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James Webb has joined the BOSS Business Supplies Charity (BBSC) as a trustee. James has been within the industry for close to 30 years having joined Fellowes in 1997.  He has held a number of UK and international roles and is currently Vice President Central Europe and European Marketing. In welcoming James to the board of trustees, the Chair of the charity, Kelly Hilleard, said: “James will…

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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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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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Unemployment levels and the cost of living increases have increased in the last quarter, placing further hardship on families and individuals. Employers can help by identifying and supporting those in need, as well as signposting staff to the right places for help and information. For those who find themselves in need, their first port of call could be the BOSS Business Supplies Charity. Someone may require a…

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