Open Letter to Essex County Council

I am writing to request your support for the Keep It Local campaign launched by a group of over 300 independent local office products dealers, a number of which have had to shut down retail premises and furlough staff in recent weeks whilst still ensuring necessary supply to the local economy.

These businesses have adjusted their offering, working with just skeleton staff, and sourcing and supplying huge amounts of PPE equipment for NHS accounts, general practitioners, care homes and pharmacies. More recently these businesses have also begun offering local businesses support with social distancing products and advice to help the country to get back to business.

This has doubly underlined the importance of local businesses, the way they are able to adapt, (all these products were alien to them just a few months ago), and how the desire to support these local businesses remains strong at the heart of communities throughout the country.

I know government have expressed an ambitious desire for one third of its’ spend on goods and services to be with SMEs, including VCSEs, either directly or through the supply chain by 2022. That needs to be more than a plan, it needs to be a commitment.

It is critical that the office products dealers behind this Keep It Local campaign, and other SME’s, get a fair slice of that cake…as well as the many other large cakes that are out there which the smaller, honest business does not always seem to get a fair crack at winning against larger multi-national players who have very little regard for our economy.

As a perfect supply partner to you, our government, we are looking for your support in assisting our campaign to give smaller businesses a fairer opportunity. This can be in the form of:

  • Words of support that can be shared and sent to the website: www.keep-it-local.co.uk.
  • Sharing information about the campaign and how to find a local supplier in your own newsletters, websites, local articles and publicity.
  • Reminding your colleagues of your own Open for Business campaign and the importance of committing to that.
  • Assisting us with joining the portfolio of suppliers for the public sector with any advice or introductions you can offer.

With the appetite of the nation epitomised by the Keep It Local campaign, now is the time to demonstrate that support and make some noise for our local businesses.

We look forward to helping support our local fellow businesses in Essex.

 

Infection Control and PPE for Business

Our Flicky Infection Control and PPE Mailer will help you get back to business during the pandemic, keeping you, your staff, your customers and visitors safe.

With over 28 pages packed full of essential Infection Control Product, you can use us as your one stop shopping place for everything you need.

Our range includes Sanitisers and Surface Cleaning, Disposable Gloves, Face Coverings and Respiratory Protection, Disposable Workwear, Safety Signs, Health and Safety Posters and Signs, Protection Screens, Floor Markings and Queue Management, First Aid Kits and Refills and also Fire Safety Equipment.

These products can be used to keep certain areas safe and clean like reception areas, meeting places, warehouse, breakout areas, kitchens, toilets and retail environments.

We even have a handy to use guide for you to help choose which products you need in certain areas.

As always, we are here to help guide you in your purchase so please feel free to pick up the phone or drop us an email so we can help you keep safe and back to business.

Stay safe!

School Supplies Essex

We know that you have faced incredible challenges over the past 12 months dealing with changing scenarios and the pressures of educating our future generations in a safe manner that also takes their mental well-being into consideration.

A huge challenge, and one that you have taken on magnificently. Now it is time to let us take some of the stresses and strains away by taking care of all your supplies from one local supplier, leaving you to focus on what you do best – Educating our children.

• Art & Craft Supplies – Scissors, Crepe Paper, Crayons, Paints
• Exercise & Record Books – Handwriting Books, Register & Mark Books, Academic Planners
• Furniture – Classroom Tables, Chairs, Storage Units
• Catering & Facilities Supplies – Everything from kitchens & washrooms to changing rooms & car parks
• Office Supplies – Paper, Stationery, Whiteboards, Projectors
• Signage Infection Control – Masks, Sanitisers, Covid-19 Testing Kits, Handwashing, Health & Safety, Social Distancing

Also available: Catering & Janitorial, Facilities Supplies, Furniture & Interiors, Business Machines, Managed Print Services, Shredding, Office Stationery…your complete workplace solutions

COVID-19 Deep Office Clean

COVID-19 Deep clean

GOS Can now offer you this service. Simply Complete the form below and we will be in touch.

With 34 years of experience and cover all areas of the UK with our specialist teams based in a network of 22 regional offices.

  • They offer fogging or electrostatic spray treatments which quickly and effectively decontaminate your building
  • Supported by detailed contact cleaning of kitchens, kitchennettes and toilets to ensure the inside of cupboards and other hard to reach areas are treated
  • They use environmentally friendly, disinfectant agents which are 99.99% effective against:
    Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
    • Coronavirus (SARS-associated)
    • Clostridioides difficile (C-Diff)
    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Norovirus
  • Their strict decontamination processes contain viral and bacterial outbreaks quickly and ensures that traces of infection on workplace surfaces are removed, significantly reducing the chances of onward transmission and cross contamination to others.
  • Once they have finished, they remove all the waste from site and ensure safe disposal as clinical waste, eliminating risk
  • Their operators will get a specialist to speak with you and identify exactly your requirements and timescales
  • They provide you with a plan of action with risk assessment and method statement and you simply confirm your clean
  • The team attend site and complete the plan
  • They can provide ATP testing to provide reassurance on levels of hygiene.

(RED) Specialist Sanitation Clean – confirmed or suspected case COVID-19

➢ Carried out within 72 hours of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 being reported on site.
➢ Technicians follow carefully assessed safety measures: Hazmat suits, masks, safety glasses and double gloves used in such a case – H&S of primary importance
➢ Manual disinfection hard wipe of touch points using virucidal cleaners.
➢ Waste removal following the ‘COVID-19 sanitation clean: can be arranged on request following guidance set
out by Public Health England.

(Amber) Specialist Cautionary Sanitation Clean – no confirmed or suspected case COVID-19

➢ Carried out when there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on site &/or service in line with government guidance stating that under most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surface is likely to have significantly decreased after a time period of 72 hours.
➢ Specialist disinfection for your peace of mind resulting in a one hit high level of hygiene in your premises. 
➢ Controlled disinfection and additional sanitisation of touchpoint areas throughout the premises.

(GREEN) Additional Daily Cautionary Sanitation Cleaning – no confirmed or suspected case COVID-19

➢Additional hours may well be requested, specifically earmarked to address sanitation and disinfecting of all touch point areas throughout the premises.
➢ Additional resources can be obtained during this time as well as weekend cleaning, return to work cleans and housekeeping duties whilst the premises is vacated during either a lockdown/home working scenario

Home Office Packs

Our new Home Office Packs can be delivered anywhere in the country. We can put them on your account or take card payment over the phone.

Ready to order?

Call now and let us know the pack you would like? OR COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW.

Contact your Account Manager now to order: Bradley Head bhead@gosgroup.co.uk - 07984 945696 Billy Manning bmanning@gosgroup.co.uk - 07850 059281

Price effective from 25th March 2020. All prices ex-VAT. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure adequate stock, all promotional offers are whilst stocks last and we retain the right to withdraw a promotion without prior notice. E&OE

Book Your Secure Shredding Here!

Secure Shredding

Our Partners in Secure Shredding are information security  destruction specialists. They help organisations manage, destroy and recycle while protecting against identity theft and fraud. They work nationally, servicing multi-site organisations from regional depots.

What do they do?
They provide a tailored information destruction service designed to manage and securely dispose of paper, IT assets and branded material ensuring your organisation and employees remain compliant.

Who can we offer?
Each year, our partners handle information destruction for thousands of private, Central and Local Government sites across the UK.

Why shred and securely dispose of paper and IT assets?
• It’s the only way to ensure compliance with The Data Protection Act
• Outsourcing reduces risk of fraud and identity theft
• For many regulated industries, it’s part of their minimum operating standards

• You can choose between on-site, off-site, regular, one-off and 16mm down to 4mm shredding sizes
• All shredding services are fully compliant with BS EN15713:2009 which includes staff vetting to BS7858. This is written in to our scope of services for our ISO9001:2008 accreditation which is annually audited by a UKAS approved body.

Make Your Enquiry below

Planet Mark

Planet Mark

 Exciting news from Grays Office Supplies in that we have declared our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint with the globally renowned Planet Mark.

The Planet Mark is a certification programme that recognises our commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. 

The Programme helps us to measure and reduce our carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, our travel, and the amount of waste we create. For GOS, sustainability is about balancing economic success, environmental stewardship and social progress to benefit all our stakeholders. Sustainability is part of the GOS corporate strategy and business success, and this will be greatly enhanced by working with The Planet Mark.

Contact us today for more information about our commitment to sustainability.

Do you get back pain?

Do you get Back Pain?

Our range of Ergonomic chairs can be just what you are looking for to help a wide range or aches and pains.  
Please note that Posture chairs cannot guarantee to fix back issues; that medical challenge can be complex. But they can help avoid pain and in some cases, avoid the onset of back problems.

Globally about 10% of the population suffer with back pain (10.1% men, 8.7% women). In Western Europe that figure increases dramatically to 15% overall. 9.96 million working days were lost in the last Health & Safety Executive recorded year (2015-16) to self-reported musculoskeletal disorders. The average number of working days lost in a year due to back problems with each employee was 16- more than three working weeks lost to back pain issues.

These stats represent misery and loss for every employee affected. They also represent a national bill to UK business of £1 billion a year.

Posture chairs cannot guarantee to fix back issues; that medical challenge can be complex. But they can help avoid pain and in some cases, avoid the onset of back problems.

A posture chair is one that has multiple shaping to support the skeleton and muscles properly and has a variety of adjustable functions to help users personalise the chair to fit them ideally. Options such as the Chiro family carry all the benefits of posture seating. They have been independently endorsed by leading chiropractor Robert Bateman. Others such as the Barcelona Plus and Onyx range.

These all have highly shaped back and seat supports and include a wide selection of functions such as seat slides, backrest and lumbar adjustment, arm position options and seat and back movement.

About Your Pain

 
What pain do you get? Please select.
 
Do you have General Back Pain?
Yes

Do you have Lower Back Pain?
Yes

Do you have Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Yes

Do you have Mid Back Pain?
Yes

Do you have Side (Kidney Pain)?
Yes

Do you have Upper Leg Pain?
Yes

Do you have Upper Back Pain?
Yes

Do you have Pain or ache in Gluteal and Coccyx?
Yes

Do you have Shoulder Pain?
Yes

Do you have Fatigue, General Pain over longer usage?
Yes

Do you have Neck Pain?
Yes

Please press send and one of our team will be in touch to see how we can help.

Know Your Green Stationery and Office Supplies

Get to know your Green Stationery from Grays Office Supplies

Helping the enviroment and choosing the right sustainable products is important to us all. But with so many abrieviantions, there can be some consfusion when buying.  Grays Office Supplies have come up with an easy to use guide so you know which is the best products for you.

PEFC
PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a
multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental process for the promotion of sustainable forest
management, a series of ongoing mechanisms supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world’s forest area.
(see www.pefc.org for more information)

FSC
FSC is an international network to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC brings people together to find solutions
to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management. FSC policies and standards aim to make the greatest possible contribution to forest stewardship worldwide. FSC works to be recognised as the global centre of excellence in the development of international standards for forest certification.

Cool Earth
The only way to halt destruction is to align the future of the rainforest with the people best placed to protect it. This means placing forest in the
hands of the people who rely on its survival for their survival. Cool Earth does just that.

Recycled
Many products nowadays are made from 100% recycled product; in other instances, that is simply not possible, currently. Look out for the logo
highlighting the percentage of recycled content that is used to produce the product – we only tend to use this logo if it is over 50% recycled, other
products may still contain recycled material.

Blue Angel
The Blue Angel can be awarded only to those products that distinguish themselves by greater environmental friendliness than other products
serving the same purpose.

Fairtrade
Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have
been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system. If fair access to markets under better trade conditions
would help them to overcome barriers to development, they can join Fairtrade. Fairtrade is a tool for development that ensures disadvantaged
farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal through the use of the international FAIRTRADE Mark.

Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance has a worldwide reputation for being an enlightened, independent organisation which has a rigorous certification
process, which covers social, economic and environmental factors. These include water conservation, wildlife protection, fair treatment and good
working conditions for workers, soil management and conservation. (see www.rainforest-alliance.org for more information)

EU Ecolabel
The EU eco-label proves that the paper production has a lower impact, including the selection of raw material and manufacturing.
To be awarded the EU eco-label the production process must meet strict criteria for use of natural resources and chemicals, energy consumption,
emissions to air and water and for waste management. It also requires that the paper contains fibre from sustainably managed forests.
(see www.eco-label.com for more information)

CarbonNeutral
The CarbonNeutral Company registered the CarbonNeutral® trademark in the 1990s. It is awarded to a product, service or activity that has
completed a process laid out in the CarbonNeutral Protocol, and using the parameters of the specific CarbonNeutral brand mark to
be applied. Whenever you see the CarbonNeutral logo, you know that the company is taking seriously its response to climate change.
(see www.carbonneutral.com for more information)

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