Last month BOSS Chairman and CEO of Office Power, Simon Drakeford, wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, to request the Government support the Office Products Industry with the same urgency and consideration given to other
A look back: what were dealers talking about in 2019, and why is this more relevant than ever post-COVID?
Back at Dealer Support Live in November 2019, Simon Drakeford, our CEO and BOSS chairman, hosted a dealer panel to discuss emerging growth strategies and dealer visions for 2020. The dealer panel and audience discussed the direction of the industry,
Boris Johnson recently announced that we are working towards a cautious but irreversible exit from what is hopefully our final national lockdown. But what does this mean for our industry, and how can dealers plan for this staged recovery? In our
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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