An incredible 63% of UK employees work flexibly and so gone are the days of working the standard 9 – 5. Employers have smartened up to the fact that flexible working is all about work/life balance and by offering alternative solutions to their employees hours and location they can, in fact, get a great deal more from their workforce than they do from the typical 9-5 rigid office routine. At the end of the day, if an employee feels respected and worthy and able to manage their home life as... Read More
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Would you believe that nowadays supposedly only one in five employees takes a proper lunch break? Quite an astounding statistic isn’t it when you think of all the benefits of taking a decent break in the middle of the day. So what actually makes a good lunch break and as an employer what can you do to enhance this time? The following blog aims to discuss how you can help your employees recharge their batteries, from comfortable, contemporary cafe furniture in your staff restaurant, to healthy foods and exercise!
There’s mounting pressure on all businesses to improve their sustainability. Whether that’s an office-based entity using less print, a cafe sourcing ingredients locally or an eatery using 100% recycled restaurant furniture, the fact is, sustainability should now be a top priority. Thirty years ago these considerations just weren’t a big issue, whereas now, the way a restauranteur, hotelier, café owner etc. operates their business is under real scrutiny. But how exactly can you improve the sustainability of your restaurant? As cafe, hotel, bar and restaurant furniture suppliers, we’ve seen the demand... Read More
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with the owner of one of my local venues, Danny’s cafe, to learn what running a successful café entails. And let me tell you, I was exhausted just hearing about his busy work schedule – I hadn’t realised the dedication and commitment needed and the different hats required to run such a business, day in and day out. So this blog aims to discuss all the different elements incorporated to ensure customers get fed, employees paid and café furniture supplies scrubbed to... Read More
Each and every restaurant has a brand, a style and a concept. And, the winning formula for any restaurant is when all elements come together and work in harmony with one another. And so, it’s important to think clearly about what you’re trying to achieve from your restaurant (working with restaurant furniture suppliers) and who you’re trying to attract. You can then plan your setting, including décor, restaurant dining tables, other furniture and your menu, even intricacies such as staff uniform, lighting, music and much much more. So how can you match... Read More
Technology is taking over our lives it seems, some would say for the better and some would say it’s taking the personal touch and personality out of everything we do and every environment we enter. You only need to sit on a train or walk into a coffee shop to see endless rows of smartphones in front of faces and it’s now evening becoming a huge part of restaurant, café, pub and coffee shop services and culture. Dining is a sensory experience, the environment, the music, even the comfort of your new... Read More
Last week you will have received our latest download which concentrated on how to change the mood of your hotel with different colour schemes. Along the same lines, the following blog aims to give you some hints and tips on how hotel contract furniture can also help to ‘zone’ your hotel and ensure your customers are comfortable, happy and the flow within the hotel is effective.
Father’s Day is the third most popular day out for families, trailing closely behind Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. And, of course, with Father’s day falling in June, it can lend itself well to staying at home, out in the sunshine indulging in a good, old-fashioned barbecue. Eating out can sometimes be viewed as an unnecessary expense and so with these challenges in mind, it’s important to make sure that as a restaurant, you have an appropriate offering (food, entertainment, restaurant furniture etc.) and promote this effectively to your customers.
The word refurbishment can be a scary thing for any venue owner, because it means two things. One, they will be afraid of the amount of money it’s going to cost and two, will they have to close whilst the refurbishment which will have a further impact on their bottom line. There’s just so much to think about when it comes to a refurbishment, including layout, general décor, hotel and restaurant furniture and much much more. But what are the signs your establishment needs a refit? What should you be... Read More
Summer’s well on its way now and although spring has got off to a shaky start, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months. If you run a hospitality venue, you will be thinking of ways to increase your footfall and make the most of your establishment. So, we’ve got some great outdoor restaurant furniture and general venue ideas for your business this summer.