Office Friendly have been shortlisted for multiple categories at the European Office Products Awards 2019. Shining light on innovative new projects and praising the hard work of members of the team, Office Friendly has been nominated for Initiative of the Year, Young Executive of the Year and Professional of the Year.

The EOPA Awards are now in their 18th year and are renowned as one of the highest honours in the business supplies industry across Europe. There are 11 awards up for grabs and the winners are selected by a panel of independent judges.

Pioneer, Office Friendly’s new online learning platform, is one of six projects eligible for Initiative of the Year. Launched in July 2018, Pioneer is a new online tool for office products resellers to develop their skills and knowledge. From Managing Directors to Telesales Reps, Pioneer offers business leaders and their teams the opportunity and assets to take the next step with their personal and professional development.

Katie Metcalfe has been named as one of three finalists for Young Executive of the Year. Becoming Office Friendly’s Marketing Director in 2015 at the age of just 31, Katie is a key member of the Strategic Management Team and has set about bringing her vision of an in-house marketing agency to life. Now, her strategy has transformed what the company does, how it operates, and what it stands for.

Julie Hawley has been part of the office supplies industry for 28 years. Following her recent win at the BOSS Industry Awards, Julie is also nominated at the EOPAs for Professional of the Year. Julie’s hard work since becoming Managing Director in 2016 has resulted in an unrivalled service offering, a future-proof business model, and a confident community of stakeholders – all this with 2 exceptional years of profit.

“We are tremendously proud of what we have achieved at Office Friendly” says Julie Hawley, Managing Director. “New initiatives like Pioneer have been introduced to support dealers with the development of their teams.”

“Team spirit cannot be overlooked. Katie and I, along with Keeley, encourage within the Office Friendly team and throughout our membership.”

The winners of the European Office Products Awards will be announced at the annual presentation dinner held at The Okura, Amsterdam on 5 March 2019. For more information about Office Friendly and the multi-award nominated platform, Pioneer, visit, email or call the team on 0114 256 6300