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.
"Informing, Enabling, Improving"
The BOSS (British Office Supplies and Services) Federation is the authoritative body for the UK office products industry. We are a non-profit making organisation and do not pursue any economic or political objectives of our own, concentrating our efforts on playing a strategic role in the support, promotion and protection of the office products industry.
Who we represent
BOSS represents all businesses along the distribution chain in the office products industry, covering stationery, office machines and supplies, office furniture, office systems and related product areas. We have a wide breadth of membership from the smallest retailer to the largest manufacturer, and therefore represent a very large part of the industry turnover.
We have over 60 manufacturing members and over 1,000 dealer and reseller members from all of the major buying and marketing groups. Commercial contract stationers, mail order companies are also members. We also have a number of special associate members such as the industry's systems houses and the industry's trade press.
All our members recognise that there are a huge number of areas where BOSS can bring positive advantages to their businesses.
The structure of BOSS has evolved to front the demands of an ever-changing industry. Membership of BOSS is divided into two forums the Manufacturer's Forum and the Reseller and Distributor's Forum, which are governed by autonomous Committees reporting to the Federation's Executive Board. In addition, there are a number of specialist committees and working parties dealing with industry standards, and the environment, and specialist suppliers - such as Rubber Stamp Manufacturers (RSM) and Writing Instruments; and the industry charity - the BOSS Federation Benevolent Fund.