business

How to Reduce Costs as a Business Owner

Running a business can be highly rewarding, but it can also be a costly affair. For sole traders or small companies, reducing costs can be essential. There are a number of ways you can save money, without compromising the quality of your work or the safety of you and your employees. Adele MacGregor looks at […]

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How installers can grow their business with digital tools

Hannah Foley, Head of Digital at Wolseley UK, shares her thoughts on taking the stress out of being more ‘digital’ for installers who are looking for ways to have more time or grow their business stress-free. Everyone is talking about ‘going digital’ and that can sound a bit scary. However, it doesn’t have to be. […]

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Business confidence for tradespeople is bouncing back from pandemic lows

New industry insights from Screwfix has revealed that business confidence amongst UK tradespeople has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months. Screwfix’s Business Confidence Index is part of its monthly Trade Pulse survey, which includes a range of measures. All these measures rose in December 2021 when compared to December 2020 figures. The overall […]

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Cost of plumbing contractors at highest level in 18 months

The cost of hiring a plumbing contractor rose to the highest level in 18 months during September, according to Hudson Contract’s latest analysis of construction industry pay trends.  Average weekly earnings for self-employed plumbers increased by 4.4 per cent to £1,021 last month, the highest amount since March 2020 and the first time this year […]

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Wolseley Pipe launches new suite of eBusiness tools

Wolseley Pipe has launched a range of new eBusiness tools to improve efficiency for commercial heating and plumbing businesses, M&E contractors and building services engineers. Split into three core services, Wolseley Pipe has built digital tools suitable for customers of all sizes: Wolseley website: 24/7 access for customers to order online and manage their Wolseley […]

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