Garden offices – the future of home working?

As more and more people opt to work remotely, cutting out the daily commute and saving their employers a fortune in office rental costs, it’s fun to speculate what the workplace of tomorrow may look like.

In this great article, Inc. shows us a selection of some of the coolest cubicles in the world. Our favourite has got to be Yorkshire’s own Archipod, manufactured by Archipod Ltd.

As the Inc. article says:

These freestanding pods, domes, and workstations are so artfully designed and ecologically sound that one might wonder: Is this the future of work?

Check it out in full over at

New Month, New Business

We are very pleased to announce Brian Heys Limited has won another contract with Lloyds Banking Group to work on Business Testing & Critical Systems within the Group Simplification Programme, shaping and managing User Acceptance Testing for a number of business-critical counter initiatives.

The projects are very exciting, and will bring considerable business benefits to the group across all brands – including Lloyds, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland.

December is traditionally a quiet month in IT, due in part to change freezes and budget cuts as the financial year end approaches. News of this win is very welcome, and speaks volumes about the standard of services Brian Heys Limited has been providing to LBG so far.

We are looking forward to a long-term business relationship.

The Walton Neuroscience Fund

Brian Heys Limited has proudly donated to The Walton Neuroscience Fund, the charity that was set up to help further the activities of the Walton Centre, and allow improvements in areas such as neurological research, staff training and patient welfare.

If you would like to find out more about the fund, or would like to make a donation of your own, please visit the The Walton Centre. Donations can be made through the fundraising page.

UK – best place in Europe for Entrepreneurs

Some great news at last? According to the Entrepreneurship Barometer released by EY accountants, the UK is one of the top five countries in the G20 to start, grow, and run a business.

According to The Telegraph:

The UK is one of the top-performing countries in terms of entrepreneurial culture, the report has found. Over 70% of UK entrepreneurs said that the country is supportive of their efforts compared to the G20 average of 57%. Across the G20, only Japan is ranked higher for encouraging entrepreneurship as a career choice.

If we could further reduce some of the red tape and regulation that small businesses currently have to endure, Britain could even make it to the top slot. Something for us to aim for next year?

For more on this story, visit The Telegraph website.

New contract with Lloyds Banking Group

Brian Heys Limited has just started a new contract for provision of interim test management services to Lloyds Banking Group.

This is the first time Brian Heys Limited has done business with LBG, and the projects we will be taking on look interesting and challenging, delivering significant business benefits across all the group brands.