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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Never mind the bollards

Posted under Product Updates on September 27, 2013

st-pancras-bollard-3You may have heard the news story about the gentleman who, in order to brighten up his day, decided to climb inside a traffic bollard and then inevitably got stuck inside, resulting in the police being called to help pull the man out of the bollard. After this strange occurrence, we would like to take a closer look at bollards and discover that there is more to the humble bollard than meets the eye.


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The Emmys 2013

Posted under News on September 25, 2013

emmyThis weekend saw the ceremony of the 65th annual Primetime Emmy awards take place in Los Angeles. The award ceremony was full of the obligatory tears and thrills of acceptance speeches, some dodgy red carpet fashions and the trying-to-look-pleased faces of the losing nominees making a classic American award ceremony.


The Emmys started out as a regional ceremony that commended works of television from just the Los Angeles area. In 1950, the awards went nation-wide … Read more

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When a mirror isn’t just a mirror

Posted under Amusing, Security on September 24, 2013

bloody-maryAs well as using mirrors for practical and safety reasons, for example in shops as security to help deter shop lifters and on roads to help drivers check their blind spots, there are a variety of fun things you can do with just a humble mirror.


1. You can summon up evil spirits. There is a well-known children’s “game” of summoning the evil spirit of a woman called Mary by staring into the bathroom mirror … Read more

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Warehouse Organization Tips

Posted under Expert Commentary on September 19, 2013

Warehouse safteyRegardless of what type of business you operate, chances are you already have a warehouse or storage area where products are being housed, organized and prepared for their trip to buyers and clients. If you want to make the process more streamlined and effective, you should focus on every aspect of it for maximum efficiency and control. This means you must go through a number of possible solutions that boost your productivity toward that goal. … Read more

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How would you spend a £10 million marketing budget?

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on September 18, 2013

Money treeFor most companies £1 million would be a dream marketing budget, so what would you do with £10 million at your disposal? Would you plump for all-out media saturation and leave no promotional stone unturned or would you blow it all on hiring Peter Jackson to direct one outrageously elaborate advert? The mind boggles. Here are just some of our ideas!


Hire the Big Kahunas


It’s amazing what a famous face can do for sales … Read more

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Very Good Service at The Workplace Depot

Posted under News, Website & Features on September 17, 2013

very-good-serviceThe Workplace Depot is delighted to be featured on the Very Good Service website. The website specialises in recognising and reviewing companies that have won awards for their services and products in a variety of different categories from shopping to finance, helping people to locate the very best companies in the UK for what they are looking for.


The Workplace Depot is featured as the winner of the 2013 Online Retail Award. By acknowledging this … Read more

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How to keep your bike safe

Posted under Cycle Storage, Security on September 16, 2013

bikesThe population is becoming more environmentally friendly, and as a consequence, more and more people are now pedalling their way to work, school or about town. Many of our team members here at The Workplace Depot chose to cycle to work and the introduction of the endearingly dubbed “Boris Bikes” in London has brought to light how easy and practical cycling in the capital can be, and now 1/4 of all London traffic is made … Read more

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The Workplace Depot Wins Prestigious Online Retail Award

Posted under Awards & Accreditations, News, Press Release, Website & Features on September 9, 2013

Online Retail Awards logoThe Workplace Depot is delighted to have won the 2013 Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category.


The Online Retail Awards celebrates those websites that offer the very best online shopping experience and deliver excellent customer satisfaction.


Richard Bloomfield, Website Editor for The Workplace Depot, who attended the awards ceremony commented,


“This is an amazing achievement for a website which is less than 18 months old, especially when you consider the awards Read more

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Workshop hazards and how to avoid them

Posted under Health and safety, Storage on September 6, 2013

workshopWorkshops are a dangerous place to work due to many health and safety hazards. These hazards can be avoided by putting aside some time to check over the area that employees are working in and provide some storage for tools, equipment and parts.


Lets be honest, if a workshop was always tidy and shiny, customers would be a bit worried, but employees should be putting away tools and equipment as they go or once they … Read more

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10 pranks to pull on your colleagues

Posted under Amusing on September 5, 2013

office-prankIf you fancy a laugh and giggle (which may be alien to some employees), here are some pranks to pull on your work colleagues. Of course, not everyone has time to pull off the ultimate prank but if you want a simple and quick prank to pull on someone, you’ve come to the right place.


Keyboard key change


This is an old one, but still very funny. For those keen typers that love to keep … Read more

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