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Industry Recognition Awards - A night like no other!

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Amy Hutchinson, BOSS CEO & Simon Drakeford, BOSS Chairman
Amy Hutchinson, BOSS CEO & Simon Drakeford, BOSS Chairman

 

BOSS, the voice and representative body of the UK’s office supplies industry, were delighted to virtually connect almost 400 individuals within the business supplies sector at their Industry Recognition Awards, which took place on the 26 November 2020.

 

The Federation provided a virtual environment where individuals could network with other guests on private tables or connect with all other attendees over video chat, in addition to visiting the BOSS virtual bars. With an interactive cocktail making session, Paul Sinha as the host, a virtual Disco, photobooth and auction area, the evening was a night of virtual celebration like no other.

 

Amy Hutchinson, BOSS CEO commented, “Thank you to all in the industry who joined us virtually on the evening of the 26 November for the Industry Recognition Awards. We feel privileged that almost 400 of you donned your finest attire (top half only) and logged in to recognise and celebrate the individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in our sector throughout 2020. Congratulations to all of the winners for some truly outstanding achievements this year.”

 

The Awards were supported by 3M, Antalis, Channel Info, Dealer Support, BPIF, CDI, BOSS Business Supplies Charity, ECI, HP, OPI, OT Group and VOW Wholesale.

 

Discuss, Debate, Network: COVID-19 and its future impact on the business supplies sector
The Leaders of the Future (LOTF) committee held a dynamic half-day conference prior to the Industry Recognition Awards with 100 attendees logged in to hear industry leaders speculate what 2021 holds for the sector, and also discuss their experiences of managing and leading their teams throughout the pandemic. With a focus on looking to the future and safeguarding mental health over the coming months, debate and discussion was lively. Videos from all sessions on the day can be accessed here.

 

 

A full list of winners and highly commended entries for the BOSS Industry Recognition Awards can be found below.

 


OUTSTANDING TEAM EFFORT OF THE YEAR

Under £5 million turnover
• Cosmos Solutions
• NEMO Office Club – Highly Commended

Over £5 million turnover
• Commercial
• United – Highly Commended


BEST EMPLOYER FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING

Under £5 million turnover
• Boards Direct

Over £5 million turnover
• Lyreco UK
• HP – Highly Commended


BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Under £5 million turnover

• Gordon Profit, Citrus
• Aidan McDonough, Integra Business Solutions – Highly Commended

Over £5 million turnover

• Simone Hindmarch, Commercial
• Dominic De Luca, Premier Vanguard – Highly Commended


MOST SUPPORTIVE LINE MANAGER

• Sarah Padgett, VOW Wholesale

 

INDUSTRY COMMUNITY HEROES

• Keeping Hearts Beating
• EO Group
• Tangent
• BCD

• Steve Robinson
• Giles Fagan


FUNDRAISING HERO – COMPANY

• Pentel Co

 

FUNDRAISING HERO – INDIVIDUAL

• James Hawkins, Office Oracle
• Shane Owen, Hamelin Brands


COVID-SECURE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

• Durable Face Visors – Durable UK
• GBC Foton Automated Laminator – ACCO Brands – Highly Commended


BOSS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

• Victoria Ryan, Logo Tape

 

INSPIRATIONAL INDIVIDUAL

• Bev Boden, Advantia
• Tom Dickinson, OSI

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

• Hannah Thomson, OT Group
• Lewis Johnstone, Brother UK

• James Marsh, JGBM – Highly Commended
• Stacey Atkinson, VOW Wholesale – Highly Commended


FUTURE FUND GRANTS – AWARDED BY THE BUSINESS SUPPLIES CHARITY

George Lloyd – United
James Marsh – JGBM
Karen Mills – Pentel
Luke Bryant – Springfield
Mark Allen, Office Club
Steve Baker, NEMO

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