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Planning for a hybrid working environment

Planning for a hybrid working environment

June 25, 2021

Brother UK Managing Director Phil Jones explains how his organisation has been planning for a return to the office, why it is implementing a hybrid working policy going forward and what this means for the look and feel of the company’s headquarters near Manchester.

He also issues a rallying cry to office products resellers, calling for them to ensure they are supplying the products and services customers want, and that their digital capabilities are able to meet expectations.

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/...
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Everything you need to know about the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA)

Everything you need to know about the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA)

June 18, 2021

The North American Office Products Awards are back!

After a break in 2020, OPI is delighted to confirm that the 2021 North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) will take place during Industry Week ’21 being held from 7-12 November in Orlando, Florida.

OPI is now accepting entries and nominations for the nine NAOPA categories.

What are the categories? Who can enter these awards? Why should I even enter? What is the judging process?

OPI Director Janet Bell answers these questions – and many more – in this episode of OPI Talk, hosted by OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite.

 

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

Data: the currency of the future

Data: the currency of the future

June 11, 2021

Discussing the importance of data with Lars Faustmann from HP Inc.

In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard speaks with Lars Faustmann, Digital Transformation Manager at HP Inc in Europe.

The focus of their conversation is the role of data in driving the customer experience and what this means for HP and its channel partners. Lars also explains the rationale behind HP’s new Amplify partner programme.

 

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

Discussing UK office products wholesaling and the independent reseller channel

Discussing UK office products wholesaling and the independent reseller channel

June 4, 2021

When UK wholesaler Spicers folded last year, it dramatically changed the balance of what had essentially been a duopoly in the market between Spicers and VOW.

One consequence is that it has opened the door for another distributor, Exertis, to play a more prominent role.

In this episode of OPI Talk, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite speaks with Exertis Supplies Commercial Director Raj Advani about recent developments at the company and for his thoughts on the UK independent office products channel.

 

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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