Four products for Fairtrade Fortnight

By |2018-05-17T14:05:08+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Events, Facilities Supplies, Fairtrade|

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 26 February to 11 March 2018. Fairtrade is aimed at helping the farmers and workers who grow our food to receive a fairer price for goods and win small premiums to help grow their businesses. Surveys suggest that 89% of the British public trust the Fairtrade trademark, making it a great opportunity [...]

Four reasons why pen and pencil are still king

By |2018-02-27T12:10:22+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Careers, Events, Facilities Supplies, Furniture, Latest Offers, Office Products, Stationery, Technology|

Pens and pencils are still our writing tools of choice for many tasks. In writing terms, digital devices may be useful for long articles and recording in-depth information, but when we want to plan, make notes, visualise, and simply learn better, there is no competition to the writing instrument. Four reasons why pen and pencil are [...]

Safer driving in winter

By |2018-02-27T12:06:43+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Facilities Supplies, Furniture, Latest Offers, Office Products, Stationery, Technology|

Did you know that a car’s stopping distance is ten times longer in ice or snow? Or that its battery is much more likely to die in cold weather? From motoring breakdowns and accidents to lost working time and understaffed offices, a snow day can bring its own set of perils to drivers, passengers and the [...]

Three ways workplaces can fight flu season

By |2017-11-01T14:08:55+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Facilities Supplies, Furniture, Latest Offers, Office Products, Stationery, Technology|

Equipping people’s desktops isn’t just about monitor, mouse and keyboard when winter is on the way. As flu season approaches, helping people avoid catching coughs and colds at work is essential for minimising the number of sick days. Companies that also recognise employees can be unwell at work, and help them deal with this, are also [...]

Can you handle the new tenner?

By |2017-11-01T14:02:37+00:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Facilities Supplies, Furniture, Latest Offers, Office Products, Stationery, Technology|

There’s a new tenner in circulation, which means any business that processes bank notes needs to make sure its equipment is able to handle it. The new £10 polymer note, which started dispensing through bank machines on 14 September 2017, offers a more secure, clean and environmentally friendly alternative to the current bank notes. It [...]

History of the Stapler

By |2017-11-01T13:52:13+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Facilities Supplies, Furniture, Latest Offers, Office Products, Stationery, Technology|

Pretty much very desk in the world has a stapler as they are one of the most frequently used tools we own. The invention of the stapler can be traced back to the 1700s in France for King Louise XV where each stapler was inscribed with the insignia of the royal court, super ceding the need [...]

Four ways to an ergonomic furniture solution

By |2018-04-13T06:46:03+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Facilities Supplies, Furniture, Latest Offers, Office Products, Stationery, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sizing up a new office to see how much furniture it can house is one thing, but making sure the people using it will be able to do so comfortably and efficiently is another. Ensuring your workplace is ergonomically designed does not just improve productivity, increase employee wellbeing and help to attract and keep the best [...]

The History of BIC the story of a man who revolutionised writing: Marcel Bich

By |2017-07-25T14:33:25+00:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Latest Offers, Stationery|

1944 MARCEL BICH AND EDOUARD BUFFARD In 1944, Marcel Bich (1914-1994) buys a factory in Clichy, France, and sets up business with his partner, Édouard Buffard (1908-1996), as a maker of writing instruments parts. 1950 BIRTH OF BIC® CRISTAL® Marcel Bich, believing in the potential for the ballpoint pen, adapts and improves the ballpoint invented by the [...]

Four tips for making the most of a sit-stand desk

By |2017-07-21T12:16:28+00:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Latest Offers, Stationery|

Sit-stand desks are becoming a more common sight in workplaces across the country. Whether you’re already using one or are looking at the options for making your workstation stand up-friendly, here are four pieces of advice designed to get the most from any sit-stand desk: Fit for purpose Before taking the plunge on the latest sit-stand [...]

Reducing noise in the office

By |2018-04-13T06:47:09+00:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Careers, Events, Latest Offers, Stationery|

The acoustics of open plan offices, and how to manage them better, is a big talking point. With the cost of office space one of the biggest any organisation has, the space and money saving benefits of housing employees together in one work environment are clear. Shared spaces and hot-desks have also become popular in line [...]