5 minutes with: Brad O’Brien

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? I was an apprentice electrician. I worked out fairly quickly that I was a…

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Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Meet people, listen to them, motivate them, give advice to them…

5 minutes with… Andy Braithwaite

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. Oversee – and sometimes contribute to – the editorial content of OPI.Your…

5 minutes with: Dave Walmsley

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 wordsReporting to the CEO, I'm responsible for Lyreco's sales channels to market,…

Never a dull moment

Office products have frequently been described as not being particularly sexy – and that’s fair enough… probably – but woe…

5 Minutes With: Marc Nijhof

Describe what you do in less than 20 words. I am heading up and proudly part of a successful and leading…

5 minutes with: Simon Wallis

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.I am responsible for the Synergy Partner Sales & Marketing programme and…

Final Word: Liz Moseley

The internet is changing the way we work and play and the change is fast. Did you know that children born in…

Final Word: Gabor Pataki

Hungary for businessOffice products sales in Hungary, including retail and B2B, have been decreasing continuously since 2005. I believe that…

Editor’s Comment

I apologise in advance for making you having to put up with two comments from me this month, but I’m…

5 minutes with Amee Chande

If you weren’t doing your present job, what would you like to be doing? Photographer for National Geographic.Who is the industry…

5 minutes with João Oliveira, General Manager, Olmar Artigos de Papelaria, Portugal

Your first full-time job.  Purchasing Manager for a manufacturer of archiving products.   What would you like to be doing…

Final word: Martin Eames

It is generally accepted that new products are the lifeblood of any industry and yet, among its other problems, the UK…

5 minutes with…Kasie Morley

Describe what you do in fewer than 20 words.My husband and I own three office products companies all headquartered in…

Final word: Steve Harrop

Dealer groups: time for a reality check?At a time of the year when the nights are drawing closer and Saturdays are…

5 minutes with…Eugene Kleynhans

What you do…What I want to do is very different to what I currently do; once we build a quality…

Big boxes: crisis or opportunity?

In the past few months, these headlines have dominated industry news:  Hewlett-Packard (HP) announces plans to lay off 15,000 employees The…

Big read

ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…