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.


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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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Statutory Pay and National Minimum Wage increases

03 May 2018

You should be aware of the following adjustments:


BOSS launch new sales leadership development programme

26 April 2018

The competitive landscape continues to change and in talking to BOSS Members, particularly independent dealers, we understand that online businesses represent one of the biggest threats, but also one of the biggest imperatives to review and adapt your sales processes. For manufacturers, as the reseller channels change shape, changing your sales approach is also important.


BOSS Members' Day - agenda announced

23 April 2018

BOSS Members' Day is returning to the prestigious Stationers' Hall on Tuesday 22 May. This one-day event is a key date in the industry's calendar, attracting a wide variety of delegates from all areas of the sector.


Have you read your copy of BOSS Today?

12 April 2018

This issue includes articles on the BOSS Business Supplies Charity Day, Regional BOSS events and BOSS Members' Day and GDPR implications for HR.


Registration is now open for BOSS Members' Day

05 April 2018

BOSS Members' Day is a ‘go to' one day event that has become a real focus for our industry, bringing together delegates from all types of business and channel to learn, review, discuss and network. It's simply unmissable.


Registration open for the 2018 BOSS Charity Day

29 March 2018

The BOSS Business Supplies Charity Day - the industry's annual chance to raise a lot of money by having a lot of fun - will be on 4 June 2018 at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire.


Take a trip to what the future could hold at the Visual Media Conference

20 March 2018

The Visual Media Conference (VMC) takes place on Tuesday 27 March at the Rose Bowl in Leeds. The event includes international experts on colour, communications, innovation in technology and asks the question ‘VR - so what?'


Leaders of the Future Conference inspires delegates

15 March 2018

The BOSS Leaders of the Future Conference returned to Stationers' Hall on Friday 9 March with 100 delegates coming from all parts of the industry. The programme for the day had been devised by the Leaders of the Future Committee and was chaired by two of its members - Aaron Hopkinson of Brother UK and Emily Jones of Fellowes UK.


Why apprenticeships work

08 March 2018

We are proud to be supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and currently have a number of apprentices on programmes.


National Apprenticeship Week 5-9 March

01 March 2018

Next week is National Apprenticeship Week - a time to celebrate, encourage and inspire when it comes to emphasising the benefits that apprenticeships bring to people, businesses and communities.


Are you nurturing your younger talent?

22 February 2018

If not, I would urge you to do so please... your company's and our industry's success will depend on attracting, keeping and developing the brightest stars we can find.


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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