Havwoods invests in the future

24 Nov 2023

At Havwoods we have recently invested in our future and staff welfare with an extensive refurbishment and upgrade to our global head office in Carnforth, Lancashire. 

To create a more cohesive, collaborative and inspirational workspace, the new office look includes an incredible collection of products via a refreshed interior design. The wide variety of products across the floors, walls and ceilings not only help staff interact and familiarise further with the products, but also help to create a calming space to work in. Natural materials such as wood are known to promote relaxation and productivity as they help to bring the outside in.

As part of the renovation, we created additional space by increasing capacity in the office by 30% to make room for more staff. In the meeting rooms, new technology solutions were added enabling our team to offer better digital consultations to our customers. In addition, and to create a more cohesive and collaborative work environment, the entire team now resides in the main office area. Not only does this result in a joined customer service experience but also a more integrated team with a stronger team culture.

New areas, furniture and design elements were introduced to create a more functional and inspirational space for the team. A new breakout area was added including relaxation spaces, and a table tennis table and a breakfast bar. Every staff member now has a new desk giving them flexibility to work both sitting down and standing up – encouraging movement throughout the day. 

Our knowledgeable team is at the heart of Havwoods and we owe our success to their dedicated work. Staff wellbeing was therefore a key focus of the renovation to ensure we offered our team a work environment where they felt inspired and productive, but also offered areas where they can relax and socialise. 

- Nina Malton, Global Director of People, Culture and Workplace, Havwoods

We are incredibly proud of this update to the business as it was important that we built an inspirational space for our team to continue with their hard work, but one which also represented Havwoods as a brand. Considering the current market conditions, we have stayed strong as a business and continue to do so leading into the new year. This is the first stage in our renovation journey, with our Carnforth showroom to follow in the next six months. 

- Andrew Barnes, Global Managing Director, Havwoods