Top Workplace Songs- See our First Infographic!

Posted on June 29, 2015

Top Workplace Songs about Jobs, Money and Can-do attitude 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 Work, our top workplace songs cover it all. So we thought, why not turn it into an infographic? But before we start, some Infographic History First! The first infographic in t...

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National BBQ Week, Fire up the Grill!

Posted on May 20, 2015

It 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, it might be time to start considering, particularly if you are a business owner of a pub/restaurant or outdoor area, whether you need to whip your beer gardens in to shape and dust off the BBQ for some bank holiday fun in the sun. This year marks the UK’s 19th National BBQ Week (yes this has been a thing for the past 19 years!) commencing between 25th May and 31st M...

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The Nottingham Post Business Awards 2015 – Winners!

Posted on May 15, 2015

Last 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 huge compliment to find out we were amongst those chosen to attend the awards. As nominees in the Retail Business of the Year category, we were very excited to be a part of the night, which was thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Our...

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National Walk to Work Week!

Posted on May 11, 2015

Around 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 a new challenge in a bid to become fitter, National Walk to Work Week is perfect for those of us who still need a bit of encouragement when it comes to exercising. Starting today and continuing all week until 15th May, National Walk to Work Week is inspiring those of us in particular who might sit at a desk all day to e...

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Buying for Bars and Restaurants – Are You Prepared?

Posted on February 09, 2015

Whether 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 yourselves and your staff in the best way possible, certifying that your areas used for preparation are fully stocked and organised and your customers are aware of all the available facilities aro...

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Labelling Hazardous Storage – GHS

Posted on February 04, 2015

The 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 handling and supplying, visit the HSE website for more information. Understanding GHS The GHS was created by the United Nations, after development began...

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Advantages of Lockers for Students

Posted on January 28, 2015

Surprisingly 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: Security The obvious advantage and the main reason for putting lockers into place, is for the security they offer to pupils. Having a lockable area for your valuables is a brilliant way to keep your belongings safe and secure. Making sure...

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Is it a Blue Monday for You?

Posted on January 19, 2015

We’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 week before most people’s paydays since Christmas and it has been a long month after paying for all those Christmas presents. Blue Monday was supposedly first discovered by Dr Cliff Arnall – who reinforces that all of these factors contribute si...

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Google Certified Shop

Posted on January 12, 2015

Here 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 see our overall rating as a business; unique, historic buyers have rated us on their own experiences. You can also see that you are protected on your purchases and even verify us, to make sure we are who we say we are and do what we say we do - you no longer just have to take my word for it! To become a Google Certified Shop, as a company you need to meet t...

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Happy New Year 2015!

Posted 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, New Year’s Eve gives us all the chance for a fresh start! If you are lucky enough to be travelling or on holiday when the clock strikes midnight this year (or should I say next year) will you be in one of the most popular places to spend New Year’s Eve in the world? After browsing the Internet, we found some of the most fantastic places to visit at this time of year, including: The Northern Lights – Reykjavik, Iceland ...

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Top Christmas Carols

Posted on December 22, 2014

So 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 out singing some Christmas carols - get yourself into the Christmas spirit! If you have children, get them involved. It is one thing you don’t see enough of at this time of year. The only time I ever hear Christmas carols now is when I squeeze the “Press Here” button on the fury Rudolph decoration, so lets...

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The History of the Advent Calendar

Posted on December 17, 2014

It'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 treats every year? Well, sit back, relax and I will tell you… The origin of the advent calendar can be traced back to the 19th century, when religious families would draw a chalk line every day in December up until Christmas Eve. The first known advent calendar made by hand was in 1851; another early creation was the Adventcandle, a candle for th...

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