Posted in Office Design by Active Workplace Solutions on 4th July 2019
Technology is quickly changing, as such it is very important that your business’ office is designed in such a way that it can utilise improvements in technology that could be used to boost either or both workplace productivity and employee wellbeing.
Posted in Office Design by Active Workplace Solutions on 11th June 2019
Struggling with what office design to choose? As experts in Office Design Reading, the Active Workplace Solutions team is on hand to provide advice and office interior solutions to help bring your dream workplace into reality.
Posted in Office Design by Active Workplace Solutions on 9th April 2019
As experienced providers of office refurbishment in Berkshire, if you want to update your office environment, there are numerous different workplace solutions that we can provide to enhance your business and boost the productivity of the office.
Posted in Office Design by Active Workplace Solutions on 9th April 2019
One of the many challenges businesses face is the question of boosting workplace productivity. However, did you know that your workplace design and layout could be harming the morale and quality of work produced by your employees?
By embracing mindfulness, we can better understand ourselves and increase the amount of enjoyment and fulfilment from our lives. As such, any business seeking to improve the wellbeing and productivity of their workforce should seek to promote mindfulness in office design.
Posted in Office Design by Active Workplace Solutions on 25th February 2019
Patterns; are they just there to look pretty or do they have other uses within the office environment? As prestigious providers of office design in Reading, we’re always searching for new and innovative ways to improve our workplace design and management, so join us as we embark on a quest of discovery regarding the use of patterns in the workplace.
Posted in Office Design by Active Workplace Solutions on 18th February 2019
Office furniture doesn’t go bad in the same way that milk or cheese goes bad, however there are a few tell tale signs that it might be time to replace your current furniture and upgrade to modern office furniture.
Office Interior Office interior services can provide a wide range of advantages to your business, however in order to gain these benefits, you'll need to make sure that you choose the right office fit out company. So how do you know which business is best suited to your needs?
Businesses are looking for different ways to improve their business’ working conditions; one way to do this is to improve the office furniture. However, how do you know what areas of modern office furniture you need to improve and what elements are currently working well?
Businesses are frequently looking for ways that they can improve the productivity in their workplace, but did you know that the office design and space planning of your office environment can have a significant impact on the productivity and well being of your employees?
As a bespoke workplace solutions company, it is important that we don't just 'talk the talk'. We've got to walk the walk too. Workplace refurbishment is something we specialise in, so when it came to the challenge of refurbishing our ActiveHQ, we were well equipped and up to the challenge.
Office Interior services empower businesses to transform their working environment into one that motivates and inspires their employees to achieve their best. However, with a variety of different office interior solutions to choose from including refurbishment and design, how do you know which service is best suited to your needs?
We all know that first impressions count, but did you know that the layout of your office could be causing potential candidates to turn down job offers? Here’s a list of 2 reasons why your business needs the assistance of a skilled office fit out company.
There are numerous different office design factors that can affect the productivity of an office environment such as office furniture and office layout. However, could the use of colours in your office affect office productivity and wellbeing?
Sometimes it can be difficult to know when the time is right to change the design of your workplace. Indeed, with numerous different trends coming and going it can be confusing to know when the time is right for you to change your business’ office design.
When designing an office it is very important that you think ahead. Indeed an office not only has to meet your business’ needs of today, but it also has to provide you with the tools to meet the needs of the future.
Many businesses want to improve their workplace in order to boost productivity and employee wellbeing. However,sometimes it can be difficult to think of ways that you could improve your business' office design.
Active was awarded the contract to design, fit out and source the furniture for a 60 seat business incubation centre and co-working space at Thames Valley Science Park’s (TVSP) new Shinfield campus. The space will form an integral part of the ‘Innovation Catalyst’ partnership providing a comprehensive offering to business innovators across the region.
We are extremely proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the SME of the Year category in the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards 2018. After reaching the finals in both the IoD and Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards towards the end of last year, we are over the moon to have started 2018 with yet another fantastic achievement!
In the busy business world, it can be easy to put thoughts about the office design to one side – after all, it’s only the building that plays host to our work. With so much to concentrate on, on a day-to-day basis, it’s understandable that the role of the office is forgotten about.
There are lots of different things to consider when designing a new office environment. As such, designing your business’ new working environment can sometimes be a difficult, challenging, and sometimes stressful experience.
2017 has been a great year for Active. We have welcomed new faces, new clients, participated in lots of events and banked some great achievements along the way. We would like to share with you the highlights of 2017 and preview our 2018 plans.
We are pleased to announce that Active retained its accreditation against the Investors in People Standard having upheld this accreditation for the previous 3 years. We are extremely proud to be recognised for our commitment to high performance through good people management...
This month Active was named one of the seven finalists for the Thames Valley Business Magazine Award’s SME of the Year 2017! Joining Active in the category is CitNOW, Diamond Logistics, Firefly Human Capital, Hawkins Group of Companies, IPRO Solutions and McFarlane Telfer.
Adrian Powell, director and owner of office interiors company Active, has been awarded the Institute of Directors (IoD) Highly Commended Award for SME Company Director of the Year at last week’s glittering award ceremony.
Are productivity levels in the office falling? Perhaps you’ve rebranded and your current office space just doesn’t suit your companies culture anymore. Here are 6 sure signs it’s time for an office refurbishment…
It is a well-known fact that our senses play a vital part in how we experience and react to the environment around us. With sight, sound, touch, taste and smell all having an influence over our perception and mood, it is vital that all of these are considered equally when designing offices with a human focus…
Over the last year, Active’s office fit out team has gone from strength to strength, winning a number of large refurbishment and fit out contracts for some of UK’s leading businesses. Going forward, to assist with rapid growth plans, Active looks to expand its team further...
First impressions are very important. As such it is vital that any client or potential employee feels inspired and optimistic from the moment that they first visit your premises. If your office space is in need of rejuvenation, have you considered a professional service for office refurbishment in Reading from Active?
Today’s workplace is becoming ever more diverse, with people working longer, the modern office is now home to multiple generations. So, what do these generations want from their workspace? And how do we ensure we cater for all? Active discuss…
Although there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to designing for well being, there are certain areas that must be considered. Active discuss 5 concepts you must consider when designing for wellbeing in YOUR workplace…
Although the look and feel of an office environment may vastly change as the years go by, there are certain aspects and requirements of an office design that, if remaining constant, will help the business to be a success. No matter the design of a workplace, office fit out companies advise business organisations that their in-office environment must meet its needs and aims, inspire its staff, as well as reduce operating costs – it’s these aspects that make for the most cost-effective workplace as possible.
The ability to retain an organised office environment is vitally important for many reasons, the main reason, of course, being how successful your business or company could be. It’s commonplace for a workplace to become slightly disorganised after a period of time – especially during particularly stressful periods in which everyone will be working flat-out to achieve their aims.
This year, the Active team went en masse to explore the latest and upcoming furniture trends emerging in today’s workplace, as well as catching up with existing furniture partners to see the new products they have to offer...
It is no secret that by designing a workplace that your employees enjoy spending time in that you will see a positive impact on staff productivity, engagement and retention. So how do you create a five-star experience for your employees? Active discuss…
We are extremely pleased to announce that Active Director, Adrian Powell, has been awarded the London and Southeast, Director of the Year (for companies up to £9.99M) in the IoD, Director of the Year Awards 2017!
With 70% of workers reporting the sound of the conversation of their coworkers as the most distracting thing in the workplace, it is important that acoustics are not overlooked when designing a high-performance workplace. In order to ensure this, there are a variety of acoustic solutions available to suit a range of budgets and spaces...
Keeping your workplace in a good condition is very important for numerous reasons; if you are in need of some advice, here are 6 office maintenance tips to keep your office running smoothly in a good condition!
Just as companies were getting to grips with Generation Y, or millennials as they are more commonly known, a new generation is set to enter the workplace. Enter Generation Z; the Digital Natives, the leaders of online collaboration and the future of our workforce…
When planning an office refurbishment, it is important to consider the use of colour in your design and the effect your colour scheme will have on your employees. Active discuss a range of colours and how they can be used in the workplace design…
Despite the recent rise in flexible working, there are still some companies who are apprehensive about implementing it within their own organisations. Active discuss 5 main benefits for encouraging a trust based, flexible working culture...
Last month Techo, one of the UK's leading office furniture manufacturers, launched the new Sidiz Flight chair. Being a supplier of Techo furniture, the team at Active had the pleasure of sampling the new chair in our very own office.