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Thomas Eggar has become the latest firm to overhaul its business support function and centralise its document production staff on the back of its merger with Pritchard Englefield last year.  The firm has grown and centralised its document production hub, reduced the number of receptionists and changed the titles and roles of its secretaries in […]

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