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Happy birthday to us

By Paperstone on August 7, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Happy birthday to us

On 23 August it’s our 15th birthday Our story started in August 2004, just a few months after Facebook was set up. (OK, so our growth has been a little slower, but world domination is still on the agenda.) Over the years some things have changed, like the growing number of happy faces in our […]

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Go plastic bag free on 3 July and do your bit for the planet

By Paperstone on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Go plastic bag free on 3 July and do your bit for the planet

At Paperstone, we’re always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly. And for ways to help you (our friendly customers) be more sustainable. So, in celebration of plastic free day at the start of July, we’re giving away a free tote bag on orders over £49. The design may vary. Plastic pollution is having […]

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How to avoid holiday headaches

By Paperstone on June 11, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
How to avoid holiday headaches

Think of holidays and images of happy days, chilling out on a beach, or sipping mojitos by the pool spring to mind. Back to reality, the business of planning holidays in a small organisation can be anything but relaxing. When you work in a small team everyone plays a vital role, every single day. So […]

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How do you keep customers happy?

By Paperstone on April 30, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
How do you keep customers happy?

It’s a question we often ponder at Paperstone HQ. As a small business, with tight margins and tighter budgets, can you keep everyone happy and still make a profit? Here are a few strategies that work for us. Free gifts We like to give customers a little extra when they order. This week we’re giving […]

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Celebrate National Tea Day

By Paperstone on April 15, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Celebrate National Tea Day

Par-tea hard with your mug of tea on 21 April 2019 It’s National Tea Day on 21 April 2019. This quintessentially English drink is honoured annually at a Festeaval, which this year is being held in Tobacco Docks, London. According to the UK’s Tea and Infusers association, us Brits sip 165 million cups of tea […]

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How to ‘spark joy’ in your office

By Paperstone on March 19, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
How to ‘spark joy’ in your office

Applying the KonMari method to your work space The 21st March is officially the first day of spring! It’s a time of refreshing and revitalising; throwing open the windows and letting in the fresh air – literally and metaphorically. We’ve recently talked about different ways to tackle cleaning your workspace . But as thoughts in […]

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‘Hands off my mug!’

By Paperstone on March 4, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘Hands off my mug!’

The politics of the office kitchen Ever innocently used a mug from the cupboard to find you’re inundated with notes and emails about taking people’s personal possessions? You’re not the only one. We’ve all seen the passive aggressive notes pinned on the kitchen wall. They usually begin with the words “Your mother doesn’t work here” […]

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Time to spring clean your office?

By Paperstone on February 12, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Time to spring clean your office?

Tips to tackle the office spring clean As the days lengthen and we feel the benefits of more sunlight, our thoughts almost instinctively turn to cleaning and freshening up our surroundings. And this includes our work-spaces. A clean office is a healthy office. According to the CIPD 2015 Absence Management survey, absenteeism costs businesses in […]

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Winter ready? Make sure your business is prepared

By Paperstone on February 5, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Winter ready? Make sure your business is prepared

Are you prepared for the next cold snap? February is statistically the coldest month of the year. It has already started with blankets of snow across most of the UK. This blast of cold is a good reminder that we need to be ready for freezing conditions. We want to help you get winter-ready with advice […]

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Looking after mental health at work

By Paperstone on January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Looking after mental health at work

Mental health used to be a taboo subject. But times have changed. We are now encouraged to talk more openly about our mental health and our feelings. The stigma that surrounded mental health issues is slowly reducing. One in four people will experience a mental health problem this year. That means that one of your […]

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