WDM Newsletter – October 2017

This article was originally emailed as our monthly Workplace Design & Management newsletter at 11:00 on 19/10/2017. You can view older newsletters here and register to receive them monthly.

Corporate Wellbeing

WDMheader2017-10Dynamic employers realise that wellbeing and productivity are inextricably linked. Whether your interest is in workplace design, mental and physical health, ergonomics, recruitment and retention, engagement, agile working or any combination of these factors, there will be valuable content to interest you at Citywork London on November 6, 2017.  This high level event provides presentations and workshops to address the key issues of the modern workplace. We are exhibition partners at the event and look forward to meeting all delegates.

The best of both worlds

drumbackMartin Ballendat’s ingenious design provides the Drumback with the cool comfort of a mesh back and the stability of a solid back design without the need of upholstery. The mesh fabric stretches over the polypropylene back like a drum. With a choice of grey and black frames and 16 mesh colours, Drumback offers a stylish product with good support and adjustability at a mass-market price. Early trials have met with very positive responses and this chair provides a unique design choice in the sub-£400 project chair market.

Hospitality product moves into offices

aircharge2I have mentioned aircharge® here before and the brand has grown globally in the hospitality sector. Several major coffee shops and hotel chains are already offering Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) inductive charging facilities as a service in their public areas. Even car manufacturers are introducing the technology to their vehicles. With inductive charging now available on Apple products (from iPhone 8 onwards), we expect a much higher level of interest in offices. The aircharge® product portfolio has grown to suit a very wide range of installations with trim and inserts to match chrome, wood and leather as well as the ubiquitous black and white. The most common implementation offers a standard 80mm diameter insert but other variants are available and we also have desk lamps and monitor arms with integral chargers. View products here or  contact us for further information.

Approved Trainer Status

iirsmWe are delighted to announce that we now have Approved Supplier Status from the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management. Our first five approved courses all cover workstation health and safety topics but we shall be evolving and growing the approved list in the future. Even for our sessions that are not yet approved, we apply the same preparation, style, delivery and communication methods. Of late, our most popular seminar sessions are ‘Sit-Stand – exploding the myths’ and ‘Is it true what they say about Millennials?’. Typically lasting 45-60 minutes, we are happy to offer these to local groups from professional bodies for regional meetings. For this type of event, we often make no charge and we may even be persuaded to sponsor it! To discuss this further, please contact me directly and I shall be delighted to explore options.

Second request

resubscribe_2Please ignore this item if you have already resubscribed! If not, we need your help to ensure we comply with the imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in Europe in the New Year. To do this, we are asking ALL subscribers to reregister to ensure you continue to receive this monthly newsletter. To meet the more stringent 2018 requirements, we need to be certain we have proof of opting in from all our readers so we shall be closing down this database at the year end. To ensure uninterrupted delivery, please take a couple of minutes to register for the new database hereThe reregistration submission will send you a confirmation email to complete the process. Please check your spam/junk directories if you do not receive it. Many thanks for your continued interest and support.

Time to pick up a pre-Christmas bargain

demo_chairsIf you are looking for a quality computer chair for yourself or a loved one but have always felt corporate seating is too expensive for your personal budget, we have good news! In the course of our daily business, we use many sample chairs for customer evaluations but these samples do not become part of the subsequent sale (often due to colour or specification). The warehouse is now looking a little cluttered with these samples so, with Christmas decorations in the shops, it seems people (other than me) must be thinking about the festive season! To find the ideal chair gift (or treat for yourself) at a substantial discount, please check our current list here. It is regularly updated so check again soon if you do not see what you want. We will even hold Christmas presents in stock for you until nearer the time!

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