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Welcome to OPI TALK, the definitive podcast for the business supplies industry. Hosted by OPI, the leading media organisation for the international office products sector, OPI TALK features all the latest news and developments, combined with insightful interviews and expert analysis from key executives right across the globe. You can download the podcast from all your usual platforms or follow the link below.

Podcast: Part 3 – A deep dive into the new way of working with...

At the end of January, Fellowes Brands launched its New Way of Working survey to understand how employees cope with working from home. The survey questioned 7,000 employees across Europe to discover how lockdown has affected them...

Podcast: Part 2 – Hybrid working and sales opportunities with Louise Shipley

In the second episode of OPI Talk with Fellowes Brands’ Head of European Marketing for Workplace Health Solutions Louise Shipley, the discussion revolves around hybrid working. The term ‘hybrid working’ is a relatively new phrase related to...

Podcast: Part 1 – Fellowes Brands’ Louise Shipley on how to support businesses with...

Early 2020 saw the unprecedented mass migration to homeworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As many offices and businesses remain closed, just what are the implications for those remote workers in terms of comfort,...

Podcast: CEO Greg Liénard discusses challenges and change at Lyreco

Our guest in this episode of OPI Talk is Greg Liénard, CEO of Lyreco. Greg – a long-standing company executive – has been at the helm of the global business supplies reseller since July...

Podcast: IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker

OPI speaks to Mike Tucker about IOPFDA’s new relationship with cleaning industry association ISSA. Towards the end of last year, it was confirmed that the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealer Association (IOPFDA) – which...

Podcast: Paragon and OT Group

Who is the Paragon Group and why did it acquire Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) assets last year when the business supplies group went into administration? In this OPI Talk podcast, we feature part of an interview that...

Podcast: 2020, a year in review

OPI's editorial team, along with CEO Steve Hilleard, take a look at the biggest stories and developments in the business products industry in 2020, and make their predictions for 2021.

Podcast: Boris Elisman on the office products channel

OPI speaks to ACCO Brands CEO Boris Elisman about the challenges and opportunities in the office products channel. ACCO has recently announced a significant acquisition, buying video games accessories manufacturer PowerA in a deal worth...

Podcast: Jonathan Withey talks about business and sustainability

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about sustainability and how to improve a company’s environmental credentials. OPI Deputy Editor Michelle Sturman speaks with The Planet Mark Head of Business Development Jonathan...

Podcast: Ron Books on ECI’s latest private equity transaction, the independent dealer channel and...

Software provider ECI – a key partner for many business products dealers – recently announced it is to be acquired by private equity firm LGP. Earlier this week, just before the Thanksgiving break in the...

Podcast: One-to-ones from the Amazon Business ABX conference

What are the priorities for Amazon Business UK? Why did a large public sector customer turn to Amazon Business during the COVID-19 crisis? Listen to this OPI Talk podcast as Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon...

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard on why business supplies executives should participate in the OPI...

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard talks about industry disruption and why business supplies executives should participate in the OPI European Forum Online on 17-18 November. One of the key themes of the upcoming OPI European Forum...

The future of the workplace with Martin Evetts

One of the crucial issues at the moment for the business supplies industry is what the workplace, in particular the office, will look like post-COVID 19. While we don’t know all the answers yet, one...

Podcast: Talking print with Ray Stasieczko

This week’s episode of the OPI Talk podcast features well-known document imaging channel commentator Ray Stasieczko. Ray has been making a name for himself over the past couple of years with his End of the...

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

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 independent dealers in the business supplies sector capitalise on...

Technology and the independent office products dealer

The latest episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is now live, with this week’s guest renowned technology solutions expert TJ Crayne. Crayne – who is IT Director at leading US dealer organisation Independent Suppliers Group...

Changes and challenges in the office products wholesaling channel

OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite speaks with industry veteran Robert Baldrey about recent developments in the business products wholesaling channel in the UK and the US, namely the demise of Spicers and the acquisition of...

Trailer – Welcome to OPI TALK

OPI is pleased to announce the launch of OPI Talk, the definitive podcast for the business supplies industry. OPI Talk will feature all the latest news, key developments and trends within the OP sector, delving deep behind-the-stories through...

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Podcast: Part 3 – A deep dive into the new way...

In this final episode in the series, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard discusses the New Way of Working survey with leading expert and Fellowes’ Head of...