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Quality drawing pen expands Pentel arts range

Quality drawing pen expands Pentel arts range

02 April 2019

Pentel is adding a new pigment ink drawing pen to its highly successful Pentel Arts range, which is equally popular with leisure artists and craft enthusiasts.

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Kensington eliminates the pain points of hot-desking strategies for profitable employee wellbeing

Kensington eliminates the pain points of hot-desking strategies for profitable employee wellbeing

25 March 2019

As we approach Q1, many business leaders will be evaluating the performance of their company – and employees - over the past 12 months, and considering what changes to implement in the new financial year. 

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BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference once again inspires the industry

BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference once again inspires the industry

18 March 2019

Once again, this year's BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference gathered together the best and the brightest of our industry's young talent within the august grandeur of Stationers' Hall, with a combination of both continuity and freshness that seemed exactly right for this occasion.

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Leaders of the Future Conference - Book now!

07 February 2019

Book your tickets now! 

The BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference returns to Stationers' Hall on Friday 8 March 2019 and is sure to be another fantastic event for our industry's rising talent.

To book your ticket (£65 VAT) please click here: 

https://purchase.britishprint.com/bossleaders2019

For any questions or for more information please contact Anais Bellemans at [email protected]

Agenda: 

10.30 - Registration
10.45 - Welcome and Introduction
10.55 - Julianne Ponan - Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
11.45 - The BOSS Charity - how it works for the industry, Frances Stephen, Springfield
11.55 - Coffee/Tea Break
12.20 - Starting from scratch: Adam Carnell, Managing Director, Bluetree Group
13.00 - Lunch
14.00 - Wellness in the Workplace: Charlotte Wiseman, Wellbeing People
15.00 - Lifeboat debate in teams - who's too valuable to lose?
16.00 - Conference Ends

16.30 - Evening drinks and social at the Coppa Club, 4 St Pauls Churchyard
20.00 - Evening Ends

LEADERS OF THE FUTURE CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

10.30 – Registration
10.45 – Welcome and Introduction
10.55 – Julianne Ponnan – Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
11.45 – The BOSS Charity – how it works for the industry, Frances Stephen, Springfield

 

11.55 – Coffee/Tea Break

 

12.20 – Starting from scratch: Adam Carnell, Managing Director, Bluetree Group
13.00 – Lunch

 

14.00 – Wellness in the Workplace: Charlotte Wiseman, Wellbeing People

 

15.00 – Lifeboat debate in teams – who’s too valuable to lose?

 

16.00 – Conference Ends

 

16.30 – Evening drinks and social at the Coppa Club, 4 St Pauls Churchyard

 

20.00 – Evening Ends

 

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2018 BOSS Awards winners announced

2018 BOSS Awards winners announced

03 January 2019

BOSS are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 BOSS Awards.

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Climb of Life 2018

Climb of Life 2018

08 November 2018

120 members of the industry took to the hills (without the sound of music) in the Lake District on Friday 2 November to raise money for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

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Pentel raises over 500,000 Pounds for Prostate Cancer UK

Pentel raises over 500,000 Pounds for Prostate Cancer UK

01 November 2018

Pentel has inked in a huge marker in its support for Prostate Cancer UK by raising over half a million Pounds for the charity.

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Last chance to apply for a BOSS Scholarship

02 August 2018

BOSS, in collaboration with the BOSS Business Supplies Charity, along with Staedtler and the Writing Instruments Association have four scholarships available for those enthusiasts working in our industry to advance their skills and knowledge through further off-the-job learning.

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First meeting of the Single Use Plastic Packaging - Special Interest Group

26 July 2018

In sweltering conditions in the St Bride Foundation building, a cross-section of the industry came together yesterday to share thoughts and knowledge on the issue of single use plastic packaging. Highlighted in the recent BBC series "Blue Planet" by Sir David Attenborough, public concern has heightened sharply over the impact of plastic on the environment. High profile companies from many different sectors have joined initiatives like the Plastic Pact to try and reduce the amount of unnecessary single use plastic and to make products easier to recycle.

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Have you read your copy of BOSS Today?

19 July 2018

This is our new look 40th edition that updates you on keeping your business on track with a BOSS Healthcheck and previews the Insights X show returning to Nuremberg this October:

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Could you be a BOSS Award winner this year?

12 July 2018

There is still time to enter the BOSS Awards and there are eleven categories to choose from. We can't wait to receive your entries.

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Exclusive Invitation to Insights-X 2018

05 July 2018

4 - 6 October 2018 in Nuremberg

The 4th edition of Insights-X will take place with many new prominent exhibitors from 4 - 6 October 2018 at the exhibition ground in Nuremberg, Germany. More than 300 manufacturers will show their most important new products in the stationery industry. With the perfect fair date in October you can begin your planning for the upcoming year.

 

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Are you GDPR and Cyber Essentials security compliant?

28 June 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.

This new legislation affects businesses of all sizes, SMEs are not immune, we can help you to get compliant.

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Hamelin Brands awarded BOSS Health & Safety Seal of Excellence

21 June 2018

Hamelin Brands has been awarded the ultimate BOSS Health and Safety accolade, the Seal of Excellence. Presented to Philip Beer, Managing Director and Peter Lambert, Warehouse and Distribution Manager above by Mandy Robson, Head of Health & Safety and Marcus Clifford, Regional Director.

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Calling the industry's greatest - the BOSS Awards are launched

14 June 2018

We can't wait to receive your entries for the following categories:

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BOSS Charity Day brings more light to the industry

07 June 2018

The 2018 BOSS Business Supplies Charity annual golf and spa day on 4 June welcomed 14 eager teams of golfers and 24 equally keen spa attendees to Wyboston Lakes Golf Club in Bedfordshire.

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Applications are open for the 2018 Business Supplies Industry Scholarships

31 May 2018

BOSS, in collaboration with the BOSS Business Supplies Charity, along with Staedtler and the Writing Instruments Association have four scholarships available for those enthusiasts working in our industry to advance their skills and knowledge through further off-the-job learning.

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BOSS Members' Day gets great support

24 May 2018

The day started when BOSS President Geoff Betts took us through the first and most formal part of the day: "It's been an exciting year for BOSS," he exclaimed "and we have more credibility than ever before!" Certainly, its 113th AGM proved that, despite these turbulent times, BOSS was thriving: Treasurer Robert Jenkins's financial report showed that the association had made an £18K trading surplus and had retained significant capital funds. BOSS CEO Phil Lawson continued the positivity by walking through the initiatives and impacts that BOSS had made during the previous year: more members, greater engagement with manufacturers, resellers, sub-groups, young leaders and government, and a raft of services for members to draw upon when needed.

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Develop the future leaders of your business

17 May 2018

According to Government figures, 43% of UK managers rate their own line manager as ineffective. It is therefore hardly surprising to learn that ineffective management is estimated to cost UK companies more than £19bn a year in lost working hours and is attributed to 56% of corporate failures. Perhaps one of the contributory factors for these figures is that only 1 in 5 managers 'have received management training' and are qualified.

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Last chance to book for BOSS Members' Day

10 May 2018

BOSS Members' Day, sponsored by Office Power takes place in less than two weeks at Stationers' Hall in London.

The day covers the Federation's 113th Annual General Meeting, a conference with a fantastic line-up of speakers, lunch and networking drinks.

 

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