical and Procurement Director at Stevenage-based Flamingo Group International (FGI), one of the largest specialist agribusinesses in Europe. Ian will talk […]

Skills the new paradigm

biz4Biz skills blog

On the 21st of June 2021, I wrote my editorial “will we face redundancies or resignations” which you can read here: https://biz4biz.org/will-we-face-redundancies-or-resignations-with-the-removal-of-furlough/ Since this article, much of what I predicted has come to pass and as expected a major recession is now on the horizon with inflation exceeding the official level of 11 per cent […]