Last night (30th November), the BOSS Federation held its annual award event at the Tower Hotel in London, and Channel info were there to see the fantastic award winners.
Hosted by TV Presenter and entertainer, Mark Durden-Smith (pictured), the event was well attended by around 400 guests, including the Leaders of the Future. With a drinks reception and networking opportunity kicking of the evening, BOSS Chairman Geoffrey Betts welcomed guests to the awards, which also helped raise funds for the BOSS Business Supplies Charity.
The winners were as follows:
Brand Manufacturer of the Year – Fellowes
Dealer Excellence Award Under £5m Turnover (sponsored by STAEDTLER) – Tangent Office
Dealer Excellence Award Over £5m Turnover (sponsored by STAEDTLER) Codex
eBusiness Award – Paperstone
Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Nestle Professional) – Adult Colouring by STAEDTLER
New Product of the Year: Business (sponsored by Fellowes) - Ultralight Staging System by Gopak
New Product of the Year: Consumer (sponsored by Fellowes) - Interactive Colouring Book 4D by Pukka Pads
Publication of the Year at the 2017 - The MarketingSPA with Office Vibes
Service Provider of the Year – Office Power
Sustainable Leadership Award - Lyreco
Emerging Professional of the Year (sponsored by Antalis) - Scott Woodward from Nemo
Professional of the Year (sponsored by Antalis) - Ian Buckley from Prima
Unsung Hero Awards - Andy Johnson from Brother UK, Barry Robbins from HSM UK, Liza Rudge from Hamelin Brands, Tina Russell from Nemo, Julie Yates & Anita Glitheroe from ACCO Brands, and Gill Peart from Stewart Superior
Outstanding Achievement Award - Bob Geens from Advantia
The evening was preceded by a ‘Gem of a Relationship’ conference, where delegates enjoyed collaborating with others in the industry over presentations on topics such as ‘Manage your CRM system more effectively’ and ‘How to build your professional brand’, before browsing the ‘Hidden Gem’ product exhibition, which hosted a range of products with excellent growth potential.
BOSS would like to thank all the judges who gave up their valuable time to ensure the judging process was carried out in the usual fair-minded and impartial manner. BOSS would also like to thank the sponsors and supporters of the 2017 Awards, without whom this event would not have been possible – Antalis, BOSS Business Supplies Charity, Channel Info, Fellowes, Nestle Professional, Office Depot, Staedtler – as well as everyone that attended the event.
Details of the 2018 BOSS Awards will be announced soon.