26 Jul 2017

6 Tips To Make The Office A Nicer Place To Work


Most offices are dreary, and people dread going into work. Today, I’ve found some ways that every office could be improved, and I’m going to share them with you.

Air conditioning.

Even in the coldest of climates, we still have those rare hot and muggy days. This makes working in an office unbearable. Employees are often snappy because they are too hot. Think about installing an air conditioning unit into the office. Even on the days that it isn’t necessarily warm, it will provide fresher air into the room making employees happier and more awake. Units often come with the option to change the temperature of the air it expels, so don’t worry about the office becoming too cold.


Plants

Plants brighten up any room and will spark more creativity within your employees. If you don’t want to maintain the plants, you could go for some fake flowers. Anything with a splash of colour is likely to ignite the imagination, meaning your team will be working efficiently.


Lighting

Spotlights and bright strip lights can induce headaches and most of the time, are too bright for working conditions. Why not install some led panels which will not only distribute the light better, but will save you money on your electric bill. They’re super easy to install and are a brilliant investment for any office (or home, for that matter!)

Refreshments

Like with any job, the freedom to be able to grab a cuppa when you need one is great. Why not buy a coffee machine for your staff, trust me they will be forever grateful. Vending machines are also a great addition to any office. Being able to grab a snack to boost your energy levels can make the world of difference to your performance at work.


Consider Music. Statistics show that people work better when there is ambient music in the background. I don’t mean have the latest chart singles on, as this could lead to be distracting. I mean something that will break through the sounds of everyone tapping on their keyboards. Music often makes repetitive work less tedious too.


Make it like home. Unfortunately, we have to spend the majority of our time in the office. Even though you want your staff to stay professional, making the office a little more homely by adding a sofa and a table with a few magazines will make a difference. Staff could sit there on their breaks and relax for a short time. Also, being in surroundings that aren’t so corporate will help your employees feel comfortable at work, which could lead to improvement in their workflow.


Making these simple changes could improve the atmosphere in your office. Remember, keeping your staff happy is one of the key things to run a successful business. If they’re happy, they will work more efficiently. Invest in making these changes to your work environment and you will soon start reaping the benefits. Plus, who actually likes going into a drab space to work?

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19 Jul 2017

Creativity Of A Different Kind: Using Artistic Flair To Create Your Personal Image



If you have creative flair, you’re one of the blessed ones. Seeing the world through a creative lens is the best feeling. It’s an amazing way to look at everything with the fascination it deserves. Creativity also offers an outlet through which to reach the world. It’s one of many ways we lessen the human experience of loneliness.

But, many creatives fail to use their gifts to their full extent. They settle on painting or sculpting and use all their creative energy there. But, there’s no need for it. Instead of focusing on one outlet, artists should apply creativity to everything. And, that includes their appearance. The face you show the world is important. So, why not use your skills to perfect the way you look? These steps should give you some idea of how to apply creativity to your appearance.

Use Yourself As A Canvas

In truth, designing a creative personal image is no different to painting a picture. The tools may be different, but the process is the same. You are the artist and your body is the blank canvas. You need to create colours, lines, and shapes, which all work well together. Consider every aspect, from your outfit to your makeup. Creating an image requires patience, in the same way that painting a picture does. Don’t rush your makeup routine. Take time over it. Relish the brush strokes. Take time to see the natural beauty in yourself, and highlight it with your designs.


Develop A Signature Style

Every artist needs a signature style. It's what sets them apart from the crowd. It also ensures people recognise their work immediately. It’s also important to develop a signature style when working on the way you look. Following the crowd is no way to stand out. And, if there’s one thing creative individuals hate, it’s blending in with the crowd. Instead, step away and buy what you like, rather than what’s popular. And, take time over the small flourishes which will set your apart. Accessories offer a fantastic opportunity to create distinction. Opting for bespoke and custom jewellery, like the pieces found at Jaubalet will help you here. Custom-made options like these ensure that no one else will have anything like it.

Think, too, about a signature makeup style. Bright lipsticks or colorful eyeshadows could be all it takes to create an image people recognise.


Take Inspiration From All Around

This point may seem like a contradiction. But, most artists also know how important it is to take inspiration from other sources. That’s not to say that you need to copy other people’s styles. That’ll lead you straight to the crowd mentality the above point warns against. But, it’s worth looking out for individuals who interest you. Take note of their main fashion features, and consider how you could apply them to your look. Take inspiration, too, from colors you see, or prints which appeal to you. Mixing all these things together will turn you into a multi sensory sensation.
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18 Jul 2017

A Fantastic Monthly Makers Market in New Market Square Leicester



Fraser Urquhart Media and Leicester City Council present a Monthly Makers Market in New Market Square. Discover the finest local food, drink, art and craft producers in the heart of Leicester City Centre.
The New Market Square in Leicester will be the home to a new monthly Makers Market. The market will run every first Sunday of each month from 11am-4pm in Leicester’s newest public space. 

The markets will feature creatives who make, bake, create and source the products they sell which ensures their goods are unique and of high quality.

We are currently on the lookout for makers who would like to sell their unique and quirky products at the market.
We would also like to hear from people who can run workshops and demonstrations as well as musicians and other entertainment to animate the square.  Stalls will be provided.
This will be the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your products/services to new customers and what we hope will be a must visit event for the diary.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, please get in touch!
For all enquiries or for more information please contact Carey York at Fraser Urquhart Media on 0116 253344 or email carey@fu-media.co.uk.


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