Introducing Tsar Carew

Introducing Tsar Carew

Last time Will our MD gave you a glimpse into his life, now we will begin introducing more members of the Stock In Trade Team:

Mrs Tsar Carew is our finance guru otherwise known as the Financial Controller.

Tsar has been with Stock In Trade since 1991, when not doing sums here in the office she enjoys spending time with her family especially her two delightful daughters. One of whom is a rather exceptional young artist (even if we say so ourselves!), see what she created using our products of course! Alyaa used Sharpie marker pens starting off in black and white then progressing to colour. Amazing talent.

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You heard it first here – look out for her in future Turner Prize competitions!

2 Truths/1 lie

  • I DJ’d at a London nightclub.
  • I once danced with Katie Price.
  • My nickname at school was Jordan.
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OnNovember 25, 2015, posted in: Our Blog by

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Welcome back! It’s been a while since our last post…however far from neglecting you we’ve been thinking long and hard about where we take the blog. From now on we’d like to give you more of a glimpse into our world; what makes us tick, what gets us excited, what makes us different and why we are such a personal, authentic company.

What better way to open than by introducing ourselves? This way you get to know a little more about the voice at the end of the phone, the person that packs up your order and gets it to you on time. Who’s responsible for handpicking the products that facilitate your working day. Each and every employee is vital to us at Stock In Trade family, ensuring the smooth running of the day to day business.

First up is the MD Will Anjos:

Will mainly works from home on the South Coast, where he lives with family. He’s sometimes in the London office or out visiting prospective clients with Tracy, our Operations Manager. He’s familiar with our products, but this is not really his strength, there are plenty of people here that really do know their stuff. Will works more on the IT side with our Technical Director, Paul.

Together they write software and maintain equipment. Will also manages our website and online customer catalogue, and the marketing side with brochures and trade shows. Our Head Office is in Park Royal, West London, but we have employees based all over from Will on the south coast, to Paul up in Suffolk and beyond. Most of us at Stock In Trade have families, so we’ve tried to structure things to allow people the freedom to work flexibly and from home as much as possible. It has come in handy with those emergency calls to collect your unwell child from school. Or during school holidays when they’re all at home, though the noise makes you long for the peace of the office…

On a personal note Will enjoys playing guitar and ukulele, but doesn’t sing. Unlike his son who does constantly round the house and won’t stop no matter how many times you ask. You may also have wondered about his family name, Anjos. It’s Portuguese and translates to angels, not necessarily how many would describe him! He does love Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts) and sadly the lady who makes them in Brighton is often sold out, so when up in Park Royal Will often sneaks out to Lisboa on the Golborne Road to get his fix of a Portuguese coffee and cake…

2 Truths & 1 Lie

  • I was a roadie for a touring rock band
  • I did the London to Brighton cycle ride
  • I once bowled at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Which one is which? Can you guess? We will reveal all once we’ve introduced you to all our staff…

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OnNovember 16, 2015, posted in: Our Blog by

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Easter Opening Times

Here are our opening times over the Easter break.

• Good Friday 3rd April – Lines open 10am – 4pm, but no shipments Until Tue 7th April
• Saturday 4th April – Normal Saturday Service
• Easter Sunday 5th April – Closed
• Easter Monday 6th April – Lines open 10am – 4pm, but no shipments Until Tue 7th April

Happy Easter everyone!

The Stock In Trade Team

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OnApril 2, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Setting up Your Personal Office

Whether it is a small office or even an office at home, when it comes to setting your workspace up it is of utmost importance to get it right first time. One of the buzzwords here is ergonomics. The relationship of the environment to you can have either a positive or negative impact on your ability to work. Here with have a few tips on how you can get the best out of your office setup for the maximum comfort and, of course, productivity.

Positioning

There is nothing worse than trying to work with the sun blazing in your face or wiping out what you can see on your screen. Closing the blinds or curtains and sitting in a dark room is one solution but to avoid this, consider where your desk is going to be in relation to the window and how the sunlight is going to affect you. Angling your desk to the side of the window can be the best solution.

Seating

If you’re going to be sat down for long periods of time it makes sense to opt for a decent chair, preferably with lumbar support and adjustable height. There are many gas lift office chairs on the market today and shelling out that bit extra will buy you more comfort which is turn should yield more productivity.

Space

No not the final frontier, the one on your desk. Avoid cluttering, such items as printers, scanners, or consumables such as reams of paper are far more suited on their own table or cabinet. This means your desk is clear if you need to revert from the paperless office to scribbling down designs, plans or notes with pen and paper. They say a tidy desk is a tidy mind, well there may be some truth in that but we think a tidy desk is just easier for work.

Finally after you have carefully planned your work area and something just doesn’t work, annoys you or makes work more difficult, don’t be afraid to change it If you are going to spend large amounts of time there, you want to be in a happy place.

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OnDecember 15, 2014, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

It's Spring!

It’s been cold and very, very wet for so long now it seems we’ve forgotten spring. But it’s here. Really. Woo Hoo!

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OnMarch 6, 2014, posted in: Latest News by