With many offices being reconfigured in the wake of the pandemic, how do we dispose of redundant furniture in an ethical way? CMS Cambridge, the furniture division of local design and fit out firm offers a sustainable service for clients that care about their green credentials.
The annual awards ceremony highlights the success and growth of businesses across a diverse range of sectors. COEL is a design and fit out company for offices and laboratories which offers a full turnkey service.
As we emerge from the pandemic and embrace a new era of ‘agile’ working and flexible workspaces, COEL has the innovation to succeed, says new Head of Property Services, Daniel Fordham. Cambridge-based COEL specialise in high-quality office and laboratory refurbishment, working closely with science and technology clients, to create modern and forward-thinking working environments. “Agile working is set to be at the forefront of commercial workspace decisions as we come out of lockdown,” says Daniel. “It was something that was always on the horizon, but the pandemic has brought it forward several years – and so for COEL to already be pioneering well-thought-out agile workspaces, makes this an exciting time to be part of the team.”
With the Cambridge Independent hosting the competition, COEL teamed up with Bidwells, Allia Future Business Centre and the Cambridge Science Centre as sponsors and young people aged 7-18 were invited to show their ideas for new working environments.
A few weeks ago, the Cambridge Independent invited all children aged 7-18 year to enter ‘Design the future workplace’ competition. There has been a huge amount of positive feedback and interest with many schools having already submitted entries.
Many workplaces have been mothballed or seen limited use for the duration of the last year. During this time of inactivity, a building’s health can incur problems which can cause issues for when a workforce is due to return.
The way we work has gone under a revolutionary change within the last year and whilst we can all enjoy more flexibility in being able to work from home, many of us now appreciate the collaborative space, engagement, technical support, and equipment that a work environment provides. When restrictions are gradually lifted, employees will start to return to their company’s headquarters.