Kinnarps has worked with some of the UK’s biggest public and private sector companies, on contracts ranging from small supply projects to the end-to-end management of major redesigns and fit-outs. Over our 70 years we have developed a reputation for sharp thinking, quality products and comprehensive project management. We work with customers to understand their challenges and come up with solutions which fit their budget and timescale, helping improve efficiency and wellbeing in the workplace.
“We couldn’t have possibly achieved what we have without the services of reliable, efficient suppliers like Kinnarps, who understood what we were up against and moved quickly to get the job done on budget and to deadline.”North Somerset Council
Transitioning from the familiar and reliable to the new and unknown is a challenge, and one that Hampshire Constabulary faced when they decided to introduce agile working.
They knew of Kinnarps from our work with Hampshire County Council and were impressed by our product range and high standards of customer care. We worked with the Constabulary to introduce furniture that would achieve their objectives of facilitating flexible working, while retaining the durability of their previous stock. We also assisted with the fit-out of a several new Police Investigation Centres.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service wanted to introduce sit-stand working as part of a broader modernisation project which also involved a move from fixed to hot desking.
We held a roadshow to demonstrate the range of furniture in our portfolio and give a sense of what the renovated office space might look like, following which the Series P Duo bench was chosen for its versatility and cost-effectiveness. Kent Fire and Rescue were convinced of the health benefits of height-adjustable workstations, and their faith has been justified with a significant saving on money spent on internal occupational health referrals.
Workplace efficiency is always important, but it’s not often a matter of life and death. That was the case for the blue light services in Hampshire though, when the Fire & Rescue service and the Constabulary moved in to a shared operational HQ.
A pre-existing relationship, strong product range and market-leading standards of customer care were instrumental in securing Kinnarps the contract, and we worked with the Fire & Rescue service and the Constabulary to design their shared HQ. Our involvement spanned the initial consultation phase, through design and specification to final supply and installation.
HCC’s Workstyle Programme, developed in collaboration with Kinnarps, delivers £2m efficiency savings annually, including a 28% reduction in running costs and a 25% increase in space utilisation.Read more