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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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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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What could the office supplies dealer & wholesaler channel look like post-COVID-19?

We know that everyone in the office supplies industry is feeling the effects of Covid-19. As we’re all in this together, we want to share our resources and any knowledge which could help other dealers at the moment as well as connect with the wider dealer community. On Thursday 30 April 2020 at 2PM our CEO …