Author Details - Andy Cakebread

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Our seasoned marketing man and wordsmith. Andy's marketing, customer and employee engagement pedigree runs to eons across many sectors. He's always looking to delight customers and evangelise all things Thankbox. A long-time lover of the environment - when not on his Thankbox mission he can be seen around the Scottish Highlands with cameras and dog. When out of the rain he delights in the magical wonder of malt whisky.

20 Office Christmas Party Ideas to Brighten Up the Holiday Season

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 15 September 2023
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It’s that time of year again! Yes, the office Christmas party. Add a hearty “Ho, ho, ho!” to your office festivities with our guide to sprinkling some festive fun into the run up to Christmas.

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20 Perks that Matter: Exploring the Benefits that Enhance Job Satisfaction

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 08 September 2023
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Beyond the salary, job benefits are delightful extras that enhance an employment package, fostering workplace harmony. And happy employees become your company's biggest advocates. Explore the top 20 benefits that are making employers the talk of the town. 

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The Importance of a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 31 August 2023
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Smartphones have made us reachable 24/7, demanding our attention morning. And while that’s great for some high-strung managers, it’s not so fun when work squeezes into our “me time”. If you find work elbowing its way into cherished personal time here's how to regain a healthy work-life balance. 

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20 Present Ideas for Valued Coworkers and Colleagues

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 29 August 2023
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Amid looming deadlines and relentless emails of your typical nine-to-five grind, those unexpected moments of laughter turn an ordinary Monday into something special. So, how to celebrate those valuable coworkers? A simple act of appreciation & thoughtful present works wonders for the soul! 

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Mastering Workplace Communication: 20 Ways to Bring Clarity to Your Work

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 28 August 2023
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Ever felt like you’re speaking in Klingon at the office? Or sent an email that was as clear as day, only to receive a dozen replies of “…huh?”? Welcome to the wonderful world of workplace communication! Dive into 20 foolproof, jargon-free strategies to supercharge your office chatter.

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Sustainable Giving: 20 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for a Greener World

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 18 August 2023
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Today gifting is about finding that perfect gift that says, “I care about you – and the planet, too!” The eco-friendly, sustainability gift movement is turning the tide from wasteful to tasteful. Thankbox's eco-friendly gift guide is a collection of gifts kind to Mother Nature.

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50 Engaging Icebreaker Questions for Effective Work Connections

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 08 August 2023
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Awkward silences in a team meeting? Icebreaker questions are conversational superheroes. The right icebreaker transforms a room full of statues into a vibrant, talkative team. Here are 50 icebreaker questions that not only break the ice but also raise the occasional smile. 

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20 Thoughtful Retirement Gift Ideas

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 02 August 2023
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Are you looking for the perfect retirement gift that will express your appreciation and celebrate the accomplishments of someone entering this exciting new chapter of life? In this Thankbox guide, see a variety of thoughtful retirement gift ideas.

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18 Employee Retention Strategies that Boost Staff Happiness

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 27 July 2023
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In 2022, roughly 50.5 million people quit their jobs in what employers have labelled The Great Resignation. This mass exodus has made one thing crystal clear—companies need to focus on retention. In this Thankbox guide we share some of our favourite things to boost staff happiness and retention.

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Peer-to-peer Recognition: 16 Ways to Shout Out Your Coworkers

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 14 July 2023
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Ever had a truly ace coworker? Did you show your appreciation? High-fives & “thank you” emails are OK, but there's a better way to spread gratitude in the organisation. Peer-to-peer recognition is a must for modern workplaces - embed it it & see performance fly. Here are some ideas to get going.

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