16 Dec Merry Christmas from Asset Office Interiors
As we hurtle towards the end of a particularly challenging year, we wanted to take this opportunity to take a look back on 2020. Throughout the year we have been helping our Clients navigate their way through lock downs, tier systems and confusing messaging about working from home or the office.
We recognise that, as the leading office fit-out experts in the South of England, business owners will be calling upon us for advice on how best to accommodate their staff in a COVID-19 compliant manner as we head into 2021. We will be happy to talk through your options, simply give us a call on 01344 303504 or email us through our website.
Christmas Period Opening hours
We will close our office at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and reopen at 9am Monday 4th January 2021.
A look back at 2020
In January we all returned to work refreshed and energised, ready to take on whatever the world could throw at us with vigour and enthusiasm. We started off looking at some of the exciting ways businesses could create agile workspaces in which their teams can work fluidly and efficiently. We even looked at how employers could reduce plastic use in the workplace and how office trends in 2020 could change the way we concentrate at work.
Then came the big shut down and we had to temporarily close our office due to the Covid-19 pandemic lock down.
The lock down put a pause on almost all commuting and office working across the country. With more people working from home than ever before we helped our readers understand how to set up their own home office, brought some great tips on how to stay productive and manage their mental health during these unprecedented times.
When the lock down was lifted in June we showed our readers how to return to work safely, what the new vision for socially distanced offices could look like and how the new surge in start-up companies could set up offices suitable for their businesses.
When everyone returned to working full-time and the furlough scheme looked like it was ending, we knew how important it would be for employers to have a strategy in place for welcoming their teams back to the office.
Just as the world of businesses had started their engines and began to recover, we were hit with a tier system and then another four-week long lock-down through November. During the previous lock down, we had been fortunate enough to be in the midst of a ferociously hot summer and “working from home” was more of a luxury. As November hit and the days shortened and the temperatures dropped, it became clear that working from home in winter was a different challenge.
Our completed Projects in 2020
However, the year hasn’t been a complete write off; we have secured and completed exciting projects across the south of England including a fit out for an F1 brake testing specialist, Akebono Advanced Engineering.
We have also been fortunate enough to secure some new projects in the Thames Valley area, including a dilapidations project in Maidenhead and a great project located just around the corner from our Head Office in Bracknell. We also secured and completed (to a rather tight deadline) a project on a beautiful building on the prestigious High Street in Cobham, Surrey.
Get in Touch
We would like to thank all of our Clients and staff for their support this year; it has been a tough one for everyone and we are all looking forward to what 2021 might bring – it can’t be worse… right?
As always, if you are looking at modifying your office space in anticipation of normality returning to the world, make sure you speak to a member of our team about your workplace requirements on 01344 303504 or email us.
We are experts in commercial office fit-out so, whether you are looking for a major overhaul or simple alterations to your existing workspace, get in touch. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Asset Team.
image: shutterstock taken before Covid-19