London managed pubs worse than elsewhere

According to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, managed pubs outside of London have seen an increase of 2.3% in like-for-like sales in January compared to January 2018, as opposed to London with just 0.7%. Restaurants outside of London did the best, with a 2.5 increase. Trevor Watson, executive director at Davis Coffer Lyons said: “To […]

Premier Inn expansion plans

Well-known hotel operator Premier Inn plans to open five new hotels in Scotland this year (2020.) This is part of its £70 million expansion plans for the UK as a whole, for 37 hotels this year and 4,000 rooms in total. These new sites include a 60-bed hotel in Aviemore, an 85-bed hotel in Thurso […]

Forget yellow, blue or red, Scotland wants to be green

According to Bank of Scotland’s Business Barometer survey, nearly 70% of two thirds of SMEs in Scotland want to be more environmentally sustainable. “The survey found 69% of small to medium sized businesses believe it is either important and very important while 72% said they have taken steps to become greener in the past 12 […]

Widespread uses of biometrics

Biometrics are measurements and/or calculations of the human body, used to identify people.

Sickness absences aren’t just data

Accurate monitoring of sickness absences is vital in any workplace. This means something more trackable than a phone-call, or an email to their line manager.

EU rules to regulate attendance monitoring

The European Court of Justice has followed his suggestion and ruled that EU member states must ensure their employers set up “an objective, reliable and accessible system enabling the duration of time worked each day by each worker to be measured.”