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As Christmas approaches, is there enough room at the inn?

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With Christmas almost upon us, is your business looking to increase its workforce by taking on extra temporary staff to help with the rush? Take a step back and look around your staff facilities; will the sudden increase of numbers put a greater strain on your existing cloakroom or staffroom? Will it become more challenging and difficult for everyone to find their belongings?
30 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (308)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

The great industrial cross-over

Industrial chic in the office


industrial lookStandard office furniture is designed to complement modern office spaces, all clean lines and smooth finishes, easy to clean and maintain. However, have you considered thinking outside the square and bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space?

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Make a good impression

You rarely get a second chance

When setting up your business, it’s important to take the time to ensure you have the most effective fit out for your industry. Interiors that are designed to flow, the work process mapped out from start to finish. Offices layouts need to be created, décor selected, furniture, equipment and shelving purchased and delivered before being set up on site. Getting your interior flow right is key to effective delivery of services.

10 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (872)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Hot desking

Making the most of your work areas

image depicting hot deskingSpace is often at a premium in modern offices, as rents and property prices rise and inner city units come at a premium. Hot desking allows for more employees than desks, with workspace usage being staggered over the day as people come in and out of the office.

22 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1370)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Safe and sound

Staff secure storage


Man putting belongings in lockerWe’ve written before about the importance of keeping your site and workplace secure through tool and materials storage plus the implementation of security measures, both in and out doors. This week, as a follow on to our last post about staff amenities, we’re going to explore the world of staff secure storage, something even more relevant in these days of job shares, hot desking and open plan offices.

12 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (897)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Sitting pretty

Providing staff amenities such as communal seating areas, outdoor spaces and eating facilities can often be dictated by the type of business you operate and the space available.

People sitting at a canteen tableTrue story: my mother worked for many years at a department store in Vancouver, which also happened to be the location for the Christmas movie, Elf. It wasn’t the first film to be shot there – Vancouver is known as ‘Hollywood North’ and its skyline appears in many major films – but she remembered it as an interesting experience, as well as for the fact that it paid for new furniture for the staff room, including leather couches.

 

08 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (812)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

The great industrial cross-over

Bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space

 

Watts warehouseStandard office furniture is designed to complement modern office spaces, all clean lines and smooth finishes, easy to clean and maintain. However, have you considered thinking outside the square and bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space?

 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

13 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Moving your home or business

Top tips from Action Handling

Moving home or officeMoving, whether it’s your home or your business, is a prospect that strikes fear into the hearts of most of us. Relocating a business from one office or warehouse to another is an operation that requires a great deal of organisation and forward planning, as well as co-operation by all involved to ensure the day runs smoothly. But don’t despair! We’ve rounded up a few tips to (hopefully) make the experience a more streamlined one.

07 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (981)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

The Modern Office

Office space has changed a great deal over the past few decades.

The modern officeGone are the rows of carbon-copy desks and enclosed offices for a chosen few – now open plan layouts, fresh air, central meeting spaces and clean design are the hallmarks of a modern office. Studies conducted over the past few years have found that environment can play a big part in employee satisfaction and well being, leading to improved productivity.

 

04 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (829)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Organise your way to success

Nicely Organised ShelvesThe start of a New Year is a good time to assess your workspace for opportunities to make positive change. Organisation of supplies, staffrooms and office space is an area where even small changes can make a big difference, so take a moment to look at your business and see where there might be room to improve.

23 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1327)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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