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      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…

      A digital detox

      In today’s digital age, the US Census Bureau found that nearly 80% of Americans own a laptop or computer, and 75% own…

      Five reasons effective service management can increase your profits

      We all know that providing excellent customer service is vital. But do we really promote a culture that ensures the…

      Ten ways to sell more facilities supplies

      Whether it’s cleaning, catering or health and safety ranges, facilities supplies continue to be a growth area. New legislation and…

      The long and short of it

      This question was asked in a seminar I presented: “Realistically, how long can I talk into someone’s voicemail before they…

      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…