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“Employees should be on feet for 4 hours a day”

Research co-commissioned by Public Health England calls for a workplace revolution through use of sit-stand desks to avoid risks of a sedentary lifestyle   An office worker eats at her desk. The CBI has responded cautiously to the study results. Photograph: Alamy Haroon Siddique Office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their…

Reduce Employee Absence in Your Business

Millions of work days are lost every year due to employee illness which costs small businesses particularly. The two main reasons are musculoskeletal disorders & stress. There are things you as the employer can do to improve the office environment & individual office workstations in order to significantly reduce this problem. Read our five tips…

How to Ergonomically Improve your Workstation

Ergonomics is the science of human engineering & how humans relate to their job & work environment. The design of your office and workstation has a huge impact on your overall health & well being, which is why ergonomic accessories & furniture are so important for businesses. We have compiled a few easy steps to…

A Guide to Effective Office Design

Creating Your Workplace Identity The design of your office provides the opportunity to create a place of business that will maintain and enhance your corporate identity. It will enable you to showcase your priorities, values, and image to your customers. First impressions do matter so the initial visual impact of your office design will play…

The Trend for White Base

We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for white base particularly in combination with walnut or oak or as featured all white. We have featured white base benching in four of our most recent major projects completed in the first quarter of 2012. It is particularly popular with media & design companies or…

Flexibilty is the Key Trend in Office Furniture

With office furniture, flexibility is the name of the game. More offices are moving to pen work environments & focusing on group collaboration so companies are looking for items that can be easily moved from one part of the office to another or modified to suit an employee with a different job or different work…

The 2030 Office

What factors will shape office design over the next two decades? The British Council of Offices in conjunction with hurleypalmerflatt examine this very question in a series of films titled The Office of 2030. In the first film they ask some very crucial questions such as ‘How important is office space to the success of…