Are You a Toilet Tweeter?

It should be one of the most private times of the day, yet it seems some of us just cannot help hash-tagging and updating our Facebook status whilst on the toilet, new research discovers.
According to a study by Neilson, 25% of 25-34 year olds and 15% of 35-44 year olds are using social network sites whilst on the loo. This ultimately isn’t a new phenomenon, as toilet ‘texting’ has been around for many years, but it does highlight how easy it is for bugs to get passed around during the day.
Next time you need to visit the washroom, consider leaving your phone behind, after all, you wouldn’t want to be branded the ‘Toilet Tweeter’, that would be #embarrassing.
Remember, good hand hygiene is always the best way to stop the spread of germs, so continue to adopt the process of Wash with soap and drying with KLEENEX® Paper Hand Towels in your everyday routine.
Hand towels remove a further -76% of germs from your hands after washing them

It should be one of the most private times of the day, yet it seems some of us just cannot help hash-tagging and updating our Facebook status whilst on the toilet, new research discovers.
According to a study by Neilson, 25% of 25-34 year olds and 15% of 35-44 year olds are using social network sites whilst on the loo. This ultimately isn’t a new phenomenon, as toilet ‘texting’ has been around for many years, but it does highlight how easy it is for bugs to get passed around during the day.
Next time you need to visit the washroom, consider leaving your phone behind, after all, you wouldn’t want to be branded the ‘Toilet Tweeter’, that would be #embarrassing.
Remember, good hand hygiene is always the best way to stop the spread of germs, so continue to adopt the process of Wash with soap and drying with KLEENEX® Paper Hand Towels in your everyday routine.
Hand towels remove a further -76% of germs from your hands after washing them. Ask us about our great deals on Hand towels

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2013 Promotion

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 initiative campaign – ‘What is the Best Office Product Ever Invented.’ The campaign gives your the opportunity of being entered into a free prize draw to win £500 worth of shopping vouchers each quarter, or 1 of 20 goody bags every week! To enter just tell us which they think is the best office product ever invented by tweeting @initiativeop, entering on the initiative office products facebook page, or entering online www.initiativeofficeproducts.co.uk.

The first draw deadline is 31st March 2013 so there is no time to lose!

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Apple iPads

We are delighted to announce that we are now supplying the new Apple iPads as part of our Technology Essentials range.

We are stocking the full range of models in both Black and White plus a full range of accessories so whatever you need ask our ever helpful team and we will be only to happy to help.

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HP Toner Price Rises

Hewlett Packard have announced 10 or 15% price rises to the following Toners with effect from January 1st 2012

  1. 92298A 15%
  2. C3903A 15%
  3. C3906A 15%
  4. C3909A 15%
  5. C4092A 15%
  6. C4096A 15%
  7. C4127X 15%
  8. C4129X 15%
  9. C4182X 15%
  10. C4182XC 15%
  11. C7115A 15%
  12. C8061X 15%
  13. C8061XC 15%
  14. C9720A 15%
  15. C9721A 15%
  16. C9722A 15%
  17. C9723A 15%
  18. C9730A 10%
  19. C9731A 10%
  20. C9732A 10%
  21. C9733A 10%
  22. Q2610A 15%
  23. Q2610D 15%
  24. Q2613A 15%
  25. Q2613X 15%
  26. Q5949A 15%
  27. Q5949X 15%
  28. Q5949X 15%
  29. Q5949X 15%
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Identity Theft

Each year Fellowes run an Identity theft Awareness campaign to raise the issue of identity theft (and to sell more shredders!) they have lots of useful hints and tips here

If there are any issues surrounding the safe destruction of Paper based documents then we would be delighted to offer advice.

If you have any IT (pcs or servers) that need disposing of then again we can offer advice just ask

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RE: iNITIATIVE® BRANDED USB FLASH DRIVES

The events in Japan in the last few days are already affecting supplies and will ultimately will affect price.

The main supplier for the chips in the initiative® brand, Toshiba, were badly affected. Consequently, there has already been significantly increased demand for these products.

We currently have some stocks of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB drives.

The replacement stock position is uncertain at this time both in terms of price and availability. We will keep you informed of any developments as soon as we have firm information.

We expect these terrible events in Japan to quickly affect other technology products.

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Tea & Coffee – Did you know?

We sell an awful lot of tea & coffee, a lot of our customers find it much easier to order from us and get their tea, coffee and sugar delivered in with their regular office supplies order than trekking out to the supermarket.

If coffee was taxed like alcohol, it would be more expensive than wine

Coffee is produced in about 50 countries globally, most of which are in the “third world”

Coffee contains B-complex vitamins and is fat and calorie free

Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide, with around 2 billion cups consumed everyday

In 2007, UK consumers spent £720m on coffee

Around 80% of office workers say they find out more about what’s going on in the workplace over a cup of tea than any other way.

Of all the cups of tea consumed in the UK 96% are made from tea bags

Only 2% of tea drinkers like their cuppa without milk and 30% take sugar

Dunking your biscuit into a milky drink gives you upto 11 times more flavour release than from eating the dry biscuit alone

The humble custard cream is the nations favourite, with over 90% of people preferring it to any other

Almost a third of British adults have choked and 10% have broken a tooth while eating a biscuit

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Christmas Post Deadlines

Christmas is getting closer, and we are helping lots of our customers get prepared. Some are buying envelopes and paper for their Christmas mailings, others are buying biscuits and juice for the Christmas party. Whatever happens dont forget to post your cards in good time.

The last guaranteed dates for Christmas delivery are as follows:

  • 2nd class – Saturday 18th December
  • 1st class – Tuesday 21st December (included recorded)
  • Standard Parcels – Wednesday 15th December
  • Special Delivery – Thursday 23rd December
  • European (western) – Monday 13th December

If you are not sure Royal mail have a simple little tool to help you and they also produce a guide for writing letters to Santa!

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Northwich Community Project

Please vote today for Grozone – your local community garden project

Today Grozone Community Garden, Northwich will take part in the People’s Millions funding competition on ITV Granada Evening News.

We could win £48,000 to create the community garden designed by the community for the community – right in the heart of Northwich.

The result will be down to the number of votes the project gets today.

Please call 0871 626 8835 between 9am and midnight today to register your vote. Each phone can vote up to ten times. Calls from a BT landline cost 15p.

Watch Granada ITV Evening News to find out more. You can also visit here

The funding will be used to
• Train volunteers – new and existing – in how to create and maintain the garden
• Expand engagement with community groups, schools, local volunteers and special needs groups
• Turn a disused area of land into a garden for all the community

Please contact beth.brockett@groundwork.org.uk or visit here for more details and to find out how to visit the Grozone project.

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Office Essentials Online

We are trying to up our game in terms of how we present ourselves online.

We have had a twitter account for a while and been mainly tweeting office gossip, this has attracted lots of followers who are obviously very interested!

We dont have a facebook fan page as I am unsure about what benefit this would be to customers.

Jonathan, Dave and I are all on LinkedIn and have been connecting with customers, suppliers and contacts. We have all found this useful.

Our online shop continues to grow, more and more customers are using it and finding it a benefit. I dont think that the FREE BISCUITS have nothing to do with it.

And of course we have just started this blog. I am very excited about this and feel that this is a great way for us to share information

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