Stockport Office Now Open for Business

Our new office in Stockport is now open for business. Despite the bad weather attendees included representatives from Hazel Grove together, Millie’s Trust and also the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport.

It is fantastic that HS Direct are investing in the future of Stockport. With the regeneration that is occurring locally we are incredibly pleased with the new investment in the area and the additional career opportunities being made available to local people.

Mayor Councillor Chris Gordon

Our aim is to provide infant first aid to as many people as possible, no matter what their situation, it was fabulous to attend the event and speak to the Mayor and HS Direct about our charity. We had a collection on the day and are pleased to be HS Direct’s local charity for the year.

Julia Heap, a representative of Millie’s Trust

Grover was excited to meet the mayor and had a wonderful afternoon out of the office. HS Direct’s sponsorship of Santa’s grotto at the Winter Wonderland in Torkington Park has really helped us. We hope to see lots of local people there.

Tara O’Brien from Hazel Grove together

Health and safety training courses will be run every week, as well as assistance with health and safety issues from our new office. Give us a call on 0161 302 5735 or email manchester@hsdirect.co.uk to see how we can help you.

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.