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Catch up with our blog to find out what the Futures team have been up to, as well as to read articles on key trends, press releases, industry analysis, case studies and more.

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Futures Social Values

March 22nd, 2021

Futures is proud to announce that we:

  • Recruit locally, with 90% staff living within 15 miles of the workplace.
  • Support local independent and small businesses, with over 40% supply chain local providers.
  • Champion and actively engage with local charitable causes and campaigns.
  • Invest in staff wellbeing, provide counselling, access to mental health support services and encourage staff to participate in active volunteering events and socials which contribute towards physical and social wellbeing (e.g. climbing, axe throwing, rounders, walks).

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4 ways to challenge change – Eliminating gender bias in the workplace

March 5th, 2021

Even in the 21st century shocking statistics demonstrate that gender bias still exists in the workplace with an expected 100 year timeframe to close the current global gender pay gap. Action is even more vital after reports that Covid-19 could reverse decades of progress made in gender equalities after a large scale of women were forced to give up work in order to manage childcare during the pandemic.

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How to support and prepare your workforce for a return to the office

March 1st, 2021

The large and sudden changes to the way we work over the past year have left mixed feelings in the workforce. How has working from home affected your employees? And how are they feeling about returning to the office once lockdown eases?

These are the kind of questions that all employers should be asking themselves and preparing a toolkit to help make this transition as easy as possible on your team.

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Post-Covid drinks trends that could be here to stay for 2021 and beyond…

February 16th, 2021

It’s been an interesting year to say the least. Coronavirus has accelerated changes in consumer behaviour across all sectors – the food and drink industry being just one of them.

A year on and still locked down… but what exactly has changed for the drinks industry? And what trends will have longevity post-Covid-19? Here at Futures, our specialist Drinks team take a look.

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FMCG – A changing consumer world…

February 4th, 2021

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has inevitably changed consumer habits in the FMCG world. Amidst a third national lockdown, and with a vaccine in motion, longer term impacts are becoming clearer every day. From a vast growth in e-commerce to an increase in older consumers, here at Futures we’ve taken a look at a summary of changes and how brands can best adapt and respond.

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Future High Streets Funding – Is there a North South divide?

January 15th, 2021

The second round of funding from the Future High Streets Fund was released to Local Authorities across the country between Christmas and New Year, which was great news welcomed by fifteen additional councils over the Christmas break.

These local authorities now have the resource to move forward with their aspired major regeneration schemes and transform the future of their cities and towns.

Mark Carr, Senior Public Sector Consultant in Regeneration here at Futures, discusses his thoughts on news of the recent funding allocations.

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Bridging the learning gap in schools due to Covid-19

December 15th, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a disruptive effect on pupils across all age groups, with a particularly troublesome impact on primary and secondary schools where essential learning and maintaining the school curriculum has often been unachievable this year. Here at Futures our Education specialists explore how schools are being affected by this increasing learning gap along with how the education sector can look to tackle the issue post-pandemic.

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Futures are on G-Cloud 12

November 27th, 2020

We are proud to announce that we have successfully been reappointed as a supplier of cloud support services under the new G-Cloud 12 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Government Framework.

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