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Category Archives: In the Community

EU Referendum – Pros and Cons of a “BREXIT”

Posted under In the Community on February 4, 2016

EU ReferendumLike it or not, the EU Referendum has lately been on telly, radio and basically everybody’s mind since the Conservatory election victory earlier this year. That’s how Steve Miller, the MD of The Workplace Depot came up with the idea of running an EU Referendum Survey in our office. We will tell you our results, don’t worry but first let’s go through a couple of important questions that need answering before one should take part … Read more

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Engineers Day – Awareness Day June 4th

Posted under In the Community on June 4, 2015

engineers day


June 4th sees the recognition of Engineers Day and provides the ideal opportunity for schools, institutions and businesses across the UK to promote engineering related activities.


Engineering in the UK


The UK is currently facing the biggest shortage of engineering skills of the last years, according to Engineering UK. Every year, the UK is set to face a shortage of over 81,000 people with engineering skills at all levels, covering the construction, electricity and … Read more

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on February 14, 2015

Valentine's DayLove it or loathe it, it’s Valentine’s Day once again. The one day of the year where couples all around the world can celebrate their love for each other, whilst the single ones amongst us either eat their body weight in ice cream or go out with fellow singletons in the hope to try and forget the meaning of the day!


Whichever group you fall in to, the majority of people probably all have the … Read more

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Is it a Blue Monday for you?

Posted under Amusing, In the Community, News on January 19, 2015

Blue MondayWe’re just over midway through January now, New Year greetings are officially over and normal life appears to have been fully resumed. However, today, Monday 19th January has officially been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’.


Apparently, today is the day when the entire population feel a bit miserable, the weather’s dreary, New Year’s Resolutions become undone, and the infamous January blues have officially set in after all the hype of the festivities.


It is also probably the … Read more

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Fancy Dress for Christmas

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 19, 2014

Advent Although perhaps not commonly associated with Christmas, fancy dress ideas for this season are becoming more creatively entertaining by the year!


Whether it’s your workplace requesting you in fancy dress for the annual Christmas party, or you have been invited to a Christmas Eve knees up with the instruction to sport your best fancy dress ideas – we think there are some fantastic designs to win you the best dressed prize there! (We are talking … Read more

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The History of the Advent Calendar

Posted under In the Community, News on December 17, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s day 17 of our advent calendar and with only one week left until Christmas Eve, we thought this blog post would be most convenient for today!


Considering we have been publishing our Christmas blogs every day throughout December in order to resemble an advent calendar, we thought it was only right to inform our readers about the history of this product – why do we buy these cardboard boxes with flappy doors for mystery … Read more

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Infamous Christmas Quotes

Posted under In the Community on December 14, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s Day 14 of The Workplace Depot advent calendar and today we thought we would talk about Christmassy quotes and catchphrases!


There are many quotes and phrases that we associate with Christmas, whether they are good, bad or just plain annoying; around this time of year they are certainly one thing – unavoidable!


Most of the expressions that we exchange in daily conversations to each other at Christmas time are quite common and well-known, including: … Read more

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Secret Santa – Where did it all start?

Posted under In the Community on December 9, 2014

AdventMost associated with the Western part of the World, Secret Santa has become a tradition amongst large families and workplaces in order for everyone involved to receive a gift of an affordable value from one other person.


Although it is not certain when or where Secret Santa originated from, it is thought that the original Secret Santa was Larry Dean Stewart – an American philanthropist who spent twenty years partaking in random acts of kindness … Read more

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The Rise of the Christmas Jumpers

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 7, 2014

AdventA few years ago, patterned Christmas jumpers were definitely not seen as a fashion statement. From the moment Mark Darcy donned his Christmas reindeer jumper in Bridget Jones’s Diary, the look wasn’t exactly supposed to portray a trendsetter.


Little did we know however, a few years later the craze of Christmas jumpers would catch on in the UK; with fashionable chains such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters not only supplying a wide range of jumpers, … Read more

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Top 20 Christmas Songs – Getting you in the Christmas Spirit!

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 2, 2014

AdventIt’s day 2 of The Workplace Depot Advent Calendar and we are treating you to a good one today!


A recent article by The Independent has discovered that the classic tune by The Pogues – Fairytale of New York was voted as the nation’s favourite Christmas song of all time.


The poll surveyed 2,000 adults, with 23% of them choosing the 1987 track as their favourite festive number, compared to just one in ten respondents … Read more

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Road Safety Week 2014

Posted under Health and safety, In the Community on November 17, 2014

Road SafetyToday marks the beginning of Road Safety Week. Road Safety Week is supported by Brake Road Safety Charity and the 18th year of this event is a great opportunity to raise awareness around schools and in general regarding the precautions to take on the road.


The UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, but considering this year’s road related figures, there is still more than can be done to … Read more

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Community Business of the Year 2014

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

CharityHere at The Workplace Depot, we are delighted to be named as a finalist for the Community Business of the Year Award 2014.  This recognition is part of Rushcliffe’s Community Awards and will take place at the Becket School next week.  The nominees for this award are businesses that have specifically worked to support their local community – people, charities, etc.


These prestigious awards honour the work carried out by individuals, groups or businesses who’ve … Read more

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National Friendship Month 2014

Posted under In the Community, Office on September 1, 2014

National Friendship Month 2014As its Monday, we thought we would start the week off with a bit of a cheery one. You may have noticed that we like raising knowledge of National Awareness days and today is no different. In fact we are stretching to a whole month of awareness and it’s one that can be applied to everybody.


September marks National Friendship Month and it is believed that recognising having a supportive circle of friends not only … 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’.


Of course … 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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National Twins, Triplets and More Awareness Week!

Posted under In the Community, News on June 30, 2014

Twins When you browse the Internet a lot, it occasionally happens that you do find something worth reading about… Honestly!


This morning I happened to come across National Awareness Days and today marks the start of twins, triplets and more week, recognising multiple births across the UK.


I think it’s important to acknowledge the rarer among us, although multiple births have been on the rise; the births of twins has risen almost 50% from 1984-2004. With … Read more

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The Need for Cable Protectors at Events

Posted under Health and safety, In the Community, Office on May 27, 2014


No matter what the event; indoors or outdoors, big or small, village fete or music festival, regardless of the nature and purpose of the event all loose leads and cables pose their own risk to property and life.  Carrying out advanced planning and risk assessing, ensuring cable protection is thoroughly thought threw is vital.


If you are thinking about setting up your own event, you need to make sure that you understand that you as … Read more

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