Stressed Business Owner

Over a quarter of small businesses warn of ceasing trading if outlook doesn’t improve

By Rebecca Hitchon | 4 August 2023

A survey of 1,070 UK SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) owners and self-employed workers by insurance provider, Simply Business, has revealed how the economic climate is taking its toll. The SME Insights Report 2023 finds that 26% of small business owners believe they will be forced to cease trading if…

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NHBF joins joint letter to plead for urgent action against rising energy costs

By Chloe Randall | 14 June 2023

A number of trade associations which represent high-street businesses including hair & beauty salons, pubs, breweries, local shops and other small businesses have written to the Chair of the newly formed Energy Security Committee to plead for urgent action to save them from the energy crisis. Contributing to the joint…

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Energy Efficiency

How to be an energy-wise beauty business

By Green Salon Collective | 28 December 2022

Green Salon Collective (GSC) was founded in 2020 by environmental experts, campaigners and beauty professionals, with an aim to help member salons in the UK and Ireland to responsibly dispose of their waste. In this blog, Stephanie Hodgson, head of research and development at GSC, details how beauty businesses of…

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NHBF partnership tackles rising cost of energy crisis

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 July 2022

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has announced a partnership with energy consultancy, Direct Business Solutions (DBS), in response to members’ concerns about rising energy costs. The members-only partnership will help hair and beauty businesses to save on their utility bills and follows the NHBF’s State of the Industry…

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