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Big Interview Xtra: Steve Haworth, EVO Group of Companies

OPI: You mentioned M&A, specifically M&A that matches and accelerates your strategy. Can you give an example?SH: Sure. If you…

Big Interview: EVO on course for exciting future

It’s been a while since OPI had a Big Interviewee from what is now known as the EVO Group of…

Big Interview: Running like clockwork

It’s been ten years since OPI’s Heike Dieckmann interviewed Peter Basci, then CEO of Swiss reseller iba. When Basci sold…

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…

Costin to leave EVO

EVO’s Richard Costin, the group’s Managing Director for its VOW Retail and Banner businesses, has announced he will leave the…

Special Feature: Top 100

It’s that time of the year again when we publish our latest OPI Top 100 list of the leading influencers from…

Banner wins big IT consumables contract

UK reseller Banner is a major player in the public sector, but probably not known for winning too many large…

Analysis: Baldrey out at EVO; ADVEO unveils strategic plan

After several months of relative calm, the UK wholesaling channel again hit the headlines in April when Robert Baldrey unexpectedly left…

Where are they now? with Allan Crump

Compared to Allan Crump, OPI’s 25 years in business are a comparative short-term blip. And while his focus has been primarily…

Insight: A moving week

It’s been a chop-and-change week in the UK office supplies world, most notably with the CEO development at leading UK…

BREAKING NEWS: Baldrey leaves EVO

EVO Group CEO Robert Baldrey has left the company, it has been confirmed.No reason has been given for his sudden…

Moate joins UK vendor as Non-Exec Chairman

Former office2office (o2o) CEO Simon Moate has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of UK EOS desk accessories vendor Accessory Bits Limited…

Positive EVO-lution

When the two main OP wholesalers in the UK last summer both became part of much larger multichannel entities – now…

Special report: VOW event gets green light

VOW’s annual conference took place last Friday at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. It was a different affair to the…

Hot Topic: SPOT

Anything written about the situation surrounding the UK’s two main OP wholesalers might be redundant or downright wrong before the ink…

News Analysis: Closed Loop Update

The concept of closed loop paper – where paper is collected from a customer's premises, recycled and then turned into…

Bob Geens, CEO, Advantia Business Solutions

The last year has demonstrated the success of Advantia's partnership with office2office and its logistics business Truline which was launched…

Simon Moate, CEO, office2office

Gerber's proposals to give himself and two of his nominees a seat on the board – thereby paving the way…

Reseller update: a year of turmoil

Austerity was the name of the game in many European economies in 2012. Ask any of the big boxes or…

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HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…