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Waste not, want not: Re-use and repair hub launches

Waste not, want not: Re-use and repair hub launches in Edinburgh
May 26, 2016  |  Business News  |  No Comments

The Edinburgh Remakery, a social enterprise based on social responsibility and sustainability, enjoyed a successful launch on Saturday 21st May from its premises on Leith Walk. Driven by a desire for a greener society in which our first instinct is not to simply chuck stuff in the bin, the mission of this innovative hub is…

Limited Company Formation: Step by Step Guide

Limited Company Formation: Step by Step Guide
May 23, 2014  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Thinking of forming a new UK limited company but not sure how it works? You might be concerned that the whole company formation process is just too complicated, or that involved a lotof paperwork? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong, and you should take a look at this informative step-by-step company formation video by 1st…

Glasgow registered office address for Scottish limited companies

Glasgow registered office address for Scottish limited companies
December 21, 2013  |  Address Services  |  No Comments

All private limited companies in the UK have to provide Companies House with a registered office address at the time of incorporation. It is a legal requirement that this address is in the same country as the registrar you use to incorporate your new company. Scottish companies will register with Companies House in Edinburgh. Therefore,…

What are the benefits of using virtual office services?

What are the benefits of using virtual office services?
November 13, 2013  |  Virtual Offices  |  No Comments

Oh, where to begin! The virtual office model has been around for more than a decade, transforming the traditional business landscape as we once knew it. But it still remains a peculiarity for many people who are either unaware of its existence or unsure exactly what it is. The benefits are aplenty, particularly for sole-traders,…

Welcome to the new Blue Square Offices blog

Welcome to the new Blue Square Offices blog
October 31, 2013  |  Business News  |  No Comments

Focusing on our range of services, as well as current and relevant business news, our new blog has been created to keep you in-the-loop and up-to-date with everything required to make your small business a success.Whilst the economy is making marked improvements in Scotland and throughout the rest of the UK, many challenges still exist…

Can I trade from my Blue Square registered office address?

Can I trade from my Blue Square registered office address
October 31, 2013  |  Address Services  |  No Comments

All limited companies are legally required to have a registered office address in the same country that it is registered in. This address is where all statutory company mail and legal notices will be sent. It is placed on the public register by Companies House. If you work from home or have no fixed location…

What is the difference between an 0800 and 0844 telephone number?

What is the difference between an 0800 and 0844 telephone number?
October 18, 2013  |  Telephone Answering  |  No Comments

About 0800 numbers An 0800 number is free to call from any UK landline and is used by many companies as a business tool. Providing a freephone number for your business is an excellent way to encourage people to call. It can generate new business opportunities by attracting potential clients who may be interested in…

New investment in Scotland from Canadian and French firms

New investment in Scotland from Canadian and French firms
October 17, 2013  |  Business News  |  No Comments

News of a new software development centre in Glasgow offers a “welcome boost to Scottish employment” and the country’s improving economy. Due to open in 2014, CGI’s Open Source Digital Services Centre will serve clients in Europe’s public and commercial sectors. In addition toproviding around 250 skilled jobs for experienced technicians and managers, the new…

Can I hire a meeting room at my business address location?

Can I hire a meeting room at my business address location?
October 17, 2013  |  Address Services  |  No Comments

Many small-business owners find themselves requiring an appropriate venue for holding meetings, entertaining clients or suppliers and meeting investors. It is not always ideal to hold such meetings in your home or a busy public area, nor do such locations give the best impression of your company, particularly if you are dealing with important clients…

Grangemouth strike action – Unite and Ineos to enter into talks

October 14, 2013  |  Business News  |  No Comments

Members of the Unite union are due to enter into talks with Ineos at arbitration service in Glasgow in a bid to avoid a 48-hour strike at the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical site on Sunday 20th October. Despite attempted negotiations between Unite and the site operator Ineos, the Scottish and UK governments are drafting contingency…