THE FUTURE OF WORK
According to different research, around three quarters of businesses have switched to a hybrid working model as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, with employees mostly required to come to the office 3-4 days a week. But surprisingly 63% of these respondents claim that their companies have not made any significant changes to their
Secret Diary of a Stationery Lover – Aged 50 ¾
“As I sit at my desk, surrounded by stacks of paperwork, the air is thick with the scent of freshly printed documents and the promise of bureaucracy. Oh, how my heart flutters! You see, dear reader, while others might find solace in the warmth of human connection or the excitement of a new promotion, I
Gen Z Love the RocketBook
We spoke to a young office worker about the revolutionary bic rocketbook. Here’s his, erm, ‘lowdown’ on the product… “Hey there! Let me give you the lowdown on how the Bic Rocketbook can totally level up your workplace game. As a GenZ worker, we’re all about efficiency, sustainability, and tech-savvy solutions, and the Rocketbook checks
CAN WORKING FROM HOME BE A GOOD THING?
For many working from home has become the norm, but with many companies now challenging workers to return to the office, is working from home whilst the sun shines outside a good thing, or a potential productivity risk? One of the most notable advantages of homeworking in the summer is the flexibility. At home you
WHAT IS HAND LETTERING, ANYWAY?
Hand lettering is the creation of artistic lettering. It’s more to do with drawing or painting letters than with traditional handwriting. Every letter is formed from different repeating shapes, requiring a great deal of patience, precision and creativity. From different variations of block letters to cursive script to advanced lettering techniques such as faux calligraphy,
The Evolution of Meetings
Five years ago, calling a meeting meant booking a meeting room and gathering the team in the same place at the same time. If you were lucky, everyone would show up early to allow the meeting to start at the designated time but this wasn’t always true. In person, it is easier for the conversation
We offer a contract cleaning service
In accordance with Government guidelines, we strongly recommend an increased level of daily cleaning and sanitisation throughout your building and in particular on high risk touch points and communal areas. Working with our cleaning partners we have developed three distinct service offerings to minimise the ongoing risk of infection and to support your business in
WHAT IS HAND LETTERING, ANYWAY?
Hand lettering is the creation of artistic lettering. It’s more to do with drawing or painting letters than with traditional handwriting. Every letter is formed from different repeating shapes, requiring a great deal of patience, precision and creativity. From different variations of block letters to cursive script to advanced lettering techniques such as faux calligraphy,
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND YOUR KEEP IT LOCAL WEEK? 15-21ST MAY
Get Organised MONDAY Post-it Notes Being properly organized is one of the foundations of life. Being organized goes beyond knowing where and when things are, it’s good for the soul. Not only does it offer health benefits by cultivating a healthier lifestyle with better sleep and stress relief, but it also helps you make the
Why Investing in Mental Wellbeing Support is Vital for Your Business
Did you know that around 1 in 4 of us experiences a mental health problem each year, with stress, anxiety, and depression being the most common ones? These issues can have a far-reaching impact beyond the individual, affecting the workplace with raised levels of absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased staff turnover. But here’s the good
WORK SMARTER
Work smarter, not harder with reusable notebook – Rocketbook. The Rocketbook eco-friendly, cloud-connected products help busy professionals stay organized and reduce paper waste thanks to the unique blend of analog and digital technologies. Founded in 2014, Rocketbook introduced a first-of-its-kind concept: a reusable notebook that can be erased, scanned, and reused multiple times. Since then
Social Media in the Workplace
Social media has become a huge part of our daily lives, we can debate for hours whether that is a good thing or not, but when it comes to the workplace, where does social media fit in? It’s a question many businesses are having to consider, and it is not as simple as you might
PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY WITH TRUSENS
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many have adjusted to remote work, education and entertainment, forcing them to spend more time indoors than ever before.  With all this time being spent indoors, TruSens™, a brand of air purifiers designed to improve indoor air quality, is focusing on environmental wellness by purifying the air you and your family
The Secret Diary of a Stationery Lover
It’s good to be back in the office after that wretched enforced Christmas break, isn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t love the festive season, I don my Christmas jumper on the big day like everyone else – this year it was a particularly fetching gift-wrapping jumper, knitted by my grandmother
Sound of Acoustics
The popular open plan office was once hailed as the solution to boosting cooperation and productivity. But as the number of open, collaborative spaces increases, so do the levels of noise, stress, and anxiety in the workplace. Noise pollution can lead to increased stress levels and dissatisfaction not just with the work environment, but also
Following a successful inaugural year in 2022 Keep It Local Week returns in 2023 even bigger and better as we continue in our quest to transform the buying habits of a nation and make supporting local suppliers the number one factor when choosing where to buy from. Is that ambitious? Of course it is. But
Climate conversations can be filled with technical language. This is important in some situations, but we need to break through jargon to help the broader community better understand climate change and empower everyone to act. There are so many ways individuals, organizations, companies and governments can contribute, but to do so, we all need to
Secret Diary of a Stationery Lover
This month marks a special birthday for me as I hit the half century in years, or as I like to call it 20 plus 30 years. Twenty years of growing up followed by thirty years in charge of the stationery cupboard at the various companies I have worked at, ensuring the smooth operation of
office solutions certainty and trust
Why people want certain office solutions?
Why people and organisations just want certainty and peace of mind? ✔ They want to be certain that what you have agreed will happen ✔ They want to be certain you’ll turn up on time ✔ They want to be certain you won’t increase their agreement price ✔ They want to be certain you’ll provide
Microsoft
How did Microsoft choose their name?
Do you know how the name ‘Microsoft’ came about? Gates and Allan wrote the first personal computer operating system (Basic) for the worlds first personal computer (Altair). Cleverly Gates made sure the deal allowed them to keep ownership of the software. This allowed Gates and Allen to license it for use to future PC manufacturers,
The historical digital revolution journey
It seems, the digital revolution took much longer to unfold than the industrial revolution… How do we know? Because author and business professional Walter Isaacson wrote a book called ‘The Innovators,’ which details the first dabbling in computing right through the decades to the present day. It’s amazing to think people (who had brilliant minds)
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