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Ensure you have your hybrid working equipment covered

Oct 13, 2021 2:55:10 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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In September 2021, London saw its busiest morning rush-hour since the first national lockdown of March 2020, and we continue to see a marked return to the workplace.  

On Monday 6th September a total of 831,000 passengers used the London Underground between the hours of 7am and 10am alone. This story was mirrored on the buses, with passenger numbers up 40% on the previous week, according to Transport for London. 

Although high in comparison to previous weeks and months, these figures actually represent around half of pre-pandemic figures, which paints an interesting picture on how the working population’s weekly schedule will look going forward. Last month, an average of more than 1.8 million journeys were made on the Tube every weekday - compared to 3.9m in July 2019, so it is clear that patterns have changed, perhaps permanently. With more of us using public transport to get to the office, time management is one of the key areas in making a smooth journey to work; However it’s not the only factor to take into account when switching to a Hybrid Working Solution, or making a full return to the office. 

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Keep your data safe wherever you are working with Verbatim

Sep 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Technology, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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Data security and encryption are even more important than ever within the workplace

In today’s society, data attacks on mobile devices and against networks and business databases are on the increase. Alongside this, the emergence of a working week often split between office and home further strengthens the need for caution when it comes to UK-GDPR rules and regulations. With the risk of huge fines and punishments in the case of a data breach, it is vital for businesses to ensure that their critical and sensitive information is properly protected. 

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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

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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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Realities Of Post-Covid-19 Working Life Revealed

Mar 17, 2021 2:59:29 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home

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The seismic shift in working life is reflected in our Post-COVID-19 Workplace Market Report, launched today.

As the UK’s largest workplace supplies and services company, we have analysed our vast reams of sales data from 2020 to identify changing patterns in UK organisations' workplace behaviour.

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Refresh, Protect & Keep Going in 2021

Mar 15, 2021 3:39:49 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home

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We’ve got you covered in 2021!

Here are few simple tips to help you refresh your working environments, protect your colleagues and help you and your team keep going this year.

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Buy with confidence! UK certified face coverings now available from Banner

Aug 21, 2020 9:44:04 AM / by Banner posted in Working from Home, Return to the Workplace

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As a provider to Central Government and the Wider Public Sector via a number of Frameworks, Banner is delighted to offer a compliant supply route for a new certified, UK manufactured, face covering to both the public and private sectors. 

The Business Standards Institution (BSI) launched the new quality assured KitemarkTM to help people instantly know whether they're buying a face covering that is effective or not.

With many face coverings available in the market and as masks become compulsory in more places, the new KitemarkTM accreditation provides consumers with confidence and assurance that the products have been assessed and approved to a technical specification.

The UK manufactured face coverings are available to all Banner customers and are currently in stock in our Distribution Centres across the UK. 

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove said: "This is a major step to ensure that this country can meet any increase in demand for face coverings by working with British firms to establish the capability, capacity and skills required to manufacture these items at scale..."

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Business printing solutions perfect for the home office

Jun 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology, Brother, Working from Home

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Brother are committed to helping customers and their businesses work as effectively as they can whilst working from home.

To help ensure this Brother have created a home printing solution containing four printers to help customers ensure they have the most reliable printers possible in their home offices. The printers the make up this solution range from a single function mono laser to an A3 all-in-one inkjet.

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Data Protection tips for working from home

Apr 30, 2020 1:30:53 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, GDPR, Working from Home

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The current situation has seen an unprecedented number of employees working from home, including those who have rarely worked remotely before. 

The information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled that it will take the current circumstances into account when considering enforcement action under GDPR.  However, the ICO will still expect employers to take appropriate action to protect information when working from home.

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Are you comfortable in your new working environment?

Apr 24, 2020 1:02:33 PM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology, Working from Home

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In 2019, only 30% of UK citizens were able to work from home*; but in a time when many of us must work from home, it can be harder to get into a new routine. 

When working from home it’s not always in the front of our mind to get up from our desks, to walk around, to stay hydrated or even to get food. We can lose track of time, forget to take regular breaks and become more focused and engrossed in our work and jobs without thinking. 

For some, there are also distractions in our home environment, everything from children to TV shows, our phones and social media channels can all have an impact on productivity, motivation and overall wellbeing. 

So how do you find a happy medium? 

Read our tips on how to ensure your working from home set up, is working for you. 

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Here are our tips and top picks of the best products for a home office

Apr 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Working from Home

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For many of us, our initial working from home set up may now need a re-think into a long-term solution.

Even a basic desk and chair may still not be a reality and the effects of working from the floor, sofa or bed are taking their toll.

Don’t let your new workstation hinder you, there are solutions to make most places in your house safe, comfortable, and inviting.  Here are our tips and top picks of the best products to suit many different home office locations.

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