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Inivos launches charitable initiative to address COVID-19 in hospices

Leading UK infection prevention and control experts Inivos have today launched a new charitable initiative, ‘Inivos in the Community’, to tackle the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in hospices.

Inivos will provide free-of-charge clinical decontamination services to hospices and palliative care organisations concerned about the spread of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 virus, within their facilities.

To support hospices during the pandemic, Inivos is aiming to provide five decontamination processes each month to organisations in need of infection prevention and control, with applications assessed based on the urgency and type of decontamination required.

By filling in a short application form, organisations will be able to apply for decontamination of patient areas, treatment rooms and staff personal protective equipment (PPE) under the scheme.

Tautvydas Karitonas, Head of Research and Development at Inivos, commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that clinical decontamination is not just the responsibility of hospitals.

“Residential care homes,

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Scottish Transport group on road to success with £9m Group funding deal

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has announced that is has provided a £9m Group funding facility to support the re-finance of Currie European Transport Ltd, a transport and storage solutions group made up of 7 trading companies across Scotland, England, the Netherlands and France.

The group, which is headquartered in Dumfries, Scotland, is using the funding to support an ambitious acquisition led growth strategy.

The funding included a £1.5 million CID facility to support the acquisition of Laser Transport International Ltd, a haulage company based in Kent with a turnover of £18m, bringing the Group’s total turnover to £75m.

BFS was introduced to the business by Robert Stewart of Generis Corporate Finance LLP who was very influential in driving the deal forward and managing all the external stakeholder’s. The BFS team also worked with Stephen Turner, the Group’s Managing Director, and his management team to guide the business through considerable legal,

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Thermavis unveils multi-person thermal scanner to protect front-line workers from Coronavirus

A game-changing new product in the fight against Covid-19 has been unveiled today.

The Thermavis Multi-Person Thermal Scanner, a new thermal scanner which accurately reads the skin temperature of up to six people at once, has launched in the UK following £3 million investment in research and development (R&D).

The scanner’s primary function will be to help healthcare organisations like the NHS and businesses quickly and efficiently detect individuals who are carrying a fever – one of the primary symptoms of Covid-19.

The Multi-Person Thermal Scanner is a non-intrusive, cutting-edge thermal camera which is no larger than an iPhone. It uses artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art software to take a reading, in real time, of multiple people’s body temperature with an accuracy of 0.5 degrees Centigrade.

Thermavis is backed by Transputec, the global managed IT services provider. They created the new product to solve the problem of costly, large and

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5 reasons why your sales team isn’t performing

Regardless of whether you sell a product or service, your business needs sales to survive.

With recent reports revealing that the UK has suffered a 20.4% economic decline during April 2020 alone, the development of an aggressive sales strategy is now more important for British businesses than ever before.

As a result, business owners UK wide will now be facing the challenge of mobilising their sales teams, with a focus on new, innovative and strategic campaigns that they hope will drive revenue and revive business operations for Q3.

With minimal room for error, Philip Mayling, Founder and CEO of BuddyCRM, a CRM solution developed by salespeople for salespeople explains how business leaders can ensure that their sales team deliver and what common mistakes should they avoid to drive business recovery both during and post COVID-19?

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According to global B2B research organisation, Sirius Decisions, 60-80% of sales people

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Home workers should expect to take a pay cut

Employees “Working from Home” in areas commanding a lower wage than their work location should expect a pay cut if they want to continue past the Covid crisis, bosses warn.

One of the high-profile companies to jump onboard with Working from Home was social giant Twitter, announcing back at the start of March that staff would be able to work from their homes “forever”.

Jack Dorsey CEO of Twitter commented recently: “The past few months have proven we can make that work. So, if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen.”

Twitter is one of many companies weighing up the pros and cons of WFH for its staff, a decision currently controlled by the employee – but what happens when Covid finally clear off… does the Work from

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