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.
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.
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.
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?'
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.
08 March 2018
We are proud to be supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and currently have a number of apprentices on programmes.
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.
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.
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?
08 February 2018
The GfK Panelmarket figures for 2017 have just come through and show a 0.9% growth for 2017.
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.
25 January 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.
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.
11 January 2018
BOSS are working with the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and want to hear your views on Brexit.
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:
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!
14 December 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.