Centre News

Should SMEs Keep Their Landline Telephones?

One of the UK’s leading accountancy firms, PwC, announced recently that it was getting rid of landline telephones on all office desks, with all staff being expected to use mobiles by the end of the summer. Is this an option for SMEs, however? . Here we look at the extent to which the use of landline phones has declined – and why dispensing with your company landlines may not be a good idea.

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Tips for SMEs on Managing Maternity and Paternity Leave

Maternity leave is a subject that has hit the headlines when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first elected world leader to take maternity leave during her term of office. She announced that she would only be taking six weeks of leave and would effectively remain in charge of the country in the meantime. The issue of how much time off mothers and fathers should take to bring up their new arrival is just as important for small businesses. Larger companies generally find it easier to cope with staff starting a family because of their greater resources. However, dealing with the issue need not be an insurmountable challenge for even the smallest of companies.

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Clare Duncan-Hawes, Chiropractic Health

“I moved into Basepoint back in August 2007 following a difficult time at my previous location. The Centre team were extremely helpful and the move was stress-free. My …

Kath Gater, Foot Health

"I moved into Basepoint back in 2013. The easy in easy out licence agreement, welcoming staff, clean environment, and the facilities made up my mind to set up my Foot…

Pauline Bond, GB Safety Limited

"As a small business Basepoint suits our needs perfectly and since moving in over a year ago we have never looked back. Basepoint is definitely the best office comple…