Welcome to Better Business - the spring 2019 digital edition.

Better Business is a magazine dedicated to the small business community, brought to you by the Small Firms Association.

We have dedicated much of this issue to the SFA National Small Business Awards. At the Gala Ceremony on 7th March, seven category winners and five emerging new businesses were announced. Blueacre Technology, a fantastic family business from Co. Louth, scooped the overall award and you can read all about their success in the medical device industry in this quarter’s cover story.

In this edition, we bring you some seasonal spring ideas like how to instil good habits around eating well in the workplace, a feature on how user-centred design can create experiences to help brands improve efficiency and increase sales, a look at how to do the right thing in terms of sustainability and a sector spotlight on the recruitment industry.

Elsewhere in this edition, check out our Getting Business Brexit-Ready piece on how to keep your business financially sound during the rolling uncertainty. As staffing and talent are big concerns for business, read about SFA Grow, Scale, Succeed, a new campaign providing small businesses with a variety of resources to help find and keep the right people and embrace smart working.

Click here to read the digital edition, featuring SFA member companies such as Revive Active, Grid Finance, Celtic Pure, Bibby Financial Services, Simpli Baked, Three Q Perms and Temps, Venture Financial Recruitment, Voltedge Management and many more.

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From all the team at SFA