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      Interview: Risen from the ashes

      To say it’s been a difficult year for the fledgling OT Group would be an understatement. But under its new parentage and with a solid heritage to boot, it’s been given another lease of life.

      Hot Topic: Keep the pedal to the metal

      For many, 2021 has started the same way 2020 ended – constrained by the pandemic. At the same time, trends that the business supplies industry was already contending with pre-COVID have been augmented in the past 12 months and are now past the point of no return.

      Analysis: ACCO’s got the power

      ACCO Brands makes a strategic move into the gaming category.

      Opinion: With a sigh of relief…

      So Brexit is finally done. The repercussions of the 11th hour deal that was reached at the end of 2020 will take a while to filter through.

      Spotlight: Much more than a distributor

      UK-based office machines wholesaler JGBM prides itself on its business approach that benefits both resellers and vendors.

      Research: From perk to pertinent

      Catapulted a few years ahead of its time due to COVID-19, remote working has gone from ‘nice to have’ to ‘no choice’. But what will happen post-pandemic?

      Hot Topic Xtra: What lies ahead in 2021?

      Predicting what will happen this year certainly got industry members talking, but three pages in the January/February issue of OPI wasn't enough to cover all that was said, so here are some more key excerpts…

      Category Update Xtra: Writing instruments

      Bonus content from the writing instruments Category Update featuring excerpts from interviews.

      Category Update Xtra: Education

      Below is some extra content from our education Category Update – this time focusing on trends, predictions and hopes for post-COVID learning.

      Category Update: Education frustration

      Disrupted on an unprecedented scale – that aptly describes the global education sector in 2020. It’s been a relentless learning curve for many, punctuated by glimpses of hope and opportunity.

      Category Update: The write momentum

      Despite the turmoil of 2020, the writing instruments sector has rolled with the punches through product innovation and embracing the digital world.

      Event: OPI European Forum Online review

      OPI’s first-ever online event attracted almost 250 industry executives over two days in November.

      Advertorial: From bottle to pen

      A new initiative – and product line – by PILOT Corporation joins the fight against plastic pollution.

      Final word from Phil Jones

      Cautiously optimistic.

      5 mins with… Michael Müller

      What’s your life philosophy? Treat people with respect and be polite.

      Comment January/February 2021

      Fortune favours the bold – here’s hoping!

      Digital issue Green Thinking 2020

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      Digital issue November/December 2020

      To view a digital version of the November/December 2020 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.

      Big Interview: Inspiring change

      The topic of sustainability may be back around the boardroom table, but it’s not always easy to start on the path to environmental enlightenment. Certification schemes such as those offered by The Planet Mark are one way companies can commit to driving progress towards a better world.

      Hot Topic: The changing face of outside sales

      While the field sales rep might not be going away anytime soon, the nature of the role looks set for a shake-up in a post- COVID-19 world.

      Big Read

      Podcast: Part 3 – A deep dive into the new way...

      In this final episode in the series, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard discusses the New Way of Working survey with leading expert and Fellowes’ Head of...