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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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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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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 …

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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. …

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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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The cyber security implications of COVID-19: Q&A with our CTO, Mark Gibbard

It’s fair to say that before Covid-19, cyber security probably wasn’t the biggest concern for most dealers in the Office Supplies Industry. However, just as with many other industries and sectors nationwide, the pandemic has forced businesses to introduce new working practices to protect livelihoods and adapt during these turbulent times. The nature of these new …