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ECI CEO Ron Books talk about latest private equity transaction, the independent dealer channel and business life during COVID

ECI CEO Ron Books talk about latest private equity transaction, the independent dealer channel and business life during COVID

November 27, 2020

Software provider ECI – a key partner for many business products dealers –recently announced it is to be acquired by private equity firm LGP.

Earlier this week, just before the Thanksgiving break in the US, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite spoke to Ron via Zoom to find out more about the transaction and for his thoughts on how the independent channel has been faring during the coronavirus crisis.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
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Podcast: One-to-ones from the Amazon Business ABX conference

Podcast: One-to-ones from the Amazon Business ABX conference

November 20, 2020

What are the priorities for Amazon Business UK? Why did a large public sector customer turn to Amazon Business during the COVID-19 crisis?

Listen to this OPI Talk podcast as Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon Business UK, and Paul Ashby, Strategic Procurement Manager at Oxfordshire County Council, answer these questions and more during conversations with OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite.

This 20-minute podcast features extracts from those two interviews, conducted during the Amazon Business ABX conference in October. For a more comprehensive write-up and analysis, including thoughts on how the contract channel for office products might evolve, please read this article on the OPI website.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by:
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
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Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

 

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard on why business supplies executives should participate in the OPI European Forum Online

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard on why business supplies executives should participate in the OPI European Forum Online

November 4, 2020

OPI CEO Steve Hilleard talks about industry disruption and why business supplies executives should participate in the OPI European Forum Online on 17-18 November.

One of the key themes of the upcoming OPI European Forum Online is the need to adapt to the accelerating changes we are seeing in our industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual event has been designed to serve as a platform for industry leaders to debate the future of the business products sector. With the tagline ‘Winning in the Post-Pandemic Business Supplies Industry’, the Forum will cover a range of essential topics to ensure executives can maximise their chances of success once the world returns to a semblance of normality.

The Forum will include a keynote by Matthijs Rosman, a best-selling business author and Partner at innovative growth consultancy firm RevelX. He will help delegates design go-forward strategies to enable them to innovate their way out of this crisis.

 

Episode produced by Andy Braithwaite
Music by:
Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r...
Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

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