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Sustainable Printing

Sustainable Printing

Sustainability has rightly become an increasingly important consideration for the printing industry. The final destination for printed items is usually a recycling centre, whether it be cards, magazines or flyers. So we, as printers (not to mention the consumers) are...
Best Corporate Gifts

Best Corporate Gifts

There’s nothing that says “customer care” better than a thoughtful corporate gift. It doesn’t have to be expensive: something personalised, with the appropriate branding to represent your company can give a real boost to your business. A practical...
Christmas Dinner Survival Guide

Christmas Dinner Survival Guide

As you enter the living room and eye the table laden with what must be enough calories for the next year, your belt gives a tiny squeak of desperation. “Not this time” you tell yourself, wowing to leave the most important date in the family calendar with your dignity...

Event Planning Time Management Tips

Time Management and How it can Save you money We all have busy professional and family lives, sometimes it can be difficult to juggle commitments successfully without dropping the ball every now and then. Invariably we forget things like birthdays and anniversaries...

How to Improve the Office Atmosphere

It’s true, the pressures of work can get to us all, especially during busy and stressful times, it’s not unusual for the office vibe to take a nosedive. Although difficult periods often pass, your team will always be keen to improve the overall mood at the...
5 ways to improve teamwork in your company

5 ways to improve teamwork in your company

One of the most important things for any workplace is to ensure that every single staff member comes together and works as a team. Unfortunately, teamwork isn’t always something that comes easily to many people in the workplace. You have to work at gelling as a team...

5 Ways to Build Your Company Brand

Brand image isn’t just for Christmas, it’s a vital component of your business and building up a worthy reputation with large clientele doesn’t happen overnight. Branding is just as important for smaller, independent companies as it is for larger, more...

5 Podcasts that you should listen to at work

As the podcast becomes an era defying genre, there are at least a bazillion different podcasts floating out there in the wilderness, but most people end up listening to only a handful on the regular. We invite you to step outside of your comfort zone and give these...
6 Christmas card trends for 2017

6 Christmas card trends for 2017

It’s that time of the year again. “Christmas is AGES away!” people grumble as the first signs of fake frosting and snowflake cut-outs begin to appear. But chances are, your office manager and aunt are already knee deep in Christmas symbolism in a heroic effort to pick...

Office Christmas night out – How to stay classy & sassy

By now the venue for the office Christmas night out should be set and everyone around you is either playing hard to get or just trying a little too much to be hyped about the occasion. If you are planning to go, here’s a few tips to keep the embarrassment and...

10 Secret Santa gifts under £10 that are 10/10

Snack Cap Lens Caps For the obsessive photog in the office, this is one of the most practical and tasty gifts you can get. Even better if they got caught up in the gourmet burger / food photo craze of recent times. Mobifuel Portable Hand Turbine Are you the secret...

Christmas trends 2017

As Christmas slowly creeps towards us on the horizon, we lit a few turkey-stuffing scented candles and meditated with our stockings on to reach clarity on the trends that will define the Christmas Holiday this year. We’re predicting nostalgia for Christmases...
Office Olympics: ways to have a bit of fun at work

Office Olympics: ways to have a bit of fun at work

Regardless of the type of work going on, most office environments are not designed with fun in mind. It is up to us, playful humans to entertain ourselves in these, ahem, functional surroundings. Ideally you’d do these to boost morale and not tank productivity,...
Staying motivated at work: give yourself a raise

Staying motivated at work: give yourself a raise

As the end of the year slowly starts creeping up on the horizon and daylight becomes a rare treat for the office worker (especially around our neck of the woods here in Scotland) we dig deep to stay motivated. Are you the superstar employee who sets goals and exceeds...
Why you should try a week of Hygge

Why you should try a week of Hygge

You’ve probably come across the practice/ethos/cult of Danish Hygge, centered around comfort, knitwear and wrapping your hands around a mug of your favourite hot beverage by the fireplace while letting out a distinctly life positive sigh. So, instead of...
Have a better lunch at your desk

Have a better lunch at your desk

Do we dare to dream? A lunch hour meal you’re actually keen to pause work for (sorry Boots meal deal!) With a touch of pre-planning and a dash of pink Himalayan Mountain salt, your lunch week can be as adventurous and tasty as your imagination allows. And if it...
Office Easter Eggs

Office Easter Eggs

Another yearly holiday, another helping of way too much chocolate! That said, I think we can rationalise this one to our advantage. Work with me here… Happy workers are productive workers, yes? Eating chocolate releases neurotransmitters such as serotonin...
Learn to Use Keyboard Shortcuts Like an Office Ninja

Learn to Use Keyboard Shortcuts Like an Office Ninja

When hard at work, keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster…but with the wide variety of software we all use, it’s tough trying to remember all the different shortcuts. With two keystrokes, not ten, you could become the ninja in the...
Christmas Showstopper

Christmas Showstopper

We all love Great British Bake Off. We are inspired by endless trays of cinnamon rolls, sweet buns, macaroons and tarts…. But when it comes to Christmas we want to WOW our guest with an Ultimate Showstopper, that makes our Mother in Law want to eat her own tongue for...
It’s Festive Cocktail Time!

It’s Festive Cocktail Time!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which mean gifts , sweets, parties… and of course, the odd tipple! In recent years, people have gotten very creative with what they serve at the Christmas parties and gatherings. You should have at least one...
Top 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Top 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

There’s nothing like watching a festive film on the run up to Christmas. From funny comedies to magical classics, we countdown our top 10 favourites… 1.The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 2.Scrooged (1988) 3.National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation...

Secret Santa at work, dos and don’ts!

If you work in an office environment, you will be familiar with the notion of Secret Santa. The pressure of buying a gift for somebody you know nothing about. The disappointment when you receive a bad gift you’ll never use. Or the surprise when you get something...
2016 Advent Calendars are here!!!

2016 Advent Calendars are here!!!

Advent Calendars and Christmas countdowns are the best part of the festive season!  Here are our favourites this year: Beauty : FEELUNIQUE, £30 http://www.feelunique.com LUSH, £49.95 http://uk.lush.com/products/christmas-gifts                 THE BODY SHOP,...

best xmas get-away

‘Tis the season to be jolly, whether you celebrate Christmas or not! December and January are a great time to travel. Whether you are planning a holiday trip to a place nearby or to a tropical beach, there are many great Christmas vacations to choose from.  Our...

Most common gifts in UK (him & her)

Let’s take a look at the list of best-selling Christmas gifts of 1950s and 1960s. It’s immediately apparent that things haven’t changed much since then. The gifts then were very practical, such everyday items as a pair of nylons or a ballpoint pen....

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