EduKent Expo & Conference 2017

EduKent Expo Conference 2017 EduKent Expo Conference 2017 – This year marks Waller Building & Glazing’s 6th year exhibiting at EduKent Expo & Conference. The EduKent conference is Kent’s leading event for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition of leading Read more…


EduKent Expo Conference 2016

EduKent Expo Conference 2016 EduKent Expo Conference 2016 – This year marks Waller Building & Glazing’s 5th year exhibiting at EduKent Expo & Conference. The EduKent conference is Kent’s leading event for the promotion and development of effective school leadership. Additionally it is management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a Read more…


BEWARE: The New Apprenticeship Levy Scheme is coming next year!

New Apprenticeship Levy Scheme This is a brief summary of how things are changing: The new Apprenticeship levy scheme: If PAYE turnover is over £3m then a 0.5% levy has to be paid in (with an initial tax allowance of £15k).  this equates to no levy being paid on the first £3m of PAYE turnover Read more…


Waller Associates Get Healthy!!

Waller Associates Get Healthy!! Kent Healthy Business Awards Waller Associates Get Healthy!! Waller Associates Limited are joining the Kent Healthy Business campaign!  The Healthy Business Awards are self-assessment standards to help improve the health of our workforce and are a great way to: Showcase our people, services and skills Build a reputation for commitment to Read more…


Mark-Up Verses Margin

Mark-Up Verses Margin The difference between Mark-Up Verses Margin is frequently misunderstood. It can have serious consequences on your business.  For example: You buy a good or service for £100 and put 50% mark up on it = £150.00. You then want to offer a discount and think that if you offer 40% off you Read more…


What is BIM?

What is BIM and how does it effect the building industry? In a nutshell, BIM stands for “Building Information Modelling”. The government wants to have this fully integrated into all government projects by 2016. Is this going to happen? The answer is probably not but we need to ensure we understand what it is and Read more…


Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Improvements

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In the 2014 Budget the government announced that it would consult on options to improve the operation of the CIS scheme for smaller businesses and to introduce mandatory online CIS filing for contractors. The consultation has now taken place. A key reform concerns changes to the requirements for subcontractors to achieve and retain gross payment Read more…


Asbestos in Schools

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Asbestos in Schools Asbestos in schools – When the ‘A’ word is muttered around schools nowadays, there seems to be a serious case of hysteria with an assumption that you only need to look at it and you will suddenly die some horrible death! Asbestos wasn’t banned in UK construction until 1986 and most buildings Read more…


Mock Interviews At Westlands Secondary School 

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I attended today mock interviewing training for the 6th form at Westlands school. This was facilitated by CXK which is a charity that helps young people and adults to develop their skills, raise their aspirations and encourage them to reach their full potential. The students were asked to produce a CV and apply for a Read more…


MBA CONSULTANCY WEEK

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We were approached last year by Kent Business School to see if we had any future project work that their MBA students would be able to assist with. At that time we were considering purchasing some additional plant and machinery and welcomed any external advice on the viability. We therefore put together a basic feasibility Read more…