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      Are GDPR standards slipping?

      On 25 May 2018, the new GDPR standards were enforced in Europe, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure…

      Defying 9-5

      The UK’s Trades Union Congress recently announced that advances in technology could mean the possibility of a four-day workweek in…

      Spring cleaning made easy

      Transitioning from winter to spring brings with it great expectations for positive change. Spring is typically linked with longer and…

      Are you ready for change?

      To reach the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement – keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C…

      A meeting of minds and hearts

      Collaboration has been a focus for businesses for a few years now and companies are investing heavily in the relevant…

      The destruction of sensitive data

      In November 2018, CPNI, the UK’s government authority for protective security advice, released a definitive statement on the secure destruction…

      Are millennials turning away from remote working?

      An influx of young professionals joining the workforce who have grown up using the internet, mobile devices, social media and…

      Five ways to boost your digital well-being

      As we enter 2019, the proliferation of digital devices means that we’re constantly connected to the office wherever we might…

      Will vendor consolidation increase the need for direct sourcing?

      We have a solid working relationship with ACCO Brands and have had for many years. Similarly, Cumberland has been a…

      Is the shared office really the holy grail?

      When I hear exaggerated statistics being thrown around such as 142% of people using co-working spaces are more engaged and…

      Don’t hide behind the basket

      Figures from statistics portal, statista.com, suggest that there are now 43.5 million people shopping online in the UK, while the…

      Schrödinger’s cat

      Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger had a cat. Actually, that may or may not be true. We do know that…

      How to design a workplace for millennials

      The office environment is constantly evolving, but perhaps never as drastically as it has in the past couple of years.…

      Making an impact

      Businesses are slowly becoming more conscious of the waste materials they produce but this change isn’t happening quickly enough. While…

      How to boost productivity in an open-plan office

      According to a recent Harvard study, workers in open-plan offices have 70% less physical interactions with other colleagues, making teams…

      Three tips to avoid the ‘slow no’

      One of my clients introduced me to a new term recently. "The 'slow no' is the worst," he said. "It's…

      What’s the deal with Essendant’s share price?

      A few days prior to Essendant (NASDAQ: ESND) and Genuine Parts (GPC) announcing the deal for SP Richards (SPR) on 12 April…

      Do you have a follow-up machine?

      I just lost an argument with a software guy. I was trying to convince him that his product, a CRM…

      Workplaces of the future

      We've come a long way since the early incarnations of the typical office space, leaving the factory floor-style working environment…

      What about Russia?

      With a view to finding a distributor in Russia, Rapesco decided to pay a visit to the Skrepka Expo in…

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      SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

      North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…