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.
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.
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.
14 June 2018
We can't wait to receive your entries for the following categories:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 May 2018
You should be aware of the following adjustments:
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.
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.
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.
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?