Awards & Accreditations
THE GOOD WEB GUIDE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016
Although we didn't win this year, The Workplace Depot has been highly commended during the judging process in the Retail category.
This was a really fun award to go for and we are pleased to have been high commended - here's to entering again next year and hopefully winning!
LIVING WAGE CHAMPION AWARDS 2016 WINNER
We are really pleased to announce that we won the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016 for our region!
The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage.
The competition was extremely strong this year and our organisation has shone through as a real Living Wage leader.
THE AMAZON GROWING BUSINESS AWARD FINALIST
Created by Real Business, sponsored by Amazon and supported by the CBI, The Amazon Growing Business Awards are the UK’s most established and respected recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success.
The Workplace Depot's youngest director has been nominated for 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' for 2016.
GLOBAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER 2016
The Workplace Depot has won a Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Fast Growth Business!
The Global Business Excellence awards aims to recognise and reward business excellence across all sectors, private, public and charity.
ONLINE BUSINESS AWARDS WINNER 2016
We are excited to announce that The Workplace Depot has won the Business Products category in the Online Business Awards 2016.
GREEN APPLE AWARD 2016 WINNER
Having had previous success winning this award in 2012 when The Workplace Depot was first formed, 4 years on we entered again for the award in ‘Environment Best Practice’.
Our continued efforts to be a sustainable and environmentally conscious company have paid off, as we have been successful in winning the 2016 award.
Representative’s from The Workplace Depot will attend the Houses of Parliament in November, where we will be formally presented our award.
FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS 2016 WINNER
The Midlands Family Business Awards showcase the achievements of family businesses and their leaders, giving the region’s best run and most innovative family businesses the chance to shine.
The Workplace Depot has been awarded the 'Best Use of Digital' Award 2016 by The Midlands Family Business Awards. We are proud to have won another regional award, proving that the Midlands is a strong leading area for thriving local businesses in the UK.
WEBSITE OF THE YEAR 2016 NOMINATION
The Workplace Depot has been nominated for the category, ‘Shopping’.
The Website of the Year is aimed at the public’s decision where they score based on the quality and content of the proposed website.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD NOMINATION
As a 2016 finalist of the Midlands Family Business Awards, we have been entered in the People’s Choice Award. The winner and highly commended are decided purely by online public vote.
DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS NOMINATION
It has been another great start to the week… The Workplace Depot has been named a finalist for both ‘Online Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Young Digital Entrepreneur of the Year’.
The longest standing National Tech Awards body in the UK, The Digital Entrepreneur awards, celebrate the best high-profile websites, leaders driving online commerce and overall internet entrepreneurism.
We started from our humble beginnings as a catalogue supplier and have risen our stature within the digital scene to proudly represent what we are today.
The Workplace Depot has been named a finalist for both ‘Online Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Young Digital Entrepreneur of the Year’.
ONLINE RETAIL AWARDS FINALIST
The Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category has been a succession for The Workplace Depot for three years running.
Once again we have made it through to the finalist’s for this years award. Winning for our 4th year running will solidify our presence and position in our highly competitive industry.
INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS - NATIONAL AWARDS
Following on from our huge success in winning the East Midlands Director of the Year award, we have been selected to go through to the National stages.
This nomination by the IOD gives Workplace Depot an opportunity to gain national recognition and affirm our strong commercial presence outside of the East Midlands area on a national level.
EAST MIDLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD WINNER 2016
As an involved member of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, the opportunity to enter their prestigious Business Awards was too good an opportunity to miss.
It has been a welcoming surprise to find out we have won an East Midlands Chamber Business Award for 'Business Improvement through Technology’.
The Chamber awards are the only ones in our region delivered purely by business, for business and will enable The Workplace Depot to go on and have the opportunity to compete in the British Chambers of Commerce’s Regional and National Awards.
NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS NOMINATION
The Workplace Depot has been shortlisted for ‘The Amazon Digital Business of the Year’ award, judged by Lloyds Bank National Business Awards panel.
This has stirred up an undeniable sense of anticipation in our office for when the finalist is announced in November. If The Workplace Depot were awarded this title, this would certainly cement years of hard work and powering through adversity into the digital market.
INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS - EAST MIDLANDS DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Managing Director of The Workplace Depot, Steve Miller, has been awarded one of the most respectable and prestigious awards by the Institute of Directors.
These awards recognise the best in business and celebrate leading figures driving commercial success within the East Midlands.
Steve commented saying '25 years has been devoted by my father to building up an established business, based on solid and moral values. I have tried to build upon these sound foundations and I'm extremely delighted and honoured to have won this award.
2016 ECMOD DIRECT COMMERCE AWARD WINNER
We are ecstatic to announce that British Broadcaster, Dermot Murnaghan awarded The Workplace Depot the ECMOD award for the Best Multi-Channel Business/Brand Annual Sales of up to £5 million B2B at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in London this June.
To win our first Direct Commerce award is an exceptional achievement for The Workplace Depot, proving our strength and growing position within our industry.
Winning the ECMOD award, and rivalling our strongest competitors, has been a symbol of recognition which we have been striving to achieve.
ONLINE RETAIL AWARDS WINNER 2015
For the third consecutive year, The Workplace Depot are overjoyed to have won the Online Retail Award 2015 in the 'Office and Workplace Supplies' category.
These prestigious awards look for those online retail websites that go all out for their customers, to ensure that they have an excellent experience.
Some of the companies that were at the awards night include: Virgin Holidays, Toys R Us and Liverpool FC Store.
NOTTINGHAM POST BUSINESS AWARDS WINNER
The Workplace Depot are proud to be awarded Retail Business of the Year at the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2015. The awards celebrate the success and innovation of businesses within the Nottinghamshire region that are boosting the economy and making a positive contribution to the local community. We are delighted to have won this award and be recognised among the wealth of business success stories within the region.
INTERNET BUSINESS AWARDS FINALIST
We are honoured to be awarded as a finalist at the Internet Business Awards 2015 in the Office/Workplace category. We were delighted to be a part of these awards, which celebrate the best online businesses in the UK. The Internet Business Awards seek out examples of the UK’s most excellent online business websites and mobile site experiences, which is what we have strived to develop and maintain for our customers.
ONLINE RETAIL AWARDS WINNER 2014
For the second year running, The Workplace Depot are delighted to have won the 2014 Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category.
These highly respected awards look for those online retail companies that go above and beyond to deliver a brilliant online shopping experience to their customers.
As well as winning the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category, we were also newly nominated for the ‘Smaller Online Retailer’ category. Unfortunately we didn’t take this trophy home, but we are extremely happy with our result.
Some of the other winners of the 2014 awards included; Very.co.uk, Halfords, Vodafone UK and SecretSales.com. See the Online Retail Awards website for more information.
RUSHCLIFFE COMMUNITY AWARDS
The Workplace Depot were honoured to be invited to the Rushcliffe Community Awards and receive a certification for the Community Business of the Year 2014.
These awards bring together charities, businesses and individuals from all walks of life that have contributed to improve the local community within Rushcliffe.
Being recognised for our charitable work is a great privilege and we strive to continue to deliver to our local community to try and help improve Rushcliffe.
ONLINE RETAIL AWARDS WINNER 2013
The Workplace Depot are delighted to have won the 2013 Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category.
These prestigious awards strive to find those retailers that offer the "very best online shopping experience and deliver excellent customer satisfaction".
Other winners of the 2013 awards included Virgin Atlantic, Barclays Pingit, Debenhams, Vodafone UK, Hotels.com and Harveys Furniture. See the Online Retail Awards website for more information.
The nomination shows that our work in making the website easy to navigate plus the workplace blog, product videos and social networking has really paid dividends.
THE BIG WHEEL WORKPLACE CHALLENGE WINNER 2013
In 2013, The Workplace Depot won 'The Big Wheel Workplace Challenge'. Over 32 businesses and 800 individuals signed up to take part. The challenge is about competing against other Nottinghamshire businesses and see who could make the most miles and journeys by getting everyone in your workplace involved. Whether it was work or leisure we needed to log our journeys.
Even though many of the team here drive or catch the bus to get to work, we changed our ways for 2 months and walked or rode a bike into work. But it wasn't all about winning the challenge, we took this challenge seriously as we are a green company. We saved our 119.6 KG in carbon emissions and donated our prize of bike maintenance lessons to a local primary school.
We are incredibly proud of ourselves for cutting down our carbon emissions and we have continued walking or cycling to and from work.
GREEN APPLE AWARD WINNER 2012
In November 2012 The Workplace Depot were presented with an International Green Apple Silver Award for Environment Best Practice in a ceremony held at the House Of Commons. These prestigious awards were begun 18 years ago and are organised by The Green Organisation. The group are an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group who work towards promoting environmental best practice.
At the awards ceremony, The Workplace Depot were represented by Steve Miller (Managing Director), Ken Miller (Director), Matt Janaway (Head of Digital) and Richard Bloomfield (Website Editor). On receiving the award, Steve Miller said “We are absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award and we hope that other small and medium-sized businesses will follow our example and reduce their carbon footprint thus helping the environment.”
The Workplace Depot won the award though measures taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the business. One of these measures was to reduce energy consumption by replacing old servers and printers with ones that used 80% less electricity. In addition, they pledged to move to a Green energy provider.
The company took steps to dramatically reduce paper consumption through a number of means including reducing the size of their catalogue, sending out less 'paper' invoices, introducing a range of recycling bins and re-using paper and cardboard for packaging products. On the transport side, The Workplace Depot encouraged car sharing, using public transport where possible and purchased a Toyota Prius, a hybrid car which has some of the most impressive environmental statistics.
For more information about why we won the award, please read our case study on becoming a greener company
INSTITUTIONS & ASSOCIATIONS
The Prince's Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.
STORAGE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER’S ASSOCIATION
The organisation is committed to promoting safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members.
FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES
They are the UK's leading business organisation and are committed to promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.
BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
The BCC represents over 100,000 businesses offering them advice and support and ensuring their voice is heard in council and government.
UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
This global platform brings companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support fundamental principles in the areas of human rights.
INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS
The Institute of Directors has a worldwide association of members and provides a professional network for all corners of the business community.
THE GREEN ORGANISATION
An independent, non-profit environmental group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation
The Workplace Depot has been independently assessed and accredited by Qualitas Veritas to the following Quality Management Systems, Standards and Guidelines:
BS EN ISO 9001:2015
This approved Quality Management System is applicable to the following: UK SUPPLY OF WORKPLACE PRODUCTS.
The UK Living Wage Employer Accreditation
The Workplace Depot is extremely proud to be named as a member of the Living Wage Foundation, as of 2015. As an organisation we have made the commercial decision to pay our staff a salary they can live on. This is opposed to a lesser amount required by law (Minimum wage). The living wage is an independently set hourly rate, which is updated annually and is calculated according to the cost of living, as opposed to being enforced by HMRC. With the cost of living rising, employers have a responsibility to their employees. We believe at the workplace depot that this is simply good business practice. Motivated and happy employees paid a fair wage, must be good for everyone.
Google Certified Shop
Being a Google Certified Shop means that not only do our customers shop online with confidence, they also have the knowledge that they’ll receive a reliable dispatch and excellent customer service. To become a Google Certified Shop we were identified as providing a consistently great shopping experience and gaining five star reviews from our customers. Click here to see more.
McAfee SECURE shows our customers we are a safe site and a seller they can trust. To become certified our website had to pass all of the tests set by McAfee including; not having any malware links, not being blacklisted by Google, not being an online hacker, etc. Once we passed and became certified, we were able to place the SECURE trustmark on our website. Click here to see more.
Being certified as a trusted shop means that we offer reliable buyer protection and performance standards, covering reliability, refunds, responses and complaints. Being certified automatically protects customers against any data protection infringements, as well as protection against the loss of payment in the event of non-delivery or after returning the goods, up to an amount of £2,500. Click here to see our certificate.
Reviews.co.uk allows us to collect and collate all of our reviews in one place. This is a self-funded website that allows customers to go and check out what other people think of our service. To see our reviews, click here.
VeryGoodService.com recognises companies that have won awards for their products and services and brings them together; they allow visitors to see the very best companies in the UK. We have been recognised for winning an Online Retail Award, the Green Apple Silver Award, the Medium Business Category in The Big Wheel Workplace Challenge 2013 and much more. Click here to read more about our achievements.