Flatpack Or Bespoke Furniture? A Guide From The Experts

There’s a lot to be said for flat-pack furniture these days. It’s affordable, quick to assemble, and you can have it in the boot of your car within 20 minutes of picking it up in the furniture store. But… is it the right choice for a business? 

According to a recent study by Rated People, home improvements (including fitted storage solutions) are more popular than ever, with three in four homeowners (74%) intending to start projects in 2020. And, while many businesses are still closed or partially-open due to coronavirus, the craze has carried over from the home to the workplace.

As experts in commercial and contract furniture with over 10 years of experience working with businesses both big and small, we’ve put together a brief guide to help you figure out what works best for your business – whether it’s flat-pack or custom-made bespoke furniture.

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Top 5 Furnishing Tips To Maximise Bookings This Festive Season

For many hotels and restaurants, the lead-up to the December festive or party season tends to be the busiest time of the year. Hoteliers and restaurateurs can usually expect an enormous influx of bookings for large parties, ready to wine and dine, celebrate the holidays, and often spend Christmas Day itself dining out. 

While the current limitations regarding the coronavirus safety measures in hospitality is a speed bump in terms of the numbers of guests you can host in your business over the winter period, that doesn’t have to mean you and your hospitality business have to sacrifice bookings, and therefore revenue.

The solution can often be in the most unexpected places – as experts in the commercial furniture industry, we recommend these top tips to keep your restaurant fully booked during the ‘new normal’ festive season.


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5 top ways to welcome your customers back with comfortable, safe outdoor spaces after lockdown

Picture the scene. You’re a small business owner – perhaps you have a cafe or restaurant, or even a small company office. You have your coronavirus safety measures in place? Check. You have your interior set up with screens, visors, or other equipment necessary to keep your staff safe? Check.


But what about your outdoor spaces? Is there a garden that looks a little lacklustre, or a patio space out onto the street that you don’t know what to do with? 


Does this sound like you? Then keep reading.


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JB Commercial – How To Use Your Outdoor Business Space To Bring Your Customers In: Summer Edition

In the run-up to summer, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time (Covid-19), with your business customers not being able to drink or dine outdoors in the fine weather. Under normal circumstances, it can be tricky to entice people away from the sun to look to tackle a refurb or to attain new commercial furniture. Why should your business even try to, when you can command excellent levels of footfall, profitability AND keeping customers outdoors at your establishment. 

Whilst we are all currently on lockdown, now may be the best time to think about reorganising and refurbishing your outdoor commercial space. There’s little chance of disrupting customers, and enough time to take a step back and plan the space – ready to impress customers when lockdown is lifted and we all can’t wait to jump back into public houses, bars, cafes and restaurants again!

This article is intended for any business owners with outdoor spaces – whether it’s a trendy coffee shop, a quaint British pub with a beer garden, a nice bistro cafe or a romantic restaurant overlooking the beach – and are looking to bring in the summer crowds and keep them there.

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Top 4 Insider Quick Tips To Getting The Perfect Restaurant Dining Space

We get it. The last thing you want to do after walking into a lovely restaurant is to bump your hips (or worse) into an overly-ambitious array of crammed-in tables, chairs, and other diners. We’ve kitted out quite a few restaurants, cafes and bars over the years – from airports to gin bars to the London Savile Club, in fact – and so we come to you with the insider knowledge of tips and tricks to make your restaurant seating layout the best it can be, without the headaches.

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Spotlight on Premier Collection Luxury Contract Furniture Range

This month we are placing the spotlight on our Premier range of Luxury Contract Furniture.

The inspiration behind this collection is to celebrate the aesthetics of luxury sophisticated commercial designer furniture that has been selected for its ability to enhance elegant commercial venues.

The range includes hand crafted artisan pieces that can be individually styled in a choice of quality fabrics and finishes to perfectly complement interior spaces.

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Spring has Sprung – Getting Venues Ready for Outdoor Dining

Spring is in the air, and with the promise of longer days and warmer weather, it’s that time of year again to consider getting your venue ready for al fresco dining in the months to come.

So if your thoughts are turning to how to make your venue the ‘go to’ destination, we’ve got some practical suggestions on selecting Outdoor Furniture for your café, restaurant, bistro, bar, spa or hotel.

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Winter Inspiration – Our Best Selling Tables

If you haven’t already, you will want to create that cosy, inviting atmosphere for your pub or restaurant especially during the autumn / winter seasons. In this post we wanted to talk a little about our favourite and best selling tables that we feel will add to that cosiness with their chunky, stable designs and solid wood construction. Our two best selling table ranges, Rockingham and Hunter, bring a feeling of warmth and homeliness to any pub, cafe or restaurant.

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