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 are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 BOSS Awards

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01 December 2017


Brand Manufacturer of the Year

Dealer Excellence Award (under £5 million turnover)
Tangent Office Resources

Dealer Excellence Award (over £5 million turnover)

eBusiness Award

Initiative of the Year
Adult Colouring - Staedtler

New Product of the Year (Business)
Ultralight Staging System - Gopak

New Product of the Year (Consumer)
Interactive Colouring Book 4D - Pukka Pads

Emerging Professional of the Year
Scott Woodward, NEMO

Professional of the Year
Ian Buckley, Prima Software

Publication of the Year
The MarketingSPA with Exertis Supplies

Service Provider of the Year
Office Power

Sustainable Leadership Award

Unsung Hero Awards
Andy Johnson - Brother UK
Anita Glithero - ACCO Brands
Barry Robbins - HSM UK
Gill Peart - Stewart Superior
Liza Rudge - Hamelin Brands
Julie Yates - ACCO Brands
Tina Russell - Nemo Group

Outstanding Achievement Award
Bob Geens, Advantia

The 2017 BOSS Awards were held on 30 November at the Tower Guoman Hotel in central London, boasting spectacular views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames.

The glittering evening was hosted by TV Presenter and entertainer Mark Durden-Smith, best known for his coverage of the 2017/18 Rugby World Cup, as well as for shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here Now!, This Morning and BBC Radio London's The Breakfast Show. Mark kept the 400-strong room of guests well entertained before the winners of the 14 prestigious Industry Awards were announced.

The Awards, which featured the Unsung Hero Awards - new for 2017 - were then presented by prominent faces from the Office Supplies industry. Winners were praised for their commitment, talent and team work before taking advantage of a photo opportunity.
The evening included a charity auction, raising funds for the BOSS Business Supplies Charity and guests enjoyed a night of celebrating achievements over a dance and a drink, and networking among colleagues and peers.

The evening was preceded by a popular ‘Gem of a Relationship' conference, where delegates enjoyed collaborating with others in the industry over presentations on topics such as ‘Manage your CRM system more effectively' and ‘How to build your professional brand', before browsing the ‘Hidden Gem' product exhibition, which hosted a range of products with excellent growth potential.

As always, BOSS would like to thank all the judges who gave up their valuable time to ensure the judging process was carried out in the usual fair-minded and impartial manner.

BOSS would also like to thank the sponsors and supporters of the 2017 Awards, without whom this event would not have been possible - Antalis, BOSS Business Supplies Charity, Channel Info, Dealer Support, Fellowes, Nestle Professional, Office Depot, OPI, Staedtler - as well as everyone that attended the event.

Details of the 2018 BOSS Awards will be announced soon.

For more information contact Helen Dunn on 020 7915 8377 or [email protected]

For further information please contact:
Helen Dunn
Helen Dunn
020 7915 8377
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