Earlier in January of this year, the BBC reported on a Kent family, the Bradshaws. The family were angered by the larger corporations like Amazon and Starbucks failing to pay full tax rates. They decided to boycott the companies. In addition, they also made a further big decision – to spend a full year, 2013, buying only British made! They’ve found difficulties with their challenge.
Britain have a long manufacturing and industrial history but it has been on a slippery slope for a number of years now. Competing on price with Asian and Eastern European countries has been difficult but German manufacturing continues to thrive. There are some UK manufacturers proving it is possible.
Home Office Furniture UK Manufactured
The Grange home office furniture is British made. The range is manufactured in Dorset by a family run company which started in 1991. They pride themselves on their quality workmanship and high standards.
The collection has a variety of free-standing modular units to allow the customer to tailor to their individual specifications. They offer a regular rectangular desk, a corner desk (as shown in image) or a computer hideaway. Alternatively, there is a computer workstation with slide out keyboard, printer and scanner shelves with additional space for the CPU.
After selecting a desk, there are optional bookcases, cupboards and filing cabinets in a range of shapes and sizes. Finally, customers can choose the finish and handles. Teak, walnut, oak, beech or fresh white with nickel, brass or wooden door handles.
Office Furniture UK Manufactured
Apollo is a mix and match office furniture UK manufactured collection in a choice of wood finishes. The company have designed and manufactured office furniture for 35 years in the Norfolk countryside. The company are renowned for building office furniture ‘built-to-last’ and they have the BSI ISO9001:2001 Quality Management certification.
The Apollo furniture collection has a wide range of desk choices: rectangular panel end, rectangular cantilever, wave desks with cantilever or panel end design, corner desks also with cantilever or panel end designs, a double desk, height adjustable desk and many more designs, styles and sizes.
To complement the range there are cupboards, under desk pedestals, mobile lockable pedestals, filing cabinets, storage cabinets, tambour cupboards and a variety of bookcases. Finishes include beech, light oak, maple, cherry, birch, walnut, black or white.
The above is a selection of office furniture UK manufactured available from Saxen. If you would like further information about the furniture collections above or other British made ranges, please do not hesitate to contact the Team on 0845 652 2347. They will be only too happy to advise.