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Our seasoned 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.

Celebrating Staff Loyalty: 10 Creative Long Service Award Ideas

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 15 March 2023
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When 40% of workers plan on leaving their employer within a year, acknowledging the individuals who form the backbone of your organisation is crucial. Traditional gifts like gold watches are becoming old-fashioned so see how personal gifts reward servoce loyalty in a modern workplace

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Best Peer Recognition Platforms For Improving Relationships and Boosting Morale

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 15 February 2023
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Peer recognition is one of the best ways to improve employee relations. The happier employees are, the more motivated they are to work. But how to ensure you use recognition that is appropriate and relevant? Here is an overview of recommended platforms to suit all situations & type of workplace.

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30 Creative Ways To Celebrate Employee Anniversaries In 2023 (Remote And In-Person!)

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 08 February 2023
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Employee anniversaries are a time to celebrate and honour the people who keep the office running. It’s an opportunity to show you care and appreciate your employees. But how to celebrate? Here are 30 ideas to suit every workplace and celebration.

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30 Examples of the Best Baby Gift Card Message To Send To A New Mother

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 23 January 2023
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The pressure is on. The birth of a child is a milestone in anyone’s life. You want to make an impression with a baby gift card message that leaves the recipient full of hope and warmth. Stuck for words? Here are some ideas to help you out.

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The Best Group Gift Ideas for Coworkers - 15+ examples

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 11 January 2023
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We’ve all been in the situation where we have to buy a gift for our coworker but we don’t know what to get them – this takes on a new dimension when you’re buying a group gift. Whether it’s a birthday, someone leaving or getting married - whatever the occasion here are some great ideas.

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50+ Examples of What to Write in a UK Sympathy Card

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 05 January 2023
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As Brits, we’re historically known for having a “stiff upper lip”. So when someone has just lost a loved one, a sympathy note or condolence card lets them know you’re thinking of them and your support is there should they need it. The question is, what do you write in a sympathy card?

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Writing Funny Get Well Soon Messages Together (40+ Examples)

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 12 December 2022
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A simple pick-me-up makes us feel ten times better, especially when someone is feeling poorly. When a colleague, friend, or teacher is ill, clubbing together and finding the perfect group get well card with some light-hearted messaging can be tough. See our top tips for the ultimate pick-me-up

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How To Organise The Best Leaving Card and Collection

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 30 November 2022
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The Great Resignation post-pandemic has seen a big shift in the number of people moving roles. More people leaving means more leaving cards and collections. How can organisations avoid collection fatigue and ensure departures are on great terms? What is the best leaving card and collection?

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The Best Uses for Congratulations Cards

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 14 November 2022
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Saying congratulations for something well done, a personal achievement or passing a life milestone is a very positive action. Here are a few ideas that are perfect for getting everyone together to share their congratulations.

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5 Ideas For Using Thank You Cards In The Workplace

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 17 October 2022
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A sincere Thank You card from a team, project group or organisation makes everyone feel better. It brings people closer and improves relationships. So when is a good time to say 'thank you' in the workplace? Here are five ideas that will have a positive impact plus some ideas about what to say.

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