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Century Office, leading UK office furniture supplier in Colchester Essex, has announced the launch of a new desktop screen shield solution, Affix, to help offices get back to work after lockdown.
Predicted changes in the office rental market have suggested that we will see a shift from the current open-plan office layout to a more closed-off layout to isolate and protect workers.
The recent Covid-19 outbreak has seen large numbers of us having to work from home, in many cases for the first time. To help you out in this difficult time, we’ve put together our complete guide to working from home, with focused tips for workers and employers.
We’re sure you don’t need an expert to tell you how bad sitting for long periods of time can be on your health. Unfortunately, many of us have office jobs that keep us tied to our computers and desks all day.
Office furniture designers and suppliers, Century Office, have announced the latest product in their ergonomic mesh chair collection, Expectation, a black mesh chair made with comfort and posture in mind.
Century Office will soon be releasing their new Autonomy Pro Rise sit/stand desk. But this time, it’s different. This desk can be used for a multitude of purposes including a podium, a reception desk, and even a breakout or hot desk.
There is much more to designing your office layout than just ensuring that every member of your team has a desk, chair and a set of drawers, and companies should be seeking specialist advice early in the game to ensure they get the maximum potential from their office space.
Century Office are bringing their latest fabric office chair design to the market, showing that good posture and comfort can be an office essential.
When you’re working, it’s easy to get distracted; your emails are pinging, a co-worker won’t stop clicking their pen, or maybe your back is in agony because your chair wasn’t designed with good posture in mind. Some things you can’t help, which is why you need to address the things you can. That’s why ergonomics is so important.
Office furniture designers and suppliers, Century Office, have announced their new ISO certifications, proving their professional credibility to new and existing customers.
Did you know that on average, we spend close to one third of our lives in the office? This means that we spend more hours in a week with our colleagues than with our family and friends, and we also spend the majority of our time sat at our desk staring at our screens.
Recent research shows that UK millennials are rejecting potential employers due to uninspiring office layouts, and one fifth of millennials have also turned their back on a job due to poor office design. With millennials set to take over the workplace, it is becoming increasingly important that employers ensure their working environment is inspiring, modern and up to date in order to attract and retain their staff as well as increase productivity.
Staff working the same hours as a four-day week feel less stressed, have more energy and sleep better, according to a new study.
If you’ve been searching for a sit/stand desk that will aid your employees’ comfort and wellbeing, as well as being cost-effective, then Century Office’s new manual sit/stand desk, Raiz It, is the perfect solution.
Phase 2 of our workplace wellbeing trial is now firmly underway. We are currently mid-way through our second week of compressed working hours and have seen a mixed bag of results.
Deskfast. You may be thinking that’s a typo, but it’s not. It’s actually an amalgamation of the words desk and breakfast and on Friday 12th April it will have its own dedicated day.
With at the half way mark of the first phase of the wellbeing trial, we have started to see an overview of our KPIs and performance on a weekly basis. Our last update looked to consider the implications and challenges of the trial for our operations team. In this blog, we will briefly look at the sales team and how we are looking to ensure strong sales figures and continued customer satisfaction.
In this blog we are giving an insight on how the trial will affect those in the operations department. This includes what measures we are looking at to consider productivity levels and how we came to a decision on the way in which compressed hours would work best for the staff in the warehouse while maintaining our high levels of customer satisfaction and service.
And we are off. After much preparation, we are all really excited to be starting our twelve-week wellbeing trial based upon Compressed Working Hours in conjunction with the University of Essex’ School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences department.
Century Office have been advocates for office wellbeing from the word ‘go’ and they continue to uphold this value by offering talks and events surrounding the topic. Their most recent event was held at their offices in Colchester, Essex, and featured talks from Century Office’s Directors, Steve and Sarah Bays, as well as from some industry experts.
Century Office will soon be commencing an experiment into a shorter working day. In collaboration with the University of Essex, Century Office will be shortening the working day down to 6.5 hours.
Throughout the years a growing number of office workers have started to experience back pain, developing at an increasingly young age. While this can be due to a number of reasons, overwhelmingly it is the result of not sitting correctly.
Storage in an office is just as important as having the correct chairs or desks. The cupboards, shelves and draws you choose can make or break the look and feel of your office.
Well-being in the office should be a main priority in any workplace. Whether it’s physical or mental, necessary steps should be taken to make your staff feel comfortable, safe and motivated while at work.
Century Office would like to announce the addition of two new task chairs to their ever-growing range of ergonomic chairs.
Keep active in the office with these simple yet effective office exercises and stretches.
It is common knowledge that how your office looks and feels will have a distinct impact on the productivity and happiness of your workforce.
Beautiful colours, innovation and functionality are the three ways of describing this year’s 100% Design show at Olympia.
Century Office have recently launched their new line of storage products known as Store wall. Available in Economy or Executive ranges, they can be specified to meet your budget and style requirements.
The warm days of Clerkenwell Design Week have come to an end. The displays have been taken down and EC1 can now return to being the peaceful and tranquil place it was.
In recent years the availability of virtual and augmented reality technology has increased hugely and rapidly. And although it may seem strange and unlikely, it’s still somewhat understandable that it’s now starting to creep into the workplace; saying that in some ways it’s already had an impact.
Available in multiple sizes and with a single or two piece top, Century Office’s Javelin desk is a versatile and stylish choice for your boardroom. The new bench desking system sits on slim and elegant legs, which are shaped like a javelin.
The cost of refurbishment is likely to be one of the biggest single outlays that your business will ever make, so it’s imperative to set a realistic budget.
Century Office recently took on one of their largest projects; to contribute to the refurbishment of the BT building on One London Road, Brentwood, Essex, in order to make way for new offices for one of the UK’s largest housebuilding companies, Taylor Wimpey.
It has been known for years that sitting in a static position for 8 or more hours a day is bad for us and the increasing awareness of the health risks associated with prolonged sitting is boosting the demand for sit/stand desks.
Century Office’s sit/stand workstation, Autonomy Pro, was first introduced to the market in 2016.
Last September saw the creation of Severalls Business Group – a community established to bring together the businesses within Colchester’s Severalls Business and Industrial Park in order to encourage networking, support and growth.
White walls are a cheap, easy and pretty straightforward option when it comes to repainting an office interior. Why? Because they are safe and neutral. But many are ignorant to the fact that colour can affect a person’s mood in different ways.
Century Office are pleased to announce that they have won the Family Business of the Year Award 2018 in the East and East Anglia Regional Category. The competition in the category included companies such as Coes, The Highfield Event Group and Stephen Walter & Sons Ltd.
Century Office, leading UK office furniture supplier in Colchester Essex, have teamed up with Shire Leasing, the largest privately owned funding house in the UK for B2B equipment leasing and asset finance making it possible to offer leasing options to our customers.
Office design is changing. It’s clear that over the years the perception of what shapes a productive work environment has been greatly revised. Priorities have changed and so have the looks of offices all around.
How to make more of your existing space and avoid the expense of moving.
As the new year has begun, new challenges and opportunities awaits. Spring is approaching and the days are getting longer and brighter. So why not find inspiration in the new year and start it with a new shiny office?
Turning your office into a ‘home away from home’ is a simple way of making it feel more relaxed and less corporate (unless you like that of course). Try incorporating paintings, wall art, prints, and other decorative items that you might find in a home are a quick and easy way to achieve this.
A recent 2018 UK workplace stress survey found that 91% of British workers have experienced stress at work, with one in three affected by it at least once a week. Research has also shown that workers suffering from stress are less engaged and therefore aren’t as productive as they could be.
The modern office and the way we work in the 21st Century has drastically changed. Now more than ever we are seeing a focus being placed on creating office design to facilitate employee productivity and wellbeing; two major factors within the workplace.
Sit/stand desks have been finding their way into an increasing amount of offices in recent years, however, they still don’t have the presence they should. What is discouraging many employers is the expectation of high prices and minimal benefit — neither are necessarily true.
Choosing an office chair can be daunting for the employer and for the home office customer. For the employer of many staff it’s important to choose a chair that can be dynamic and adaptable to all shapes and sizes.
Established in 1977 by Ken and Dorothy Bays, Century Office originally sold used office furniture from its base in Tiptree, Essex. Having developed their product range over the years, Century Office are, in 2017, designing and producing their own lines of high quality workplace furniture solutions.
Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to the increase of physical inactivity in the workplace- now described as ‘sitting disease’.
It’s no secret that the millennial generation has had a profound impact on society and our office environments are definitely no exception. In fact, the office space may have seen one of the biggest transformations in recent years due to the influx of millennials joining the fray.
Selecting the right office chair is vital, particularly as more and more of us spend increased amounts of time at our desks. We often spend even more time in our office chair than we do our bed, and it is so important to get it right.
Century Office has over the last five years been designing ergonomic seating and desk ranges, in response to the increasing levels of complaints regarding bad backs in the office.
Whilst many of us will probably never work in offices the likes of those occupied by giants Google or Innocent Drinks, there is no reason why most of us should have to work in dark and dingy areas with no hint of colour or brightness.
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