BOSS Federation


Who They Are

The BOSS (British Office Supplies and Services) Federation is the authoritative body for the UK office products industry.  They are a non-profit making organisation that concentrates their efforts on playing a strategic role in the support, promotion and protection of the office product industry.


What They Do

One of BOSS’ main objectives involves introducing and maintaining uniform, consistent and standard ways of operating in business.  BOSS’ scope includes: technical standards, packaging and labelling standards, data standards and standardizations, environmental standards and process standards.  By creating industry standards, BOSS provides compatibility and facilitating cost reductions and efficiency improvements along the entire industry chain from suppliers to end users.


Who They Represent

BOSS represents all businesses along the distribution chain in the office products industry, covering stationery, office machines and supplies, office furniture, office systems and related product areas.



Members of BOSS range from the smallest retailer to the largest manufacturer, representing a very large part of the industry turnover with over 80 manufacturing members and over 1,200 dealer and reseller members from all major buying and marketing groups.  Their member roster also includes commercial contract stationers, mail order companies, superstores, industry system houses and industry trade presses.


VOW’s Involvement

VOW is an active member of the BOSS Federation.
We have been a sponsor of the BOSS Awards since 2005.  In 2012, VOW is proud to co-sponsor the Manufactures Marketing Excellence award, as well as fully sponsor the Reseller Marketing Excellence award.

Contact BOSS

0845 450 1565
Fax 020 7915 8414

BOSS Federation
The Old Pump House
19 Hooper Street
E1 8BU