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The September issue features a Big Interview with Exertis Supplies MD Raj Advani. This magazine is also a Facilities Supplies Special with the emphasis on jan/san.

Final word with Renée Remijnse

As we see office design shifting from one-size-fits-all to solutions accommodating different needs and activities, we also need to consider how this influences employees. Ask yourself how the office workspace has been altered over the...

Event: Big Buyer 2017 preview

OPI: What makes Big Buyer a must-attend event?Mariella Nasi Pfeiffer: Big Buyer is now in its 22nd year and is among the best B2B fairs for the stationery, office, festivity and creativity sector. It...

5 mins with… Keely Shepherd

Best way to spend the weekend? With my children, watching Sheffield United football team win, a lovely ice-cold glass of fizz in my hand and a bar of Galaxy chocolate.Early bird or night owl? Sometimes both,...

Event: Climb of Life preview

In a couple of months, over 100 members from the UK office products industry will take on 30 of the toughest mountains in England’s Lake District as part of the 2017 Climb of Life...

Facilities Supplies Special: Mission critical

Partnerships, mergers and new global events (see ‘Timeline of events’ below) indicate that big changes are afoot at the organisation. OPI talks to Executive Director John Barrett about the key strategies behind the deals,...

Facilities Supplies Special: The powerhouse

Bunzl’s origins date back to 1854 when Mortiz Bunzl registered a haberdashery in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava under the name Emanuel Biach’s Ediam. Over the years it has dabbled in various industries before becoming a...

Facilities Supplies Special: A meeting of minds

US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has recently announced a partnership with facilities and supply chain management association Afflink. OPI speaks to IS CEO Mike Gentile and Afflink CEO Dennis Riffer about the deal...

Hot Topic: Boxing clever

In the Final Word in the March 2017 edition of OPI, Mike Gentile, CEO of US dealer group Independent Stationers (IS), called for the independent dealer community (IDC) to find “a new box”, arguing...

Big Interview: Keeping it simple

It comes up at every industry event, every conference, every brainstorming and best practice session: the need to be less transactional and more service-oriented, to stand out from the crowd with a host of...

Comment September 2017

I recently attended SP Richards’ Advantage Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. The takeaways were many and varied, but two things in particular lodged in my mind – the need for collaboration (also the theme of...

Digital issue September 2017

To view a flip version of the September 2017 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType B – North America and ROWThe new OPI magazine app is published. Please click on...

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