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Maximising the use of a retail space

The use of retail space is changing. The rise in online shopping, accelerated by the pandemic, has indisputably impacted high street retail stores and outlets across the UK. The Centre...

As 2021 draws to a close…

It’s been another 12 months living in the shadow of the pandemic, but we started 2021 off with a determined resolve and our business was underpinned by the strong connections...

Net zero for the hospitality industry?

The news that Accor has signed two new initiatives in its commitment to a net zero future, will inevitably lead the way for more hospitality businesses as companies address their...

Hospitality industry hits the reset button

This is an interesting article on the reset of the hospitality industry in a post-Covid world. Many companies have adopted new approaches to attracting and retaining customers while rethinking the...

Meet our latest team member

We are delighted to welcome Lucy into our CIC family... Lucy has joined CIC as a business admin apprentice working alongside our operations team. CIC has always believed in the...

School Rebuilding Programme

The school rebuilding programme has begun! It’s great to hear that one of the first 100 schools to be built or refurbished as part of the Government’s £2bn investment, ten-year...

Should we always be considering refurbishment over demolish and rebuild?

The climate emergency has certainly been pushing up column inches recently. Last year, the Government set out a ten-point plan to create a green industrial revolution and many organisations have...

What does the budget mean for the hospitality sector?

After an unprecedented time for the hospitality industry, it was encouraging to see that the sector received targeted support in The Chancellor’s Budget last week.   CIC works with customers...

Are our FE Colleges fit for purpose?

We need to make our FE Colleges fit for purpose. In the shadow of universities, FE Colleges within the UK have often faced challenges in gaining political attention and funding....

Helping universities drive revenue

The pandemic has brought financial challenges to many universities, but while much is being done to support these establishments, there are other potential revenue-boosting avenues to be explored. Universities generally...