Debenhams Reveal Increase In Number Of People Working From Home

Debenhams has revealed new sales figures that show more people than ever before are working from home to beat the recession.

Demand for home office furniture and equipment – compact desks, chairs, and filing cabinets – has jumped by over 340 per cent in the past year alone, says department store Debenhams.

The trend could be good news for the Government which believes that encouraging more people to start their own business is the secret to beating the recession.

Debenhams spokesperson Carie Barkhuizen said: “Our figures show that thousands of people who have lost their job are seizing the opportunity to begin working for themselves.

“While redundancy is never good news, for many it will be the push they have needed to take the plunge and set up their own company.

“Judging from past history, there’s no doubt that many of tomorrow’s highly successful entrepreneurs are currently to be found running their very first business from the corner of their own living room.”

Small triangular shaped work stations, designed specifically to fit unobtrusively into room corners or under the stairs are the top sellers in Debenhams recently expanded office furniture list. Small, glass-top desks – just the right size for a laptop computer, a telephone with a printer alongside – are the next favourite buys.

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House Of Fraser Launches New Autumn/Winter 2010 Shoes Collection Online

House of Fraser, the leading premium department store, has launched its Autumn/Winter 2010 footwear collection by Dune online.

The Dune Group offers affordable luxury shoes and accessories, with brands including Dune, Pied a Terre and Bertie. The Dune Group was formed in March 2009 with the acquisition by Dune of the Shoe Studio Group and opened its first store in London’s Kings Road in 1993.

Autumn/Winter 2010 footwear concentrates on three main trends. From opulent velvet peep toes to platform courts and pull-on ankle boots, online shoppers will find Venetian Masquerade, Starlight Express and The Aviator trends all at houseoffraser.co.uk.

The Venetian Masquerade trend is a romantic yet striking story with an air of mystery surrounding it. An intense colour palette of ebony black, deep navy and rich red appears on opulent velvet peep toes and delicate lace up strappy sandals for a ‘belle of the ball’ feel. Lace, jewels, corsages and caging are prominent features in this theme. Black leather over the knee boots and suede peep toe shoe boots take on a subtle yet seductive approach.

Starlight Express makes a statement with sky scraper heels and bold shapes. The trend focuses heavily on chains, buckles, studs and zips in high shine metals appear on fierce suede or leather shoe boots, platform courts and statement lace up knee high boots. Flat laser-cut pumps have metal toe caps, carrying through the hardwear theme. Black, nude, grey and taupe are the key colours for this trend, with flashes of silver and pewter to highlight. Heel shapes take on a different dimension, soles are sharpened, and the wedge is set to return for AW10 in a big way.

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New Deals on Offer at DiscountVouchers.co.uk Make Summer Dining More Affordable

Top eateries are offering visitors some great deals on dining out in their popular establishments this summer by advertising a range of great deals via the DiscountVouchers.co.uk website. The website is home to offers from over 500 top name brands and the new additions look set to be extremely popular.

Kids can eat for free with the Frankie & Bennys vouchers available on the website and the deals will be updated and changed throughout the coming months. The deals this week include money off food at the famous brand name in its airport locations including Gatwick, Manchester , Glasgow , Birmingham and Stansted Airport.

All kids love pizza so why not take a look at the new deals available for Pizza Hut? Pizza Hut vouchers look set to be some of most popular ever to be listed on the website and eating out the whole family is now more affordable.

Families looking to go out for a meal to the ever-popular Café Rouge chains can now save money on various parts of their visit from drink deals through offers on main courses. The French-themed eatery is great for kids and couples and there are many branches all over the UK making it easy to find one close to you. Check out the current list of Cafe Rouge vouchers on the DiscountVouchers.co.uk.

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