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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Our Accreditations

Posted under Awards & Accreditations, News on July 31, 2014

AccreditationsHere at The Workplace Depot, we want to make sure that you as the customer feel safe when buying from us.  You’d be surprised how easy it is to set up a website and start selling things, so if anybody can do it, how do you know who to trust? – Well we are doing our very best to tick every “trust” box that is available.  We aim to make sure that we are clear … Read more

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On This Day, July 30th 1966…

Posted under In the Community on July 30, 2014

EnglandI suppose you all thought blog posts about the World Cup had finished right?


Three Lions

On this day 48 years ago, England beat West Germany to win their first and only (so far – we can dream) World Cup. Although some of us may have been alive and kicking (pardon the pun) in 1966, unfortunately I wasn’t, and witnessing the England team’s performance in Brazil last month wasn’t the most inspiring to believe … Read more

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The Workplace Depot’s Website Upgrades

Posted under News, Website & Features, Workplace Commentary on July 28, 2014

The Workplace Depot LogoOver the last couple of weeks, here at The Workplace Depot, we have been thinking of ways we can improve our website to make it both; user-friendly and better looking.  These changes are being made to improve the service we provide to our customers by knocking down any barriers that are in place between ourselves and you.

Response Times

We have added a very nice new feature to the floating footer.  Some of you may … Read more

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A Right Royal Selfie

Posted under Amusing, News on July 26, 2014

Queen Photo-bombThe first day of the Commonwealth Games gave us a lot of things to remember, especially as England did so well, however the main talking point (and probably will be the highlight of the whole games) is the Australian hockey players “photo-bombed selfie”.

We’ve all done it; either taken a selfie and been photo-bombed or photo-bombed our mate’s pictures, however we never expected this to happen.  The Queen has been caught in the background of … Read more

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Step Up – Industrial Steps of all Shapes and Sizes

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on July 25, 2014

Office Safety StepsAfter spending some time analysing our website recently, I noticed how many products we sell that were associated with the word ‘steps’ – cue blog post idea!

Watch Your Steps

Two of The Workplace Depot’s top sellers in fact include Safety Steps and the infamous Kick Step, not to mention our Access Platform Steps, Office Steps, Step Ladders and Glide Along Steps!

Suitable for a range of workplace environments, such as … Read more

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National Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Day

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 24, 2014

Seasonal Affective DisorderSeeing this in the calendar today and working in an office, I thought that this would be a good topic to talk about.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as “winter depression” due to the symptoms being more obvious within winter.  SAD is a seasonal patterned variation of depression.  Low mood and a lack of interest in life are the 2 main symptoms of this disorder.

Most of you will be surprised to know that … Read more

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Top 10 Workplace Films

Posted under Workplace Commentary on July 20, 2014

MoviesNo matter what, films will always be watched, whether you take a trip to the cinema or stay at home, you can’t beat a movie marathon (particularly on a Sunday) and a big bowl of popcorn.

With this in mind, being The Workplace Depot, we find it fitting to list some great films relating to, you guessed it, the workplace!

There surely can’t be a more reliable source than LinkedIn, the online home for all … Read more

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Costa Del Nottingham!

Posted under News on July 19, 2014

Nottingham BeachAs we all know, Nottingham is probably as far from the beach as we could possibly get, so reversing the old saying “If Muhammad can’t come to the mountain, then the mountain will come to Muhammad”.

250 tonnes of beautiful golden sand has been spread across the square, along with a beach bar, giant pool and family rides and games – there’s something for everybody!

This year’s beach has said to be the best ever, … Read more

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Top 5 Seriously Cool Places to Work

Posted under News on July 18, 2014

Office DeskSo after seeing some really good looking images of offices and workplaces and hearing about what particular workplaces do to keep their staff motivated, I thought I’d share my particular favourites (obviously not including The Workplace Depot, that blows all of these out the water).  So some of the really cool places to work, in my opinion:


Probably with no surprise to you reading this, Google has got to be on this list.  All … Read more

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The Workplace Depot visit Nottinghamshire Charities!

Posted under In the Community on July 16, 2014

Nottinghamshire HospiceOver the past week, we at The Workplace Depot have visited a number of charities in and around Nottingham, donating some stock to their organisations in order to build up our commitment to these worthwhile causes helping and supporting their communities.

The charities we have visited include:

Age ConcernRainbowsGroundworkCP SportNottinghamshire Hospice

Each of these charities were given a list of stock to choose items from, which we … Read more

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The End is Near

Posted under News on July 13, 2014

World Cup BallWe have had over 4 weeks of nonstop football, but the time has come, the end is near.  Last night gave us the result for third place, but nobody was really that interested.  We had the shocking exits for England, Spain, Portugal and Italy, the controversial biting incident, the fractured vertebrae of a player and a huge home defeat and exit for the Brazilians.  It has definitely been a world cup to remember.  It has … Read more

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Responding to Your Needs

Posted under News, Website & Features, Workplace Commentary on July 12, 2014

Responsive WebsiteTo all you regular visitors; you may have noticed that our website changed a little bit yesterday.  Without close examination, you might not be able to put your finger on exactly what has changed, but if you test the website on your smartphone or tablet, you should be able to see the difference!

…yep that’s right, we have moved to a responsive website design.

If this has gone straight over your head, please bear with … Read more

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? – The Importance of Office Chairs

Posted under Health and safety, Office on July 10, 2014

Office Chair The importance of office chairs may sometimes go unnoticed, however not only can a comfortable chair increase concentration, it is also good for your health…

There are not many worse things I can think of than going to work, sitting down on the most uncomfortable chair and knowing you will be there for the next 8 hours!

Although it may seem trivial, sitting comfortably at work would surely put you in a better mood and … Read more

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The Great Barrier Banner Break Up!

Posted under In the Community, News on July 8, 2014

break-up-barrierIt’s not every day you will be driving home from work to see your name plastered on the bridge of one of the busiest roads in the country…

If you like to keep up to date with the news, you might be aware of this following story, but we think it’s too good not to share again!

Last week, two women used a banner to dump their boyfriend… Yep that’s right, two women were … Read more

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8 Essential Pieces of Software for Your Business

Posted under News on July 7, 2014

softwarePersonal or professional; we all have our favourites when it comes to software we work with, however working within a business it’s always worth knowing the best pieces of software to use to get the best results.

I know myself, software is something I enjoy getting to grips with.  I love trying something new to see how it can benefit me and The Workplace Depot.  This is my opinion of some of the most essential … Read more

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Recycling – A Way of Life?

Posted under In the Community, Recycling, Think Green on July 6, 2014

Office Recycle BinsMore and more we are being reminded to recycle our empty packaging, so much so that it is a regular routine in most households and workplaces; personally speaking I have three outdoor bins, two of which are for recycling. What’s more, here at The Workplace Depot, we have two recycling bins for bottles as well as a cardboard one for paper, not to mention that one of our members of staff is collecting bottle tops … Read more

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Grab a Weekend Bargain!

Posted under News, Workplace Commentary on July 5, 2014

bargainHere at The Workplace Depot we are always trying to offer our customers a bargain that they can’t refuse.  This weekend why not visit us online and see what you can get your hands on?

Our moto is “everything for the workplace” and we aim to provide exactly that!  No matter what your business, we are aiming to provide a bargain for you:

Hi Vis Trousers – Constructions Sites

First Aid Kits – Offices

Key … Read more

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Action Mesothelioma Day – Are you aware?

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 4, 2014

Mesothelioma AwarenessToday is Action Mesothelioma Day and here at The Workplace Depot, we would like play a small part in raising awareness for this illness.

Mesothelioma is a form of Cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. Unfortunately there is no cure and more than 90% of people are killed from this disease within three years of diagnosis. What’s more, every week, an average of 20 workers in the UK die from exposure to asbestos making … Read more

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Cables Protecting at the World Cup!

Posted under Health and safety on July 3, 2014

Cable ProtectorsFor a while now, cable protectors have been one of the top sellers here at The Workplace Depot. Whether you’re after indoor or outdoor, for the office or a festival, our range of this product is extensive and great value.

This being said, our Managing Director Steve recently returned from his trip to the World Cup with evidence that cable protectors had been on full display!

As you can see from the image, the cable … Read more

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Pinch, Punch, First of the Month! Happy July

Posted under In the Community on July 1, 2014

First of the monthAm I the only one who takes a couple of days to change their calendar over to the next month without realising we have made it there yet?

There is only one way to explain the reason behind time travelling so fast, and that is age! The older we get, the more time seems to fly by. I for one used to love breaking up from school for the SIX WEEKS holidays; between the ages … Read more

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