One of the UK’s largest office furniture dealers, Steelcase Solutions, has moved into Yorkshire as part of its national expansion plan.
The company, which specialises in office fit-outs, refurbishments, and design, will officially launch its new base today at Brewery Place in Brewery Wharf, Leeds.It is headed up by regional manager Jacqui Withnell and Julie Sharp, customer liaison manager, but there are plans to grow to 15 staff in the next five years.
The team is already working with a number of high-profile clients, including a football club and a Yorkshire university.
Mrs Withnell said: “The university scheme is a design and build project driven by technology to bring it into the 21st Century. There is a lot of social networking in mind in the design but face-to-face rather than online, with plenty of communal and social areas.
“It’s a fantastic design which is future-proofing the building in terms of its flexibility. It’s very modular so it will be able to adapt and change.”
This story interested me as it shows how Yorkshire is developing so greatly as a county, and by Steelcase Solution moving into town, creates another good prospect for people in and around the Leeds area. I say this as University students are going to have the chance to help out for a start, and this will give them a chance to impress a well respected company, which could lead to future employment and in this current economic downfall that could be crucial. Also they will be looking for new staff, and this gives the unemployed a chance to become a member of this company.
Steelcase Solution deal in all office furniture, and are a very reasonable company, but things you cannot always buy from places like Steelcase Solution include things such as furniture locks and table legs and bases.
Another thing I think is great about this is the fact the company have actually got a stable future and they no what they are doing. So there doesn’t seem like there is any real danger or this company coming into any money problem which is great, with the amount of companies going bust and having to make redundancies, its a breath of fresh air to hear about a company with a good, stable, well planned future.