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The financial wellbeing of staff in any business benefits not only employees, but the business as a whole. Financially secure staff tend to be more loyal to their employer – and a happier workforce can only mean a happier and more productive (and profitable!) business. While many businesses have increased staff wages during the cost of living crisis, some companies may not be able to afford to…

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According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), more than a fifth of adults in the UK is reported to be borrowing more money or using credit because of the recent increase in the cost of living. But how do you cope if you are already in unmanageable debt? And how do you bounce back from redundancy and relationship breakdown? Well, this is exactly what happened to…

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On Thursday 16th February the BOSS Business Supplies Charity held its inaugural Patrons’ Dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London, with the guest of honour being the national treasure known as Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards. The dinner was held to celebrate the work of the Charity and to thank its supporters, especially the 12 companies who have committed to becoming Corporate Patrons of the Charity in 2023 – Avery,…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has unveiled the names of the 12 companies which have chosen to be its Corporate Patrons for 2023. The BOSS Charity launched the Patronage Scheme at the end of 2022, and Avery, BIC, Brother UK Ltd, Fellowes Brands, Highlands, OPI, OT Group, Pukka Pad, Ryman, SC Johnson Professional, Uni Mitsubishi Pencil Company and Viking have already chosen to become Patrons in order to…

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With prices still rising, there are lots of things we can do to help keep costs as low as possible and even earn a little extra money whilst we shop. Below are a few of our current top tips – and do send us yours to share with our readers: Set budgets for daily expenses: it can help to focus the mind on the areas where we…

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The BOSS Charity’s Future Fund was set up in 2019 in partnership with the BOSS Federation to assist people in the industry who want to progress their careers through training, but are unable to find funding for this from their own resources – or from their employer.  Future Fund grants of up to £750 allows them to take the next step in their careers, or even take…

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It can be difficult to accept that your outgoings are greater than your income and it’s not until you’ve found the strength and inspiration to sit down and go through your finances that you find minor changes to your spending habits can make a big difference. The Charity has recently partnered with national debt charity, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to help beneficiaries get control of their spending…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has announced the date of the 2023 Charity Day as the 14th June 2023. The event – an important part of the Charity’s fundraising calendar – will once again be held at the Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, and will comprise a golf competition for teams of four, or a day at the hotel’s spa, followed by an evening dinner for all –…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity – the charity first established in 1925 by what later became the BOSS Federation – has announced the launch of an individual and corporate Patronage Scheme. All those who have a connection with the business supplies industry are being invited to become an Individual Patron to partner with the charity on a regular basis for only £50 per month. In addition, 12…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity – the charity first established in 1925 by what later became the BOSS Federation – has announced that one of its longest-serving Trustees is standing down. Edward Cheshire – who spent his industry career at Helix, ACCO, Office Club and Nectere – and who has served the Charity as a Trustee and Visitor for nearly 30 years, has stepped down, noting: “There…

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