October 5, 2015

Working 9 to 5 – What a way to make a living?

‘Working 9 till 5! – what a way to make a living’

Gone are the Dolly Parton days.

Harking back to the rigid structure of a working week, can anyone honestly say they work Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.00pm I doubt it and if so, very few… we work in a more flexible environment in the office now with access remotely and 24/7 allowing for a better work life balance and flexibility.

In this day and age, most of us will have a smart phone or some access to the internet out of ‘working hours’.

Back in 2014, Romax invested in Microsoft 365 which has been a massive help in managing my workload on a day to day basis.

Anyone that knows me will know that I am not the most ‘techy’ person in the world to say the least and the thought of learning new programmes or basically anything IT, I’d just freak out, bury my head in the sand and would just hope it went away……


Well, twelve months later and I am using 365 daily. It is so very simple to use and when working out of hours or when at meetings, I can easily access documents and files instead of waiting until I am next in the office or having to print out sheets upon sheets of paper beforehand – so not only am I able to be far more proactive, I am also doing my bit to save the planet! (Move over Sting!)

I would most definitely recommend any company looking to invest or trialling Office 365. If you are like me, it may take a little while to get your head around it completely but just like me you will get there and won’t look back.

Post Written by Charlene Plows, Head of Client Services. Romax

romax_logo_tag_blueRomax Marketing & Distribution, a Greenwich-London based company, provides a wide range of services in Direct Marketing for B2B and B2CDirect Mail, Data Management, Printing, Discount Postage and Membership Communication Services and Consultancy. Contact us: hello@romax.co.uk +44 (0) 20 8293 8550

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January 22, 2015

Virtual Board Meeting Romax

Better a virtual board meeting than no meeting at all!

There’s nothing better than a face to face meeting, the shake of a hand and the sharing of ideas is best done in person. However sometimes time constraints or unforeseen situations arise what used to mean a postponement. That was in the past – before the investment in our IT Structure! Now by using our new technology there is no barrier to a successful meeting.

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Case in point today, our monthly scheduled board meeting could not be attended in person by all. However, Wes Dowding, our Operations and Technology Director, simply said – “no problem, we simply link through our office 365 portal, have a video conference and share screens with each other to share documents as necessary”. So that’s what we did!

The ease and productivity of the meeting was not effected and there was a time saving as travel was avoided, releasing more time for other things (like sharing this information in a blog!).

The only negatives were that Wes received excellent tea service from the Client Services Team, whilst Margaret and Robin had to fend for themselves, and that the headsets don’t suit everyone!

Board Meeting

Watch out for further communications from Romax. We specialise in data driven digital print and marketing, but we operate with a modern and proactive outlook. For more information call 020 8293 8550 or email hello@romax.co.uk