What has been normal in the past, may not be normal in the future. The challenge is to make the “new normal” better than before. The pandemic has forced us to rethink the value and function of offices.
The post COVID-19 office is evolving. Already we have been helping several clients from everything from:
Russell Fewins is able to offer a range of solutions which help with the Governments guidelines: social distancing; barrier protection; enhanced hygiene protocols.
Social distancing is currently a 2 metre separation (without barriers) and this can be achieved by:
Work from home protocols have been tested and refines in recent weeks and this is likely to continue for many workers where this option is available. This will reduce density and enable reconfiguration in the workspace to achieve the minimum standards as defined by the Government. This is something that we have already started developing with clients.
Reconfiguration is all part of space planning service. These can be achieved of course by having less density but also using elements such a storage to provide natural barriers.
What is also worth highlighting is that we can implement screen barriers/attachments – which avoids businesses having to make any major changes to their office layout.
To help with hygiene control many of these barriers are designed with easily cleaned smooth surfaces.
Other options for offices are pods which provide privacy and protection. We have a great range to offer in this area
What we can see here is that there a several options open for businesses and Russell Fewins is actively helping clients today with finding the best solution for them. We would be very happy to discuss helping you with setting up a safer workspace today. Please contact the team to learn more.
We have now had around 2 weeks of enforced home working (for many businesses) and the migration from office to home is beginning to settle down into a routine of sorts.
Already companies who have been forced into this action are monitoring the impact on work outputs and some are looking at how this may impact on their working arrangements in the future.
We have spoken to a couple of clients already about plans to reorganise their offices into hot-desking setups so that they are able to offer high-quality facilities but with less space requirement and more flexibility for staff.
This is not an unusual request for us but we do see this as a bit of trend which is likely to gain traction.
If you would like to chat this idea through we are very happy to give you some free advice based on our own experience and in the future offer you services such as:
1) Space planning
2) Furniture audits
3) Office fit-outs including IT and comms.
4) Short or medium-term storage.
5) Clearances and recycling
For more information please contact us here.
Russell Fewins Directors Charlie Russell and Paul Fewins (a Business 2 Schools partner) were recently in attendance at the EFG presentation of their donation to the Business 2 Schools charity.
The money raised by the recycling and re-sale of their redundant IT was handled by Veritas (a Business 2 Schools partner).
The Event was also supported by The MP for Chichester, Gillian Keegan
Russell Fewins get involved in a large number of office furniture clearance projects. Sometimes the client wants the furniture recycled but sometimes the furniture is a good enough condition to be reused.
Russell Fewins have partnered with Business2Schools - a registered charity which takes quality but unwanted office furniture and places it in schools.
By donating your unwanted office furniture and tech through the Business2Schools charity, we are able to make schools in the UK an even better experience for children and students.
Whilst there is a cost for the removal and relocation of this furniture - there is no recycling charge. Want to learn more? Get in touch today.
Russell Fewins are delighted to announce the launch of their new branding for the company which is being phased in across stationery, vehicles and website from 1st November 2018.
Charlie Russell, Commercial Director said:"We have been planning this for a while because we want the branding to reflect more of what we do and mark our 20th anniversary. We are known for office removals but actually most of our work goes beyond this and covers all aspects of the business workspace - whether it be space planning, furniture recommendations and installations or office refurbishments."
The contemporary clean cut style with attractive icons and clear service offering is a major move for the company which enjoys an excellent reputation in London and the South East as a highly accredited and professional commercial removals specialist with an impressive and varied client and project list
For more information visit https://www.russell-fewins.com or contact Charlie Russell at Russell Fewins on 0203 912 6373
Every year we attend Clerkenwell Design Week and come away with great inspiration from seeing a tremendous display of new colours, styles, fabrics, finishes and furniture design. Here is a flavour of what we saw but take a look at out Office Furniture pages and you will see more
Hope that you enjoy them as much as we did...
Russell Fewins are delighted to have been accredited with ISO 9001:2015 Certificate. ISO 9001 Certified means an organisation has met the requirements in ISO9001 and shows that Russell Fewins is focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction.
Business has changed radically since the last major revision in 2000. To ensure that ISO 9001 continues to serve the business community and maintain its relevance in today’s market place, the standard has been revised to address the change in the business world.
One thing remains constant, to be successful, businesses have to adapt to meet the growing needs of customers - and Russell Fewins are delighted to have met this criteria. ISO was originally written with the customer in mind and that is still the priority with the latest iteration, ISO 9001:2015.
Dulwich College has an impressive list of Alumni including PG Wodehouse, Ernest Shackleton and Raymond Chandler and if they were around now I am sure that they would be impressed with our latest schools relocation project into the school's new junior science block from temporary accommodation.
Russell Fewins are specialists in school removals and relocation projects and are delighted to have been chosen for this project.