BOSS Launch State of Office Supplies Survey


In response to the pressures attached to the current coronavirus pandemic for businesses, the BOSS Federation have launched their State of Office Supplies Survey to help collect feedback on industry wide concerns.

Their latest survey, which focuses on the overall state of trade in the office supplies industry, follows on from previous surveys that have been created by BOSS.

Each survey requests feedback from key stakeholders on the type of additional support they may require post-lockdown due to the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on their business or organization.

The State of Office Supplies Survey

Via a news article on their website, BOSS say:

“Throughout COVID-19, BOSS have been issuing Business Impact Surveys to the industry and feeding these results directly into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

We looked to establish initial impact of the pandemic on companies within our sector and then asked what further support businesses needed as they emerged from lockdown.”

The collated results from the State of Office Supplies survey will be used to submit a representation on behalf of the industry to HM treasury at the next Comprehensive Spending Review.”

Addressing the Future of the Industry

Along with their State of Office Supplies survey, BOSS have partnered with BPIF (British Printing Industries Federation) and VMC (Visual Media Conference) to create Future Focus, a virtual event to help address some of the new challenges and issues that organizations may be facing as a result of the after effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

The one day conference which takes place on the 16th of September 2020, will run from 9:00am to 5:30pm and will feature several guest speakers who will share their inspirational ideas and provide practical foresight on the future of industry following the effects of COVID-19.

Containing both sessions and stage presentations, the full schedule for the Future Focus event reads as:

9:15am to 10:00am – Digital Re-Imagining (Session)

10:00am to 10:45am – Jonathan Geldart, Director General, IOD (Stage Presentation)

11:00am to 11:45am – BPIF Members’ Annual Review (Session)

11:00am to 11:50am – Pimento’s 11am Club Session

11:00am to 11:50am – The BOSS Board: The Future of Business Supplies (Session)

12:00pm to 12:45pm – Felicity Burch, Director Innovation and Digital, CBI (Stage Presentation)

2:00pm to 2:45pm – James Sommerville, Founder, Known Unknown (former VP Global Design for The Coca Cola Company) (Stage Presentation)

3:00pm to 3:30pm – Adrian Odds, Director of Strategy & Market Propositions, Communisis (Stage Presentation)

4:00pm to 4:40pm – Intergraf Panel Session

4:00pm to 4:40pm – COVID-19 and its global impact on business supplies (Session)

5:00pm to 5:30pm – Is XR the End of the Beginning? (Session)

If you are a business owner, you can complete BOSS’s State of Office Supplies survey here.

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