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In recent years, the focus on protecting the environment and leading a more sustainable lifestyle (both personally and professionally) has become more apparent. It’s not uncommon to see daily news stories commenting on environmental issues, from oil spills to weather disasters and everything in between. As the negative impact humans are having on the planet becomes more apparent, we are becoming more environmentally aware in all areas of our life, and it’s no surprise that much of the newest entrants to the workplace, Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2010), expect their employers to take action to protect the environment. Recent research has shown that the current generation of young people entering the workforce are even more environmentally conscious than the Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995) that preceded them.

A particularly hot topic at the moment is the use of single use plastics. A recently proposed ban on single-use plastics by the European Union is expected to help avoid over 3 million tonnes of carbon emissions and save consumers billions of pounds, as well as preventing environmental damage. A recent survey found that 80% of Generation Z think that tackling the use of single-use plastics is more of an important goal for their employers than reducing electricity and water consumption or reducing greenhouse gases. 

But what can we actually do to help reduce the amount of single-use plastics? Read on to find out.

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With the UK currently experiencing a sweltering heatwave, it’s safe to say that summer is finally here. Christmas feels like it was only a few weeks ago, but with June having come to a close, we’re halfway through 2018 already. So we thought now would be a great time to have a look at the 5 biggest workplace trends of 2018 so far.

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Research has shown that if your employees are happy, they are much more likely to be productive. In fact, Towers Watson found that more than half of employees who said they were stressed at work felt less productive. But employee wellbeing may not be the only reason that productivity is suffering. It’s important to understand why productivity is suffering to ensure you offer the right solutions. Making small changes (which often cost very little or no money) will drastically improve productivity levels and efficiency in your business, which will in turn result in higher quality work being completed in a shorter period of time.

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TopBrewer survey

TopBrewer User Feedback Survey – Results!

In our first ever TopBrewer user feedback survey, we questioned 699 mixed profile premium workplace user respondents to gauge their opinions on the TopBrewer experience and the impact it had on the future workplace environment. Download the easy-to-read infographic to see the full results which reinforce why premium coffee is so important as part of the overall workplace experience.

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Co-working refers to a shared office space, often used by freelancers, start ups, or small companies, and can be a great alternative to a conventional office. Co-working can be a great option for many reasons (click here to read more about the benefits of co-working spaces), which may be why the number of co-working spaces has doubled in the last few years.

We narrowed down the hundreds of co-working spaces in London to what we believe are the 10 coolest spaces at the moment…

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If you are visiting Clerkenwell Design Week, why not take the opportunity to see the TopBrewer in action, pick up some great ideas for your next project and discover the latest design trends.

Celebrating its 9th year, Clerkenwell Design Week is packed with an exciting showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

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Spotlight On: Amokka Coffee

Amokka Coffee has been part of the Scanomat Family for over 10 years, but has been around for much longer. Read on to find out more about Amokka Coffee’s journey from a small start-up founded in the late 90s, to an integral part of a global business 20 years later.

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