Problems auto mechanics face every day, and how to solve them

October 10, 2019
Life working as a mechanic isn’t always easy. While it’s often presented as a good thing for the industry that fewer people these days are choosing to repair their own cars – it’s more work for mechanics, after all – but it makes maintaining a healthy work-life balance sometimes feel impossible.

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Should you self-build or use a contractor for your home?

October 10, 2019
In this article, we’ll look at the self-build process and what it entails. We’ll outline the pros and cons of taking on a home construction project yourself, versus hiring a contractor to carry out the work. We’ll also discuss why it’s so vital to take out under construction home insurance so that you’re protecting yourself every step of the way.

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Ever thought about working on a cruise ship?

October 9, 2019
For some people, the thought of working on a cruise ship is the ultimate dream. The chance to travel the world, meet new people, and experience new cultures – all while earning a salary.

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Building your own eco-friendly house

October 8, 2019
When you picture an eco-home, you might imagine a timber-clad structure complete with living roof and solar panels. But eco-homes come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and their green credentials might not be totally obvious at first glance.

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How to manage your property portfolio

October 7, 2019
It’s something that many of us dream about: being in the position to buy and let out properties. Securing a monthly income from rent that could eventually allow us to quit the 9-5 and retire early to somewhere in the sun.

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How to appoint the right valuer to value your estates and belongings

October 4, 2019
If you own a property that is worth a lot of money, it goes without saying that you’ll want to protect it. If you also own fine art, or jewellery that you know is of particularly high value, you’ll want insurance that covers those possessions, too. However, even though high-value estates and belongings are crying out for the right insurance cover, homeowners often struggle to find the high net worth home insurance they need.

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What industries are considered to be in the ‘Motor Trade’?

October 3, 2019
When we talk about the motor trade industry, we generally direct the conversation at those who are at the front and centre of it – the car dealerships and repair garages. But the motor trade industry is so much more than that, encompassing many different types of business.

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How to attract more patients to your care home

October 2, 2019
There is an ever-growing need for social care in the UK, but it’s not always easy attracting new people to your care home.

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A timeline of what made the motor trade industry in the UK

October 1, 2019
The motor trade industry consists of the entire infrastructure around all kinds of motor vehicles. It starts with their design, development, manufacturing and marketing, followed by their sale, maintenance and repair. It also includes the production, distribution and sale of components, spare parts and accessories.

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How to secure repeat visitors to your hotel

September 30, 2019
Returning guests: the holy grail for hoteliers. All guests are valuable to the hotel industry, but repeat visitors are the foundation of long-term success. Loyal guests not only boost your revenue, they are also less price sensitive and tend to spend more money during their stay.

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Our top 3 world destinations for glacier walking

September 27, 2019
Walking on a glacier is a mind-blowing experience – there’s no other way to describe it!
The combination of long stretches of pristine, white landscape and clear, tranquil air is both enchanting and breathtaking. So it’s no surprise it’s a dream winter holiday activity for many of us.

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What are the top winter sun destinations?

September 26, 2019
Whether you’re after guaranteed, 30-degree weather to top up your tan, or just milder temperatures so you can go sightseeing, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite spots around the world.

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Are you over 50 and thinking about travelling solo?

September 25, 2019
Who said travel was just for young backpackers? With the over 50 age bracket leading the way for solo travel, there’s never been a better time to book your tickets and head off on your own.

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What are the top 5 ski resorts in Europe?

September 24, 2019
Europe’s winter resorts spread across the Alps and Dolomites are renowned for their superb skiing, picturesque alpine villages and lively (some might say rowdy) resort towns. Each destination has its own unique character and style, but all are surrounded by impressive snowy peaks.

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Our checklist and tips for maintaining your holiday home

September 16, 2019
Ever dreamed of buying a house in the country? What about at the beach, or in the mountains, or on the edge of a vineyard?

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What would a no-deal Brexit mean for UK landlords?

September 16, 2019
At the time of writing, a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely, as the prime minister Boris Johnson prepares the country to leave the EU without a deal. But who knows what might happen?

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How many homes are at risk of flooding in the UK?

September 13, 2019
Flood warnings being issued and sandbags being handed out are becoming an increasingly common occurrence in the UK.

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How to get your car mechanics business to stand out

September 13, 2019
The motor vehicle maintenance and repair market in the UK brings in an annual revenue of £27.5bn. This is according to a UK market research report from IBISWorld, which also shows that the industry employs 212,582 people across 43,081 businesses. That’s a lot of car mechanics!

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Top 5 tips for new motor traders

September 12, 2019
A report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, cited by Motor Trade Insider, found that here in the UK, the motor trade industry turns over a staggering £64.1 billion every year. Not only that, but more than 770,000 are employed by the industry.

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How to employ the right people in the motor industry

September 12, 2019
A company is only as good as its people, regardless of its size or industry. If you own a small or medium-sized motor trade business, then the people you decide to employ can mean the difference between failure and success.

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What cars have the best resale value?

September 12, 2019
More than two million used cars changed hands in the first few months of this year, shows data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). To be exact, there were a total of 2,020,144 transactions during this time, with March proving to be a particularly high-performing month in terms of sales.

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Is employers’ liability insurance a legal requirement?

September 11, 2019
Employers’ liability insurance is a commercial insurance that virtually all companies must take out. It is a legal requirement for most businesses in the UK that employ at least one person.

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When do you need motor trade insurance?

September 11, 2019
If you have a business that requires you or your staff to handle or drive customers’ vehicles – or even your own vehicles ­­– you will require a comprehensive form of insurance to protect your company against any legal claims for accidents and mishaps that occur on-site or off-site.

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Top 5 tips for starting a vehicle valet service

September 11, 2019

Even though you might think that a car washing business would be an easy one to create, there are actually a number of obstacles you have to think about first. Remember there are car dealers, mechanics and other businesses operating in the industry that can offer the same service. It’s definitely a competitive business to get into and the key is finding a way to deliver an excellent service while keeping profits rolling in.

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Can you go on holiday abroad if you're on dialysis?

September 10, 2019
Holidays are a chance for us to escape the everyday, relax and unwind. Taking time out is important for our health and wellbeing – but if you suffer from kidney disease and are on dialysis, you might be concerned about the implications it has on travelling abroad.

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