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The requirements of GDPR also extend into HR

15 February 2018

To prepare members for the new data protection regulations, we hope that you understand your responsibilities to protect your customer's data: but are you also aware of your Human Resources responsibility?

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Industry growth in 2017 was just under 1% and value gains continue into January

08 February 2018

The GfK Panelmarket figures for 2017 have just come through and show a 0.9% growth for 2017.

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The Visual Media Conference (VMC) returns to the Rose Bowl in Leeds on Tuesday 27 March 2018

01 February 2018

This free to attend one-day event organised by BOSS Federation special interest group, CDi, provides a vivid insight into marketing communications.

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BOSS launches Leaders of the Future Conference 2018

01 February 2018

The BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference returns to Stationers' Hall on Friday 9 March 2018 and is sure to be another fantastic event for our industry's rising talent.

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Card payment fee ban coming into force

15 January 2018

New rules, coming into effect on 13 January 2018, will mean customers cannot be penalised for choosing to pay by card, either online or in-store. Companies will be banned from charging any fees for credit or debit card payments.

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2018 New Year Brexit Trade Association Consultation

11 January 2018

BOSS are working with the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and want to hear your views on Brexit.

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Have you read your copy of BOSS Today?

04 January 2018

This issue updates you on fundraising initiatives for the Business Supplies Charity along with key advice to help you run your business more effectively: 

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Merry Christmas from all at BOSS

14 December 2017

Elf & Safety

In this festive season the singing of carols is a wonderful tradition but with our responsibility to advise on best practice in the office when it comes to “elf and safety” we thought we should offer the following thoughts in case anyone takes them literally! 

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How to ensure acceptable conduct at Christmas office parties

14 December 2017

Introduction
Office parties, employers and employees either love them or loathe them, but they remain a feature of most people's employment. They range from a small social gathering in the pub after work at the end of a stressful day to the full-blown Christmas party where the alcohol flows freely all night. Unfortunately, while many employees will use it to let their hair down completely harmlessly, the office party may represent trouble for a small minority. Employers need to be proactive in ensuring acceptable conduct as they could find themselves vicariously liable for the actions of their employees if those actions are deemed to have been committed "in the course of their employment", whether or not they were done with the employer's knowledge or approval.

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Festive Fire Safety - from the workplace to the home

13 December 2017

Make sure it’s a Christmas to remember – for the right reasons!

As we all know, Christmas brings a plethora of extra jobs, both at home and at work – buying presents, last minute rush to get all the work out of the doors, work parties, decorations and of course cooking Christmas dinner for the family and friends. With such festivities taking place during this period, it’s common for fire safety to take a back seat.

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BOSS 'Gem Of A Relationship' Conference Review

07 December 2017

The BOSS 'Gem Of A Relationship' Conference took place on the morning of the BOSS Awards at the Tower Guoman Hotel in London. This focused on the strengths that dealers have in their close relationships with customers – and it was clear that all four of the subsequent presentations were designed to address different aspects of this in a very modern context.

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BOSS Awards Evening 2017

04 December 2017

The decision to hold this year’s BOSS Awards at the Guoman Tower Hotel in London was a resounding success, with the riverside location offering stunning views of a floodlit Tower Bridge. The view was equally glittering inside the venue, where a sell-out crowd of around 400 came in all their finery to celebrate achievement, success, or perhaps – in these turbulent times - just survival.

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Countdown to the BOSS Awards - final chance to book!

23 November 2017

We're down to our last 10 tickets for the 2017 BOSS Awards next week, so if you haven't booked yet, or you're thinking about inviting an additional guest, be sure to snap up the final tickets before it's too late!

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Topical Tips - what's on in the next few weeks?

16 November 2017

Our weekly webinars are going down well with a whole variety of different business topics keeping our attendees engaged.

The next few weeks are equally informative, click for more details.

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Do you need to provide extra holiday in 2018?

09 November 2017

As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.

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Less than a month until the BOSS Awards!

02 November 2017

The countdown is on for the 2017 BOSS Awards, taking place on Thursday 30 November 2017 at the Tower Guoman Hotel in London. With views of the River Thames and Tower Bridge, the night is set to be a glamorous affair.

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BOSS CEO, Philip Lawson, reaches Everest Base Camp

26 October 2017

BOSS CEO, Philip Lawson, decided to take his 'Climb of Life' that extra bit further this year and reached Everest Base Camp earlier this week.

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Don't miss out on our free weekly webinars

19 October 2017

The BOSS weekly webinars have been a great success so far, make sure you don't miss out on any outstanding ones over the next few weeks. These are free to attend and take place every Tuesday at 5.00pm and last 30 minutes. Click to view the outstanding topics. 

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Speakers announced for the 'Gem Of A Relationship' Conference

12 October 2017

The 'Gem of a Relationship' Conference will run from 10.30am until 3pm on 30 November at The Tower Guoman Hotel, London – the same venue as the BOSS Awards.
                                     
The conference will consist of several short seminars and workshops on how to get the best out of your business relationships.

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