Top Location for your Head Office
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
As a supplier of pre-owned office furniture, we deliver to industrial estates, town centres and business hubs across the South East. It got us thinking, is London still the dream location or is there a rival for the top spot?
If you are looking to set up an office in the South East, a favourable location must include affordable rent, good transport links and a skilled local workforce. With this in mind, we sat on our quality second-hand chairs and undertook some research.
It seems that whilst London still has a considerable draw, the cost of renting both office space and living accommodation is prohibitive. There are great transport links, but driving and parking in the capital is a challenge. This has an impact on employees, suppliers and visitors. London was not at the top of any poll we could find.
In 2018, Slough hit the top of the leader board in a report compiled by Glassdoor, beating London, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Cambridge. This report looked at a range of factors including the cost of living, job opportunities and worker satisfaction.
Just a 30 minute train journey into London Paddington (and half an hour’s drive from our used office furniture showroom) Slough has fantastic facilities on the doorstep. The town is one of the most affordable in the Thames Valley and has a highly successful local economy.
The town boasts an active business community, including over 400 companies located on a single trading estate. This thriving economy attracts companies to set up in the town. It also has a strong allure for skilled employees who are looking for great opportunities and competitive salaries outside of London.
If Slough ticks all of the boxes for your business, you’re in good company. The town has the UK’s highest concentration of Global Headquarters outside of London.
Furnishing your Slough Office
Renting an office is the first step, but then you need to equip it. Recycled Business Furniture in High Wycombe, has the solution. If you are open to used office furniture, Slough is just a short drive along the A404 from our showroom. This is stocked with good as new, second-hand office furniture offered at affordable prices.
We purchase used office chairs, desks and other items of office furniture that are excess to requirements, but still in top condition. All items are cleaned and thoroughly checked by our team before being added to our office furniture showroom.
Top brand ergonomic task chairs and pre-owned Sit-stand desks will ensure that your workspace looks the part and your workforce can operate productively. We also offer canteen stools and reception seating amongst the 2,200+ used office chairs in our stock. Visit us and see for yourself. Try the chairs out for comfort and check out the quality! Our stock is constantly changing. You can view a selection of new acquisitions on the Recycled Business Furniture Facebook page. Alternatively, if you have a specific requirement, get in touch on 01494 531600 and we will let you know if we have what you need in stock.
Why it makes Good Business Sense to Buy Used Office Desks
Monday, November 19, 2018
From converting the spare room into a home office, to fitting out the company headquarters, office desks are essential items of business furniture. Should you splash out, or are there advantages to opting for second-hand office desks?
Well-made office furniture can last for decades, so purchasing second-hand office desks doesn’t mean that you are compromising on quality. In reality, it means that your budget might stretch to a more superior style or brand than if you were buying new.
Visit a Pre-owned Office Furniture Showroom
Companies such as Recycled Business Furniture are selective when they source used office desks. They check that all fittings and fixtures are in place and functional and the desktop is thoroughly inspected for damage. By visiting a pre-owned office furniture showroom, you can also inspect and measure, to ensure that you buy a used office desk that meets expectations.
You needn’t be restricted on the selection either. The Recycled Business Furniture showroom includes over 1000 used office desks including work stations, bench systems, sit stand desks and even boardroom tables. If you have a particular idea in mind, call to ask if they have what you are looking for in stock.
Recycled Business Furniture is located in High Wycombe, just a short drive from Slough. Beating other Berkshire rivals, Slough has recently been ranked 6th in Informi’s ‘Best place to Start a Business in the UK 2018’. The town offers a skilled workforce, digital connectivity and a supportive business community. If you are planning to set up shop in Slough, Recycled Business Furniture will help you to get things off the ground.
If you find the ideal items, you will be saving perfectly good, used office furniture from heading to landfill. We live in a disposable society, but we know this attitude is having a detrimental effect on the planet. Opting for second-hand office furniture can be one of many ways in which your company promotes a commitment to sustainability.
What does your Office Desk say about your Personality?
Psychologists have been analysing desks to gain an insight into the personality of employees. A cluttered and full desk can indicate that the worker is innovative, non-conventional and creative. Having said this, if the desk is unclean, with unwashed mugs and food wrappings, it highlights a lack of care, which may be a sign of depression.
Ordered desks, where everything is in its place and there is a sense of order shows an employee who likes to make plans and follow a routine. They are likely to be reliable and conscientious, yet a little less adaptable to change.
Those who stack books, papers and other resources around the edge of their desk are creating a private sanctuary. They may be introverts, who value their privacy. In contrast, extroverts are likely to have knick-knacks, such as photos, slogan mugs, toys and other items which could spark ideas and conversation.
What’s clear is that, no matter what personality types make up your team, it is rare to see an empty work station. For this reason, even if there was a light scratch or mark, why not consider used office desks? In short, it makes good business sense to opt for second-hand desks because it preserves your budget and the environment, without the need to compromise. Contact Recycled Office Furniture to find out more on 01494 801067.