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5 reasons why most dealers will survive Lockdown 3.0

As Boris Johnson delivered another nationwide message, non-essential shops, pubs, bars and restaurants closed their doors once more and the number of cases continue to stack up at an alarming rate, we entered a third national lockdown. And we can’t help but think one thing: ‘here we go again’. But while the newspapers have been … Continue reading 5 reasons why most dealers will survive Lockdown 3.0

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Lockdown 2.0: Why fear of not changing must be greater than the fear of change

After a long-awaited Summer which saw a peak in business confidence and even nurtured some of the green shoots of UK economic recovery, news of a second lockdown hit our industry and many others hard. Recently, we hosted another Food for Thought webinar, in which our CFO Nick Wilson broke down some of the tough-to-swallow … Continue reading Lockdown 2.0: Why fear of not changing must be greater than the fear of change

Industry leaders indicate importance of ecommerce and dropship for the future of office supplies

The Covid crisis has been a major driving force for change in our industry and beyond. Whilst fighting for survival, we have all been forced to become more agile than ever before, adapt quickly and embrace new ways of thinking. There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the transformation that was already happening … Continue reading Industry leaders indicate importance of ecommerce and dropship for the future of office supplies

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Unwinding furlough: what does it mean for your business?

The Government Job Retention Scheme – more commonly known as furlough – has been a lifeline for millions of businesses and employees across the UK for the last 6 months. Not least of these are office supplies businesses, who have been significantly impacted by the crisis. But with the announcement that employers now need to … Continue reading Unwinding furlough: what does it mean for your business?

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Office Power then and now: what’s changed?

Change is the only real constant in our lives, and the Covid pandemic has brought about seminal disruption to our industry, businesses and lives. Now that things are starting to return to what’s being called ‘the new normal’, we’ve taken the opportunity to step back and look at how we’ve evolved over the years to … Continue reading Office Power then and now: what’s changed?

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Managing Mental Health and Resilience with Alex Staniforth

BOSS Federation recently held a webinar which focused on managing mental health and resilience in these unprecedented and difficult times. Alex Staniforth, record-breaking adventurer and mental health advocate, spoke about his own experiences with ill mental health, challenging the stigma and outlining the steps we can all take to manage mental health during these times. … Continue reading Managing Mental Health and Resilience with Alex Staniforth

What does the future dealer look like?

Last Thursday marked the last in a series of webinars aimed at supporting dealers through what’s likely to be remembered as one of this century’s most unprecedented crises. Having previously discussed predictions, preparations, product trends and the macroeconomic forecast, EO Group CEO Simon Drakeford and CFO Nick Wilson looked to determine what the post-Covid office … Continue reading What does the future dealer look like?

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How dealers can navigate COVID secure trends and support new customer needs

The long-awaited reopening of England’s businesses is a relief. But, with it comes a need for strict compliance with never-before-seen health and safety rules. BOSS Federation recently hosted a webinar looking at how businesses are becoming COVID secure. This was the first in a series which will aim to help dealers prepare for the new … Continue reading How dealers can navigate COVID secure trends and support new customer needs

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Will customer deliveries ever be the same again?

No industry has been left unscathed by the COVID pandemic, least of all the office supplies industry. Major changes in our sector have prompted questions about how our entire supply chain will have to change to efficiently operate in the future. At times like these, it’s useful to look to other industries and businesses to … Continue reading Will customer deliveries ever be the same again?

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The impact of COVID-19 on the future of work by Dr Eliza Filby, Generation Expert & Historian of Contemporary Values

Recently, BOSS Federation held a webinar featuring Dr Eliza Filby, Generation Expert & Historian of Contemporary Values. Drawing on insights gained from multiple industries and clients, Eliza spoke about COVID-19’s impact on the structure of working lives and offices, potential opportunities for the office products industry and the importance of aligning with new customer priorities. … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on the future of work by Dr Eliza Filby, Generation Expert & Historian of Contemporary Values