Lime Among the Lakes

Lime among the Lakes

Proprietors Mike and Angela Dunbobbin chose Crown Sports Lockers to fit out changing rooms at the new £1m+ Garden Spa expansion to their period Appleby Manor Hotel, which enjoys glorious Lake District National Park panoramas.

Crown installed the Spa male and female changing rooms with full-size and holdall lockers, complete with vanity units, regaled in a fresh Lime Green melamine finish and featuring Lowe & Fletcher DCL silvered keypad locks, together with matching upholstered freestanding seats and cubicles.

Crown dedicated project manager Sam Palmer worked closely with the hotel throughout construction, finalising layouts and taking final measurements ready for the fitout team to install the bespoke lockers in the closing phase before completion.

“We were seeking quality at the right price from a supplier with a strong reputation,” says Mike. “Crown commanded the know-how we needed, as well as providing great customer service, while completing the project on time and on budget.  I’d have no hesitation in using them again.”

Already the winner of several `green` awards for its energy policy, Appleby Manor now enjoys a loyal and growing customer base for its stunning leisure facility, which embraces hydrotherapy pool, aroma salt inhalation room, pedidarium, steam room, sauna, rain, sky and monsoon shower, and outdoor spa bath.

Superstat Move their Marketing to Subscription-based Service.

Throughout 2018 the Superstat Group will be changing their membership system to a package based service. This is great news for the dealer as each package will be tailored to how they use the group, ensuring they only pay for the services they need.

Marketing is a large part of their offering, and the first change will be moving the purchase of the quarterly Office Life magazine onto a subscription-based service. The move follows what they are already doing with online ordering and email marketing, so this is the next logical step in the roll-out.

Mairi Beaton, Head of Consumer Design and Production at the group, talks about why their marketing is suited to this new service: “Our marketing approach is quite unique in that our main focus is on customer engagement. It is still supported by brilliant pricing, but our number one aim is to make sure dealers are front of mind with their customers so when they come to place orders 2, 3 and 4 – they are the ones they go to. The Office Life magazine is the cornerstone of that. Each quarter we fill it with excellent stories that look at workplace trends, seasonal things that are happening, fun stuff; and it works because it is interesting and relevant to a far bigger audience than a particular price promotion, which relies on the customer being in a position to buy there and then.

Everything we create for Office Life is then run in our email marketing and social media programme, so you can start to see how it is all tied up. Keeping this running in the background over the course of the year and it achieves what we want marketing to do –having our dealers front of mind when it comes to supplying workplace products and services.”

The Superstat team will be talking to their members about the new service over the next few weeks in time for the Q1 deadline of Friday 24 November.

What Makes Our Smart Charge Smart?

What is ABL’s Smart Charge?

The Smart Charge enables the USB port to “talk” to the device plugged in and only give it the specific amount of power needed to re-charge it! It will never overcharge or overheat and will prevent draining your device’s battery life span prematurely as once fully charged the power will stop! You will never need to worry about leaving your device plugged in again.

Charge your device the smart way

ABL’s smart charge configuration is available in all power modules
Provides power for all devices including phones and tablets
Will never over charge your device
Rapid charging hub

For more information on ABL’s Smart Charge features call 0800 082 1444.

DURABLE Wins Two German Design Awards

Two DURABLE product ranges have received recognition by an international jury of experts at the prestigious German Design Awards 2018. The COFFEE POINT catering range was named overall winner in the coveted stationery category whilst the TABLET HOLDER range received the Special Mention Award in the Computer and Communication category, which recognises solution-oriented product design.

Design that inspires – meet the winners
COFFEE POINT is the contemporary catering solution for the modern office. It’s modular, flexible and spacious meaning it can be used in kitchens, conference rooms or receptions. All beverage consumables can easily be stored in the box itself or in the practical insert trays. The serving tray and integrated waste bin complete the set giving users the freedom to create their own catering station to suit their needs.

The five models in the DURABLE range of TABLET HOLDERS have been piquing the industry’s interest since their launch at Paperworld at the beginning of the year. With their sleek unobtrusive design and stylish aluminium finish, the five models offer extensive functionality and can easily integrate into a wide variety of settings including offices, showrooms, retail stores, hotels, restaurants and much more. The range includes table and floor stands as well as wall brackets.

Design of the future
The German Design Awards honours design trends and innovative products that are ground-breaking in the international design landscape. The awards are presented by the German Design Council, which sets the standards for modern design. The ceremony will take place in Frankfurt in February 2018 and will be attended by over 1,200 guests from politics, business and design.

Teknik’s 24Hr Operator Chairs Get New Additions!

Teknik Office have increased their 24hr Operator chair portfolio by adding lumbar pump up and wipe clean versions to their UK Stocks. There will also be mesh back option from December onwards.

Their new furniture catalogue also hits the streets at the end of November so get in touch if you’d like to receive a copy on 01234 328804 /

The full portfolio including 24hr operator seating, heavy duty executive chairs and modern breakout furniture can be found on their website at

Looking to Collaborate Within a Shared Clerkenwell Showroom?

A leading international seating and furniture manufacturer with an established business in the UK and Irish markets is looking to partner with or collaborate in a shared showroom in the Clerkenwell area. You may already have a showroom and looking to share or be considering options to open one at the moment. This company is interested in participating in such a venture.

For further information, please contact Alan at OFAS –