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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...

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 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...

Top tips on organising great meetings at work

Posted on: 27/10/2016

Its immensely common for a majority of corporations to be running regular meetings on a daily basis. We’ve realistically all been present at a number of meetings throughout our work-life. These probably have ranged from informal meetings like brainstorm sessions to large all-staffer meetings for a vast number of us. As you may already...

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