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Welcome to What's New at DeskDemon. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is almost upon us, and if you are lucky enough to get the extra day off work, we hope you have fun whatever you do. We'd love to hear about any plans you may have for the Jubilee celebrations and with the Olympics zooming up fast, how this may be affecting your company and job - and maybe even your commute? Please tell us in a blog or on the Forums.

Stop the Press! We are delighted to invite you to an evening of champagne, canapés and good company at a special PA networking event on Thursday, 5th July in the elegant Marco Pierre White Restaurant at the Chelsea Football Club in Fulham. Places are limited, so please see below or click here to register your interest. And if your boss enjoys football, you can bring him or her along too!

Don't forget to enter our competition where you could win a luxury weekend at a 16th century Inn or £100 M&S gift cards in return for feedback on DeskDemon. Your thoughts are really important to us, so please spare five minutes before 31 May and fill out our DeskDemon Survey.

Win a Dymo LabelManager PnP labelling machine every week until 29 June. Enter your best organisational tip and, as well as, the opportunity to win the Dymo LabelManager PnP, you might win a £250 spa day! 

So, let's see what great offers we have found for you this month --  back by popular demand, the Holiday Inn meeting reward scheme is now even better. NESCAFÉ® Alegria makes delicious coffee which you can try for free with a 14 day trial. And if you're not happy, you get your money back! And get a free mini UBS stick when you buy a Stabillo Boss Pack of 48 highlighters! Corporate Traveller can ensure you are getting the very best travel deals for your company.  Learn how you can save time and money on national train journeys with a nifty booking facility from First Great Western. And finally, why not take a look at the Arcadia Fashion Gift Cards, they are a great way to reward and incentivise staff. 

So, What's New at DeskDemon this month?

Ipad, Ipod or Kindle - Your Choice, Your Reward
Back by popular demand, our meetings reward scheme is now even better. 

Receive a new iPad 16GB when you spend £12,000*.
Receive an iPod Touch 8GB when you spend £5,000*. And now, we’ll reward you with a Kindle e-reader when you spend £2,000*
Should you prefer, book 6 delegates and the 7th goes free! Terms apply. 
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Start a Summer of Rewards with Arcadia
The ideal reward and incentive to offer staff, the Arcadia Group Fashion Gift Card makes getting ready for summer a breeze. Ready to use in Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Topman, Topshop or Wallis, it can be topped up with any amount from £1 to £300. (or €1 to €450 in NI and Eire). So start rewarding your staff today. 
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Save Time & Money on UK Train Travel

Why not use a flexible train travel booking and costing tool? Business Direct Online finds the quickest, simplest routes to anywhere in the UK, searches for the best prices and displays all possible options.

Not just a booking tool, this facility from First Great Western, enables you to control costs and apply your company’s travel policy and most importantly, it’s free!

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Free Coffee Machine Trial - Don't Miss Out!

The NESCAFÉ® Alegria Coffee Machine provides a hassle-free solution, to deliver café style coffees to suit all customers' needs at the touch of a button. Offering a complete menu of coffee beverages, from intense Espresso to beautifully layered Latte Macchiato.

Plus, you can TRIAL IT FREE for 14 DAYS and if you’re not completely satisfied, CLAIM A FULL REFUND*

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Win a Dymo Machine Every Week - and a Spa Day!
Your top organisational tip or tips could win you a top of the range labelling machine from Dymo! The LabelManager™ PnP is fast and easy to use with no software to install - just plug, type and print.

The competition runs until 29 June and afterwards all the tip winners will go into a draw and the winner will enjoy a relaxing spa day (at a spa venue near you) worth £250. Don't forget, you can enter more than once!
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Get your hands on a FREE limited edition BOSSmini USB stick (2GB) by buying a STABILO BOSS Pack of 48pcs, perfect for the office and store room, from your stationery supplier now.

Clip it to your key ring and not only will you always have a memory stick handy but the bright yellow colour will help you find your keys!

STABILO BOSS = Brighter colours + Longer Lasting + Better Value.

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11 Reasons to Bring an Expert on Board
Are you really getting the best business travel deals? It’s time you got an expert opinion. Take the guesswork out of managing your business travel. Bring an expert on board and finally be confident you’ve secured the best possible deal every time. A Corporate Traveller business travel expert is highly experienced and has exceptional product knowledge to deliver airfare and accommodation options which will have an immediate impact on your bottom line.
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Travelling While Working Alone Advice from Suzy Lamplugh Trust

It’s a dark wintery day around 5pm and your thinking of going home soon, putting your feet up, calling your partner - who’s away on business, before settling down to a cheesy lasagna, when your boss suddenly appears at your desk and asks you to drop some vital paperwork to a customer’s office.

You're happy to oblige, but things don't always turn out how we think they will.

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Have Your Say and Win Fabulous Prizes!
Tell us what you think about DeskDemon and be in with a chance of winning fabulous prizes! First prize is a luxurious two night weekend at The Old Swan and Minster Mill - a five star 16th century coaching inn. Second and third prizes are £100 Marks & Spencer gift cards.

A reminder that the closing date is 31 May - 
and good luck!
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News from DeskDemon's community
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  • Brighton Rock is discussing But that's MY job
  • Atlanta Z3 is discussing Classified
  • Sunflower is discussing My First Blog!!
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  • So that's it for the May issue of What's New. Be sure to enter our featured competitions, and keep visiting DeskDemon for all the up-to-date news, info and features we love to bring you.

    We'd love to hear your views on these and any issues, big or small, that are on your mind. So please get blogging, and be fully a part of the DeskDemon online community! Click HERE to create a new blog.

    And if you are interested in reviewing venues, restaurants, hotels, books etc on our behalf - please send your details to

    We'll be back in June and look forward to bringing you more great offers then.
    Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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