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When Hygiene and Safety are important, laminate!

Sep 21, 2020 2:33:50 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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In schools, social distancing measures need to be communicated easily and effectively. 

Laminated signs located in corridors, halls and classrooms will help pupils follow hygiene and safety procedures and alleviate any worries. Any laminated documents can also be easily wiped clean and disinfected when required.

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Back to School Laminators

Sep 2, 2020 1:02:31 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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From pupil displays to social distance signage, laminating in schools is more important than ever.

Laminating has long been a favourite finish in the classroom and around the school. Not only does it make pupils’ work, learning displays and decorations shine, it also protects them from the everyday knocks, clumsy spills and accidental damage that can plague a busy school environment.

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Back to School in a socially distanced world and the tech that can help

Aug 26, 2020 1:02:40 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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As schools reopen for students and teachers, the classroom is going to look a little bit different from September to allow for social distancing.

With forward facing desks for pupils and teachers needing to maintain a 2m distance as they move around the classroom. Some students may have to learn remotely if they have to self-isolate or if local lockdowns are imposed, therefore technology is key to keeping learning on track both inside and outside the classroom. We look at some of the technology products that can help support learning in a socially distanced world. 

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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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Sustainable cleaning solutions remain high on the agenda

May 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, CSR, Working Smarter, Our Environment

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Sustainable cleaning solutions and protecting the natural environment remain high on the agenda for Banner, a supplier on several public sector cleaning and janitorial frameworks. 

Discussions about how to better protect the natural environment have moved higher up the public agenda in recent years, but this issue has long been on Banner’s radar.

As one of the largest distributors of workplace products, with over 350 fleet vehicles making over 18,000 deliveries per day, Banner has a responsibility to operate responsibly.

One element of operating responsibly is a commitment from Banner to continually review their highly complex supply chain, which is the most significant part of their environmental footprint and social impact.

This commitment has led to the introduction of many environmentally and ethically sourced products in recent years. In fact, Banner currently offers over 3,000 products that are 50% recycled and has introduced many products that help customers to reduce single-use plastics in the workplace.

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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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Three Issues Every Employer Needs To Tackle In A Switch To Remote Working

Apr 22, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Fellowes posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Working from Home

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Employers may be concerned about the challenges of managing a team of employees working from home. 

Without preparing for a dispersed workforce, there can be risks of lower productivity, reduced security and inadequate health and wellbeing support.

You need the right policies and equipment in place to prevent these problems. When these steps are taken, dispersed working can be a big success.

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Impact of tech on the classroom

Apr 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Return to the Workplace

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Six ways that EdTech is transforming education

If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.

EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.

And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.

The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.

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