Monthly Archives: April 2016

Who was top of the class at the VM & Display Show?

Printed bags display

The VM & Display show 2016 returned to its iconic home at London’s Business Design Centre last week, condensing its usual three days into a two day event that included for the first time, the BDC’s permanent gallery bays, degree show exhibition and other special features. 

We dropped in on the show to see the hottest new products, ideas, trends and technologies which are being designed to stop today’s consumers firmly in their tracks. It worked for us! With key advances in technology like holographic mannequins and motion graphic signage, some of which is still in patent stage and yet to hit the market, but firmly stealing the show nonetheless. Here were some of our favourites.

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Minimum wage rebranded, but is it enough to ‘live’ on?

The National living wage
The government’s decision to scrap the ‘National Minimum Wage’ and launch its new ‘National Living Wage’ on April Fools day was either brave, comical or sinister, and probably a bit of all three.

From April 1st 2016, it becomes a legal requirement for all employers to pay their employees at least £7.20 an hour. That’s a rise from £6.70 an hour, which works out at around £15,000 a year if you work a 40-hour week.

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