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Reasons Why Designing a Solid Office Business Culture Is Vital for Your Company

Posted under News on September 29, 2015

Reasons Why Designing a Solid Office Business Culture Is Vital for Your CompanyIn order to lift your startup off the ground, you need to create a healthy business environment that could support your ascension. This is one of the most important unspoken rules that entrepreneurs should consider before embarking on a journey towards their unique dreams and goals. The people who support your growth are the key components that reshape your business from within. This is precisely why one should always strive to develop and preserve a Read more

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Workplace Do’s and Don’ts: Ways to Stay Energized

Posted under News on September 1, 2015

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’re always seeking to help you enjoy your time at the office. After all, for most employees having a career is like having a second home away from home, given that the average worker spends an estimated 40 to 60 hours per week on the job.

Maybe you are one of those stellar employees who regularly works a lot of overtime during the week or … Read more

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Others Compete on Price. We Compete on Value

Posted under News on August 13, 2015

TThe Workplace Depot Logohe Workplace Depot is your one-stop-shop destination for all of your business needs. We compete on value with every item we carry plus we strive to offer unparalleled customer service.

The Workplace Depot’s Innovations in Customer Service

We want your shopping experience to be as pleasant, friendly, and easy as possible, so we are continually upgrading our website and our services. With an eye toward making our website more customer friendly, we implemented some … Read more

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A short History of Computers – Infographic

Posted under News on July 1, 2015

History of computersComputers are indispensable in our daily lives. They have been around for a long time, since the 1940s, to be exact. Our first article regarding the short history of computers was a big hit, so we’ve decided to turn it into an infographic. But first, a quick recap of computer history.

“Who invented the computer?”



“What is a computer made of?”

The first generation of computers were, to be honest, quite massive. First … Read more

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Top Workplace Songs- See our First Infographic!

Posted under News on June 29, 2015

Top Workplace Songs about Jobs, Money and Can-do attitudersz_depositphotos_6106333_original (1)

Our initial blog post on Workplace Songs that has been published in early 2013 turns out to be still one of the most popular. From songs about job descriptions such as Please Mr Postman of The Marvelettes and the incredibly well known Elton John’s Teacher I need you to anti-work songs such as Beck’s Soul Sucking Jerk and Lou Reed’s Don’t Talk to me about WorkRead more

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National BBQ Week, Fire up the Grill!

Posted under News on May 20, 2015

BBQIt might just be a pleasing coincidence, but this upcoming bank holiday (25th May) falls on the same day that National BBQ Week in the UK begins.

In my opinion, the second bank holiday that we are fortunate enough to have in May officially signals the start of summer; we are heading towards the middle of the year and finally some warm, sunny weather is paying a more frequent visit!

With this in mind, … Read more

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The Nottingham Post Business Awards 2015 – Winners!

Posted under Awards & Accreditations, News on May 15, 2015

NPBALast night we were invited to attend the Nottingham Post Business Awards at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

“The Nottingham Post Business Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Nottinghamshire who are putting our region on the map.” To find out more about these awards, visit their website.

The final nominees listed within thirteen different categories were selected from hundreds of entrants, so it was a … Read more

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National Walk to Work Week!

Posted under News on May 11, 2015

Walk to WorkAround this time of year, it’s probably likely that half of us are well in to a new routine in terms of fitness and healthy eating, but the other half of us are either still set in our old ways, or had tried to alter them slightly for the New Year but unfortunately gave in to temptation somewhere along the line!

Having said this, if you are looking for a good opportunity to take on … Read more

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Buying for Bars and Restaurants – Are you prepared?

Posted under Health and safety, News, Product Updates, Storage on February 9, 2015

Prestige post and rope barriersWhether it’s a birthday, engagement, anniversary or just a general special occasion, certain industries can constantly feel the effects of being extremely busy all year round.

Restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs in particular will probably be packed (even more than usual) this upcoming weekend as dozens of couples walk through the doors hoping for a special evening filled with delicious food and drinks on Valentine’s Day!

Having said this, it is surely beneficial to prepare … Read more

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Labelling Hazardous Storage – GHS

Posted under Health and safety, News, Product Updates on February 4, 2015

Hazardous StorageThe Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, also known as GHS, is an internationally recognised system that conforms to consistent criteria regarding the classification and labelling of chemicals.

Chemical classification is extremely important; it helps you to be aware of how the chemicals you are supplying could potentially harm you, others around you and the environment.

If you are unsure about the legislation regarding the labelling requirements of chemicals you may be … Read more

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Advantages of Lockers for Students

Posted under News on January 28, 2015

LockersSurprisingly lockers have great advantages for students that you wouldn’t even consider without reading into it. Currently Christmas seems like a distant memory to all those children back at school, sat in class counting down the days until the next half term, but as teachers you may want to consider these benefits for your pupils before you write-off the new lockers suggestion.

Some of the great benefits for having lockers include:


The obvious advantage … 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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Google Certified Shop

Posted under News, Website & Features on January 12, 2015

Google Certified Shop LogoHere at The Workplace Depot we are proud to announce that we have become a Google Certified Shop! Being a Google Certified Shop means that our customers can shop with us confidently and are safe with the knowledge that we as a business will provide the best customer service and reliable dispatch as we possibly can.

Once you arrive on our website, you’ll see the added certified shop badge, if you click this you can … Read more

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Happy New Year 2015!

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, News on December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where we all get together and reminisce on the year gone by; have we achieved all we wanted to? Where do we see ourselves this time next year? And of course, what are our New Year’s resolutions?

Depending on where you are in the world, whether you are watching a firework display, out dancing the night away, or having a quiet night in with family and friends, … Read more

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Top Christmas Carols

Posted under News on December 22, 2014

Christmas CarolsSo we are nearly there, the countdown is nearly over, only a few days left until the big fat fellow comes down our chimneys and leaves us presents. We should be getting to the point where children should be finishing off at school and the adults should be winding down at work and if you’re lucky, not returning until the new year. If this is the case, before the big day, why not consider going … 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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ALDI – Park a little, spend a lot!

Posted under News, Press Release on November 26, 2014

car-parkingAccording to an article written earlier this year by the BBC, Aldi is now a household name and has ‘cracked the supermarket business.’

The bargain supermarket has achieved success through following five steps: basic store layout, selling unusual items, general ‘penny pinching’, satisfying middle-class shoppers and by ultimately being in the right place at the right time.

Aldi’s huge growth overlapped with the UK recession around 2007 and with their trademark cheap price, shoppers … Read more

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Disposing of Fireworks Safely

Posted under Health and safety, News on November 10, 2014

fireworkSo you’ve had your display and hopefully nothing has gone wrong.  You’re soaking up the applause from the audience and the satisfaction of setting off all of your rockets.  But it’s not over yet; you still need to clean up and dispose of your fireworks safely!

Immediate To-do List

  • Once you have finished, still keep your boundaries.  Don’t let your crowd come anywhere near the fireworks when you are cleaning up.

  • All being well there
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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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Goodbye Nokia – Technology continues to grow

Posted under News on October 25, 2014

NokiaAs we seem to have been mentioning quite often in our recent blog posts, technology is constantly changing and those of us who work with it are having to learn to adapt to new features on a daily basis.

Some of our recent articles in relation to this subject include the introduction and evolution of Google in the workplace, along with the importance of promoting your brand via YouTube.

With this in mind, today … Read more

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