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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Back to School

Posted under News on August 29, 2014

Back to SchoolFor parents out there, the time you have been waiting for, for almost 6 weeks is nearly upon us; whereas for teachers and students the moment you’ve been dreading is coming up.  You’ve had a nice 6 week break, possibly a ridiculously overpriced holiday, a couple of BBQs, maybe a touch of sun burn, but now you have to get back in the frame of mind to work again.  No more late nights and lie-ins, … Read more

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Boardroom Essentials

Posted under News, Office on August 26, 2014

BoardroomIt doesn’t matter if you are a new business or an existing one; you need to make sure you have a nice boardroom to make sure everybody is comfortable and obviously to impress all of your clients – first impressions and all that!  So before organising any meetings, make sure your boardroom is well equipped with the essentials.

If you are a company like Google and have plenty of money and thousands of staff; you … Read more

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Whiteboards’ History, Materials and Buying Tips

Posted under News on August 20, 2014

Whiteboard EraserWe won’t hide our love for the good old blackboard—that sweet smell of chalk, that hissing sound as you write on the board… You could write in bold by applying pressure and shade different areas of a diagram by flipping the chalk sideways and wiping it across the blackboard surface. There used to be “chalk-fights” between groups of students and I remember more than one of our teachers target-practicing on my rowdy peers with pieces … Read more

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Top 10 Locker Room Movie Scenes

Posted under Storage on August 19, 2014

LockerWe are all accustomed to the inspirational locker room scene towards the end of a movie that is keeping us on the edge of our seats regarding who will win the basketball/hockey/football (I could go on) game – but just to remind you all of some of those heart-warming, motivational speeches, I thought I would list the top 10 locker room movie scenes that we at The Workplace Depot agree are the most memorable:

  1. Miracle
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The Future of Technology – What does it mean for Businesses?

Posted under News on August 18, 2014

TechnologyLast year, we published an article referring to the Top 5 inventions that changed the workplace, today I wanted to talk about the future of technology in the workplace and what this might mean for us.

It would appear with institutions such as Google HQ, Apple and internet sites such as Kickstarter, a website designed for people to display their innovations and have them funded by the general public, people are wondering what … Read more

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Keeping Your Items Secure

Posted under News, Workplace Commentary on August 17, 2014

LockersNo matter where you are; work, school or the gym, you are normally surrounded by lockers.  These can be quite convenient little methods of storing your items for a certain period of time because nobody wants to lug all of their belongings around with them.  Having the privilege of leaving your items in a locker, not having to carry them around causing backache, without worrying about leaving them somewhere is an absolute delight… But what … Read more

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The Wonderful World of Footballers’ Locker Rooms…

Posted under Amusing, Storage on August 15, 2014

Changing room benchThat time of year is approaching again… the start of the Premier League football season. Admittedly this year’s break hasn’t been as torturous as usual, mainly because we had the World Cup to keep us entertained, all for about a week. Nevertheless, twenty more clubs are back in action this weekend, joining the rest of those in the lower leagues for another, what I’m sure will be eventful, season!

Changing Room Traits

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A True Office Classic

Posted under News on August 13, 2014

WhiteboardBeing involved in my fair share of meetings, I can truly say that you can’t beat a classic.  No matter how much technology comes out, nothing can replace the trusted Whiteboard in these situations.  Tablets and Smartboards are being rolled out nearly everywhere these days, but I believe that you still need a Whiteboard in your workplace boardroom.

The ease of scribbling notes and diagrams onto the board for everybody to see is just simple … Read more

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Giving Your Storage a Fresh Look

Posted under Recycling, Think Green on August 12, 2014

LockersWe’ve all thrown out furniture that we no longer want or need, but what about schools and leisure centres?  Have they ever thought of getting new lockers and throwing out the old ones?  Well think again.  How about taking those lockers and upcycling them, giving them a new home and a new role to play?  After crawling the internet for some nice looking, ex-lockers I thought I’d share with you my selected favourites.

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The Promotion of Smoking in the 1950’s – Times Have Changed

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office on August 10, 2014

Smoking BinBack in the 1950’s, smoking and cigarettes were actually promoted as being good for you and, to a certain extent, healthy – by doctors!

Many posters back in this decade show advertisements for cigarette brands such as L & M, Pall Mall, Camel, Chesterfield, Viceroys and Lucky Strike with a positive message, with references to certain brands being ‘just what the doctor ordered’ and how ‘more doctors smoke camels than any other cigarette!’ Following on … Read more

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No More Page 3

Posted under News, Workplace Commentary on August 7, 2014

No More Page 3Twice a year here at The Workplace Depot, we send out an updated version of our catalogue to keep our customers informed of changes to our range of products. With this in mind, we are currently in the process of sending out our Summer/Autumn Workplace Depot catalogue, this time with a twist.

The latest catalogue features support for a campaign called ‘No More Page Three’, whose goal is to get The Sun newspaper … Read more

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Our Bit for Charity

Posted under News, Workplace Commentary on August 5, 2014

CharityIf you’ve been keeping up with our news here at The Workplace Depot, you will know that we as a company, as well as our staff, try to do as much as possible for charities of all shapes and sizes.

In recent articles we have mentioned charities we have recently made connections with, including the donation of stock and PR for the charities.  These charities include;  Cerebral Palsy Sport, Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Rainbows, Age Concern, … Read more

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Barrier Man – The Superhero We’ve All Been Waiting for…

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, In the Community on August 4, 2014

Crowd Control BarrierNot quite Superman, Spider-man or Batman, but a recent Facebook post from popular publishing page ‘The Lad Bible’, has given the world an everyday superhero that may actually be a bit more of a realistic aspiration for 5 year olds!

‘Barrier Man’ gained almost 100,000 likes, over 3,800 shares and 2,500 comments on Facebook when a picture of a worker was posted with the caption ‘The Superhero we’ve all been waiting for’.

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World War I Centenary

Posted under News on August 3, 2014

World War 1Taking a break from everything “workplace” we take a moment to remember what began 100 years ago, tomorrow.

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of World War I (WWI), one of the major conflicts in history.  The war lasted 4 years, finishing on the 11th November 1918 – Armistice Day.

As the war came to an end, nearly everybody living in the countries involved were affected one way or another – nearly every living … Read more

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Saturday Night TV is Back!

Posted under Amusing, News on August 2, 2014

Saturday Night TVUnless you are a football fan, or indeed a general fan of sports, there hasn’t been a lot for you to watch on TV recently what with the World Cup and now the Commonwealth Games taking over our screens, but finally in the next few weeks, our guilty pleasures are returning!

Remotes at the Ready

It all starts on Saturday 9th August with a new show that will be broadcast on BBC One called … Read more

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