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We hope you enjoy reading through our articles. If there's something specific you would like us to write about, please do get in touch and let us know!

Boost Your Workspace

Try these tips to make it sensory-friendly
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14th June 2022

How To Adapt Your Business for Hybrid Working

Demand for flexible working practices...
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6th June 2022

What Is The New Plastic Packaging Tax

The New Plastic Packaging Tax Explained
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1st April 2022

Aston & James Takes Part in Twin Town Challenge 2020+2

What is the Twin Town Challenge?
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12th April 2022

The Differences Between an Ergonomic Chair and a Normal Chair

A good office chair isn't just about the way it looks, there are many features and benefits to take into account when you're choosing your chair.
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5th April 2022

4 Day Working Week Pilot Scheme to Run from June

It's likely you worked from home, the workplace and maybe even a coffee shop over the past year or so.
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29th March 2022

How Do You Know if Products Are Eco-Friendly?

See our guide to buying eco-friendly office supplies
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Make a Difference in Your workplace

Taking time to be more conscious of our environment is more prominent than ever nowadays. As you know, Aston & James are committed to sustainability
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29th March 2022

10 Top Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses

One choice you can make that will provide measurable value is buying from a local company. See more of the real reasons why supporting your local businesses is so important.
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16th March 2022

What Does It Mean if a Product is PEFC or FSC Certified?

These two key certification schemes are most widely used when explaining sustainable office paper:
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7th March 2022

Envelope Size Guide

The Envelope Sizes That Are Getting the Most Attention
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1st March 2022

Create a workspace that works for you

The importance of workspace wellbeing is key now with more of us working from home. Many of us have had to adapt how we work, whether our future is office or home-based, or even both.
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14th February 2022

Our October 2021 Newsletter is out Now

We have seen and experienced a fair bit of change over the last 18 months. The pandemic has impacted all of us, changing / challenging the way we work, either in the home or on the go.
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22nd October 2021

Discover the 10 reasons why it's best to stick local

Topics such as climate change, Brexit, travel restrictions etc offer real challenges to businesses and heighten the need for us to reconsider our buying choices.
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8th June 2021

Raise money for SeeSaw with compatibles...

For every compatible cartridge purchased within our specific range, we’ll donate additional money to SeeSaw.
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4th March 2021

The difference between cleaning and disinfecting...

Cleaning and disinfecting are similar, right? There’s actually quite a stark difference between the two.
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8th February 2021

Top Tips for Productivity and Selfcare When Working From Home...

Anyone can achieve improved home working when they make their conditions right for them
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1st February 2021

New Van Signage Service

Aston and James are able to offer a high-quality van signage service to save our customers having to deal with a separate external partner when re-branding
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14th January 2021

Benefits of Air Purifiers

We all know the responsibility to ourselves and each other is Hands – Face and Space but what about the air we share?
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10th November 2020

Keep Organised Wherever You Are...

Innovative ways to connect, create, and communicate...read our latest blog with tips even for the most seasoned master planner
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6th October 2020

Tidy Desk vs Messy Desk...

We are all well versed in the importance of washing our hands to stop the spread of germs but what impact does the state of your workspace have on your well-being? We explore the benefits of a clean and tidy desks.
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Back to Work with Office Vibes...

In our Office Vibes magazine, we’ve included some articles that we hope will help you deal with life after lockdown anxieties, how to manage your team remotely, working from home effectively and helping children through the pandemic.
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20th August 2020

Green After Quarantine...

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted global movement and production and few would argue that quarantine has had a beneficial effect on our natural environment
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6th August 2020

Thirty Years in a Nutshell...

July 2020 marks 30 years in business for Aston and James, and we’re celebrating supporting organisations within Oxfordshire and beyond for 3 decades as best we can in lock-down..
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1st July 2020

Round-up of our latest news...

Here's a round-up of all our latest efforts so you don't miss a trick...
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1st June 2020

A Pen Pal for National Stationery Week...

As it's National Stationery Week, we've launched a brand new pack to keep kids busy, connected and educated!
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21st April 2020

Top Tips for Home Workers

Working from home can be productive, flexible and satisfying. Here’s how to make it easier!
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25th March 2020

Our Home Working Tips for Employers

Working from Home? Take a look at our top tips for employers
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25th March 2020

Combat the Spread of Germs...

It can be an easy place to catch a virus that can spread rapidly in your working environment. Read our tips for promoting hygienic practices.
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12th March 2020

First Aid in the Workplace...

The law on first aid in the workplace...
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25th February 2020

Office Life Winter

Why not take a few minutes out of your busy day and read our latest Office Life magazine, packed with interesting articles and offers for the workplace
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30th January 2020

Green Christmas

Will you be having a Green Christmas...
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29th November 2019

Spotlight on workplace wellness...

The 3rd edition of our Spotlight magazine is out now.
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22nd October 2019

Proud Sponsors of Business of the Year

Why we are proud sponsors of the WOBA 2020 Business of the Year Award
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2nd October 2019

Family Firms Make Britain Great...

As a family firm here in the UK we are delighted to be taking part in National Family Business Day 2019...
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17th September 2019

Be Super at Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

As business owners or influencers, we must begin to ask ourselves, what impact is my business having on the environment, what steps can I take to mitigate it
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5th September 2019