Future-proofing your business to prepare for change

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that life can throw anything our way, no matter how prepared we think we are. The Coronavirus pandemic threw the world of business into disarray, with almost every business being forced to change the way that they work. Though the last 18 months have been an extremely difficult, many of the UK’s businesses continue to power on and recover, proving it is not impossible to survive when the unexpected happens.

Managing a new change in demand

2020 was a challenging year for everyone. Many businesses saw closures, furloughed staff and the need for more support than ever. One of the biggest factors businesses across the country saw change was an increase or decrease in demand. Whether it was a logistics business working with supermarkets experiencing a sudden increase in demand, or a small printing business experiencing demand come to a halt, all businesses have been somehow touched by the ongoing pandemic.

Fraud Awareness Week: Keeping safe against scams

There are always scams circulating online, whereby scammers will attempt to gain access to personal information or money by targeting individuals or businesses with fraudulent communications. The two main ways that this is achieved is through online scams and payment fraud. With the COVID-19 pandemic came many new ways that scammers are attempting to commit fraud. Unfortunately, businesses in need are being targeted, with scammers offering money whilst claiming to be compensation, or sending fraudulent links to these business owners.