How an apprentice can benefit your business

How an apprentice can benefit your business »

If you’re looking to grow talent and develop a motivated, highly skilled and qualified workforce, you should consider employing the next generation of

Facts to consider when hiring new staff

Facts to consider when hiring new staff »

Taking on new staff is an exercise that usually means following necessary procedures to make sure everything is as it should be. David

Support when it’s needed most

Support when it’s needed most »

For many installers working alone with increasingly sophisticated systems, technical support services can be a lifeline. Nick Bennett, director of service at

Why installers should make the most of industry events

Why installers should make the most of industry events »

There’s no denying that installers often have a busy schedule, but with new technology constantly driving the industry forward, it’s important that

Securing lucrative contracts: looking beyond a tick-box approach  

Securing lucrative contracts: looking beyond a tick-box approach   »

In the wake of high-profile corporate failures, including Carillion and Forrest, contractors are under tremendous pressure to keep standards high – both within

How your van can help your business

How your van can help your business »

For many businesses, a van is simply a tool they use to get from here to there. But in reality, your vehicle can

How to make your business stand out online

How to make your business stand out online »

With winter on its way, we’re heading into the busiest time of years for plumbers and engineers. In this article, Jonathan Birch takes

Fighting the Scourge of Late Payments

Fighting the Scourge of Late Payments »

Why credit insurance is the answer for small plumbing businesses, according to Andrew Garvey, Chief Operating Officer at Countingup, and Richard Thomson, co-founder

Get tax-ready well in advance of deadlines

Get tax-ready well in advance of deadlines »

Many people who are self-employed don’t give much thought to their tax return until the 31 January deadline is looming. In fact, 30,000 people

Launching a trade business on a shoestring budget

Launching a trade business on a shoestring budget »

For many plumbers and heating engineers, running your own business is a dream you want to turn to reality. It may be that