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All posts in August, 2013

After having a few days off in sunny Devon (which isnt a million miles from the always sunny Forest of Dean), I was chuffed to get back to work and discover that we were to be awarded the prestigious Spicers Brilliant Partner Award.

Now for a brief moment, I thought my husband had turned over a new leaf and instead of giving me a bunch of flowers, he was awarding me with a Brilliant Partner Award – but this wasnt the case.

This award is given by the leading UK Office Supplies wholesaler – Spicers and is to recognise and reward commitment within the Office Supplies and Stationery dealer sector and to differentiate this select group of dealers from others within the wholesale supply chain.

Another string to our bow and one that will benefit our customers and will enable us to offer an even better service both locally and on a national basis.

So not wanting to blow our own trumpet  (but I will anyway), “Well Done Office Star” !

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hen cropWell Monday mornings can be slow in many offices throughout the UK, but this morning is particularly slow here, well in fact I would say sluggish, No! Im wrong, its completely come to a stand still. “Why?” I hear you ask. Well the reason is our telesales girls are recovering from Emma’s Hen night in Cardiff on Saturday.

And where is Emma? Mmmmmm, well shes not at work. She is at home suffering alone but its nothing to do with the hen night (or so she says!) LOL.

They of course had a WILD night, with much laughter, dressing up (in a Disney sort of way I mean!), dancing, chatting, drinking and eating MacDonalds at 3am and many other antics I dare not put into print.

One hen went missing completely but was quickly rounded up by Woody (tee hee – get it?).

The line up was Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Minnie  Mouse, Nemo, Cinderella, Princess Fiona, Tinkerbell, Tigger, Queen of Hearts and Miss Piggy.

Max and Mich had so much fun, they said they wanted to do it every weekend and did they know anyone who was getting married so they could dress up and go on the hen night? But I said, why dont you rent yourselves out as rent-a-hen-party for brides to be who either just wanted to get their party started with a bang or who were just very unpopular and didnt have any hens for their own hen party! Well theres a thought.

If anyone has any suggestions for a name for our new rent-a-hen-party venture, please let us know! And if you would like to phone in today and speak very loudly to Max and Emma, or give them some complicated problem to sort, then please DONT feel sorry for them, be my guest!

Im off to make them a vat of coffee now to wake them up. See you soon :)

Water cooler promotion

Water cooler promotion

We have an amazing offer on water coolers this month! and whats more you can trial one for FREE!

Hydrated workers are productive workers, and it takes far less time to pour yourself a cup of cool water than to get a cup of tea or coffee and its better for you!


Our bottled water coolers provide a constant supply of cold and refresing mineral water. They can be located pretty much anywhere there’s a power supply and give you complete control over the quality and continuity of your water. Convenient for your staff and visitors, bottled water collers are easily installed and your regular supply of bottles comes to you on a reliablel, fixed delivery schedule which we will agree with you upfront.

Mains fed water coolers can save money by transforming your mains supply into filtered, freshly chilled drinking water. With our fixed price arrangements, one cost covers everything from installation to filters and service. A mains fed water cooler is convenient, with no water deliveries, bottle deposits, lifting or storage to think about. It will also helo keep your carbon footprint low, using less energy and reducing food miles.

No matter what type of cooler you choose, the water is always filtered to get rid of the harsh chemicals and impurities such as chlorine which are often found in tap water.

We also serve it HOT !
Say goodbye to queing for the kettle. Instant water boilers are a great option if you want instant boiling water on demand. Our automatic water boilers pass cold water from your mains supply through the Brita filtration system which is then passed through super-efficient heating elements which rapidly boil the water to the perfect temperature – 100 degress C.

As instant water heaters only boil the exact amount of water you require, there is minimal wastage. Water boilers are more effecient than conventional appliances, so not only will you save money, but you will also reduce your impact on the environment.

Talk to us today and if you talk to us before the 12th August 2013, we can let you trial a water cooler for free*!

Now you cant say fairer than that can you?!?


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It’s all go here today in the sunny Forest of Dean.

We have just heard that a retired Forest of Dean landlady has won the Euromillions – but who is she we are all wondering????

I popped my head in to our telesales department (because they know everything that is going on!) but they didn’t know either. Interesting……….

While I was in telesales I spotted a rather curvy marrow sitting on Maxies desk. When I asked where it had come from she declared that Mich and Phil have taken up gardening and managed to produce this beautiful specimen. Next thing I know is that the phone rings and she picks up the curvy marrow and says “OfficeStar, Maxine speaking”! I am telling you they are madder than a bag of frogs down there. Laugh! I thought we wouldn’t stop.

The other VERY exciting thing thats happening here is our lovely Emma is getting married soon and she has the wedding jitters, bless. She’s all at sixes and sevens and doesnt know if she is coming or going. And of course the hen party is on Saturday, so if you plan to go to Cardiff this weekend please stay clear of a load of hens dressed up in Disney outfits. Everything from Nemo, Cinderella, Minnie Mouse and Jessie from Toy Story. OMG lock up your men!

Well better get on with some work now – its only 10.26am! :)

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