Workspace & Furniture News

We love our industry and use this news zone to show you why we love it so much.  Things that make us smile, things make our clients smile and things we think you'd love to read.
April 8, 2022
Reducing Carbon by Reducing Waste #yeswecan

One of the easiest ways to reduce furniture waste - and the associated carbon emissions - is simply to buy well and look after the furniture items you already have. So you’re aiming for better furniture which will be in use for longer. My Mum used to tell me years ago to buy a good […]

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March 1, 2022
Cleansing The Greenwash

The term ‘greenwash is now listed in the Cambridge English dictionary – “to make people believe that your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is”.  Fundamentally a marketing technique, the practice has become more widespread as manufacturers and suppliers believe there is commercial gain through exaggerated or misleading claims relating […]

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February 2, 2022
Increased Demand for Flexible Workspace

The demand for flexible workspace in the UK is increasing as employers look to bring staff back into the office.   One of the main reasons for this is that flexible workspaces have shorter contracts than typical leases and enable organisations to move straight in. Flexible workspaces have the benefit of expanding and contracting office footprint […]

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January 1, 2022
Office furniture trends to look out for in 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, and with the necessity to introduce remote working practices, office working patterns have changed significantly. Hybrid working has become normalised and the trend is set to continue into 2022 and the future. Even when the pandemic is over, 40% of employers say they expect more than half their workforce […]

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December 3, 2021
Improving Your Office Workspaces

Improving your workspaces for your team can boost morale and improve overall productivity. The working environment can and does have a profound effect on staff wellbeing, performance and user experience. Create room to breathe with open-plan office spaces Promote open discussion, communication and creativity with furniture and interior design that give your office an open-plan […]

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November 25, 2021
Responsible Timber Procurement in Sustainable Office Furniture:

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are more than just buzzwords. Consumers and societies expect businesses to be part of the solution when it comes to environmental and social issues.  This is especially important to us at JPA Workspaces as the furnishings industry is the third-highest user of wood in the world, behind the construction and […]

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November 2, 2021
Your Office Refurbishment & COP26

We hope you’ve been inspired by this month’s COP26 in Glasgow, and initiatives such as the Earthshot prize to make your office refurbishment and company more sustainable. And when it comes to office furniture, we will make it happen for you. This means you can refurbish your offices sustainably, cutting the volume of waste, carbon […]

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October 26, 2021
5 Ideas for Well Being in The Workplace

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that health and well being in the workplace is of the utmost importance. It’s no secret that workers would like employers to offer healthier work environments that are more focused on enhancing wellbeing and creating a more safe and harmonious office space. And now that hybrid working has […]

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October 22, 2021
When Choosing Furniture For Public Spaces, Think Inclusive.

Pip Jackson, UCL As Access and Inclusion Manager for UCL I work closely with our design teams and furniture providers, including JPA, to consider how both the built and internal environment can assist in creating an inclusive environment. So - what’s the deal with furniture and inclusion? Is there a link? What guidance is out […]

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