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Banner are exhibiting at P4Health England 2022

Jun 23, 2022 4:28:59 PM / by Banner posted in Health, Events



Join Banner at P4Health England 2022

The Banner healthcare team are excited to be exhibiting at P4H England, our first healthcare event of 2022, at the NEC in Birmingham on 7th July on stand 26

P4H is the UK's leading healthcare procurement and supply chain event, connecting buyers and suppliers from across the healthcare sector. This event provides extensive skills development, networking and collaboration opportunities. Attendees also have the chance to discover new products and solutions for their workplace.  

Social Value & Sustainability, NHS Procurement Skills, Supply Chain & Innovation, and Tendering in Healthcare are the key themes at this years event. Click here for the pre-event planner, which includes the keynote speaker and seminar line-up.

Banner healthcare are the market leader for multi-category catalogue compliance, and with a proven track record with over 50 years' experience, Banner healthcare are your go-to provider for healthcare consumables. 

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Workplace Morale: How to Create a Positive Team Dynamic

May 31, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Victoria Whiteley posted in Collaboration, Employee Wellbeing, Health


When working in a team there is bound to be a variety of different personalities and opinions.

Managing or being part of a team that maintains a positive dynamic isn’t without its challenges but is vital to a team working together effectively.

Having a poor team morale may impact a big project, cause a reduction in the amount of work being produced or increase stress. Spotting when morale is low can be the key to creating a more positive team dynamic, but it’s not the only way you can help to create a more enjoyable and productive working environment for your team.

Here is some advice on how to create a positive team dynamic:

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How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

May 20, 2022 11:47:47 AM / by Victoria Whiteley posted in Collaboration, Employee Wellbeing, Health


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with everyone going through a rough few years, finding the right balance for your mental health within the workplace can be tricky.

For a lot of people being isolated during lockdowns was hard, but there will be many people who will still be struggling with a hybrid working solution, or a full return to work. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if someone is having a bad day mentally or if they have a lot on their plate.

How can you help a colleague who is struggling with their mental health at work?

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Meet the Team - John Harney

Apr 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Interviews, Our People, Health, meet the team


Introducing you to the next member of our close knit Healthcare Team - John Harney

John brings a wealth of market knowledge and experience from the past 20 years to the Banner Healthcare Team.  He is a true advocate of carbon reduction initiatives, a father to 8 year old football loving Jude, a blood donation hero and an absolute asset to Banner.  

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Meet the Team - Emma Casey

Feb 7, 2022 4:49:22 PM / by Banner posted in Interviews, Our People, Health, meet the team


Introducing you to Emma Casey, a family and community focused member of the healthcare team, who is celebrating 15 years at Banner this year!

Emma has been with Banner now for just short of 15 years. She moved from Manchester to West Yorkshire, to start within the Banner health team, before moving to manage local authorities and government in 2007. Emma has been back in the healthcare team now for four years, working predominately with NHSSC and NHS Trusts, to ensure that Banner is offering the product profile required, whilst achieving savings and supporting customers to meet their environmental targets, via compliant frameworks.

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Why a Breath of Fresh Air Matters When Heading to School

Jan 19, 2022 2:12:36 PM / by Banner posted in Health


After many months of virtual learning, UK pupils have headed back to the classroom with their peers and teachers to engage in person. Most schools have adopted new safety protocols to protect students and staff after the return to school, but there is still a daily threat which could threaten the health of these groups.

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What Is Workspace Satisfaction?

Nov 10, 2021 12:19:39 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Employee Wellbeing, Health


What is workspace satisfaction?

When something just does exactly what it’s supposed to do, perfectly. When it looks right, sounds right, feels right and works right. When the aesthetics, acoustics and functionality are rewarding in themselves. When you can’t quite explain it, but you know it feels good. 

In today’s new hybrid normal, business machines and solutions for workplace wellness and organisation have become even more important than ever. You can easily ensure that you can create a workspace setting which allows employees and colleagues to thrive whilst working in comfort. Banner is proud to partner with Fellowes to create workspace satisfaction. 

Below, we take a look at the main areas in which different solutions can be useful to ensure optimum satisfaction. 

Business machines

Shredders, laminators & binders give reliable performance and results 

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Meet the Healthcare Team - Mark Airey

Oct 20, 2021 9:07:52 AM / by Banner posted in Health, meet the team


The second member of our Healthcare Team we would like to introduce you to is Mark Airey.

Mark has been a Key Account Manager within the Banner NHS Healthcare Team for the past 4 years; previously holding various roles within Banner for over the past 15 years, in both Private and Public Sector where he has managed an array of Key Accounts and Frameworks.

Mark’s current role within the Healthcare Team is managing NHS accounts in the South West, CCG’s and CSU’s, as well as taking responsibility for managing the NHS Furniture Framework.

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Clean the air we share with Fellowes AeraMax

Sep 14, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Collaboration, Health, Partnerships, Technology, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


Global healthcare experts and virologists agree - airborne, aerosol transmission of viruses poses a significant threat.

A person can become infected through direct contact with a person or object carrying the virus or by air. 

Part of the answer is that, whilst we are programmed to clean surfaces and wash our hands, we tend to overlook something that’s more influential in causing illness: the air we breathe!  

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Meet the Healthcare Team - Lesley Greenhalgh

Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Health, meet the team


Over the next few months, we will be introducing you to members of our Banner Healthcare team so that you can get to know us better.

The first member of our Healthcare team that we would like you to meet is Lesley Greenhalgh. Lesley has been with Banner for 10 years and worked for and with the NHS for more than 25, including three years in NHS procurement. Having managed Trusts, CCGs and other healthcare customers in the North and Midlands, now Lesley helps manage the NHS Supply Chain Office Solutions category for Banner. This involves working with the Crown Commercial Service team to ensure, amongst many other priorities, that the best possible service is provided to all customers and a full range of products across all the category frameworks are available.

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