Get out of the office at lunchtime and take a walk

Lady walking along a beach

We have air conditioning, our own desk and comfortable chair. There isn’t a huge danger to our safety at work and we are happy in our lives. But let’s not…

Top 7 office chairs

Top 7 office chairs

It’s hard to choose the right office furniture. With so much choice out there, and the demand to meet the differing needs of your team, we’re here to help. This…

Halloween Office Party Ideas

Halloween office party ideas

Not all offices like to have fun, but we do! We’re celebrating Halloween with a dress code change on 28th October. (no one wants to come to work dressed as…

Winter warmers: office packed lunch

Winter warmers lunch idea

When it’s cold outside, possibly raining, it’s hard to think about what a healthy winter warmer lunch could be, let alone muster the courage to spend time in the kitchen…

Surviving a busy work week during half term

Colouring pencils to survive half term holidays

How do busy, working parents survive the half term holidays? Whether you have annual leave to spare or if you simply cannot afford to take the time off due to…

How to work smarter, not harder

Man at desk working smart

“Hard working individual”… have you heard that before? Like most of the population you probably have this written on your CV – but what does it mean? Does working hard…

7 hacks to a germ free office

How to have a germ free office

The cold weather has changed a few things around here at UK Office Direct. We’re all a bit colder in the mornings and a few of us have the sniffles….

Boost your confidence at work with power poses

Amy Cuddy Power Poses blog breakdown

You may have seen the TED Talk by Professor Amy Cuddy, or you may have heard about power poses. Perhaps you even unconsciously perform a power pose every now and…

Office Life: Then and Now

Big, sleek exec-style desks, posh seating areas (with couches for afternoon naps), and lots of fancy barware for mixing cocktails, would we actually love (or even survive) 1960s office life? Office…

How to Handle Nightmare Colleagues

We all have that special person whose presence undermines and infuriates us, and just by drawing breath it seems they are precision engineered to make our day harder. They seemingly…