Old Friends, Warehouse, Steelcase, MG West, Unisource Solutions, Xerox, Greenspeed, HP

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news stories from around the world.


This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news stories from around the world.

Brandreth to speak at Old Friends’ dinner
Well-known British writer, broadcaster and former politician Gyles Brandreth will be the special guest at the Autumn Guest Dinner being organised by the Society of Old Friends on 14 October in London. More details about the evening and how to book can be found here.

Warehouse offers vaccination incentive
New Zealand’s The Warehouse Group – which includes Warehouse Stationery – is offering NZ$100 (US$70) to staff that are fully vaccinated against COVID.

Steelcase announces relationship with UK company
Steelcase is to distribute products in North America from UK design-led home and office furniture company Established & Sons. Steelcase said this would offer customers more choice as they evolve their workplaces.

MG West buys Unisource unit
MG West, a Preferred Haworth dealership in the US, has acquired the Northern California operations of fellow dealer Unisource Solutions. Unisource said the deal would allow it to focus on its largest market in and around Los Angeles.

New head of Xerox Germany
Xerox Germany has named Thorsten Budzinski at its new Managing Director. The former HP and HPE exec takes over from Jacqueline Fechner, who has left the company.

Sustainable recognition for Greenspeed
B2B cleaning products manufacturer Greenspeed has been presented with the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Voka is the largest entrepreneurial network in the Flanders region of Belgium and offers companies guidance in growing in a socially responsible way.

And finally…

HP has turned to the 1997 Backstreet Boys hit Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) for a back-to-school Instant Ink advertising campaign aimed at millennial parents. Videos featuring actor Justin Baldoni and influencers the Holderness family underline how HP is helping families and Parent Teacher Associations throughout the US.