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Here are our tips and top picks of the best products for a home office

Apr 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Working from Home

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For many of us, our initial working from home set up may now need a re-think into a long-term solution.

Even a basic desk and chair may still not be a reality and the effects of working from the floor, sofa or bed are taking their toll.

Don’t let your new workstation hinder you, there are solutions to make most places in your house safe, comfortable, and inviting.  Here are our tips and top picks of the best products to suit many different home office locations.

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Impact of tech on the classroom

Apr 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Return to the Workplace

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Six ways that EdTech is transforming education

If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.

EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.

And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.

The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.

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How to make smart work of hot weather in 2020

Apr 14, 2020 10:49:41 AM / by Banner posted in Seasonal, Product, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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The sun is shining, the air is heating up, and it's harder to concentrate when working. 

That's a familiar story for many of us when temperatures start to rise, and one that can take its toll on workplace efficiency.

One study of 600 office workers found that productivity dropped by around 20% when the weather got hotter, with projects taking 13% longer to complete and people becoming 45% more distracted.

Here are 5 tips to help you work smarter in the summer months: 

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Banner become a member of IWFM

Apr 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR

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The Facilities Supply team here at Banner, headed by Andy Whiting are delighted to announce that we are now a member of the Institute of Workplace Facilities Management (IWFM).

This is a great achievement for Banner as it is a testament to the growth in the Facilities Supplies sector. The membership brings important benefits for our customers. 

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Easter trading arrangements 2020

Apr 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Seasonal

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With Easter fast approaching we would like to inform you of our opening times over this period.

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6 top tips to keep your team motivated while working remotely

Apr 2, 2020 1:40:38 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Working from Home

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Workplaces have been evolving for some time due to an increase in flexible working requests. While some businesses have found it difficult to accommodate such requests, the current circumstances have left organisations with no choice but to become more flexible with both working patterns and environments.

Many businesses have had to adapt quickly and provide their workforce with the equipment and software necessary to enable remote working. Most companies will now have overcome the initial obstacles, but the next step is to consider how managers can keep their teams motivated and efficient while working remotely, especially those who are used to managing teams in the workplace.

Here are our six top tips to keep your team motivated while working remotely:

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A quick guide to professional print

Mar 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Print, print management

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When it comes to printing it can be very confusing with lots of jargon and options to choose from.

Here’s our quick guide to help you understand the different types of professional printing and select the most suitable option for your next project.

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4 Ways a Brother Labelling Machine can help your business

Mar 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology

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Organisation is they key to ensuring things run smoothly, especially in fast paced office environments.

Labelling is a great organisational tool, from helping identify files and folders, creating visitor badges, tracking assets and making light work of large mailouts. Replacing handwritten labels with printed ones adds a certain level professionalism as well as making things easier for everybody. A truly effective labelling solution can improve efficiency, productivity and security letting you get back to focussing on getting the job done.

With over 30 years’ experience, Brother take the lead when it comes to labelling solutions. Here are four ways a labelling solution from Brother can help your business.

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Five work from home tips

Mar 18, 2020 4:26:26 PM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Working from Home

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If you’re about to start working from home, you may be wondering how best to go about it.

Working flexibly at home can be a great way to get things done, but if you don’t set a few ground rules, for yourself and others, your efficiency can soon drop.

To build your perfect work at home environment you will need to:

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How improved buying helps higher education cut emissions

Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Education, Working Smarter, eco-friendly

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There's a big reason why any higher education purchasing policy should have carbon emissions front of mind.

2020 Carbon reduction targets

Reducing carbon emissions is pertinent for universities in 2020, because they had hoped to meet a 43% reduction target set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2009.

While most universities may not be on track to achieve this, there have been successes.

The University Carbon Progress Report showed carbon emissions from UK higher education providers falling from 1.7 million tonnes to 1.6 million tonnes in the year to 2017/18.

So how can your university do better, on campus and throughout the supply chain?

Here are 4 buying policies that can make a difference:

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