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Closing the Gap Between Employer & Employee

Posted on: 17/10/2017

A typical office environment is no longer about having an obvious divide between employer and employee. Instead it’s more about working in a more collaborative and easy-going workspace. Based on this, we felt it would be interesting for our readers to get an insight into some of the ways you can truly close the gap between senior and...

Office Desk Essentials For Autumn 2017

Posted on: 12/10/2017

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant. Would you also agree with the touching quote above? The staff at Calibre certainly do and absolutely love this cosy time of year. With this in mind therefore, we thought it would be a great idea to explore the additional office desk...

The Apprentice 2017 – Mistakes Candidates Should Be Avoiding

Posted on: 05/10/2017

It’s that time of year again when Lord Sugar gets his famous firing finger out for a fresh set of faces. That’s right, The Apprentice is back and the very first episode aired on TV last night. In fact, we’ve already had deep conversations here at Calibre on our views on this show and we think it would also be interesting to...

A Guide On How To Tackle Mundane Mondays

Posted on: 03/10/2017

There’s no doubt that the daunting Monday iceberg hits most of us almost every week. Some are affected by it a lot more than others to the extent that sick days start to become a norm for several. In this article however, we will focus on giving you some useful tactics on how you can become an expert at overcoming the Monday blues, which...

Calibre Does 100% Design Week – 2017

Posted on: 25/09/2017

As it is 100% Design week, our office furniture specialists here at Calibre thought it would be a good idea to make their way down there in order to discover what’s currently trending in the industry. Below are some snapshots that were taken on some of the most trending items in the office furniture world. There is without a doubt a great...

How To Enhance Your Workplace With Advanced Technology

Posted on: 19/09/2017

All modern corporations are constantly trying out new ways to keep their workers engaged, efficient and productive in the workplace. From our personal experience at Calibre, we strongly feel that capitalising in advanced technology has made a significant difference towards improving staff morale. We will now go through the typical advanced...

Calibre's Catalogue Of Office Hacks

Posted on: 13/09/2017

This time last week, we presented to you an extensive article about must know productivity office hacks. In light of this therefore, we thought it would be interesting for our readers to also take a look at what we have done at Calibre for our office furniture and interior design experts to remain productive and most...

Standing Desk Essentials You Need

Posted on: 11/09/2017

There’s no doubt that standing desks in the workplace are trending more than ever before. You are likely to spot a fair amount of these type of desks in nearly every organisation. In fact, a few of our office furniture experts here at Calibre are also great advocates of standing desks. However, a standing desk alone is of no use if...

Must Know Productivity Office Hacks By Calibre Office Furniture

Posted on: 06/09/2017

No matter how much you love your job there will still be times when you could really do with a motivational boost. It’s true, humans are very complexed species. Even when we have everything, we act as if we have nothing and are often in constant need of injecting regular feel-good factors into our lives to keep us going. Sounds almost...

How To Carry Out a Successful Job Interview

Posted on: 04/09/2017

Hiring the right set of people for your organisation is exceptionally important. These potential candidates would need to normally have the necessary skills/experience and be able to fit in well with your existing business culture if they are to be considered. However, prior to the selection process, you would need to conduct effective...

How Exercise Can Help An Overwhelmed Office Worker

Posted on: 31/08/2017

Some of us can’t help but fall into the office work trap because let’s face it, it pays the bill! It’s however not as straightforward as just quitting your high-pressure office job but this doesn’t mean that you can’t minimise your stress levels with the aid of various work-balance remedies e.g....

Calibre’s Favourite Blog Of The Week: When Office Design Is More Than Just a Concept

Posted on: 29/08/2017

Let’s begin this article by outlining what office design means for us at Calibre Office Furniture. From our perspective at Calibre, the best office designs are those that take a business’s and employee’s needs into account. For example, designing an office that is beyond the company budget wouldn’t be a wise idea neither...

Calibre’s Favourite Blog Of The Week: Scents That Can Help Stimulate Your Mind In The Office

Posted on: 18/08/2017

We wanted to try something slightly different this week on the content front. Instead of sticking to the usual factors that improve employee productivity such as different type of trendy office furniture, we thought it would be interesting to go down the aromatherapy route. According to a superb and inspirational article that we came across...

Bring Nature into Your Office Design

Posted on: 10/08/2017

The environment we work in has a pivotal influence on our productivity and wellbeing. By introducing natural elements into the workplace, productivity can be improved by up to 15%. Whilst good ergonomic design plays an important part in any office design, other factors are also significant. Studies have shown that bringing nature into...

Generation Office? Millennials Prefer Offices To Remote Working

Posted on: 03/08/2017

We all love to dream of being able to work at home instead of dragging ourselves into the office. Working remotely allows employees to create their own work schedules as well as their own workspaces that can be entirely tailor made to their needs. For example, choosing the perfect chair out of all the office chairs out there that will give the...

Millennials – What Makes Them Tick?

Posted on: 01/08/2017

A topic of considerable debate in recent years among employers and HR theorists alike has been the growing influence of Millennials, who are rapidly becoming the dominant species of the workplace.  Throughout this post we’ll be exploring: who Millennials are, how their characteristics are perceived to compare to other generations and...

How Office Ready Are You?

Posted on: 31/07/2017

Have you recently landed your first office job or have been in the office scene for a while and are just wondering if you’ve made the right career choice? If this sounds familiar, read on. There are a range of straightforward implicit ‘office rules’ that employees are expected to follow at every organisation. If you can...

5 Ways Encouraging Individuality in the Office Aids Employee Retention

Posted on: 26/07/2017

                                Image source: Pexels From the furthest reaches of the North Pole to the manmade beaches of Johannesburg, the planet is now teeming with over 7.5 billion human beings and there’s no sign of us slowing down yet....

Coworking Space Design: Is It Time to Rethink Your Office Layout?

Posted on: 25/07/2017

A key trend in the world of modern office design and one that featured heavily at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week was the move towards coworking spaces. SEC Interiors Design and Proposals Manager, Hannah Woodward says: “This trend explores the potential opportunities gained by considering the transitional activity of the working...

Tips on How to Communicate Effectively in an Office

Posted on: 20/07/2017

Let’s begin with defining what communication actually is. Communication is essentially the process of exchanging information with another person or a group of people by directly speaking to them or by using another medium such as email. As you know, having great communication skills in life is essential. Let’s face it, this...

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Productivity in Your Office

Posted on: 19/07/2017

Productivity has long been a hot topic in boardrooms around the world. From the cube farms of the 20th century to the rise of Google-style complexes in recent years, business owners have always been fascinated with strategies for making employees work more productively. Though the trial and error approach to office design has been popular...

Tips on Office Etiquette

Posted on: 13/07/2017

As we spend majority of our time at work, we must respect our work environment in a similar fashion to how would at home. For example, if you keep your home furniture in great condition then this should give you every reason to also treat the office furniture at your organisation in a similar way. Below are some helpful tips on office...

Home Office Hacks: How to Stay Productive When Working Remotely

Posted on: 12/07/2017

With over 4.2 million Brits now choosing to work from home, remote working has become a hot topic of discussion in offices up and down the country - and for many workers, the move is a welcome change of pace. Away from notoriously distracting open-plan areas, workers can get away from the hustle and bustle of office life - but working from...

Clerkenwell week – Our thoughts at Calibre Office Furniture

Posted on: 11/07/2017

  As majority of the office furniture experts will be aware, Clerkenwell week has to be one of the most important industry events of the year. Let’s face it, everyone in the trade makes an effort to attend and so did we. As it has been a while since the event now, it's given us ample time to reflect on it and we would be...

Calibre Office Furniture's Collection of Workplace Facts - Week 4

Posted on: 05/07/2017

Must Know Facts About Open Plan Offices: Welcome back to Calibre Office Furniture’s collection of workplace facts! This week we will have a closer look into Gallup’s eye-opening recent article on: how to make an open floor plan work.  For all the office furniture and interior design experts out there, you will already...

Calibre Office Furniture's Collection of Workplace Facts - Week 3

Posted on: 30/06/2017

Must Know Facts About Women and the Workplace: We’re back with our weekly workplace facts! This time the topic of discussion will be on women and the modern workplace. Before we dive in, we will first share with you a visual representation of the stats we discovered on Business in the Community. See...

The Benefits of Working in a Co-Working Space

Posted on: 29/06/2017

Have you recently decided to take the freelancing route? If the answer is yes then, have you ever considered carrying out your work activities in a co-working space? A co-working space is essentially a working environment where a mixture of people from various backgrounds work under one roof sharing absolutely everything ranging from...

5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy in the Summer

Posted on: 28/06/2017

British summertime may not be famed for its high temperatures, but with the number of heatwaves sweeping the country rising in recent years, it’s important that employers are taking more of an interest in this season’s weather conditions. The satisfaction and wellbeing of employees will go hand-in-hand with staff retention levels,...

Calibre Office Furniture's Collection of Workplace Facts - Week 2

Posted on: 23/06/2017

Must Know Facts About Office Furniture:     It’s that time of week again, where we share our collection of must know workplace facts with you. So… here it goes! We thought it would be interesting to try something slightly different this time by going through a list of historic office furniture facts...

SMART Ways Of Improving Employee Efficiency

Posted on: 21/06/2017

Before diving deep into the subject of employee efficiency and the smartest ways of achieving it, it’s important for us to understand what SMART even stands for in a business context. According to a number of business theorists SMART is essentially linked with Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely ways of working. In...

Calibre Office Furniture's Collection of Workplace Facts - Week 1 - Part Two

Posted on: 15/06/2017

Must Know Facts About Employee Engagement: For the second part of this week’s collection of workplace facts, Calibre Office Furniture presents to you a selection of must know facts on employee engagement. As employees are one of the most important assets of every business, it is essential for them to give their 100% and...

Calibre Office Furniture’s Collection of Workplace Facts – Week 1

Posted on: 12/06/2017

Must Know Facts About Millennials: At Calibre Office Furniture, we are delighted to introduce and bring to you our brand new collection of must know workplace facts on a weekly basis. We intend to cover a diverse range of popular and interesting workplace topics. We will begin this series off with an insightful article we came across by...

Top Tips On How To Carry Out Effective Teamwork In The Office

Posted on: 08/06/2017

Nowadays, it’s become increasingly common for majority of people to work if they are to successfully get through the typical economic and social pressures of life i.e. BILLS!!! Working in an office is usually a very popular career choice for people to make especially for the millennials. As most of us know, working in a team is a...

Our Favourite Celebrity Offices

Posted on: 01/06/2017

Being office furniture specialists, we’re always passionate about keeping an eye out on the different office styles and designs that are proving to be popular among consumers including iconic celebrities. We thought it would be interesting to have a nose around the web on some of the celebrity workspaces that exist and pick out some of...

Common Misconceptions On Open Space Office Design

Posted on: 11/05/2017

In recent years, there has been a lot of debate on whether an open space style office is the best solution for businesses. It’s actually greatly common for a number of office design professionals to advise their clients to opt for the open space office design due to the popular belief that it increases productivity and encourages...

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 - The Do’s and Don’ts Checklist

Posted on: 10/05/2017

               As many of the office furniture enthusiasts will be aware, Clerkenwell Design Week for this year is only around the corner, which means it’s time to be fully prepared ahead of the annual event. For those who are new to the concept and still trying to get their head around...

Calibre Office Furniture Latest Industry News

Posted on: 08/05/2017

Every so often, we like to keep our readers updated on the latest office furniture industry news. We like to keep the news as diverse, insightful and interesting as possible by only choosing the very top line topics that have been taking place recently. The Calibre Office Furniture news round this time has three focus areas; these being office...

Top Tips on Flexible Working

Posted on: 04/05/2017

In the modern working world, flexible type of working is often encouraged by a wide range of employers in order to retain staff morale levels. Let’s face it, we’re not robots and it’s not realistic for office workers to be glued to their office desks the entire day. Therefore, flexible working has become a common trend for...

Fun & Motivating Items to Keep at Your Desk

Posted on: 28/04/2017

  As office workers spend a large sum of time at their office desks, it only makes sense for them to add some character to their personal office space. You might be wondering, how can this exactly be achieved? It’s simple. Add some fun and motivating items at your desk and you're good to go. Below are some useful and...

3 Proactive Solutions to Common Office Move Problems

Posted on: 24/04/2017

Preparing for an office move can be stressful—not only do you have to sort out the logistics of the actual move, but you need to anticipate how the layout of your future space will affect employees' productivity and overall workplace culture. While this may prove challenging, there are ways you can streamline the...

Tips On How To Beat Holiday Blues At Work

Posted on: 20/04/2017

It’s only natural to get the holiday blues when you return from a relaxing and well deserved vacation. For many, going back to work can prove to be a struggle! However, there are a number of ways, which will aid us to settle in well at work after an indulging holiday. Below are some useful tips you can take on board every time you...

What Type of Office Worker Are You?

Posted on: 12/04/2017

An organisation is essentially made up of a mixture of vital elements like the office furniture, eye-catching office accessories like plants and paintings and most importantly, the office workers, who are one of the most important assets of every business. There are thousands of individuals across the globe who work in a professional office...

Tips For Creating an Ergonomic Office

Posted on: 05/04/2017

Realistically, not all businesses will be familiar with the notion of ergonomics let alone knowing how to implement it successfully at their workplace. Ergonomics is simply the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. It is also associated with colleagues being able to work in the most comfortable way. Ergonomics can be...

Office Furniture That Encourages Workplace Collaboration

Posted on: 03/04/2017

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The Benefits of Having Standing Desks in Your Office

Posted on: 29/03/2017

Similarly to every other industry, there is always a new trend that organisations in the corporate world should know about and make the most of if they haven’t already. There has for instance been a rise with the number of corporations adding standing desks to their order when purchasing office furniture. Below are some key benefits of...

Recommendations on How to Build The Perfect Office Space in 2017

Posted on: 27/03/2017

  Building a captivating office space no doubt requires plenty of time, thought and capital. However, it’s the type of investment that brings greater advantages for every organisation than it does disadvantages. You can make your office attractive for both your employees and clients in various ways. A few of our personal...

Tips on How to Make your Office Fun This Easter

Posted on: 24/03/2017

    It’s become quite common for workplaces to celebrate popular public holidays such as Easter and Christmas in the office. After all, it’s a great excuse to add some fun to our routinely lives and to reward ourselves for all of our hard work. Majority of workers nowadays possess the work hard, play hard...

Popular Training Techniques to Know About for Your Workplace

Posted on: 22/03/2017

According to Human Resource Management Practice ‘training and development means changing what employees know, how they work, their attitudes toward their work, or their interaction with their co-workers or supervisors'. From this therefore, it’s fair to say that training sessions play an important role in changing employee...

Why Your Meeting Room Space Is Not Appropriate For a Training Course

Posted on: 20/03/2017

I’ve been a trainer since 1989, and worked as a facilitator for The Development Company for 21 years. As an experienced trainer, I get as much pre-event engagement with my learners as I can, agree measurable learning objectives, cox the learners’ manager to provide coaching with their member of staff to embed the learning, and...

Steps on Conducting a Successful Business Conference

Posted on: 16/03/2017

Numerous factors need to considered when running a successful business. Aspects of the business such as the office furniture or even the organisation of conferences for example would be considered as vital areas of the business. For now however, let’s draw our attention to the organisation of business conferences and how to conduct...

How to Work Smarter – Not Harder in 2017

Posted on: 06/03/2017

To be a successful business professional nowadays, it’s necessary to know how to work smarter instead of working harder. You can become an expert in this by adopting smarter ways of working in a professional environment and sticking to these. Some of these will be highlighted below. SMART Tip 1: get rid of all your distractions Do...

Office Chair Workouts and Weight Loss

Posted on: 03/03/2017

Although, there are several perks to working a 9-5 office job it still has a few drawbacks that you should keep in mind before entering the corporate world. Weight gain can for instance be one of the main problems many individuals face when working in an office. This is simply because; we spend most of our time working on our office chairs with...

An Office Essentials Guide to Running Small-Sized Office Spaces

Posted on: 28/02/2017

          There has been a clear rise over the years in regards to the number of small-sized office spaces that exist. Although there are thousands of small-sized workplaces, which specialise in varying industries to each other it’s still likely for them to however require similar office essentials to one...

The Fundamentals of Creating a Welcoming Reception Area

Posted on: 21/02/2017

  One of the first points of attraction when you enter an office has to be the reception area for most businesses. For this reason, it becomes important to get your reception area perfect for everyone who comes to visit you. Below are a number of key to-do’s that will allow you to make the reception area more welcoming for...

6 Top Tips for Improving Employee Well-being in the Workplace

Posted on: 17/02/2017

Well-being at work is being cited as equally important to employees as salaries when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. Creating a happy workforce is talked about a lot, but why is this the case and what can we do to increase employee well-being? Is it just the upgrade of office furniture like office cupboards and office desks or...

5 Meeting Room Layout Designs for Every Occasion

Posted on: 17/02/2017

Modern-day business is experiencing a digital revolution. Today’s organisations are embracing the benefits of technology, and seizing the opportunities offered by advancements such as flexible working, hot desking, and unified communications. Yet despite the ever-changing landscape, there is one cornerstone of business...

Our Changing Relationship With Work And How The Workplace Needs To Adapt

Posted on: 13/02/2017

You only have to look at TV or the movies to see people are obsessed with what the future holds. Whether that be a future where technological advances such as self tying shoelaces or hoverboards to make our lives easier, or a more dystopian vision where the robots have taken control. The world of work plays a huge part in this vision and...

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Workspace

Posted on: 13/02/2017

In 2017, workspace utilisation will be a top priority for every company. Whether you’re a small business or a multinational company, there are advantages to using every square inch of your office to its fullest. Below, we’re sharing 7 ways to reap these benefits and make the most of your workspace. 1. Layout, Layout,...

Staff Interview Sessions at Calibre Office Furniture

Posted on: 01/02/2017

At Calibre Office Furniture, our staff members are always approached by several career focused companies to find out more about their job experience to date. These type of companies are greatly keen to find out about the career journey of young established professionals and seek useful career advice from them to pass on to their...

Discovering The Most Innovative Office Designs

Posted on: 01/02/2017

As younger generations enter the workforce, more and more organisations are realising the connection between a positive employee experience and hiring the best talent. Recent research has found that millennials are the least engaged generation in the workplace, and companies are having to adapt their environments to increase...

Useful Tips On How To Modernise Your Office

Posted on: 31/01/2017

In this rapidly evolving corporate world, many companies find it tricky to keep their office looking up to date. This can be due to a number of reasons such as employers simply not having the time to think about an office revamp or they may simply not have the budget for it. Regardless of the situation, it is important for an office of any...

5 ways to improve employee engagement in your business

Posted on: 26/01/2017

                                   According to a Gallup poll, the average working American is at their job for 47 hours each week, almost an entire day over the standard 9-5 schedule. 39% of those surveyed say they work 50 hours or more...

How to create a positive work environment

Posted on: 18/01/2017

    Several office workers would agree that working in a positive working environment is exceptionally important to them. Let’s face it; we spend most of our time at work so it only makes sense to make our workplace a pleasant place to be. As you can see in the infographic below, there are a wide selection of ways...

Top to dos for an office relocation

Posted on: 11/01/2017

  It’s become relatively prevalent for a widespread of organisations to relocate their offices every so often and not just stick at one business address for years on end. Are you also looking to relocate your office to a different place? Then it would be worth taking a note of some of the top to do’s we at Calibre...

Motivation in the Workplace

Posted on: 04/01/2017

  One of the best ways to motivate employees is to provide a pleasant work environment. Keeping this in mind, we at Calibre Office Furniture have taken a great interest in discovering more about all the factors like smart office design that help towards boosting employee morale. To examine this concept further we found it...

Tips on achieving a stress-free office environment this Christmas

Posted on: 19/12/2016

It becomes immensely important to get employee wellness up to scratch in all workplaces considering employees are one of the most important assets of every business. Working in an office in particular, can without a doubt become quite exhausting both mentally and emotionally for majority of workers. This makes it imperative therefore to...

The benefits of a workplace breakout area explained

Posted on: 07/12/2016

                                                       It’s become increasingly commonplace for majority of organisations to have a breakout area included in their office workspace....

How to organise your office desk

Posted on: 24/11/2016

Whether it’s an executive desk you use at work or a designer desk, there is no excuse not to keep it organised & clutter-free at all times. After all, office desks are one of the most important types of office furniture you can have in any workplace so it’s essential to get the maintenance of these right. Having your office...

Fun facts on furniture material

Posted on: 10/11/2016

Organisations often base their office furniture purchasing decisions on the physical appearance of products. However, it would be a sensible idea to go beyond this and get a better understanding of the actual materials that are being used to construct such items. You don’t have to become an interior design expert but it would cause no...

A comprehensive guide to staff well-being at work

Posted on: 03/11/2016

When looking at your well-being at work it’s important to take an all-rounded approach. There are a range of smart ways you can incorporate good habits into your work-life. These will be highlighted below. Make most of your medical benefits If your corporation provides you with medical benefits such as reflexology, chiropractic or...

Office refurbs without the hassle

Posted on: 01/11/2016

If you’re sick of the sight of your office or it simply doesn’t suit your needs anymore, it’s time to make some changes. You and your staff members may spend most of your waking lives in this environment, so it’s important that it looks the part, functions well and is comfy. That said, the thought of taking time out...

Revamping your reception area

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Your reception area is the first thing that people see when they enter your premises. If it’s not up-to-scratch, they could instantly be put off dealing with your firm. While this may seem a little hasty and unfair, it’s easy to understand the logic behind the response. As far as third parties are concerned, if you can’t...

Taking the hassle out of office furniture installation

Posted on: 01/11/2016

In the past, you might have been put off revamping your office because of the hassle associated with installing executive office furniture. After all, many web-based suppliers simply drop the items you order at your door and let you get on with the rest. Assembling furniture from flat packs and manoeuvring cumbersome and heavy items around...

The beauty of contemporary acoustic panels

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Offices are evolving all the time as trends change and new products come on to the market. One aspect of your working space that you may wish to alter is the noise level. Open plan offices have many advantages. For example, they are space saving and thus cheaper to run. Also, they can foster better communication and collaboration among...

The central role of storage items

Posted on: 01/11/2016

After desks and chairs, storage items are arguably the most important pieces of office furniture. Without the right cabinets, shelving, lockers and other items, it would be impossible to organise working areas effectively. Luckily, it’s now simple to get hold of products like this. Here at Calibre we offer an array of...

The devil is in the detail

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Planning an office isn’t simply a matter of choosing a few desks and chairs and positioning them around your premises. There are lots of issues you’ll need to think about if you’re to achieve the best results. Indeed, if you lack the experience or simply don’t have the time to set about projects like this yourself,...

The difference the right office furniture can make

Posted on: 01/11/2016

As a business owner you want to do everything you can to ensure things run smoothly, allowing you to reach your business goals and make the profits you’re looking for. But, it’s important to spend time considering the more behind-the-scenes aspects of business management—the right office furniture, for example, can transform...

The easy way to redo your office

Posted on: 01/11/2016

If your working space is in need of a revamp, now could be the time to take action. After all, the conditions in which your staff members operate can have a massive impact on their morale and efficiency. In other words, by investing in new office furniture, you stand to boost your bottom line. However, you might have been dreading an...

The importance of effective office space planning

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Organising your office space can be a difficult task as there is so much more to consider than simply working out where your office furniture will go. Indeed, integral factors such as the arrangement of networking cables, electricity power outlets and cables as well as services like printers, telephone, fax and photocopier all need to be...

The importance of effective office storage

Posted on: 01/11/2016

It’s objects like desks and chairs that really stand out in working spaces. These items of office furniture are the most conspicuous. However, it’s really important that you don’t neglect effective storage products. While they might not be as immediately obvious, they can be highly conspicuous by their absence. If your...

The importance of health and safety in an office

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Meeting health and safety regulations will be a core part of business management, and although an office might seem like a relatively low-risk environment there’s more to it than you might think. Accidents can happen, particularly if you’re not aware of the risks and don’t identify ways to reduce them, and unless you want to...

Think scale and style when choosing media walls

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Your boardroom may be the epicentre of your entire business. Many major decisions and deals may be made with its four walls, helping to determine the future of your company. It’s therefore crucial that the area looks the part. In the past, creating the perfect boardroom was a case of selecting a suitable table and chairs, and possibly...

Time to give your office a facelift

Posted on: 01/11/2016

In theory, giving your office a facelift may seem like a really good idea. Especially if your working space is looking a little tired, a revamp like this could breathe new life into it and re-energise your team. That said, the reality of having to come up with attractive designs and make them a reality may not be quite so appealing....

Tips for creating an inviting reception area

Posted on: 01/11/2016

The old adage that "a first impression is a lasting one" is never truer than for modern businesses.  It is essential that prospective clients, employees and shareholders are given an accurate and positive representation of your company when they first enter your office building. Whilst the welcoming attitude of your...

Tips on improving your health at work

Posted on: 01/11/2016

We spend a vast percentage of our lives at work, so it makes perfect sense to try and ensure that we look after our health as much as possible whilst doing our jobs. If you work in an office the chances are that you suffer from some sort of muscle pain, especially in your back area. Workers also snack a lot more than they normally would do at...

Why better design may not just be about space

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Offices are changing in ways previous generations simply would not recognise, with one of the biggest revolutions in workplace design focusing on swapping cubicles and corner work rooms for working in an open space. But does this approach suit everyone? And does it create a better environment, or would some benefit from...

Why glass is the perfect office material

Posted on: 01/11/2016

There is a fine art to creating the perfect office. Often, the working areas that look the best are those that have a consistency and confidence about their design. Rather than being a hotchpotch of office furniture, they have a clear theme and style. If you’re looking to revamp your office, or you’re moving to new premises...

Why now is the ideal time to refurbish your office

Posted on: 01/11/2016

Well, it took its time arriving but it is fair to say that spring is now well and truly here. Indeed, the painful memories of snow over the Easter weekend and sub-zero temperatures in April are now forgotten as sunny days, fine evenings and even hot weekends now show us that summer is on its way. Arguably the best thing about this time of...

The right office furniture can help you to work smarter

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Today’s workplace mantra appears to be ‘work smarter, not harder’. But what does this really mean and how can you create a working environment that allows you to work in such a smart way? Working smart is about improving results without shelling out lots of additional cash and putting added pressure on your employees....

Making the most of a small office space

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Not every company will have the luxury of infinite amounts of space. For some, whether money or space is tight, there will be certain constraints placed on the amount of room businesses have to play with. As such, from choosing the right office furniture to ensuring that the layout of your premises will allow you to maximise your available...

How a reception area can make all the difference

Posted on: 28/10/2016

When it comes to designing or renovating your office, the reception area is a crucial part in helping you project the right image for your business. As the the natural hub of your company, the entrance area will play a key part in making your visitors feel welcome and valued, as well as providing the perfect opportunity to make a good first...

The best time to renovate your office space

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Office renovations and refurbishments can very quickly give old workspaces a brand new lease of life. The benefits are numerous, improving the image of your business to all those visiting your premises and at the same time increasing office morale, allowing your workforce a chance to see you as a thriving, evolving company and not one that is...

The perfect office chairs and why you need them

Posted on: 28/10/2016

When buying office chairs, it will be important to ensure that they both look and play the part, catering for the needs of those sitting on them and creating a uniform look that exudes style and class. Yet, many of those equipping an office with furniture will overlook certain important considerations when choosing office chairs, opting instead...

Will offices one day be standing room only?

Posted on: 28/10/2016

The effects of remaining seated for hours on end have been studied many times over the years. More recently, certain scientists have gone so far as to suggest that offering ways for individuals to exercise whilst in the workplace would boost health levels and even significantly increase the life expectancy of office workers. Many...

Making the most of your office storage space

Posted on: 28/10/2016

When it comes to sourcing new office furniture for the workplace, the most common areas to pay attention to are chairs and desks as these are the items that most prominently impact aesthetics, productivity and health. However, whilst purchasing such workplace furnishings will indeed need a great deal of considering, it will also be wise not to...

Rounding up some of the industry news

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Here at Calibre Office Furniture, we like to stay abreast of the latest industry news, as well as opinions and views of those who have an interest in offices and office furniture. Here’s just a few of the most recent things we’ve read… The office desk is now more than just your everyday piece of furniture We read this...

A boardroom that strikes the right note

Posted on: 28/10/2016

While your main office can be likened to the engine room of your organisation, your boardroom is akin to the helm. Many important decisions and deals may be made in this space, so it’s important that it really looks and feels the part. By following a few simple design principles and selecting the right furniture, you can ensure that...

Are well all sitting comfortably

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Given the importance of good quality office seating, it’s amazing how many working spaces around the UK still feature substandard chairs. The business case for well designed and expertly made office chairs is simple and compelling, and workers really benefit from them too. Musculoskeletal disorders Sadly, many...

Boosting productivity with the help of office screens

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Like many organisations, yours may operate in an open plan environment. This can represent a far more efficient use of space than occupying lots of small rooms and it also aids effective communication and collaboration between colleagues and departments. However, despite their advantages, these environments also have one notable downside....

Change the landscape of your office with new screens

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Square footage comes at a premium these days and so it’s really important to make the most efficient use of office space possible. It’s no wonder then that open plan working areas are so popular. Also, like many bosses, you might think that these environments encourage collaboration among workers. A caveat That said,...

Choosing boardroom furniture

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Boardrooms used to be imposing places which were designed to inspire equal mixtures of awe and terror into the people who were invited into them. It used to be that it was only the top level management figures who were allowed to enter the boardroom’s hallowed turf at will. However, modern businesses have moved on from such days, and...

Choosing the best boardroom furniture

Posted on: 28/10/2016

If you’re on the lookout for new boardroom furniture, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Calibre we’re passionate about offering the very best executive office furniture around and have plenty of items that may take your fancy. It’s important to appreciate the significance of boardroom tables and chairs. They...

Creating a feeling of power in your office

Posted on: 28/10/2016

If you want to create a powerful impact on your clients when they come to visit, you’re going to need an office that reflects your power. Whether you’re CEO or MD, your office is a space that reflects how you conduct your business and how you want people to perceive you. We’ve compiled a list of office furniture that is sure...

Dress your boardroom to impress

Posted on: 28/10/2016

If there are two areas of your office that you really need to focus on in terms of their appearance, it’s your reception and your boardroom. Your reception is the first thing that visitors see, so if you’re to make a good impression, it’s vital that it looks the part. Meanwhile, your boardroom is where many important meetings,...

How to establish a famous office

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Here at Calibre Office Furniture and Interiors Ltd, we like to think that we are experts when it comes to fitting out offices with the highest quality goods at affordable prices. No matter what your office furniture needs may be, we will have the knowledge and products to suit your requirements. Indeed, we are so confident about our knowledge...

Important aspects to keep in mind when choosing new office furniture

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Buying modern office furniture can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t have an exact understanding of what it is you need and want. Below are three aspects which, if you take the time to digest them properly, can help you to better identify your office’s true wants and needs. Your Choice of...

Important factors to consider when starting a business

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Starting a business is always an exciting time and there are plenty of different things to consider. When the world economy is going through a relatively tough period, the number of people who start their own businesses tends to shoot upwards. This can be because of a number of different reasons. Someone who has been made redundant may want to...

Innovative office screens

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Open plan offices are great. They’re space saving, which is good news for your bottom line, and they can also promote collaborative and integrated working among your employees. The only trouble is, these working environments can get a little noisy. If you’re not careful, your personnel can be distracted by each others’...

Is it time for a refurbishment?

Posted on: 28/10/2016

An office should be a place of motivation, organisation and productivity, but if the atmosphere isn’t right you won’t be able to achieve that kind of result. Employees need to feel inspired and clients need to feel like they’re doing business with the right company, and if your office is starting to look a bit old and tired...

Make an impression with glass boardroom tables

Posted on: 28/10/2016

It’s hard to overstate the importance of boardrooms and you no doubt want to make sure yours looks the part. Here at Calibre we sell an impressive range of executive office furniture and may have exactly what you’re after. Also, ordering from us is quick and simple, which may be welcome news if you’re operating to a tight...

Make sure your reception looks and feels great

Posted on: 28/10/2016

In business, making the right impression is crucial, which is why it’s so important to ensure your reception looks the part. This part of your office is the first thing people see when they step into your building. If it looks bad, they may instantly start to doubt your organisation. After all, if you can’t manage to organise...

Make the right impression with top quality reception furniture

Posted on: 28/10/2016

In business, image counts for a lot and it’s worth bearing this in mind when you’re buying office furniture for your reception. These areas are often the first that people see when they approach your company, so it’s vital that they look the part. Individuals can be instantly put off if they see unprofessional, poorly...

Make the right impression

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Image is everything, and this is even more important to remember in the corporate arena. You need to show potential customers you’re the type of company they want to do business with whilst keeping current clients loyal, and it’s all about reflecting your core values to make the right impression whilst instilling a sense of...

Making the most of your office space

Posted on: 28/10/2016

If your office isn’t quite as big as you’d like it to be, you’re not alone. Commercial premises come at a premium and the simple fact is, it’s not always possible to choose spacious working areas.  The important thing if your office is lacking in square footage is to make the most of what you do have. With some...

Office design trends

Posted on: 28/10/2016

Office layouts are always a hot topic of conversation in the design world, but one leading trendsetter has recently made some bold claims about where the future of modern office furniture lies. Joanna Feeley is the founder of the famous Trend Bible and she says that cardboard office furniture will be one of the key design features of modern...

Tips on how to make your workplace more enjoyable and productive

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Recently, I came across a really interesting article by: http://www.gethppy.com/ about the various ways to make work more fun and productive. Apart from getting an office dog because from past experiences I know they are a BIG distraction, all the other ideas mentioned seem like a great idea! My personal favourite is the one about having an...

A guide on how to beat stress during challenging periods at work

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Not too long ago, I came across a greatly inspirational post by http://tinybuddha.com/ about the different ways to deal with work stress. Let’s face it, most of us must have all been through a tough time at work due to a range of reasons. These could include anything from the urgency of meeting unrealistic deadlines to dealing with...

Tips on how to remain motivated at work

Posted on: 27/10/2016

In general, I would perceive myself to be a positive individual whether it’s at home or at work. I’ve always been told in various workplaces that I add positive energy in the office without even realising it. I have to admit I’ve always been the one who gets everyone together and organises team lunches and other team building...

A guideline on choosing the right office furniture

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Recently, I came across a really interesting post by http://blog.loot.com/ about the top tips for choosing office furniture. Fortunately, I’ve always worked at organisations that have really attractive and well-chosen furniture for the entire workplace. This of course helps me remain motivated throughout the week and I’m confident...

Are you sitting upright?

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Having the correct posture at work isn’t something I’ve paid much attention to in the past but that has all changed since I recently started experiencing sharp back pains myself. I’ve been reading a great deal of material on ways to improve my posture at work. There is a really insightful article on the...

Parenthood and work-life – getting the balance right!

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Whilst browsing the internet and reading a number of blogs online I came across a really interesting article on http://www.netmums.com/ about being a parent but also sustaining a job at the same time. Although, I’m not a parent yet or have any first-hand experience with parenting, some of my friends are and they always find it...

The impact of colours on our mood at work

Posted on: 27/10/2016

It wasn’t until recently that I started to think more deeply about office layout and how it should be like. An interesting article by https://www.tinypulse.com on how colours affect mood in the workplace really caught my attention. According to this post using the colour white for your office walls is a big NO! I always thought having...

How to improve office breakout areas in organisations

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Being a full-time employee myself I can completely comprehend with the importance of having breakout spaces in the workplace. Sometimes however, even when there is a breakout space for staff it may not actually get used simply because it’s not designed in a smart way. I recently stumbled across a fantastic article on the...

Location, Location, Location!

Posted on: 27/10/2016

A while ago, I came across an thought-provoking post on how to pick the right location for your new office by https://www.thesquarefoot.com. For me personally having a straightforward commute to work and being situated in a lively & busy area, where there are numerous shops around me are the two most important factors. From an...

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