We’ve had a great number of questions about business and trade issues from dealers and look forward to the responses from the panel. The goal is for dealers to be better informed of the direction of the industry from those that know. Once again, the incomparable Steve Robinson of SafeScan will compère the panel. Don’t miss it!
Amy Hutchinson, CEO of the BOSS Federation
Newly-appointed CEO of the BOSS Federation, Amy has spent over 10 years working within trade associations, supporting members by equipping them with the knowledge, inspiration and support needed to excel.
Passionate about creative ideas to solve business problems, and adept in transformational project management, Amy’s career spans both the print and office supplies industries. She holds a number of CIM qualifications and a MSc in leadership.
Vida Barr-Jones, CEO of Focus7
With passion and professionalism in abundance, Vida works within multiple sectors - including the office products industry - helping businesses to become brand-led organisations. "Brand means finding the heart of your business and making it beat faster," she says. "Brand means celebrating what makes you better than the rest. Brand means your personal brand as well as your company brand. If you want to grow and be more successful #BrandMeansBusiness".
Vida combines her 34 years of commercial experience with driving bottom line improvements to profitability through the continuous pursuit of brand-led business growth strategies that improve the long term value of the asset.
Sarah Pask, marketing & comms manager at Quills Group
Sarah Pask has been with Quills for seven years and has seen the business through several major projects and four acquisitions.
Her achievements with the business include a full re-brand, implementation of various e-commerce platforms, the introduction of a new HR employee portal and implementation of a social media and digital strategy.
Mia Trangmar, regional director VOW Wholesale
Having worked in the industry for 28 years Mia has extensive experience across both end-user and the dealer routes to market and is highly skilled in sales, management, negotiation, business planning and marketing.
Emily Jones, head of retail sales, Fellowes
Emily has worked at Fellowes for three-and- a-half years, starting off as an account manager focused on IT resellers, before moving across into the retail channel. She has been in the industry for almost seven years, coming straight into it after graduating.
Alongside her role at Fellowes, Emily sits on the BOSS Federation's board of directors and is chair of the BOSS Leaders of the Future committee - both of which she thoroughly enjoys.