Steve Hilleard


    Steve Hilleard has led OPI for much of its 28 year history, establishing the company as the business products industry’s most trusted media player, providing insight and connectivity to senior executives in more than 100 countries via OPI’s magazines and supplements, online news, ground-breaking industry events and research.
    A former independent dealer, Steve has no formal journalism qualification but he does have a wealth of experience and quite possibly the most comprehensive address book in the industry. For those reasons – and because he’s the boss – a succession of Editors over the years have let him contribute articles to OPI (although we don’t tell him just how much sub-editing is required by one of our proper journalists before his work is fit for publication).
    Steve is also very involved with a number of industry charities, including co-chairing the personal giving campaign on behalf of the National Business Products Council for City of Hope, fundraising for cancer research via the UK Climb of Life and Ride of Life, and a number of charitable endeavours for the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, a City of London livery company founded in 1403.
    In 2019, Steve was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest accolade bestowed by BOSS Federation, the UK office products industry’s trade association.
    Steve’s favourite business product is Andrex Toilet Paper: “Makes the best of a bad job!”