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Welcome to the Office Star Group news and articles page.
You will find lots of useful articles and also be able to view all of our previous Press Releases, which showcase the latest events that are happening in the world of Office Star! You may even find your own name on here if you have won one of our monthly competitions.
Keeping up with fashions , trends and ahead of organisation in todays Office, we have over 50 new filing products added to our range.
From purple lever arch files to sturdy plastic storage boxes and all at amazing prices.
Contact one of our friendly team now for full details on Tel 01594 810081 or click on the heading above to download a PDF. Happy Shopping!
With identity theft and security breaches a real problem for businesses sensitive information must be destroyed to comply with data protection laws. Shredding can be time consuming and then you need to pay to have the waste disposed of.
Why not let us manage your shredding for you? You buy the bags and then pay us to shred the contents. Shredding compliant to BS EN 15713:2009
We’re preparing for #snow in Gloucestershire with our Essential Motoring Kits.
Dont delay, get yours today! Free Delivery to Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Monmouth, Ross on Wye.
Free #Dymo LabelWriter with 3 boxes of Labels – RSP 183.47 – SALE 49.99+vat
This offer is an absolute Gift! Just in time for printing off Christmas labels and all #stationeryhounds, you’ll be surprised what you will start labelling next. Free local delivery to Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and as its nearly Christmas its very likely we wont charge anything for delivery in the rest of the UK – but please check first.
Feeling rather chuffed with our new #stationery delivery van. If you spot it round and about in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Monmouth, Hereford please post a pic on our Facebook page and we’ll send you a gift!
For all of you who love Office Stationery and great writing pens, that are comfortable and easy to write with, then we have got a great offer on for you!
Buy one box of Papermate Flexigrip Pens in either blue or black and get another box absolutely FREE!
And at only 11.99+vat per box whats there not to like!
Free Local Delivery to Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire.
Contact our friendly team now on Tel 01594 810081 for further information.
Is your business ready for the #newfiver ?
Our cash handling machines are.
PS Dont you just love the New Fiver?
You can collect them, wash them, sell them, and even play them like vinyl?!
Introducing the New Sit-Stand Desk!
Do you suffer with a bad back and sit for hours at your desk?
The New Sit-Stand desk is a height adjustable desk which means you can not only adjust the height to suit you while sitting, but you can also stand up and continue working.
This can improve health, comfort, well-being and productivity in the workplace.
Browse the range at www.officestar-group.co.uk
*Printer Ink Promotion*
As part of our 40th Anniversary Celebrations we have a massive Promotion on Printer Inks.
If you are buying your inks elsewhere and let us us quote you, we will send you a smart 40th Anniversary Pen and the chance to win a Canon Printer!
Contact us now on Tel 01594 810081 or follow this link to enter your printer info .
We’ve got a fantastic offer on Black Fine Sharpie Marker Pens at the moment, buy one box and get on FREE!
Local Delivery is FREE and if you are further afield we can always pop them in the post for you
We’ve got an Egg-cellent sale with Cheap Cheap prices on Storage Media.
Add on with your next stationery order for free delivery, ready for tax year end.
Did you know that :
- 25% of new relationships start online.
- Just under 10% of people would send a love letter if they had someone to send to? (which as a local stationery supplier is good news to know that our customers still #lovestationery over digital)
- A third of recent marriages in the USA was the product of partners meeting online.
- 55-64 year olds are the biggest segment for UK online dating.
Wishing you all Good Luck in Love this Valentines Day! from all at the OfficeStar Team.
Yes its that time of year again when shopping is taking over our lives and if it wasnt painful enough doing all that shopping and parting with copious amounts of money we havent got, then we have to wrap them. Bah Humbug.
So to help ease your pain, we have some brilliant Scotch Easy Tear tape and Scotch Magic tape on offer which will mean that you will part with less cash for wrapping than you would have, have trouble free wrapping saving you your sanity and we will deliver it to you so you dont even have to visit the shops. Result. Click on the heading above to see how much you can save.
Our friends at the Orchard Trust have been busy assembling the bins which we donated to help them get to grips with their recycling project. Recycling is becoming more and more a part of everyones lives and we love having the opportunity to help in any way we can. For information regarding recycling products and recyled products, contact one of our friendly team. Please click on heading to see the lovely pic of the students at the Orchard Trust .
Happy Recycling ….
We already have had a few successful bids in the past that we entered on our local customers behalf but when we got news that six out of the ten bids we recently put in to the 5 Star Charitable Trust had been successful, we were ecstatic.
With the total scoop amounting to over 14,000 GBP for brilliant local causes such as the homeless, community music creation, support for families of disabled children, mental health, visual impairment and hearing loss, adults with learning difficulties, it really is quite a hoard and the time and effort that was put in by our customers and us has really paid off. Just proving that we are not StationAry in the Forest of Dean! For the full report recently published in the Forest Review, please click on the heading.
Another amazing deal on Frixion Pens which remove your mistakes by rubbing with the eraser stud (this applies to writing and not to your life in general I might add – if only!)
Available in Black (PEN1259), Blue (PEN1201) or Red (PEN3226).
RSP 35.00. Packed in 12′s. Special Offer for Nov and Dec only 19.99 !
Local Office Supplies deliveries are always free which includes the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Newport, Ross on Wye, Monmouth and all those places inbetween
We are really pulling out all the stops now to bring you the very best discounted deals with Dymo Labelling Machines. And… not only are you getting a brilliant offer price but also if you spend over 50+vat (which includes at least one machine) you will get 20% cash back! OR if you spend 100-500+vat (which includes at least one machine) you will get 40% cash back!
What better way to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning UK monarch than to do a buy one get on free offer!?!?!
The special discounted offer is available throughout our local delivery area of Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire and extends to the whole of the mainland UK.
We’ve got loads of great prices on stationery, just visit our special offers page on our website to see how much you could save!
Brighten up 2016 with a lovely diary in stripes, spots, pink, turquoise or purple!And if you like the flexibility of a personal organiser combined with a desk diary then take a look at the Collins Elite Diaries. Each refillable diary combines luxury padded binders with a variety of added value features such as pen holders and fold-out year planners.
Choosing your diary for next year is a important part of planning efficiently so check out our range now, and secure yours now.
Local delivery in Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire is always free, but we can deliver stationery and office furniture anywhere in the UK for a small charge.
Place your order online or email your order
Rexel have bought out a fabulous new product out which is a pouch that you can secure into your ring binder or lever arch file meaning that you can keep your pens, pencils, markers, laser points, samples or what ever it is you carry around with you safe with your other documents.
They are made of a strong mesh fabric which provides a neat and tidy solution for storage of those bits and bobs.
Contact one of our friendly team to enquire or place your order on 01594 810081.
If you are not local to our area of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire or Herefordshire and you need it urgently we could always pop it in the post for you.
Do you have to wait for the handy man (or woman!) to turn up if you want a picture or year planner put on your office wall?
With the 3M Command Strips it really is a two minute job. And when you want to replace your year planner for next year – not a problem. Just stick a new command strip to the new planner and lock on to the exisiting one already on your wall. It really is that easy!
With a great 3 for 2 offer on at the moment they are hugely discounted- add them to your office stationery order today.
With the end of the tax year looming, its time to think about archiving all your data, files and paperwork. Check out these great offers!
Many businesses have their financial year end at the beginning of April and all those files and papers need to be put somewhere safe.
Steel filing cabinets and cupboards are ideal for neatly storing all that paperwork that you still need to have access to and at prices starting from 109GBP+vat it really is a low cost solution.
Delivery is FREE to our local area of the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Ross on Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow and for the rest of the UK there is a small delivery charge.
Please contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable team on 01594 810081 for further information or to place an order.
With a lot of company tax year ends looming, the continual headache of destroying and shredding last years paperwork can be a real headache for many. In addition to that safeguarding your vulnerable information and protecting your business, staff and clients has become a legal requirement.
See how secure shredding will benefit you.
Download the PDF link above and Contact us on Tel 01594 810081.
Are you looking for the ultimate recycled and recyclable paper? Click on the link above and watch our video
Place an order this week for any Duracell batteries or torches and have a chance to win one of our luscious Duracell Toy Bunnies!
“Oh I wish it could be Christmas Every Day……….”
Office Star Delivery Fleet
Have you seen our new branding on our local office supplies delivery van? We like to think its looking rather smart! And coming in the new year, customers who are not local to our head office in Gloucestershire will see our nationwide UK vans OfficeFleet www.officefleet.co.uk.
We know looks arent everything, but as we have the expertise and personality to go with it, we are feeling like proud parents.
We have got some incredible half price deals on Rexel Shredders, Binding Machines and Laminators this autumn.
Plus which if you are collecting the Rexel Reward Points you will have even more to add to your savings.
OfficeStar the Driving Force
We are thrilled to present Great Oaks Hospice with a cheque for 2,500 pounds to provide funds to run their specialist vehicle. The new car can carry passengers to and from hospital in their wheelchairs making the journey much more comfortable. The car has a ramp and can seat one person in a wheelchair and four passengers as well has the driver. Emma from OfficeStar said “it really is a great piece of kit! and so easy for the driver to help wheelchair passengers load on board. We just love Great Oaks Hospice and the work that they do and were so excited to learn that we had secured this funding for them”. Roger James from OfficeStar explained that the 2,500 pounds charity donation was funded through the sale of their own brand of 5 Star Stationery. “This is a nationwide effort to raise funds for local charities and charitable causes” ” Our customers do not pay any more for their goods but have the satisfaction of knowing that by buying the 5 Star branded stationery they are also giving to local charities- it really is a win-win situation”.
Now in case you think we being rude, we are not! BOGOF stands for Buy One Get One Free.
And for July 2014 if you buy one box of either Bic Softfeel or Atlantis Pens you will get another box completely FREE OF CHARGE!
They are really great pens which are a little fatter than the usual biro and have a rubberised grip on which makes them really comfortable to hold and write with.
Anyway, I’ll stop blithering on and let you click on the title for full details. Cheers!
For the month of sunny June (and while stocks last) we have the brilliant Sharpie Marker Pens on offer. Buy one box and get another box completely free of charge!
Dont delay, get yours today!
Also, FREE delivery to our local area of Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Newport. If you live outisde these areas, we are always happy to pop something in the post for our lovely customers for a nominal charge. Phone me!
We have some sooooooooooper low prices on Lever Arch Files until Friday 7th March 2014.
Hurry though, because when theyre gone theyre gone!
FREE Local Delivery – Gloucestershire – Forest of Dean – Monmouth – Chepstow – Cheltenham – Mitcheldean – Ross on Wye and more.
*Comfy Office Chairs* Try Before you Buy!
Are you sitting comfortably?
Because if not you may want to treat yourself to a new office chair.
About 7.6 million working days are lost due to work-related back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders each year.
So can you afford not to look after your back?
If you work or live locally in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley or Gloucester area and would like to visit our offices to try the range out, please contact our friendly team on 01594 810081 and make a time to pop by.
We’d love to see you!
Come rain or shine (or snow!), we all need rehydrating. We’ve got some really HOT offers on all beverages this week and remember….delivery is free!
Pin back your lug oles and listen up to local Herefordshire Sunshine Radio and Gloucestershire Radio Breeze on 9th, 10th, 11th, 12 and 13th December 2013.
We have twelve great deals on the run up to Christmas on 5 Star Office Stationery including copier paper at ONLY 9.99 + vat a box!
Delivery is FREE to businesses within Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouth, Newport and Chepstow on any size order. Payment can be made on the website, by Paypal, all major debit and credit cards or apply for a 30 day credit account.
AND if you email with your name and address to let us know when you hear our advert, we will send you a little surprise in the post.
Now I am off for a bit of a sing song. . .
On the 1st day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me a Cash Box with a Key.
On the 2nd day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Two Metal Bins
On the 3rd day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Three Ball Pens
On the 4th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Four Correction Rollers
On the 5th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Five Reams of Paper
On the 6th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Six Ring Binders
On the 7th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Seven Coloured Box Files
On the 8th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Eight Storage Boxes
On the 9th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Nine Wirebound Notepads
On the 10th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Ten Lever Arch Files
On the 11th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Eleven File Dividers
On the 12th day of Christmas OfficeStar sent to me Boxes of Labels
Check out the full 12 Deals of Christmas by visiting our online brochure
or by visiting our special offers on our website.
Look forward to hearing from you!
We have some AMAZING office stationery ideas for Christmas!
Now I know most of us sigh heavily at the thought of buying those difficult gifts for those awkward friends and relatives but OfficeStar have some really creative ideas to help the chore become easy!
How about a recycled mouse mat with an image of sunnier days for the eco friendly daughter, or a lockable leather five year diary for your teenage grandaughter. Do your parents or grandparents play cribbage, chess or poker? Well if they do, how about a leather cased travel set with their favourite game in? If you are finding a gift for mum a problem, what about a really funky pin board to brighten up the kitchen?
Local offer supplies have Free Delivery. Local deliveries within Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Monmouth, Ross, Newport, Chepstow are made to you free of charge. For deliveries within the rest of the mainland UK there may be an additional charge. Our website shows most of our range office stationery gifts but if you have specific needs please contact one of our knowledgeable friendly team who will be happy to assist.
Filing Cabinets really havent changed much in one hundered years or so apart from the fact that the quality ones are now made of steel (rather than wood) and that they are available in funky colours such as neon orange, yellow and lime green now.
But I think we would all agree, we couldnt organise our paperwork quite so efficiently without them.
We have an extensive range of that would suit a home environment, hotel, guest house or an office. From a single draw unit to a 15 or more draw cabinet we really have something to suit everyone.
Free Delivery. Local deliveries within Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Monmouth, Ross, Newport, Chepstow are made to you free of charge. For deliveries within the rest of the mainland UK there may be an additional charge.
Our website shows most of our range of office furniture but if you have specific needs please contact one of our knowledgeable friendly team who will be happy to assist.
NEW for 2013. We are pleased to be part of the 5 Star Charitable Trust venture. This trust is funded by the sale of the 5 Star Office Supplies branded products and then donated to nominated local community charities. If you are a charity or you are fund raising locally for a worthly cause, please contact us as you may be able to benefit from our 5 Star Charitable Trust fund. Visit www.officestar-group.co.uk/5-star-charitable-trust for more information.
If you are one of these brilliantly organised people who plan ahead, you will be pleased to know that our 2014 diaries and planners have now arrived. Available for immediate local and national delivery. If you are not ready to order right now dont forget to add them to your stationery items list, but dont leave it too long because WIGIG ! (if you know what I mean?!)
If you remember the old “John Bull” rubber stamp sets you might be interested to know that with everthing going retro and vintage now that rubber stamps are making a BIG come back!
Whether its text, a line drawn image or a logo you want to stamp – we can make it for you.
Contact us now and lets go vintage together!
After having a few days off in sunny Devon (which isnt a million miles from the always sunny Forest of Dean), I was chuffed to get back to work and discover that we were to be awarded the prestigious Spicers Brilliant Partner Award.
Now for a brief moment, I thought my husband had turned over a new leaf and instead of giving me a bunch of flowers, he was awarding me with a Brilliant Partner Award, but this wasnt the case!
This award is given by the leading UK Office Supplies wholesaler – Spicers and is to recognise and reward commitment within the Office Supplies and Stationery dealer sector and to differentiate this select group of dealers from others within the wholesale supply chain.
Another string to our bow and one that will benefit our customers and will enable us to offer an even better service both locally and on a national basis.
So not wanting to blow our own trumpet (but I will anyway), Well Done Office Star !
NEW! OFFICE STAR BLOG
Like there wasnt enough hours in the day anyway I have now set up a blog, just in case I do get that odd dull moment!-not likely I hear you say!
So if you would like to check it out and give me your thoughts (I am a novice at this after all), it would be appreciated. Sally http://news.officestar-group.co.uk
XEROX NEVER TEAR WATERPROOF PAPER
Have you heard of the new Xerox Never Tear Water proof paper ?
Its amazing! You can print on it using your own office printer and use it for menus, maps, signs, posters, flyers in fact most things.
You can treat it as rough as you like and it still looks great which if you are in the catering or restaurant business is ideal because who after all likes to go into a restaurant with a dirty creased menu? It kinda of puts you off your food before you start! But with the Xerox never tear paper you just wipe it clean and it looks as good as new.
Bring new dimensions to office stationery like rugged-flexible and durable into the mix, it makes a unique business-building applications possible. Lightweight manuals, airline tray inserts, maps, menus, luggage lables, garden plant tags, ID cards and heavyweight signage are all well within reach for the general office set-up.
With a great range of sizes and weights available there really is a massive selection.
Watch our video for further information or phone us on 01594 810081.
WATER COOLER PROMOTION – Try one for FREE!
We have an amazing offer on water coolers this month! and whats more you can trial one for FREE!
BOTTLED OR MAINS FED. WHATS RIGHT FOR YOU?
BOTTLED WATER COOLERS.
Our bottled water coolers provide a constant supply of cold and refresing mineral water. They can be located pretty much anywhere theres a power supply and give you complete control over the quality and continuity of your water. Convenient for your staff and visitors, bottled water collers are easily installed and your regular supply of bottles comes to you on a reliablel, fixed delivery schedule which we will agree with you upfront.
MAINS FED WATER COOLERS.
Mains fed water coolers can save money by transforming your mains supply into filtered, freshly chilled drinking water. With our fixed price arrangements, one cost covers everything from installation to filters and service. A mains fed water cooler is convenient, with no water deliveries, bottle deposits, lifting or storage to think about. It will also helo keep your carbon footprint low, using less energy and reducing food miles.
ITS YOUR CHOICE
No matter what type of cooler you choose, the water is always filtered to get rid of the harsh chemicals and impurities such as chlorine which are often found in tap water.
We also serve it HOT !
Say goodbye to queing for the kettle. Instant water boilers are a great option if you want instant boiling water on demand. Our automatic water boilers pass cold water from your mains supply through the Brita filtration system which is then passed through super-efficient heating elements which rapidly boil the water to the perfect temperature, 100 degress C.
As instant water heaters only boil the exact amount of water you require, there is minimal wastage. Water boilers are more effecient than conventional appliances, so not only will you save money, but you will also reduce your impact on the environment.
Talk to us today and if you talk to us before the 12th August 2013, we can let you trial a water cooler for free*!
Now you cant say fairer than that can you?!?
A3 Laminator Sale! The GBC Fusion 5000L A3 Laminator is a excellent piece of kit. Perfect for large office environments and heavy use it warms up in just 1 minute. Laminates A4 and A3 paper laminating in just 18 seconds. At less than half price of GBP 187.45 we are also throwing in 2 packs of GBC laminating pouches worth GBP 115.38 which means you will end up paying just GBP 72.07 for a machine with a RSP of GBP 465.00. Its like Christmas come early!
FAN-tastic Price Offers ! Now who is brave enough to admit that you all thought we were barmy last week having a promotion on Office Fans? Well I am glad to say, that obviously due to our special offer, the sun has come out and we are now all baking in our offices. But fear not! Our extensive stock of desk and floor fans will keep you all cool this summer. And if that doesnt do the trick, we have some great mobile air conditioning units available too. Phew, I’m off to stand by the fan now and make my hair look like I have had an electric shock. Now thats COOOOOOOOOOL
FREE Models own Nail Varnish with Scotch Magic Tape – Buy 6 rolls or 1 tower of Scotch Magic Tape and get a FREE nail varnish set worth 20 pounds! Redeem your prize by visiting 3M Website with your proof of purchase. Buy 6 rolls of Scotch Magic Tape (8101933, 8101966, 8102566) or Buy 1 Tower of Scotch Magic Tape (8 or 14 rolls). Offer available while stocks last and end 30th June so hurry!
Come and Try our Office Chairs! As much as we all love the internet and browsing through catalogues, when it comes to buying comfort items like Office swivel chairs, it really is a bonus if you can try them out first. So to make sure we are looking after our lovely customers as they deserve, we have a selection of different styles and prices of chairs so that you can come and try them out for yourself. No need to make an appointment (unless you want to see one of our sales staff in particular), just pop into our offices at Mushet Park, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8RE and see for yourself. We look forward to seeing you.
The Xerox Cartridge Challenge. If you have a Lexmark, Brother, Kyocera or Hewlett Packard printer you can enter our Cartridge Challenge! Get yourself a free mystery gift for nothing plus if we cant beat the price you are paying for your original printer cartridges, then you get a FREE box of copier paper too!
Tax-Year-End Bargains on Filing Cabinets, Archive Boxes and Folders. Get some great deals on some great products to help you file your important information away in a tidy fashion.
Have you got a Dirty Qwerty?! With more people trying to squeeze a few extra working minutes out of their day, more and more of us are eating lunch at our desks. Cut down on illness and stop bacteria living on your keyboard by cleaning regularly.
Office Stationery Supplies – how it used to be………….
Firstly apologies, for not squeezing a few more hours out of the day and keeping up to date with our news!
You should all have received your new office supplies catalogue by now, please let us know if you havent.
We have just had a delivery of a new batch of cuddly toys (Ty Beanies to be exact) as you dont seem to be able to get enough of them! They are the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. We currently have a collection of nine different ones, but we are expecting more in very soon. Remember to place your order early in the month to make sure you get one as WIGIG!
Happy New Year to you All ! You should have all received your new Office Supplies and Stationery catalogues by now along with a free jotter pad. Dont forget! We are still giving away two 10 pound Love2Shop Voucher for all business customer referrals – one for you and one for them! Enjoy
FREE Cuddly Animals with Stationery orders over 100 pounds!
We have been wondering for months now what exactly our lovely customers keep doing with the cute and cuddly toys they get free with their office stationery orders…..well now we know! One of Emma’s customers has sent us in a pic -Ooooo Ow! Poor Donkey! Thanks Tim, glad to see its been put to good use!
If anyone else want to send in their pics, we would LOVE to see them.
November FREE Key Safe Winner! Our winner for our November FREE Prize Draw had to answer the question of “in what month this year was the last typewriter made in the UK?” The answer being “November”. After wading through the pile of entries we received, we delved deep and pulled out a winner who is Lin from Lydney. Our rep Emma phoned Lin who trilled “ooooooooooooo really!! Oh great, I dont know why I entered and I dont usually, but I thought I would give it a go. Now I’m glad I did! Thats brilliant! ” Congrats Lin!
Labels Price Crash! Whether you use Avery or Five Star Labels, I guarantee we have them on sale this month! Email or phone us now to make sure you get the very biggest discount and the very best price.
Fireproof Safes on Sale! plus great deals on Funky Flux Chairs. Well you cant say that office supplies are boring when you take a look at the amazing deals we have on Fireproof safes and cabinets and these funky flux chairs for use in office or home. Save Pounds!
2013 Diary, Planner and Filofax Sale. Dont miss out on our FANTASTIC 2013 Diaries, Planners and Filofaxes sale. With up to 30% discount off RRP and free delivery to Gloucestershire, Lydney, Monmouth, Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye and Chepstow on orders over 10 pounds, you wont get a better deal! Delivery is also free for the whole of the mainland UK over an order value of 60 pounds.
Fantastic Ladies Underwear Shop. I know this has nothing to do with stationery and office supplies but never the less……………..Now for people who dont live in the Forest of Dean, this shop is another good reason to visit! The ladies underwear shop is in Lydney and is called All About Eve. The shop is not massive but it is crammed full of absolutely beautiful bra’s, briefs and accessories AND not just the run of the mill sizes but unusual sizes you would not expect to get in a town shop. So, if you are looking to treat yourself, or your wife or girlfriend then check it out!
September 2012 FREE Prize Draw Winner! – We obviously have some VERY musical customers as we have had LOADS of entries for Septembers Free Prize Draw. The question was “Which city was Beethoven born in?”. The answer was picked at random from our enormous tub of answers was “Bonn” -which I am sure you all knew! The lucky winner of the Computer Cleaning Kit was Julie from a large financial services company in Kent. Our telesales rep Emma phoned Julie to tell her the good news. Julie was thrilled and said ” I only entered the competition for fun and had actually forgotten that I had entered it”. What a nice surprise! Congratulations Julie
Find us listed on www.iGloucestershire.co.uk under office stationery supplies and www.thisisGloucestershire.co.uk under office furniture and equipment for office stationery suppliers.
Forest of Dean – Housewife capital of Britain!
Shocking news to us locals is that 62% of ladies of the Forest of Dean are housewives, making us second only to Tundridge in Surrey where apparently 64% of women are not “needing to work”. Perhaps its not a case of not “needing to work” as valuing your position as a mother over having a few extra quid? Mmmmm now there’s a thought!
Old Photos of the Forest of Dean
Being a local lass I was intrigued to come across the website www.sungreen.co.uk which features old photos of the Forest of Dean area and its inhabitants! What started off as a hobby for Geoff Davis has now grown into an empire and attracts nearly a million visitors!
On the website you will find old photos of the Forest of Dean towns of Bream, Broadwell, Cinderford, Coleford, Lydbrook and Lydney. The photos are sent into Geoff by local people and then he files them appropriately on the site.
Whether you are building up your family tree and are trying to locate great Aunt Mildred or just reminiscing its a great way to spend a few hours.
If you want to keep updated of the recent additions to the site, then sign up to the mailing list .
PRESENTING AUGUST SUMMER SALE!
If you are planning a presentation and need a dry wipe white board and some presentation files or you are going back to uni in September and need some display folders to put your work in then take a look at our FABULOUS SUMMER SALE. And if there is a presentation product you want that is not in our summer sale then we will put it in………just for you! Take a look and let us know what you need.
JULYs FREE PRIZE DRAW
We couldnt bypass this month without of course having something to do with the Olympics! So to enter this months Sweetstake all you have to do is take a guess at how many Medals GB will will win at the Olympics. Let us know your guess when you place your order or email us. The prize is a lovely selection of Union Jack chocolate and sweeties. Good Luck!
JUNEs FREE PRIZE DRAW
To enter this months FREE PRIZE DRAW all you have to do is send us the answer to the following question: Name the only British King or Queen who reigned for more than 60 years? The prize for the winner is (of course) Ten Great British Pounds!
FREE PRIZE DRAW WINNER for May 2012
The Free Prize Draw this month was to let us know how many small cut circles there were in the Olympic Torch. The answer was of course 8,000 – one for each Olympic Torch Runner.
The winner was Chris from a local building company. She was thrilled with her prize because as you can imagine she has builders trooping through her office all day needing some light refreshment. All she has to do now is teach them how to use the kettle – OWCH!
MAYs FREE PRIZE DRAW
For a chance to win 24 cans of Tango, 7up, CocaCola, Diet Coke or 440 Tetley Tea Bags, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many small cut circles are there on the Olympic Torch? Dont forget to include your name and company name.
FREE PRIZE DRAW WINNER for April 2012
The FREE Prize Draw this month was to name our orphan cuddly bunny. After sifting through many entries such as Zak, Harvey, Bertie and Flopsie we took a staff vote and the winning name was APRIL.
The winner is Karen from Monmouthshire and when Maxine phoned to tell her that she had won she squeeled with delight and said “Brilliant! I usually dont ever win anything. I will give it to my neice, who I know will love it “.
Thank you to everyone who entered and look out for next months FREE Prize draw!
Our Lovely Customers!
This months soft toy we are giving away is a beautiful soft cream bunny rabbit. One of our customers (Olivia) was so thrilled with this and our Fun Fridays Sweet Suprise of Cadburys Creme Eggs that she took a photo and sent it to us saying “Little Toni has been a cracking addition to our admin team here. Thanks a million !! ”
Here is the pic of little Toni………….ain’t he SO cute!
What you Said about OfficeStar
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OfficeStar in the Forester
Still forging forward and not being stationary (even though we sell stationEry!), OfficeStar were recently interviewed by the team at the Forester Newspaper. We pointed out that even though we have our offices in a rural area near Gloucester, we have the facility to deliver printers, stationery, cleaning products, catering products and even furniture to the whole of the mainland UK. Delivery is also possible for places like Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, the Scottish Highlands and Islands which many office supplies companies do not have the facility to deliver to. We appreciate that living in a rural area, delivery is sometimes a little more difficult to obtain but we always help out where we can.
Being in a recession has only made us stronger and more determined to give our customers the very best prices combined with an excellent level of customer service and reliability.
We currently have a “Go Local” campaign as we have noticed that a higher number of schools and businesses require that one-to-one personal contact which we do so well. However we have now devised a way of rolling this out past our immediate local area of Gloucestershire into Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Monmouthshire, Glamorgan, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire Newport & Bristol.
To read the full newspaper report please click on the link forester 14 jul 2011
From Lifting To Heating Office Star In Gloucestershire Provide The Complete Solution
Your number one office stationery company in Gloucestershire, Office Star, also supply a complete range of lifting equipment and heating products, meaning you can now heat your office for the winter and use approved lifting machinery to keep everyone safe, all in one order!
Office Star Offer Affordable PPE Kit Low Cost And High Quality PPE Clothing
Gloucestershire based Office Star do not only supply office stationery and low priced office products, they are now able to supply a wide range of PPE (personal protection equipment) to businesses and factories across the country.
Office Star Group Offer Amazing Deals On Brother Printers
Looking for a new printer but simply can not pick the right one for you? The answer can be found from Gloucestershire based Office Star, who have a massive range of Brother Printers on offer, with stunning cash back savings or extended warranties available on some of their models.
Introducing Office Star Group Leading Supplier Of Office Products And Stationery
Gloucestershire based Office Star Group are celebrating the launch of their new website with some fantastic bargains to be found, meaning that you can save pounds on your next stationery order from this leading supplier.
For All Your Office Furniture Needs Office Star Group In The Forest Of Dean
Forest of Dean based Office Star are your number one office furniture supplier throughout Gloucestershire and the South West, offering you the best of quality products for the most cost effective prices.
Office Star Group Discount Office Supplies For All Of Your Office Stationery Requirements
Finding a reliable office stationery supplier can often be an issue, juggling finding a good price with a good service, but the team at Office Star in the Forest of Dean can offer both – low prices and excellent customer service.
Office Suppliers UK
A brief history of office suppliers in the UK
How To Choose A New Printer For Your Office Or Home Office
Many people will keep their printers right up until the point that they finally give up and refuse to print any more, no matter how many times you try to persuade or kick it back into life.
How To Choose An Office Products Supplier
Every office needs stationery products and every office needs someone to supply that order, effectively and affordably, but finding an office products supplier that can meet your needs can take some time and research.
What Makes A Good Office Products And Stationery Supplier
With money tight and businesses across the country struggling for every single penny, choosing an office stationery supplier that can save you money and also offer reliability is becoming even more important.
What Items Must You Really Have In Your Office To Make It Effective
A happy office is a productive office and there are certain things that you really do need to make sure your employees or even just yourself have access to, to make sure they are comfortable and have all the equipment needed to operate successfully.
Choosing The Right Paper For Your Office Stationery Needs
We all use it, we all need it and quite often, we all run out of it when we need it the most, proving that even with massive leaps forward in technology and the Internet, we still need to use paper just as much as we did a few years ago. I am sure it will go back to buying your pen and quill from stationers!
What Does Every Office Really Need To Run Efficiently?
Running a successful business or office relies on complete efficiency, because for every moment you lose to issues, problems or just things that shouldn’t happen is literally money flying out of the company bank account.