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Take 10 Considerations For Teachers Needing Educational Furniture

If you have been tasked with ordering your school or ...

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5 Fun Quiz Questions For Work To Really Break The Ice

Work doesn’t have to becoming in for 9am, getting stuck into ...

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Choosing The Right Office Desk Lamp & Other Office Desk Accessories

When you’re working at a desk, you need to have sufficient ...

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GSM London – learning resource centre refurbishment

We have recently been contracted to design and refurbish a new ...

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Home Office Layout Ideas For Remote Workers

Assuming that, being a remote worker, you spend a regular ...

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How To Make The Most Of Your Office With Productivity Led Design

Increasing productivity in the office by using intuitive design ...

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New 3D visuals helps Elm Workspace win yet another project

Elm Workspace has done it again! We have won a fantastic new ...

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Our Guide To Help You Buy Office Furniture Online

Whilst purchasing furniture for your home is one thing, ...

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What Type Of Car Are Your And Your Colleagues In The Office?

We have already written about what type of dog you and your ...

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8 Telltale Signs It’s Time For A School Refurbishment

There’s more to it than a lick of paint and a few bits ...

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Office Workplace Trivia Questions And Answers

Are you on the hunt for something fun and exciting to bring ...

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How Long Does It Take To Move Office? Make Sure You Consider These Office Move Milestones

Before you can start moving your office, you need to consider ...

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Office Space Design Ideas For Facilities Managers & Heads Of Property

When it comes to designing your office space, it needs to ...

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The TEN signs you need to move office NOW!

Most businesses have to move offices at least once. As ...

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The Causes of Stress at Work: The Relationship Between Mental Health and Work

Stress can become an aspect of anyone’s life but the causes ...

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How To Develop And Maintain Effective Supplier Relationships

Lasting business relationships are built on trust and mutual ...

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Want to be money savvy? How to save money moving office

Moving offices can be an expensive expedition. Especially when ...

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Greenery In The Office – And Not Just The Pantone Colour Of The Year

The Pantone ‘Color Of The Year 2017’ has been named ...

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How To Be The Most Organised Office Renovation Planner

Whether you’re the business owner or responsible for ...

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Elm Workspace takes on 90 Victoria Street

Yet again Elm Workspace have successfully won another ...

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Wiltshire College project complete!

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of yet ...

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Another Project Complete: Adam in Milton Keynes

At Elm Workspace we’ve had another exciting week, as we ...

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Selected for the Just Eat office fit out

We are delighted to have been chosen by the international ...

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The Benefits Of A Consultation Before Finalising A Project Budget

It’s good to talk. It’s even better to talk to a ...

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7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Office Paint Colours

There’s an infinite number of colours available to paint ...

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Moving to a new office: Health and Safety Checklist

Moving to a new office? Then you need to have a look at our ...

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How To Improve Staff Meetings With A Proper Office Fitout

Whatever the size of your team and whatever the size of your ...

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25 Ways To Reduce Noise In The Workplace

Noisy offices are the worst. Many studies show that too much ...

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The History of Employer Care: Who is Titus Salt?

Whilst open spaces, free-form design and flexible working hours ...

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7 Effective Office Layouts For Small Offices

By reading this post, you can tap into the different elements ...

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5 Ideas For Rewarding Employees Without Money

Rewarding your employees for excellent performance is a great ...

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Office Lights, Workplace Health And Staff Wellbeing: A Guide To Getting It Right

Working in an office that is too dark or even too bright, can ...

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How To Motivate A Team With Low Morale Easily

Having low morale at work is a major reason why a person may ...

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What Are Recommended Noise Levels In Offices?

Have you recently noticed that the noise levels in your office ...

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Display Wall Ideas And Tips For Your Office

Display walls in your office are a great way to promote your ...

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How Often Do I Need To Purchase New Office Furniture?

In short, you should purchase new office furniture whenever it ...

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How To Manage Your Brand In An Office Refurbishment In 3 Easy Steps

Whether you are rebranding the company as a whole and the ...

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What Is A Cellular Office Layout? Does It Help Office Morale?

Altering your office layout is a great way to inject some new ...

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Employee Health & Wellbeing Tips For Disciplinary Procedures At Work

When an employee is facing disciplinary procedures at work it ...

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7 Ways To Reduce Stress At Work For You & Your Team

Stress is problematic for many businesses. Stress can cause ...

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Improving Student Attendance And Overcrowding In A School Or College

As part of our ongoing series in educational posts and ...

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Tips To Help You Increase Positive Communication In The Workplace

If you and your boss have identified that the business is ...

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How To Get More Productivity From Employees On A Budget

Every office has that dedicated person who’s always there ...

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How To Speed Up Your Office Budget Planning In 2017

If you’re planning on relocating or refurbishing your ...

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How To Minimise Disruption During An Office Refurbishment MADE SIMPLE

A wealth of advice exists on how to minimise disruption during ...

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Back To Work New Year Resolutions For The Office

A new year is the time for new starts. New habits and new ...

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How School Refurbishment Contractors Can Improve Building Efficiency

Employing dedicated school refurbishment contractors can seem ...

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More Proof That Office Design Is Important For Morale And Happiness

Instead of larger paychecks and gimmicky slides or ping-pong ...

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Orgatec 2016 Preview; What We’re Looking Forward To

The biennial trade show for office and workspace design returns ...

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Beach Baker Recruitment installation complete

Using our in-house Space Planners, Graphic Designers, ...

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Elm Workspace Win Two Projects At Clifton Heights

Elm Workspace are pleased and eager to announce that we have ...

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Elm Workspace deliver another stunning university refurbishment within Oxford

The Hands Building (formerly known as Love Lane) has been named ...

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Design & Installation Of Furniture In New Bristol Offices [VIDEO]

Here’s a video showcasing a recent project which Elm ...

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10 Tips For Saving Money When Buying Office Furniture

Saving money when buying office furniture is a concern for ...

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What To Expect From A School Refurbishment & How To Manage It

If you’re the facilities manager or have been tasked with ...

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10 Easiest Office Decor Tips For Heads Of Property And Office Managers

If you’re in a hurry to improve your office atmosphere and ...

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How To Choose Ergonomic Chairs For Back Pain

Ergonomic chairs for back pain are probably the most welcome ...

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4 tips to refurbish your office without having to close your business

Closing your business so you can refurbish your office space ...

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The Terrible Effects Of Noise In The Workplace

When you think about noise regulations at work, you probably ...

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What’s Involved In A School Refurbishment And Does It Impact Learning?

You may be thinking about or already looking into renewing and ...

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On Site this week: Adams, Milton Keynes

Elm Workspace starts another project this week in Milton Keynes ...

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Moving to a new office: Branding and PR Checklist for Moving Office

As part of our series of posts helping you to move office, we ...

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The Ultimate Quiz For Office Party LOLs

If you aren’t careful, the office can be a dull place for ...

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Does My Business Need Workplace Lockers? How To Decide

Here are a series of questions which you can ask in relation to ...

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The Rise Of Breakout Areas: Why Your Business Needs Bespoke Space

The realisation that offices need to offer their staff a change ...

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How Do Ergonomic Desk Chairs Work?

You know what one is, but how do ergonomic desk chairs work to ...

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How Building Staff Morale In Schools Is Key To Pupil Retention

It’s likely that correlating links can be made between ...

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On Site for a pharmaceutical client

As you can see, we are now on site with one of our existing ...

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How To Boost Office Morale During A Heatwave

Hopefully, the temperatures of this week aren’t just ...

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On Site: New Novartis Reception

Elm Workspace are once again in full swing with a reception ...

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How To Increase Value For Money In Schools By Operating Outside School Hours

Most school and college buildings are empty and redundant for ...

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6 ways to reduce noise in the office without spending a penny

There are definitely both pros and cons to having a loud and ...

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How To Improve The Impact Of Office Design On Employee Productivity

Whilst the most direct ways of improving employee productivity ...

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CNM project underway!

We are pleased to have started on site with CNM The College of ...

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How To Manage Mental Health At Work As A Small Business Owner

Mental health within the UK is becoming ever clearer with ...

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What Are Some Teamwork Skills Every Office Needs

Teamwork is a necessary skill that is needed within the office ...

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10 Tips For Improving Teacher Morale

With a quick introduction of why teacher morale is so ...

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How To Build A Team And Help Wellbeing At Work

Having a great team at work helps with employee wellbeing; the ...

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Building Company Culture: Tips To Reduce Corporate Energy Consumption

Reducing corporate energy consumption reduces costs and frees ...

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8 Ways To Cope With Working Over Christmas & New Year

If you are having to be in the office over the festive period, ...

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Are You A Good Employee Quiz For Honest Workers

Have you recently found that you’re taking longer to complete ...

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How To Reduce Staff Turnover & Make A Better Workplace

High employee turnover isn’t great for any business because ...

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Is it time for a rebrand? 9 practical tips on rebranding a company

Rebranding a company is sometimes the only option when you ...

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Get inspired with 9 of the the best modern office designs

Want to improve your office space? We’ve created a ...

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Wilts College Trowbridge common room refurbishment

Following our successful refurbishment of Wiltshire College’s ...

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The Underestimated Impact Of Office Flooring On Workplace Wellbeing

Imagine walking into the office of a prospective employer. ...

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Our Team Completed The Race To The Stones For Wiltshire Air Ambulance

As you may have seen, throughout 2017, Elm Workspace are ...

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Essential Tips For Managing A Large Scale Furniture Purchase

It might feel like a daunting task, but with these essential ...

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How much office space do I need? 6 tricks to meet requirements

When looking for office space, there is one big question you ...

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Stop the Scrooges in 6 steps! How to decorate your office for Christmas

Want to decorate your office for Christmas? Then you’ve ...

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Get the X Factor! 8 factors to finding the perfect office

What makes the perfect office? If you asked a group of people ...

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Raising Money For Wiltshire Air Ambulance: Race To The Stones Event

Throughout 2017, Elm Workspace are working to raise money for ...

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Do Office Dividing Screens Inhibit Or Increase Productivity?

To fully understand the question, it’s necessary to look ...

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How Music Affects Productivity In Offices And Causes… Oh, What A Song!

When it comes to playing music in the office employees are ...

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How To Prevent Office Noise Harming Productivity

The rise of open plan offices has been prevalent and even ...

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How To Choose An Office Chair For Your Boss

If you’ve been tasked with ordering an office chair for ...

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How To Avoid Noise In The Workplace

It’s an hour before you need to get these slides ...

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10 Workplace Furniture Trends That Increase Productivity

Aside from advertised apps and extensions, what can be done to ...

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Office Design Trends for 2016: Finding the perfect office

Are you ready for 2016? Although a part of us is still wishing ...

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10 Ways To Develop Respect And Loyalty In The Workplace

How to develop respect and loyalty in the workplace or office ...

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You Need To Consider This Before Buying School Display Boards

Display boards are a great way to allow easy changing of wall ...

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How To Maintain Safety During Your Office Refurbishment

There is a serious reason that Health and Safety is so ...

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Projects Over Christmas

Just when everybody was sat at home eating and drinking too ...

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30 reasons staff leave a company (and 5 ways to stop them)

In the US, the average length of time an employee stays at a ...

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Are Sleeping Pods In The Office A Good Idea?

No, this isn’t a joke. Sleeiping pods in the office are ...

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The ABCs Of Effective Classroom Design; Preparing Students For Work

Once a student reaches young adulthood, their time in education ...

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Show Your Boss How Glass Office Partitions Can Improve Collaboration

Having an office space that is too open or too closed can each ...

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7 of the most Inspirational Eco-Friendly Offices

We don’t mean you should go green with envy, we mean you ...

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How To Save Space In A Small Office

If you want to learn how to save space in a small office, use ...

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Understanding Office Occupancy Ratios

At the leading design fairs and trade shows which our design ...

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How To Promote Positive Behaviour Using Classroom Design

In addition to effective teacher technique, appropriate ...

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How To Convince Your Boss You Need Office Breakout Furniture

Office breakout furniture and multi-use breakout space is key ...

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Different Christmas Presents For Work To Suit All Budgets

Whether you are taking part in Secret Santa or are looking to ...

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Why A Robust FF&E Plan Isn’t Just For Big Business

Typically a planning tool more akin to the world of big hotels ...

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How To Choose A School Refurbishment Contractor

Whatever stage you are at in the process of refreshing your ...

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Tips On Managing Timings With An Office Refurbishment Project Plan

The process of refurbishing the company office often takes a ...

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Elm’s New Office Showroom Available To View

Take a virtual tour of our newly fitted out office showroom and ...

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What Type Of Worker Are You?

If you have worked or currently work in an office you will know ...

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Introducing The Office Refurbishment Checklist

We are very pleased to introduce to you the office ...

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10 Ways To Massively Improve Staff Morale At Work [With Download]

Is your business struggling with poor performance, high staff ...

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What Your Employees Need to Know During Your Office Refurbishment

During an office redesign, your employees need to know what ...

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When To Invest In School Refurbishment

Taking the plunge to invest in school refurbishment is a ...

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What Kind Of Dogs Are You And Your Co-Workers?

You’ve seen the “What Kind Of Dog Are You?” quizzes on ...

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6 Stunning Office Desk Lamps In The Home And At Work

Just like choosing any piece of furniture, picking an office ...

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What Workers Want 2016 Survey Raises Some Concerns

The British Council for Offices has released their What Workers ...

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What Does The UK Workplace Survey 2016 Tell Us?

Once seen as the catalyst for collaborative and productive ...

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How To Prepare Your Employees For An Office Move [With Download]

Moving to an office isn’t just a big step for you and ...

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School Design Can Be Used For Building Staff Morale

Here’s an explanation of why teacher morale is so ...

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Veritas Management installation

When Veritas Management decided to relocate to the beautiful ...

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10 Classroom Designs For Improving Efficiency And Effectiveness

Improving classroom efficiency and improving effectiveness of ...

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10 Offices That Make The Most Of Summer

Though it puts everybody in a better mood, the sun being out ...

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How To Write An Effective Office Fit Out Specification

If you are in the process of planning an office fit out, ...

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Do you need an executive chair? 8 ways to save costs in the office

Saving costs in the office can be a difficult task when you ...

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Budget Planning 101: How to manage office relocation costs

We understand moving to a new office can be a costly ...

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Improve Staff Morale: 7 Tips On Building Teamwork In The Workplace

Building teamwork in the workplace is crucial for any ...

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Elm Visit Orgatec

Every two years Elm travel to Cologne, Germany to attend ...

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6 Strategies For Managing Stress In The Workplace & Amongst Your Team

Stress is normal both in everyday life and within the ...

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Improve Staff Morale Through Collaborative Office Refurbishment

What Is Collaborative Office Refurbishment? Collaborative ...

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Exploring Why Good Employees Leave Bad Managers

There may be a vast amount of reasons why good employees leave ...

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Don’t Miss These Key Health & Safety Checks For New Office Furniture

If you’ve ordered new office furniture and installed it ...

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How Many Toilets Do I Need For A New Office?

Wondering how many toilets you need in an office is something ...

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9 Factors That Increase Commercial Fit Out Costs (& How To Avoid Them)

When undertaking an office fit out or even office ...

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What To Remember When Buying Office Furniture Online

Here’s a quick and easy reminder of what you need to ...

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The Pros & Cons Of Height Adjustable Desks

One of the current hot office trends is the height adjustable ...

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8 ways to inspire cultural change in the workplace

Having a positive work culture is something all employers dream ...

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Another Project Complete… Another Happy Client

We are pleased to announce the completion of yet another ...

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What Office Refurbishment Costs Do You Need To Prepare For?

When thinking about the costs of a potential office ...

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What’s The Difference Between A Manager And Executive Chair?

Apart from the cost difference, there are plenty of subtle ...

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On Site: Greenwich School of Management

We’ve got 2016 off to a flying start with a fantastic ...

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7 ways our all-in-one office move solution will save you time, money & stress

As we’re an experienced office movement, refurbishment ...

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How To Improve Teamwork Skills In The Office

How would you rate your office’s teamwork? Would you say ...

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We have once again passed our ISO 9001 audit

At Elm Workspace, we have once again passed our ISO 9001 ...

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It’s time to change! 5 reasons you need to update your workspace now

Offices look very different to how they were thirty years ...

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Classroom Acoustics: 10 ways to improve the teaching environment

Want to improve your teaching environment? Your classroom ...

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6 things to remember when moving to a new office: [FREE Checklist]

From our experience as an office fitting company, we ...

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How to make your office smaller without sacrificing productivity

One of the easiest ways to save money and control yearly ...

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How To Involve Employees In Buying New Office Furniture In 3 Easy Steps

As you’ll know from whenever you’ve tried to ...

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CDM Regulations Explained: Construction Design Management Update

As an office design and fit out company, it’s important ...

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Quick Guide For Creating An FF&E Policy For A Business

As part of a series of blog posts focusing on buying office ...

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What do employees value most? 5 ways to keep staff happy

Not all employees care about getting a pay rise. Of course, an ...

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15 Awesome Office Productivity Tips For Managers

There are a whole host of ways that managers, team leaders and ...

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We’re Off To Clerkenwell Design Week

What Is It? It’s a design fair, trade show and conference ...

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