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5 Key Benefits of Being Cyber Essentials Certified

You’d be surprised at just how many businesses think they won’t be a target of cyber crime. Are you one of those? Every business is digital, they might just not know it yet. And of course, where there is technology, there is risk. But the benefits of technology can far outweigh the negative. We mitigate risks in many other areas

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Is the Cloud Safe?

Every business is digital, just not every business knows that yet!   A lot of technology is hosted in the Cloud and a question we get asked a lot is, “is the Cloud safe”?   In short, yes! Much safer than legacy systems. But even if you have 100 CCTV cameras, a door that requires a code, a fingerprint and

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The man behind The Business Culture Hull – Tony Bowler

I’m not going to give you a ‘rags to riches’ story (I wish I could) nor is this a story of hardship. My story is of an independent spirit who’s taken something from every single life experience I’ve ever had. I was born and raised on Hull’s Orchard Park estate. At that time, ‘Orchard’ was part of the new wave

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National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. This wage increases in April every year. Apprentices are entitled to the apprenticeship rate if they are: Under 19 years old Aged 19 or over and in their first year of their apprenticeship Example An apprentice aged 22 in the first

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5 ways office design affects productivity in the workplace

Workplace design can often be overlooked as an ideal and not a necessity, however have you ever considered how your work environment can affect productivity? We explore 5 ways that office design affects productivity in the workplace, to enable you to create an effective office space, and educating businesses on why office design is important.   1. Health & wellbeing

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Spring into Action with Your Office Cleaning!

Today marks the first day of Spring, so it’s a perfect time to de clutter your desk and spring clean your workplace! Did you know 57% of workers admit to judging a co-worker based on the cleanliness of their workspace? With this in mind, what do you think your workspace says about you? With busy schedules and deadlines to meet,

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What features would make a fantastic co-working space?

We take a look at our top 5 features that make a fantastic co-working space! 1 – Collaboration spaces Ever increasing in popularity, collaborative areas create a space for new ideas and communication. Creating zones which act as a creative hub for self-expression is vital for a start-up or freelancer and is one of the driving factors behind why new

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Sleep – Are you getting enough

At Optimum3 it’s about more than just getting sweaty in the gym or eating loads of salad. It’s about an ethos and approach that looks at everything that can affect your results. Whether you have a goal of weight loss, fat loss or muscle gain there can be different factors to consider that will make a big difference. One being

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How is Brexit affecting Foregin Currency?

  Hi,   With less than 40 days to go until ‘Brexit Day’, FX market nerves are getting stretched, and further volatility is expected as thin markets are exaggerating routine GBP fluctuations. Rumours, both positive and negative, are having an increased short term impact on the pound, while real political progress, if there is any, seems to be glacially slow,

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Keeping your kids safe online

While our primary business is repairing phones we also care about making sure you and your family are as safe as possible online. As the number of smart phones, tablets and laptops increases, as does the amount of time we are spending online. There is all of this information and connection that we have access to, but just like in

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