Saturday, 19 September, 2020

Big Interview with Michael Brown

It’s been almost five years since Howard and Michael Brown – who had made Allied one of the most successful dealers in the US before selling it to Office Depot in 2006 – returned to...

United Stationers’ Aiken speaks at OPI Global Forum

The business supplies industry got its first glimpse of United Stationers’ CEO Bob Aiken in Chicago yesterday.Aiken took over as interim President and CEO of United just two weeks ago following the sudden departure...

Big Interview Xtra – Brad O’Brien, Office Choice

OPI: You’re relatively new to the business supplies industry. Was it a bit of a culture shock?Brad O’Brien: Not as much as I thought it might have been. Given the fact that I have...

The Big Interview with Brad O’Brien

This month’s Big Interview takes us ‘down under’ to the Australian market as we speak to Brad O’Brien, CEO of Office Choice, one of the ‘big two’ dealer groups in the country. O’Brien took over from...

The best of both worlds

Hopax European Sales and Marketing Director Stuart Seymour talks to OPI about what makes his company tick and sets it apart from the competition.OPI: Stuart, could you start by providing some background information about Hopax?Stuart...

Big Interview with Simon Drakeford: Power Player

Simon Drakeford’s entrepreneurial spirit has just been recognised by his industry peers after he collected the Professional of the Year accolade at this year’s European Office Products Awards (see page 27). Not only has he...

Sponsored Profile: A transatlantic vision

Both US-based manufacturer rep group The Highlands Group (THG) and UK-based business development firm The Business Performance Group (BPG) were looking to move into each other’s respective markets, but required a partner that already had...

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Big Interview: Sid Lerman

If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, so goes the song, and Weeks Lerman is certainly a success story in the New York OP market with sales of around...

Paperworld Plaza Preview: Keeping pace…

Faced with exhibitor fatigue, declining visitor numbers and a new show contender, Paperworld Frankfurt has introduced a number of initiatives and innovations for its 2015 show to ensure it remains on top of its game. OPI...

Sponsored editorial with Pilot: Unified, unique & happy

Starting in France back in 1993 when its very first television commercial was aired, writing instruments manufacturer Pilot Corporation has been very active across Europe in building its brand image directly in the hearts and...

Big Interview with Andrey Kudryashev: Get ready to rouble

Financial crises are nothing new for Russian entrepreneurs – think back to the debt crises of 1998 and 2008 – and it looks like another tough time ahead for the country’s economy as falling oil...

Big Read

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities...

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...