We welcome you back into the new year of 2023 and hope that the break between Christmas and New Year was restful and gave you the chance to revitalise and re-energise for a busy year ahead.

The first week for many of our members is reported to be strong, let’s hope that buoyancy continues for the rest of January and gives a good base for 2023.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share a central Office Friendly update to the whole of our community which underpins the Office Friendly plans for the next phase of our development, focused on further growth and diversification supporting our member and supplier community and where we continue to play a pivotal role facilitating progression in all our aligned organisations.

It is our pleasure to announce that we have appointed Alex Stone to the role of Sales Director with effect from January 2023. This is a recognition of Alex’s entrepreneurial approach, his wholehearted dedication to our community and the passion he shows when investing time and energy into people and their business plans. This was a decision that was easy for the Board and Jeanette to make.

Alex has been an Office Friendly ambassador since 2014 during which time he has built such incredible knowledge and understanding of our industry, our member businesses and developed into one of the rising stars of our industry. We are proud and privileged to have him lead our Business Development efforts alongside our members and suppliers.

To give Alex the support to thrive and succeed in his role we are seeking a Business Development Manager to work alongside Anish, James and Karen. Ideally, to be based in the South, this investment would allow us to dedicate even more contact and interaction time with our member businesses as possible.

Please join us in congratulating Alex on his new role.