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SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…

UK distributor enters administration

UK IT and EOS distributor Beta Distribution has gone into administration, OPI has learned. Rumours began circulating at the end…

Analysis: Whiteway optimistic for future of SPOT Group

Following the release of the annual results of Better Capital – owner of the Spicers-OfficeTeam Group (SPOT) – which described…

Spicers declines drag on SPOT performance

The annual results of Better Capital, the owner of office products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), have just been published, revealing continued…

Change afoot at Spicers, reveals Whiteway

SPOT Group CEO Jeff Whiteway has announced some key additional changes to the structure of the Spicers wholesale arm. In…

Interview: Zen acquisition a boost for OfficeTeam managed print offering

OPI catches up with SPOT CEO Jeff Whiteway following the news that the group's OfficeTeam reseller unit has acquired leading…

Summer blip for SPOT

UK investment firm Better Capital has said its Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) office products business fell behind budget in the third quarter…

SPOT reveals H2 strategy

UK office products group Spicers OfficeTeam (SPOT) has provided an update on the progress of its current strategy and its…

Hot Topic: Friend or foe?

There have always been investments, deals, mergers and acquisitions and money floating around the office products industry. While the 1990s…

SPOT back in the acquisitions game

UK office supplies group Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT Group) has announced its intention to enter the acquisitions market again.SPOT Group CEO Jeff…

Exertis OP takeover rumours denied

One of the OP wholesaler names linked with a buyout from IT distributor Exertis has dismissed rumours of a possible…

Insight: Striving to take out duplicate costs

A look at UK wholesaler Spicers’ new Alliance programme.The issue of redundant or duplicate costs in the UK office products…

Analysis: UK wholesalers getting back on track

There have been encouraging developments recently at the UK’s two leading business supplies wholesalers Spicers and VOW.That might not seem…

Spicers prepares for Amazon Business

UK wholesaler Spicers has realigned its resources and invested heavily in people, in part to deal with a fast-changing OP…

Mixed reactions to Superstat hub service

In the immediate run-up to its annual event, which was held at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire on 10 June, the group…

SPOT reports Q4 improvement

The Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) group has said its 2015 EBITDA was above forecast after a better-than-expected Q4.While the company didn’t provide…

Big Interview Xtra: Jeff Whiteway

OPI: Let’s talk about the demise of the XPD family of dealer groups. You had a very tight relationship with…

Big Interview: Put on the SPOT

It’s only been a couple of years since OPI interviewed Jeff Whiteway, but how times – for him as well as…

Exclusive: Whiteway comments on SPOT performance

SPOT CEO Jeff Whiteway responds to OPI on the group’s disappointing H1 results.As we reported yesterday, Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) owner Better…

Disappointing H1 for SPOT

Better Capital has published its H1 trading statement and it doesn’t make good reading for the Spicers/OfficeTeam Group (SPOT).Although it…

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Xerox CEO pitching deal to HP shareholders

Xerox CEO John Visentin has begun meeting with some HP shareholders this week as he tries to convince them to…