Our Ode To series has played homage to the little, everyday objects that make a big difference to small business owners and in the final video of the series we salute the desk mascots that give our working spaces personality.

Like every business, everybody’s desk is a unique collection of items that reflect the owner’s personality. From family photos and special mugs to well-used stress balls or plastic toys, they all have sentimental value and while they may occasionally suffer the brunt of a busy day, one small object can still make you smile, no matter how tough the day gets.

So in honour of the little things that help make your workspace part of who you are, here’s our ode to the humble Desk Mascots.



To support the Desk Mascot, we’re offering the opportunity to win something that’s fast becoming a staple on every desk – an iPad Mini.

Simply Tweet @HiscoxUK with a picture of your Desk Mascot using the hashtag #OdeToDeskMascot.

Be sure to watch our other salutes to the little things that keep your business running – the Ode To Kettle and the Ode To Sticky Note.


Terms and Conditions

To enter tweet us a picture of your Desk Mascot using the #OdeToDeskMascot between Monday 28th April and Monday 12th May 2014.  Winner will be selected at random on Tuesday 13th May and alerted via their Twitter handle. Winner will receive an iPad Mini. See http://www.hiscox.co.uk/business-blog/take-a-break/terms-conditions-ode-desk-mascot-competition/ for full terms and conditions. Promoter: Hiscox UK, 1 Great St. Helen’s, London, EC3A 6HX