Herman Miller: the importance of workplace design on wellbeing

As a leading office furniture manufacturer in the UK, Herman Miller has over thirty years’ experience of working with Public Sector organisations in the UK, from central and local government to the NHS and Higher and Further Education establishments.

We understand that with increasing pressure on budgets, it is essential for public sector customers to achieve maximum value from their relationships with commercial suppliers, save money for the tax payer, whilst still receiving high quality goods and providing employees with inspiring workspaces.

To help you achieve this, we have been appointed as a ‘named supplier’ on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) UK Framework. This framework is available to all publicly funded organisations to use as their purchasing panel, giving you confidence that you have chosen a reputable supplier, while removing the need to undertake costly and time-consuming tender processes.

From education establishments such as King’s College London and Bath Spa University to national and local government including Camden Council and the Ministry of Defence, we work with organisations to create workplaces that connect people and inspire them to do great work. Our aim is to create offices uniquely suited to the culture and way people at the organisation work.

We call this Living Office.  The result is a workplace which makes staff and customers proud to work with you and has the flexibility to change as your needs do. Living Office isn’t just for large companies however. By offering a variety of spaces optimised to support different types of work and interaction, Living Office enables organisations of all shapes and sizes to create a workspace which best meets their people’s needs. Whether it is a place for deep thought in a council office, or a café space for casual conversation at a university, Living Office gives people an experience of work that can’t be found anywhere else.

We use a blend of problem-solving products and workplace expertise to make this kind of space a reality for organisations of all sizes. By ordering through the CCS framework, you can be confident you are getting maximum value from your commercial relationships, while making savings for the taxpayer through centralised procurement.

Herman Miller always aims to supply goods and services that are of a consistently high quality and meet our customers’ expectations. In fact, we are committed to not only meet, but exceed the ISO standards and we’re working constantly to continue to improve. For example, our market leading warranty recognises the changing nature of work and the need for products that can stand up to continuous use.

For any organisation, behaving responsibly towards the environment should be more than just a policy. At Herman Miller it’s an attitude that permeates every part of our business. Now, more than ever, the buildings we work in, the designs and materials our products are made from, and the people who make them have a vital role to play. Responsibility doesn’t just end at the point of manufacture. Everyone in the supply chain must act with the environment in mind.

We can work with you to create a workplace which enhances connection, creativity and productivity, while saving you money. Our expert team can offer you:

  • Living Office Discovery Workshops
  • Design and Space Planning
  • Site Surveys
  • Ergonomic Workplace Assessments
  • Project Management
  • Filing Surveys
  • Product Training.

If you would like to know more about the great importance of design on the health and wellbeing of your workforce, you can visit Herman Miller at the Public Sector Solutions Expo on 20 November, at stand F21. To register or find out more, please click here.