Get moving! How sedentary working is affecting your health

Get moving! How sedentary working is affecting your health

More than 10,000 deaths every year are caused by sedentary working, new research by Belfast University has revealed. What’s more, the shocking statistic is costing the NHS a whopping £700 million annually.

It’s tough to incorporate exercise into today’s busy and high pressured workplaces. Add to this the need for a work/life balance, children and commitments outside of work, and it’s little wonder that many of us find it difficult to find the time to keep active. 

Experts are suggesting that operators and employers could help tackle the situation by encouraging employees to use their breaks to incorporate exercise into the working day. Such benefits are increasingly important nationwide, as in addition to the estimated annual cost to the NHS, being sedentary for more than three hours a day has been linked to serious illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and even lung cancer.

The new report reveals that spending more than three hours sedentary each day can be linked to 17% of diabetes diagnoses, 5% of heart disease and 8% of lung cancer. This equates to around an incredible one in nine deaths in the UK every single year. These statistics are particularly worrying as two-thirds of workers actually spend in excess of six hours a day sitting.

In response to the study, Mike Brannon of Public Health England warns that unless coupled with regular exercise, “sitting for long periods of time greatly increases your risk of a broad range of health conditions.”

At Cams Hall, we have acres of secluded and picturesque parkland perfect for walking and running before, during or after your working day. 

From team meetings to workshops and seminars, the right surroundings make all the difference. Cams Halls prestigious and modern serviced offices and meeting rooms in Fareham give you the space to work and entertain clients in a focused and professional business environment. Motorways link to London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as to the regional airport of Southampton.

Visit www.camshall.co.uk or email info@camshall.co.uk

Creative Congregation – The Latest Trend Influencing Where You Work

Creative Congregation – The Latest Trend Influencing Where You Work

Farnborough, Stornoway and Winchester – just three of 2019’s ‘top towns’ to live and work in according to recent surveys. When it comes to the criteria that help people choose where to live and work there’s a new kid on the block and its name is ‘Creative Congregation.’

What does this mean for the future?

Until now, councils have all too often approved plans for Dubai style malls which destroy previously popular high streets, only to find that this is not what local shoppers want. The result is bad feeling in the community and a dip in the local economy as people lose their much-loved retailers in the process.

Challenging this well-trodden but unsuccessful path is a new trend called Creative Congregation. Also known as ‘The Shoreditch Effect’, this trend reflects that increasingly, people choose where they live and work based on factors including busy high streets full of local shops, aesthetically pleasing buildings and approachable neighbours.

The eye-catching Cams Hall from the front and back of the building.

Altrincham is a great example of this. The town made the bold move of investing in their high street rather than approving plans for new megastores and retail parks. By making the high street more appealing and offering support to local businesses, the previous 30% vacancy rate on the high street dropped to just 10%, growing the local economy in the process.

How is the creative congregation influencing the working world?

The days of business flashing the cash with the huge rental costs attached to the once all-important London postcode are gone. Flexible and remote working has changed our working habits. But, of course, face-to-face communication is still vital to run an efficient and creative company.

Cams Hall is full of many interesting and historic details. 

Rather than polished but generic offices, the equivalent of sterile shopping malls, businesses are now drawn to buildings with character that inspire creativity, brainstorming and relaxed interaction.

The creative congregation trend is flourishing because businesses tend to look more for flexible premises, value rents and a variety of office space from private rooms to breakout areas.

Cams Hall managing director, Sandra Leslie, comments: “Cams Hall has been extensively refurbished to bring the listed Georgian mansion back to life in a way that services the needs of modern business. Office occupiers enjoy the feeling of working somewhere spacious, aesthetically pleasing and full of heritage whilst reaping the benefits of world-class telecommunications and plentiful car parking for colleagues and visitors.

There are no hidden surprises, as the rent includes essential amenities such as water, heating, electricity and cleaning. Any additional services required are quoted for your approval before going ahead. Examples of these extras that help us help you on a frantic day could include back-office support such as copying and mail shot distribution.”

From team meetings to workshops and seminars, the right surroundings make all the difference. Cams Hall’s prestigious and modern serviced offices and meeting rooms in Fareham give you the space to work and entertain clients in a focused and professional business environment. Motorways link to London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as to the regional airport of Southampton, are all close by.

Visit www.camshall.co.uk or email info@camshall.co.uk

Wilky Group’s Malcolm Young is Re-Elected to the CBI

Wilky Group’s Malcolm Young is Re-Elected to the CBI

Malcolm Young, chairman and chief executive of the Wilky Group, whose property portfolio includes Cams Hall, has been re-elected to join the CBI South East and Thames Valley Council, following voting among members. Malcolm will serve a three-year term from January 2019.

Recognised as the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation, the CBI provides a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level. Working with policymakers, the CBI deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and drive economic growth and prosperity through influence and insight.

With over 50-years’ experience of commercial property and its interface with economic development, Mr Young has completed over 80 projects and has several current projects across the region in his role as chairman and chief executive of the Wilky Group.

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Malcolm has a lifelong interest in revitalising communities through their built environment. This is reflected in his role as head judge for the regeneration category of its national awards. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

Having previously served two terms on the CBI South East Regional Council, he is delighted to return to his position in 2019 at a time when the region’s importance to the economy is going to be crucial to the country.

Malcolm has also chaired the Enterprise M3’s Land & Property Group for three years and led the former Hampshire Economic Partnership’s Land & Property Task Group.

For more information about the Wilky Group visit www.wilky.co.uk

Our top autumn podcasts!

Our top autumn podcasts!

Not only are there podcasts available to us on every subject and theme imaginable, they are easy to download and even easier to devour. So, we’ve rounded up our favourite podcasts for your entertainment this autumn! We hope you enjoy our top picks, whether it be on your morning commute or lunchtime run…

Best for…business insight

BBC Business Daily – The biggest global news stories and how they impact the business world. The daily drama of money and work is brought to you via insightful reports from BBC journalists around the world.

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The Bottom Line– Dragon’s Den presenter Evan Davis hosts the weekly Radio 4 business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters. Practical, concise and relevant to current business affairs with interesting, credible guests. 30-minute episodes are ideal for when you’re on the move.

How I Built Thistells the story of successful companies in the words of their creators. Each episode features a different entrepreneur recounting how they built their business. The real draw for listeners is the calibre of guests which have included the brains behind prominent start-ups like Instagram and Airbnb, and more mainstream business leaders such as the executive chairman of Starbucks and the founders of Ben & Jerry’s. It’s an intimate insight into the history of well-known brands, and great inspiration if you’re looking to get your own business idea off the ground.

Best for…personal finance

Maven Money Personal Finance with Andy Hart– The UK’s premier personal finance show. Andy Hart shares wealth creation and creative financial planning strategies, simplifying the complex into the actionable. There’s a diverse range of personal finance topics up for discussion from investments to insurance.

Best for…current affairs

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Prime Minister’s Questions with Andrew Neilis arguably the best way to stay up-to-date with the issues of the week. This BBC podcast includes analysis from Neil, political editor Laura Kuenssberg and two guests from the two major political parties. If you want to stay in touch with what’s going on during these critical times, it’s the perfect podcast for the job.

Best for…celebrity interviews

Desert Island Discs– A radio classic. Kirsty Young guides her esteemed guests from the world of entertainment, science, business and more through the soundtrack of their lives. The podcast library stretches way back and includes musical biographies from the likes of Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, Ed Sheeran, Tom Hanks, Stephan Hawking and Kylie Minogue.

Best for…true crime

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Serial is the real-life investigation into a Baltimore schoolgirl’s murder which became a podcast phenomenon in 2014. Host and producer Sarah Koenig reinvestigates a complex murder case in almost real-time. The narrative is combined with cliff-hanger drama which encourages a binge-worthy series. Inspired by Serial, more recent binge-worthy podcasts in the same vein are Atlanta Monsterand Up and Vanished. 

Best for…film buffs

Film critic Mark “the Good Doctor” Kermode and radio presenter Simon Mayo digest and dissect the latest cinematic releases interspersed with big celebrity interviews. One of the UK’s most popular podcasts with a cult following status, listeners are known as “members of the church” and references to the hosts’ quick-witted quips have been made throughout the broadcast world. Hello to Jason Isaacs!

Stylish office space in Hampshire

From team meetings to workshops and seminars, the right surroundings make all the difference. Cams Hall’s prestigious and modern serviced offices and meeting rooms in Fareham give you the space to work and entertain clients in a focused and professional business environment.

Situated just off the A27 between the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, and with unhampered access to nearby Junction 11 of the M27, Cams Hall has a huge catchment area. Motorways link to London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as to the regional airport of Southampton.

Visit www.camshall.co.uk or email info@camshall.co.uk

5 Stationery Essentials to Style Your Office

5 Stationery Essentials to Style Your Office

At Cams Hall, we recognise the importance of giving your working environment style and personality. Just like our serviced offices, a workspace should be modern and functional without scrimping on design.

We’ve put together our top 5 picks of stylish stationery essentials to brighten up your desk.

Leather Notebooks from Smythson of Bond Street

A classic for the modern office, Smythson represent over 130 years of British luxury leather goods. For many years they’ve catered to the discerning, from European Royalty and the Indian Maharajas to film stars of the Golden Age like Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh. Smythson celebrates individuality. Iconic bespoke stationery is handcrafted using the finest leather and specially milled papers. We love the classic, stamped initials and personally designed motifs in gold or silver leaf.

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Sleek Storage from LUND London

Minimal and functional are exactly what a modern desk needs. LUND London’s range of transparent acrylic desk storage and accessories are smart and practical with just a hint of neon to brighten any office space.

Visit  www.lundlondon.com

Super Sticky Notes from Kate Spade New York

There’s no such thing as making too many notes! This stylish set by Kate Spade New York features a large, medium and two small pads, plus three-page flag pads, adorned with bright gold detailing for a refined finish. Scribbled notes never looked so good.

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Perfect Pens from Aspinal of London

Quality, elegance and refined English luxury lifestyle are synonymous with Aspinal of London. Each piece is handmade in West Sussex by genuine leather craftsmen and women. From jet black to aquamarine, Aspinal’s collection of silver and leather pens are made of fine calf leather and finished with 925 sterling silver hallmarked lids. Our favourite for brightening up the office is the silver rollerball in grass green lizard.

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Emergency Charger from Amazon

Not technically stationery but a desk essential nonetheless. Keep your smartphone, laptop, tablet and other devices organised right on your desktop with this handy charging station made from eco-friendly Bamboo. There’s room for up to 3 smartphones in the front while rear dividers can hold 2 laptops or tablets. Who could ask for more?

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Stylish office space in Hampshire

From team meetings to workshops and seminars, the right surroundings make all the difference. Cams Hall’s prestigious and modern serviced offices and meeting rooms in Fareham give you the space to work and entertain clients in a focused and professional business environment.

Situated just off the A27 between the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, and with unhampered access to nearby Junction 11 of the M27, Cams Hall has a huge catchment area. Motorways link to London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as to the regional airport of Southampton.

Visit www.camshall.co.uk or email info@camshall.co.uk