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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 …

Office Power recognised as an Industry Community Hero at BOSS Awards 2020

We are delighted to have been awarded a BOSS Industry Community Heroes Award 2020 for opening up our online social learning community platform, the Power House, to support all dealers throughout the pandemic. What is the Power House online platform? The Power House platform was originally designed for us to share training and learning plans …

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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 …

The Changing Dealer: Resilience in the Face of Adversity Report

During the Covid pandemic, we launched an in-depth research programme to try and continually assess the impact of the crisis on both our industry and the wider economy. With the aim of supporting dealers to survive this crisis, we’ve now published the findings in a brand-new report, The Changing Dealer: Resilience in the Face of Adversity.  Based on …

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Registration is now open for the Dealer End of Year Event 2020

The strength, resilience and supportive spirit of the dealer community has been remarkable in these difficult times. In light of this, we’re opening up the Office Power Dealer EYE (End of Year Event) to selected dealers as well as existing partners. This live, dealer-only event will take place during the afternoon of the 9th December …

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 …

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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 …