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Our Key People

At Office Power we are passionate about helping office supplies dealers to run confident, successful businesses. We’ve been in the industry for nearly twenty years as part of the EO-Group and understand the challenges they are facing on a daily basis.

Being part of a bigger group enables us to provide our partners not only with access to the most competitive cost price file, but also the highest quality talent from across the industry. The right people and the right partnerships is what makes a business like ours really shine.

On this page you’ll learn about some of the key specialists in the Office Power team. Read about each of us to find out exactly how we support our partners throughout the entire journey with Office Power.

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VIDEO: Meet the expert team behind the scenes at Office Power and find out how they can support you and your business

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Meet the team behind the scenes

Watch this video to find out who we are and how we support our dealer partners. Our people are what makes our business really shine. Each team member is an exceptional character and has a lot to offer in their area of expertise. We empower you to build a financially strong business by supporting you with people you can trust to help you achieve your goals in every part of your business. Watch this video to find out more.

  • Simon Drakeford

    Simon Drakeford CEO

    Hi I’m Simon, the founder of Office Power. When I started the business I have worked very closely with office supplies dealers as a chief architect to build the platform. This hands-on approach along with years of experience in working with progressive technologies and businesses has equipped me with the right knowledge and experience for this exciting venture.
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    Before we partner with any of the businesses, we go through a very thorough financial analysis of your business to make sure it’s the right fit and we can help you achieve your goals. As a result I have done analysis of multiple office supplies businesses and have a very good knowledge of the industry. I meet with all of our future partners to understand the unique aspects of their business. Together we uncover opportunities in their business and brainstorm ideas on how we can drive the business forward.

    I believe that the bespoke Office Power technology and our team really helps our partners stand out. We join forces to help you build a strong brand and a prosperous business that you can be proud of.

    If you want to chat and find out how we could help you maximise the potential of your business, please get in touch! My email is sdrakeford@officepower.net and I’d love to hear from you.

  • Nick Wilson

    Nick Wilson CFO

    Hi, I’m Nick, I’m the Chief Financial Officer for Office Power and the EO-Group. I’ve been with Office Power since its conception in 2012. Since the beginning I have been working closely with our partners to help them develop financial plans to meet their objectives. I enjoy finding commercial opportunities in our partners' businesses and witnessing how through our support, they are able to achieve their financial goals.
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    I’m responsible for all Office Power’s financial functions, ensuring a robust control and process environment. Together with my team of finance experts we support our partners with tendering for new business, analysing commercial opportunities, developing financial plans and minimising risks. I have over 15 years of financial and commercial experience. This equips me with expertise and confidence to analyse potential and current partner businesses and advise on their administrative, financial, and risk management operations.

    I believe that through financial analysis we can uncover some very exciting opportunities for our future partners. We analyse every business before we partner up,  so even if we don’t go ahead with the partnership, you get valuable insight into your business from a financial angle. We make the process as easy and straight-forward as possible. Numbers don’t have to be boring or complex, in fact they can be fun and exciting, trust me!

    If you want to chat and find out how we could help you maximise the potential of your business, please get in touch! My email is nwilson@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Richard Sinclair

    Richard Sinclair COO

    Hi, I’m Richard, I’m the Chief Operating Officer for Office Power and the EO-Group. I’ve been with the business since the conception of Office Power in 2013 and I oversee ongoing operations, customer service, marketing, CX and our product strategy across the group. Since the conception of Office Power the key goals of my team have been to develop our technology, marketing, customer service and operational tools so they are optimised for our partners. This means staying ahead of the current industry trends and continuously working on making sure our partners and their customers enjoy using our Power Portals and our market leading websites, supported by market leading operational teams.
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    We ensure that our dealers have the tools they need to smoothly run their business, constantly developing our product features alongside our dealers to drive growth into our dealers’ businesses. We also make sure that our partners’ customers have a smooth and hassle-free shopping experience with a fully responsive design solution, optimised for SEO and Google.

    We talk to our partners on a daily basis to find out how we can improve our technology, operational and service offerings to help them meet their business needs. Continuously learning from them not only helps us improve our product, but also allows us to introduce new features and tools that are driven by our partners’ needs.

    If you want to find out more about how to improve your customer experience or service and operational strategies then please get in touch! I have over 10 years of experience in developing user experience for businesses such as Tesco, Sportingbet, CSFB, RBS and HSBC. My email is rsinclair@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Mark Gibbard

    Mark Gibbard CTO

    Hi, I'm Mark, I'm the CTO for Office Power and the EO Group. In my role I look after the team who build and maintain the platform for you. From building new features on the dealer portal or customer websites, to making sure your websites load quickly, to sending orders to suppliers, to invoicing, to securing your data, to making sure the telephones work so you and your customers can contact Customer Services - none of this happens without us. We underpin it all.
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    I started my career at GlaxoSmithKline on their fast-track IT graduate scheme, which gave me a very board start in technology and taught me lots about how to build large scale software with high quality. I then moved into IT consultancy and started my own business and had big clients including the European Medicines Agency. After that I moved into the online world working for Sportingbet and DMG Media (who own the Mail Online, the Daily Mail and Metro newspapers) before starting at Office Power. The blend of experience in big businesses as well as small start-ups has given me the ideal background for Office Power, providing software with the quality levels expected by large corporate organisations but with the understanding of running your own business.

    Technology is always changing and develops at a very fast pace, so here at Office Power we have developed a platform and supporting processes which embraces that pace of change and makes the most of it for our partners. We use the latest technologies and automate our software development processes to ensure great quality and reliability, allowing us to release new software to the platform every week. We never stand still, we are always evolving.

  • Simon Shaw

    Simon Shaw Head of Operations

    Hi, I’m Simon, I’m the Head of Operations at Office Power and despite my youthful looks, I’m the longest serving employee of the group. I oversee day-to-day operational functions and make sure that our partners trade seamlessly. One of the key parts of the Office Power service offering is to make sure that our partners don’t need to deal with any day-to-day operational pains. That’s why my team work tirelessly to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiency. We enable our dealers to free up time, focus on what’s important and drive their business forward.
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    My role is really varied and I work with almost every team member in Office Power, as well as our dealer partners. I’m actively involved in many aspects of the business including supply chain logistics, managing service operations teams, the on-boarding of new dealers and working with couriers to maintain and improve the service in the “last mile” of delivery of goods. Before joining Office Power, I worked with large companies such as Hewlett Packard and Compaq in logistics manager roles, overseeing order administration and service operations teams, and supporting large re-sellers.

    I believe that understanding the challenges our partners have is key to making sure we provide the best service we possibly can. That’s why we communicate with our partners daily and learn all ins-and-outs of their daily operations pains. We ask for formal feedback every Friday and our dealers provide us with a weekly satisfaction score (which is consistently over 80%). This allows us to listen and continuously improve our operations,

    If you want to find out more about how we can help you easy your operations pains, please get in touch! My email is simon.shaw@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Colin Streeter

    Colin Streeter Head of Dealer Trading

    Hi, I’m Colin and I’m the Head of Dealer Trading at Office Power. I work closely with our dealer partners to support them as they transition into Office Power life. My team and I provide training and ongoing support to ensure our partners make the most our of our platform, technology and services.
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    Office Power portal helps dealers understand their commercial opportunities and we work with them to maximise these.  We work with our Dealer Partners to ensure there is a robust business plan in place that supports, growth, customer acquisition, maximising customer spend, Pricing management, margin planning, marketing and merchandising.  What makes Power different is the ability to offer these services through the best in class technology.

    If you want to grow your business then my team and I would love to speak to you and help you take the first steps. Prior to joining Office Power in November 2014 I was a senior member of the management team at Spicers. I was responsible for supporting their biggest dealers by defining, implementing and executing key strategic processes. This included developments in process across merchandising, logistics, sales, commercial structures. This experience has equipped me with the right skills that now enable me to help our partners focus on the most important activities and grow their profitability.

    Working in partnership with our dealers matters as we’re making a difference not only in their business, but in their lives too. When I hear comments from our partners like “I can take a two week holiday for he first time in 15 years” or “I am able to spend more time with my customers and we are growing” – that’s what’s the most rewarding about this job for me!

    If you want to find out more about how we can help you grow and strike the right work home life balance, please get in touch! My email is colin.streeter@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Antony Morgan

    Antony Morgan Head of Design

    Hi I'm Antony, Head of Design at Office Power. I've worked in digital creative sector for 20 years across multiple agencies. Since joining the Office Power team, I have overseen the look and feel of the dealer website and portal from day one. For me, what really sets us apart is helping our partners enhance their brand and online presence.
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    Our teams’ design knowledge and experience ensures our partners interact with their customers and present themselves in the way that is most relevant to them. My biggest motivation since the start of Office Power – and as a result of the work we do – is seeing a lot of happy and successful partners.

    Some of our partners wanted to re-brand, some wanted to build a new brand from scratch, and others wanted to expand their established brand. Whatever our partners’ needs are we always help them stand out and make their brand shine.

  • Alina Fisher

    Alina Fisher Group Marketing Manager

    Hi, I’m Alina and I’m the Group Marketing Manager at Office Power. I plan the direction of all marketing activity on our promotional campaigns. I am passionate about promoting Office Power because our offer empowers our partners to grow a strong business they are proud of. I enjoy seeing our partners become more successful and more prosperous.
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    I have over eight years of experience in marketing strategy and communications. This includes online marketing strategy, email strategy, direct marketing, content marketing, market research, marketing communications, social media marketing, SEO, press relations, advertising, branding and reputation management, event marketing and management and more. I am confident that with my skills and experience I can help our partners build strong brands.

    I believe that our partners are at the heart of everything we do at Office Power. That’s why we dedicate a lot of time understanding their challenges and making sure their journey with us is easy and fun. We partner with dynamic people who are open to change, excited about the future and passionate about building relationships. That’s what makes our journey with them easy, fun and enjoyable as well!

    If you want to find out more about how we can help you build a strong brand, please get in touch! My email is alina.fisher@officepower.net, I’d love to hear from you.

  • Chris Armstrong

    Chris Armstrong Commercial Director

    Hi, I’m Chris, the Commercial Director at Office Power. I’m the first employee of Office Power and previously worked at Superstat Dealer Group. I get a buzz from working with our partners and building relationships, the best part is using my technical knowledge and pragmatic approach to understand the individual challenges and the specific objectives of each office supplies business we partner with.
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    Initially I worked with the Technical and Finance teams scoping, planning and developing the Office Power platform. Now I’m focussing on building long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with future partners. I have thirty years experience in businesses of varying sizes from start-ups to corporate organisations and this experience allows me to quickly understand our potential partner’s business and determine how Office Power can help them achieve their goals.  As we only partner with businesses who would benefit from working with us, it’s really important to understand their objectives early in the process.

    I believe that joining forces with our partners and building meaningful and trusting relationships is what helps us really drive our partner businesses forward and sets us apart from other organisations. We are with our partners on their entire journey and at each step of the way we make sure we have their back. I am passionate about Office Power because the journey towards a more prosperous future together with our partners is truly exciting and inspiring.

    If you want to find out more about how joining forces will support you on your journey to a more prosperous future then please get in touch on 07789 004158 or via chris.armstrong@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Tristen Hinds

    Tristen Hinds Business Development Manager

    Hi I’m Tristen, I’m the Business Development Manager at Office Power. I have more than two decades of experience in the office supplies industry. This helped me gain a deep understanding of the traditional dealer sector and especially understand the challenges that office products dealers are facing. I am really excited to be a part of a dynamic team where we can make a positive difference to our partners’ businesses.
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    I have joined Office Power after 7 successful years with Prima Software, where I have developed a strong understanding of different technology offerings in the market and what kind of software benefits dealers. Prior to that I have headed up the sales and marketing teams at the Hertfordshire-based dealer VRC Office Supplies for 14 years, where we successfully grew the business year on year.

    I believe that helping our partners enhance their brand and identity is really what sets us apart. Our partners have brands and businesses that they are proud of, while we are helping them in the background. We do that not only by giving them the most advanced technology, but also by sharing our knowledge and experience. We work with our partners as a team and we always listen.

    If you want to find out more about how we can make a positive difference to your business, please get in touch! My email is tristen.hinds@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Jon Rogers

    Jon Rogers Business Development Manager

    Hi I’m Jon, the Business development manager for the North. I’ve been in the Business Supplies industry for 25 years working with industry giants like Lyreco and Staples and I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly parts of all aspects of the industry and for the last five years gaining another valuable aspect from the view of great local dealers.
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    My experience in the industry is comprehensive and has helped me gain a real understanding of the market challenges that dealers face and how growth and adaptability is paramount to a business’ success. Office Power offer a real solution to the pain many businesses experience, enabling that growth, encouraging change and building your business. I would love the opportunity to understand your objectives, challenges and explain how joining forces may benefit your business.

    If you want to find out more about how we can help you to have more control of your business and develop a vision for the future of your business, please get in touch! My email is jon.rogers@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Paul McManamon

    Paul McManamon User Adoption Manager

    Hi, I’m Paul and I am a User Adoption Manager at Office Power. I look after our partners and ensure the successful Launch, Communication and Training of all new technology features across our platform, development of a full platform training programme and continuous communication with our partners to identify gaps in our current offering and shape our product development roadmap.
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    I have been part of the Office Power team from day one. I have a strong background in customer service and have heaps of experience in supporting both our partners and their customers. I also know the Office Power systems inside and out. This means I can support our partner dealers to manage day to day operations, implement marketing strategies and provide training on any aspect of the platform.

    I believe that building relationships and working towards shared goals is extremely important. By taking care of our partners’ routine tasks, we enable them to have more control of their business. Our partners have more time for building relationships with their own clients and developing a vision for the future of their business. It’s been exciting to see how we have all grown together since we have started the business.

    If you want to find out more about how we can help you to have more control of your business and develop a vision for the future of your business, please get in touch! My email is paul.mcmanamon@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

  • Manjit Dhillon

    Manjit Dhillon Credit Control Manager

    Hi, I’m Manjit, I’m the credit control manager at Office Power. I’m in charge of Office Power’s credit control team and we support our dealer partners by making sure all their financial operations are running smoothly and helping them completely eliminate the risk of bad debt.
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    I bring into the business over 15 years of finance experience from commercial banking, investment banking, business transitions and automotive industry, managing a number of group companies with high volume accounts. This has provided me with in-depth knowledge of the finance world and prepared me to lead the Credit Control Team at Office Power to ensure our dealer partners and their customer accounts are maintained.

    I believe joining forces with our partners is one of the most important values we have at Office Power. We help our partners to achieve their business goals by working together as one team in one direction. I believe this makes us stronger and more successful.

    If you’d like to know more about finance and how we can help make your business financially stronger please get in touch, my email address is manjit.dhillon@officepower.net. I’d love to hear from you.

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Alina Fisher

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Would you like to find out more about Office Power, got some questions or just want to chat about the changes in the industry – then drop me a line and I’ll be happy to help or put you in touch with the appropriate expert in our team.

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