The BOSS Federation is the trade association which serves the UK office supplies and services industry by providing a range of initiatives, cost saving benefits and services, to enhance the business performance of its members.


BOSS Members' Day returns to Stationers' Hall on Monday 5 June

13 April 2017

BOSS Members' Day returns to Stationers' Hall on 5 June 2017.


BOSS's view on Amazon Business, Apprenticeship Levy Changes and Gender Pay Gap Regulations

06 April 2017

Amazon announcing their offering to business customers earlier this week was no surprise to our industry as we have been anticipating this development with interest.


BOSS Leaders of the Future Get Passionate

BOSS Leaders of the Future Get Passionate

30 March 2017

Over 100 delegates - a record attendance for this event and coming from all parts of the industry - converged in the historic Stationers' Hall on Friday 24 March for the 2017 BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference.


Don't miss out on the Visual Media Conference

Don't miss out on the Visual Media Conference

23 March 2017

The Visual Media Conference is a free one-day event, organised by the British Printing Industries Federation. This conference will provide a vivid insight into marketing communications and will be returning to the Rose Bowl in Leeds on Tuesday 11 April 2017.


Countdown to the BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference

16 March 2017

There's only two weeks left to secure your place at the BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference. Taking place on Friday 24 March 2017 at Stationers' Hall in London, it's sure to be another fantastic event for our industry's rising talent.


Have you read your copy of BOSS Today?

09 March 2017

This issue updates you on what has been happening in our regions along with key information on BOSS services.


Digital Discovery Workshop

02 March 2017

BOSS partner, BOSS Federation and CDi (Creative Digital Industries) are running a workshop on how to unlock a digital strategy for your business. This will include digitising elements of your customer journey from start to finish.


We look forward to seeing you at these BOSS events

23 February 2017

We have an action packed events calendar for 2017 and I'd like to draw your attention to four events coming up.


BOSS continues to attract new members

BOSS continues to attract new members

16 February 2017

Welcome to our new members!


Calling all BOSS Resellers - can you spare some time to represent your sector?

09 February 2017

BOSS has traditionally been very well represented by Manufacturers who have been the main source of funding and support for us.


BOSS Launches 2017 Young Managers' Conference

02 February 2017

The conference - now in its fifth successful year - will be another action-packed day of presentations, training and networking aimed at providing the emerging talent within our industry with the tools and inspiration needed to become the successful leaders of tomorrow.


Are you aware of how the Apprenticeship Levy will affect your business?

26 January 2017

With the new Apprenticeship Levy coming into effect in April, we have been working with our business partner the BOSS Federation to make members aware of the upcoming changes and how they may affect their businesses.


Brexit Impact Survey Results

19 January 2017

Following Theresa May's outlining of the Government's thoughts on Brexit earlier this week , what does the Office Products industry think of the impact of the vote to leave the European Union?


Strong B2B volumes in November calm post-Brexit nerves, while retail price increases may be dampening demand

12 January 2017

While always dangerous to look at one month in isolation, November's GfK Panelmarket figures showed such stellar demand in the B2B sector of the industry, if you are in B2B it is worth pausing to reflect whether you have enjoyed the uplift. Hopefully your figures are reflective of the same strong demand felt by the panel, with pieces up by 19% by volume over November 2015 although being sold at nearly 8% less.


BOSS Resolutions for the New Year

05 January 2017

Happy New Year to you - I trust that you had a great break over the festive season and are fully recharged for the exciting prospect of 2017 ahead.


Twelve Days of Christmas

20 December 2016

On the first day of Christmas, my board gave to me - detailed sales data for the industry. The most important project that BOSS is underway with now and in 2017. Watch this space!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

15 December 2016

2016 has been a year of massive change and disruption in both business and social environments. Predicting outcomes has become challenging even for the professionals.


Changes to funding for apprenticeships

07 December 2016

New funding for apprenticeships comes into effect from 1 May 2017. New rates have been published for all frameworks and standards (trailblazer programmes are referred to as standards and existing programmes are referred to as frameworks).


New major OP industry research

01 December 2016

BOSS has designed a new independent survey targeted towards manufacturers/vendors/OEMs and resellers/dealers. The survey seeks to develop a record and understanding in the movement of product costs and selling prices.


BOSS/GfK Panelmarket report results & price survey

24 November 2016

Overall industry sales in October were broadly flat, with retail in decline and B2B just in growth again after a 3% increase in September. What is interesting is the squeeze on margins that must be occurring in the B2B sector as price increases have not yet been passed on to the consumer.


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