Construction firms urged to ‘tap into hidden talent pools’ and train vulnerable people

North West construction firms are being urged to tackle the skills shortage by helping vulnerable people get back into work.RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) says providing routes into employment for young people who have experienced homelessness and those facing barriers could boost the talent pool for jobs in the ... Read More...

Businesses urged to create ‘engaging’ office spaces

Companies must create "engaging" office spaces to maximise workplace productivity, according to a North West business leader.Mark Penketh, managing director of Wirral-based office furniture firm The Penketh Group, believes features including vibrant decor and comfortable breakout spaces can increase employee engagement.He tells Move Commercial: “Creating interesting and engaging spaces that help people ... Read More...

A range of working zones boosts productivity says workspace expert

Multiple different working zones could be key to creating the most productive office environment, according to a North West workspace expert.Cheshire-based firm Officeinsight says the approach caters for the “wide variety in ways of working” and can bring benefits like stimulating employee engagement.Speaking to Move Commercial, the company’s purchasing and ... Read More...

Calls for more green infrastructure projects in North West

The development of more green infrastructure projects is "essential" to the future prosperity of North West cities, according to a landscape architecture leader.Arup director Tom Armour tells Move Commercial that developers across the region must incorporate nature into their schemes where appropriate to help its cities fulfil their potential.He says: "We need ... Read More...

Commercial agent staff help transform children’s centre

Commercial agent GVA’s building consultancy team has helped transform an activity centre for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.The firm donated a day's labour to improve facilities at the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust in Dunham Massey, carrying out tasks including painting, clearing woodland and fencing.Alistair Laing, charity relationship manager at the ... Read More...