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  Martin Wilde is to step down as Chair of the BOSS Business Supplies Charity (BBSC) at the end of March. Martin, who has been a BOSS Charity trustee since 2015, has chaired the Charity through a fundamental transformation, including a new constitution and web site, and the introduction of the hugely successful Patronage Scheme and annual Patrons’ Dinners. Thanks to this, the Charity has seen exceptional…

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Since our quarterly newsletter was launched in 2023, we have looked at a range of money-saving tips, from being thrifty and growing your own food to planning free activities for your children during school holidays. At last, spring is on its way and, with longer and warmer days, we’ll be able to save money on electricity as lighting and heating costs will come down. So, now it’s…

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According to NHS England, five million people accessed mental health support in 2022/23: that’s an increase of more than a million in the last five years. This number isn’t helped by pressures such as the lasting effects of the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, so when Elizabeth’s (not her real name) mental health was deteriorating, prices were rising and she was getting further into debt, she knew…

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BOSS Business Supplies Charity Day Wednesday 19th June  Carden Park Resort in Cheshire  The BOSS Charity Day is all about having fun, networking with your colleagues across the industry, and raising much-needed funds so that the BOSS Charity can continue to help industry colleagues in need. NB: for satnav navigation to Carden Park, please use the postcode SY14 7HZ. ACTIVITIES  Golf   Spa  Outdoor Activities DINNER STAY OVER…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has announced that its Centenary Celebration & Patron’s Dinner will be held at King’s College, Cambridge on 26th March 2025.   Martin Wilde, Chair of the Charity, commented: “We want to have a special celebration for something as special as our centenary, and the spectacular dining hall at King’s College Cambridge certainly fits the bill. Founded in 1441 by King Henry VI,…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity last week celebrated and thanked its Patrons at a sparkling Patrons’ Dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London. With over 100 Patrons and guests in attendance, the Charity reported on a successful year in 2023 and thanked its growing ranks of Patrons and supporters who had made it happen. Highlight of the evening was guest speaker, comedian Jo Caulfield, who entertained and impressed…

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There’s good news as we head into 2024, with mortgage interest rates anticipated to reduce towards the middle of the year. Rates have now fallen below 6%, so homeowners who may want to buy or re-mortgage will now have more cost-effective options available to them. For more information read here. The National Minimum Wage is set to increase by 9.8% in April for over 21s. This will…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has announced two new Patrons for 2024. CTS Wholesale has become our new Corporate Patron. The Midlands-based, family-owned company is coming up to 30 years of supplying trade only customers across the UK, Ireland and Europe, offering  a core range of stationery and hardware products. It claims to be the leading print consumables expert offering the broadest range of aftermarket toners, drums…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity completed a very successful year by raising a record-breaking £17,600 at the BOSS Awards last night. £12,000 of this came from the two winners of the grand auction prize – a seven night stay at a stunning villa in the Caribbean paradise of St. Lucia, kindly donated by Prima Voca Ltd, who deliver skills-based and regulatory compliant training to mental wellbeing first…

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Graeme Chapman MBE is a legend in the UK business supplies industry and a former Chair of the BOSS Business Supplies Charity. Throughout the course of his long and successful career, he has won many awards, plaudits and friends – while picking up a lot of stories and anecdotes on the way. Graeme’s recently published memoir, By Thumb to the Lowest Point on Earth, is drawn from…

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