At UKOS we measure our emissions following guidelines published by DEFRA. We have been tracking our emissions though scope 1, 2 and 3 showing a 52% reduction since 2008 and a 17.5% reduction 2013 to 2014.
In collaboration with our customers, our Green solutions, including Box4Life reusable packaging, and Eco Friendly Van Routes have had a significant impact on emission control.
Our full 2015 emissions report can be viewed here.
Everyone can help organise the workplace with Brother’s wireless label printers. A tap on the laptop or swipe on the smartphone via the app is all it takes to create and print labels – whenever, wherever, whoever.
Download the FREE iPrint&Label labelling app available for all Apple and Android devices.
UKOS employee’s are fully supporting Red Nose Day 2015 through a day of fundraising in the office, we’ve seen some fabulous cake baking, and a lot of ‘funny faces’ created by Clair Rowland – Commercial Assistant.
Managing Director, Ian Haywood was the first to lead the way painting his beard red for the occasion. For all of the ‘mug shots’ see our Facebook page.
Fundraising will continue into next week before we submit our donation.
It couldn’t be easier to be unique, through UKOS you can design and create your very own personalised cupboard. Upload your own logo, personalised image, or pick from a wide variety of stock images to be printed on the doors, top / back of your cupboard. For more information visit our offers page…..
UKOS today celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary. The company was founded by its current board of directors and has seen many achievements over the years including The Sunday Times Top 100 Fastest growing companies and 1st place in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies.
Since the year 2000 UKOS have strived to be a company that provides exceptional levels of service, with tailored flexible solutions for its customers. Thank you; to all our dedicated employee’s and our loyal customers. Happy Birthday UKOS!
Companies and individuals deal with vast amounts of information every day including customer and employee contact details, confidential reports, financial details, bills and credit card statements. If this information gets into the wrong hands this can have a devastating effect. Confidential materials are generated daily by almost every employee, from strategic planning documents to employee medical records. In reality, more materials than you might think contain private information that could be a security risk.
It’s not only at the office that there are risks. The growth in remote working is making employees more vulnerable to identity theft outside the office – Fellowes found that 67% of employees questioned often work from a non-office location from time to time. 39% of these don’t shred at all, meaning that they discard confidential company information intact.
Personal credit information is one of the main targets for fraudsters looking to benefit from this type of fraud, with traditional paperbased sources being significantly more susceptible to theft than alternative electronic channels. Whilst legislation and privacy policies are designed to both protect companies and keep criminals in check, prevention is always the best strategy.
National Identity Fraud Prevention Month in October is a nationwide effort to help in the battle against identity fraud. Use your head…..shred. The best way to dispose of confidential paper or sensitive information is by shredding onsite with a cross cut shredder to ensure they are disposed of securely. Many companies still use strip cut machines which only offer basic protection and often CDs or DVDs are overlooked and thrown away when no longer needed so ideally companies should invest in cross cut shredders with the capacity to destroy CDs too. For a full range of department and personal shredders contact UKOS.
Clair Rowland (Business Account Manager) and Chelsea Jackson (Customer Service Administrator) are flying the flag for UKOS during Walk to Work Week. 12th – 16th May 2014.
Organised by Living Streets , National Walk to Work Week is designed to get people walking more and discover the benefits of walking.
Clair and Chelsea will be logging miles, calories and most importantly Co2 saved during the week.
UKOS has previously ranked 1st place in The Sunday Times – Best Green Companies, through a unique awards process that incorporates opinions and views of employees into the final scoring.
“We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously, both though environmental management at UKOS, and through collaboration with clients to offer green solutions ensuring our business operations are as sustainable as possible. Joining Walk to Work week is yet another initiative from employees in reducing environmental impact”. Ian Haywood. MD. UKOS.
Impact reports by UKOS provide key information to customers on how their buying behavior affects impact on the environment. Reports detail environmental product choices, reusable packaging, recycling, delivery emissions and electronic transactions.
Customers taking advantage of IMPACT reports are able to provide valuable information back to their own business, and report key facts to stakeholders. For more information contact us.
At UKOS we measure our emissions following guidelines published by DEFRA. We have been tracking our emissions though scope 1, 2 and 3 showing a 52% reduction since 2008 and a 17.5% reduction 2013 to 2014. In collaboration with our customers, our Green solutions, including Box4Life reusable packaging, and Eco Friendly Van Routes have [...]
“Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. It is such a pleasure doing business with a company like yours. I hope that we can develop additional opportunities.”
Andy James, Head of Facilities Management, Stowe School
“Since partnering with UKOS PLC the college has made substantial cost savings on its stationery spend while at the same time implementing greatly improved robust business processes that have contributed enormously to producing these savings but have also enhanced internal customer satisfaction. UKOS PLC have and continue to support us all the way and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others who wish to have a first class service from their stationery provider.”
Paul Dolman, Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation, Birmingham Metropolitan College
“Galliford Try Group are a £1.6bn National construction company. We have contracted with UKOS, for the provision of office products, since 2005. During that time UKOS have successfully tendered 3 times competing with all major UK contract stationers. Not only do we find UKOS highly competitive, they also deliver an exceptional level of Service and Account Management. We are a diverse business and UKOS provide a bespoke and flexible service with a can do attitude.”
Simon Stone, Divisional Procurement Manager, Galliford Try
“We have been relying on UKOS to supply the high standard of service and competitive prices they promised at the start and have found them true to their word on every count. We receive an excellent service from the first point of contact, through our account manager and, when it has been sought, from senior level management within their organisation. On top of this we have been able to make significant savings in our stationery spend. I therefore, have no hesitation in recommending UKOS to other companies”.
Terry Hyslop, Building Manager, Clarins (UK) Ltd
“We have used UKOS for the last six years and the service has been excellent.”
Ian Sidgwick, Group Purchasing Director, The Jockey Club
“One reason for choosing UKOS, apart from the competitive pricing, was the feeling that I would be in safe and capable hands.”
Jack Harding, Savoy Hotel
“Lymm High School have found UKOS to give excellent customer service. All advisers are knowledgeable and are always very helpful. They provide us with prompt and accurate deliveries with most deliveries being delivered next day. Prices are very competitive and they usually match or beat other stationery suppliers. They offer a huge range of not only stationery but furniture, cleaning products in fact most things that an educational establishment require. Aftercare customer service is excellent, we would not hesitate to recommend UKOS to any other establishment”.
Sue Hill, Finance / Retail Assistant, Lymm High School
“UKOS have been a supplier of ours since February 2013, initially we made our choice to change based on stationery prices, and that we prefer to use local suppliers where possible. UKOS now supply all furniture, (including a recent complete office refurbishment) and all branded promotional products for the various companies under our umbrella. Product range, account management, and service is excellent”.
“We have purchased our office supplies from UKOS PLC for over two years. Our Business Account Manager is first class as is all the service we receive, from the UKOS Customer Service Team to the Delivery Driver. Quality products, competitive pricing and a real focus on reducing environmental impacts (at no cost to us) which is refreshing to see. I am very happy to recommend UKOS PLC.”
Mark Maynard, Branch Sales Director, Lorica Insurance Brokers
“UKOS deliver a prompt, friendly and efficient service with their ‘one stop’ range of office supplies, furniture and technology. The perfect recipe for a professional relationship that no business should be without.”
Helen Burditt, PA to Directors, NRS Healthcare
“UKOS have been supplying office supplies and furniture to Integral 2 and associated companies, for some time now, and have been an exemplary supplier in all ways.
Substantial cost savings are now being achieved across the group thanks to the proactive approach UKOS are taking in managing the contract. I am also very pleased with the efficiency of electronic ordering through your website. This, coupled with the timely delivery of goods with a very low returns rate, is proving successful for all parties. Whilst appreciating that you run a dedicated and efficient team, I wish to thank you personally for your time and effort spent in ensuring that the contract runs well and our goals are met. Long may it continue!”
David Joseph, Integral 2 Ltd
Barhale has been a client with UKOS for many years now and have always found their products to be of a good quality and all their people are very efficient and helpful with any queries. Regular meetings are held with the account manager to discuss spends and improvements to our account.
Ann Noble, Barhale plc
“UKOS provide us with competitive pricing, a wide range of quality products together with a consistently good level of service across all of our sites.”
Kevin Cheetham, Group Purchasing Manager, Wienerberger Ltd