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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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CEO Simon Drakeford elected as BOSS Chairman

Our CEO Simon Drakeford has been unanimously elected to be the new BOSS Chairman at their recent board meeting. He will lead the Board in a non-executive and voluntary capacity in addition to his current executive responsibilities at EO Group. Simon will help to develop and guide the strategy and activities of the organisation over …

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Top 3 highlights from the OPI European Forum 2017

This June our CEO Simon Drakeford had a pleasure of chairing the OPI’s sixth European Forum in Berlin. The theme of this year’s event revolved around the future of the sector and the disruption happening in the industry right now. Here are the top 3 presentations that were our personal favourite and some key take-aways …

Office Power Signs Second Scottish Dealer

Office Power has partnered with Riverside Stationers, its second dealer in Scotland. Based in Musselburgh, East Lothian, Riverside Stationers was founded by Kenny Sneddon. The dealer partnered with Office Power in August 2015 and has already enjoyed significant benefits. “Our margins are already up a couple of points and our average order value has risen …

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Fear of Change – Simon Drakeford

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you are finished changing, you are finished.” These are wise words that apply just as powerfully to business as they do to individuals. And yet the fear of change is still rife among both, rendering many paralysed in their professional and personal lives. It’s understandable. We are creatures of habit, …

Office Power Wins The Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards 2015

“We are delighted to win a hotly contested award, particularly because it recognises all the hard work that both the team and the dealer community put into making Office Power a success” explains Office Power CEO, Simon Drakeford. “We think our product is really ground breaking and we’re pleased such a learned panel of judges …

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Simon Drakeford Interviewed by OPI

Office Power CEO Simon Drakeford tells OPI why the Office Power model will make independent dealers more prosperous. Read extracts from the interview here. For the full interview, visit the OPI website here. Simon Drakeford’s entrepreneurial spirit has just been recognised by his industry peers after he collected the Professional of the Year accolade at this year’s European …

Power Up – The Need To Change

Office Power’s CEO, Simon Drakeford, will explore why he believes the traditional office products dealer channel needs to change, how that change can be managed and what life looks like on the other side. The Need to Change For the last two years I’ve been working on building Office Power, a system and service platform …