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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 …

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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. …

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7 things you didn’t know about Office Power dealer partners

Have you ever wondered how our dealer partners successfully manage to work with any supplier they want? How they structure their deliveries to meet their specific business model? Or even what they really have to say about their partnership with us? To help you find out the answers to these questions and more, we’ve put …

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 …

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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 …

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The worst decline in 300 years?

Last Friday we hosted another webinar, this time looking at the economic impact of COVID-19 on our economy, and what this means for dealer businesses. EO Group’s CFO Nick Wilson provided his analysis of the economic forecast and discussed future plans for EO Group/Office Power and how we are approaching this economic decline. If you …

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A quick guide to navigating the PPE gold rush

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, demand for PPE has sky-rocketed and sourcing the right products has become the new gold rush in our industry. Face masks and hand sanitisers have suddenly become the new most sought-after commodity. Our dealer partners, as well as our own team, have been speaking to numerous new suppliers to source …

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Adrian Butler & Simon Drakeford: a fireside chat about our industry

Recently, Simon Drakeford CEO of Office Power and Adrian Butler, Managing Director of VOW Wholesale discussed their experience of recent months, how they’re viewing the big changes in our industry and the effect COVID has had on the sourcing, supply and demand of products. We’ve highlighted snippets of some of the most interesting topics which …

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5 biggest business pitfalls to avoid during COVID-19

When you’re deciding how to weather this storm, it’s best to develop a comprehensive plan for protecting your company and then monitor the progress regularly. Making the right decisions when you can while avoiding setting anything in stone means it’s far easier to change direction if and when new information becomes available. But we know …