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drives device
i n n o v a t i o n

Brexit buccaneer fiercely

independent inventor

 

UK inventor Sir James Dysan, most famous for his wireless vacuum cleaners and Blade hand dryers has a strong pipeline of innovative devices to drive personal productivity in business. We discuss his plans....

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Your p a r t n e r

The New MPS: Managed
Productivity Services
provider tops $50m

 

Office Essentials (St.Louis, MO) is one the office market's leading progressives. Led by ex-Corporate Express duo Jim Porter & Kate Dougherty. It is a champion of the new productivity services movement away from the old transactional OP model. We spoke with Kate about plans... Updated

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wayfair ipo conine shahWayfair wave
is up to $2.5Bn 

Furniture etail innovator
Shah bets on mobile


Wayfair’s
co-founders Niraj Shah & Steve Conine started its online furniture business 14 years ago with many skeptics predicting doom following the internet bust. Fast forward 2016 and sales are accelerating at 76%pa

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beguelin fulford regency handsRise & rise of the
Regency F/chise

Independents to unite
around digital platform

 
In our latest review of dealers' productivity, we discovered a franchise success story based on the successful Regency Office Products (Raleigh, NC) model. We discuss progress with chief Kimberly Fulford...updated

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W o n d e r f u l !

Personalised Integrated
Delivery, Same Day Free

 

#1 US megadealer WBMason is on course for 15% organic growth in 2016. We discussed with CEO Leo Meehan the 'customer intimacy' strategy that drives his goal to achieve $2Bn sales by 2018... complete

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officezilla teamCan OfficeZilla
test Godzilla?

Optimistic franchise sets
sights on national brand

 

'Disruptor' designate OfficeZilla contacted Proficiency Post to claim its status as an emerging national office brand franchise with digital service advantages. We discussed the differentials with president Susan Mintmire & CEO Darin Kraetsch...

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Harrop steve OF handsSteve Harrop:
New horizon?

Friendly chief moves 
beyond D/Group life


Last week, top UK dealer group Office Friendly chief Steve Harrop suddenly resigned after 20 yrs leadership. We talked with Steve about his decision, group life and his enduring entrepreneurial spirit... Complete

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chatterton shaun floreonThe Plant-based

BioPlastic Future

Hygiene supplies founder
transforms packaging

 

Shaun Chatterton founder of CPD, the UK's leading independent hygiene & cleaning distributor, made an eco-transforming move 3 years ago to create a fossil fuel-free packaging material called Floreon. We interviewed the sustainability champion about his plans....Updated

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dunn nigel jabra ucexpo lrJabra jacks up
productivity!

Power of conversation:
"Individuals/users learn,
organisations don't..."

 

We attended Jabra chief Nigel Dunn's seminar at the UC Expo yesterday at London Olympia. He described the rapid progress of the $100m UK market and opportunities for dealers to drive user productivity with its latest active noise cancelling UC devices... later today

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musgoves nectere jan16Super savvy
shadow chiefs

New series profiling
key supporters of
successful resellers


We recently profiled prominent businesswomen in the international office market. Coincidentally, some of these executives feature in our new 'Shadow Chiefs' series highlighting the powerful influence behind progressive resellers. We start with Serena Musgove at Nectere, the business services group.

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