4 Essential Products that Every Business Desperately Needs

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Every business wants to run as smoothly as possible, where employees work productively in a safe work environment and everything is as efficient as it can be. Every business wants this, but not all businesses know how to achieve it.

Instead of constantly looking for ways to improve the running of your business, here are just 4 products that you need to function as safely, efficiently, and productively as possible.


Window Film

Window Film is a product that can be applied on top of the glass on your windows to improve your existing glazing. Depending on your need for them, there are a range of high-quality films available that are cost-effective alternatives to other products, easy to install and require zero maintenance.

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Why businesses need them:

  • To reduce unwanted heat gain and solar glare – solar control window film filters out 99% of UV light preventing heat build up indoors and reducing glare so that your employees can work comfortably and look at the computer screen without straining their eyes.
  • For security, privacy and safety – reflective, one-way vision window film can keep your interior assets private and deter any potential criminals from attempting to break in. Anti-vandalism, anti-shatter, and bomb blast protection window film are examples of window film that can keep your business and employees safe and secure from specific threats.
  • To meet Health & Safety legislation and improve productivity – employers have a duty of care to provide a comfortable and functional workplace. Window film can help achieve this so that employees can work more productively.
  • To improve energy efficiency and reduce costs – climate control window film can help you use less air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter as the heat isn’t able to be let in or let out easily, therefore reducing energy costs for your business.
  • To reduce fading of fabrics and damage to equipment – solar control window film prevents harmful UV rays fading carpets, curtains, and other fabrics, as well as the sun’s heat damaging equipment.

Read: How to Improve Office Productivity and Save Money!


Anti-slip Materials

Anti-slip materials can be applied temporarily or long-term on a floor service to minimise accidents in the workplace. Available in a range of materials, anti-slip measures are made to the highest standards and are able to perform even in the most extreme conditions.

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Why businesses need them:

  • To comply with health and safety regulations – every business needs to have performed a risk assessment and implemented the necessary prevention measures. Slips, trips, and falls are the most common type of accident in a work environment, so anti-slip materials are the best solution to ensure the safety of all employees and visitors.


Graphics & Signage

Signs are a massive part of everyday life, from instructional and directional signs to labelling, warning, and informational signs. In order for a business to run effectively, they would need a solid signage strategy.

Printed Graphics are graphics that can be printed and applied to glass windows and doors, walls, and floors. Cost-effective, easy to apply and remove, and requiring almost zero maintenance, they can be used to compliment your signage strategy or for purely aesthetic purposes.

Why businesses need them:


  • To comply with health and safety regulations – in industries such as construction, you will require warning signs etc on and around the construction site for both workers and passersby.
  • To increase efficiency and productivity – if you have a large company or even multiple premises, you will need a good signage strategy to ensure that employees can navigate their way around easily.



  • To improve customer experience – if visitors can navigate your premises easily, this positive impression will be reflected on to your business too. In organisations such as universities, this can be enough to influence people’s decisions on whether to apply or donate.
  • To increase brand awareness – high-quality signs enhance your company image and increase awareness of your brand.

Read: 4 Reasons Why Good Signage is Important for Your Business



  • To enhance your company branding – images convey messages much easier than words so apply graphics that reinforce and enhance your brand.
  • To help your business stand out from competitors – using striking and unique graphics can capture attention, increase foot traffic through your door instead of your competitors and even influence buying decisions.
  • To make your business memorable – images ingrain in our memories, so people will remember you and be able to recollect your business long after they’ve left you.


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  • To advertise a product or service – if you have a particular product or service you want to push or you have a special promotion, graphics can help you step up your marketing.

Read: 8 Ways That Printed Wall Graphics Can Benefit Your Business


Window Blinds

Window Blinds can be made-to-measure and applied to any size or shaped windows that you have in your office space. High-quality, competitively priced, easy to install and maintain, and available in a range of styles and fabrics, commercial blinds are an effective window treatment.

Why businesses need them:

  • For decoration – blinds can instantly change the atmosphere in any room and add to the decor which is important for productivity and making a positive impression on visitors.
  • For privacy and security – when closed, blinds can deter potential threats by keeping your assets hidden from view.
  • To control the amount of light that enters a room – blinds can be manipulated to control how much light you want to enter the office and they can also reduce heat build up too.

Read: How to Choose the Right Window Blinds for You, Your Guide to Window Blind Safety

So there we go. Four cost-effective solutions to ensure that your business runs as safely and efficiently as possible while your employees are working busily away.


How Applied Products Can Help Your Business

With 30 years of trading experience, Applied Products specialises in a range of safety and aesthetic products aimed at helping companies comply with certain legislation and improving work and public areas for employees and the general public. If you would like any help or advice about how any of the above products can benefit your business, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you find the best solution for you.

Applied Products – [email protected] / 0845 017 1047


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