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
Kinnarps’ outstanding environmental credentials were key to our appointment by the Environment Agency and we have worked with them for almost 10 years, providing an end-to-end service incorporating consultancy, design and installation.
Among the numerous projects we have undertaken was the fit-out of a new HQ in Bristol for 1,000 staff, and over the years we have installed around 6,000 workstations in total. Early in our relationship we defined a standard product range, which over time has brought consistency to a previously eclectic furniture stock. We have also helped to embed the Environment Agency brand throughout their office environments.
Nationwide project management capacity to deliver excellence at a local level.
Kinnarps won the CPS contract by beating the incumbent supplier in a tender process run by the OGC. With locations across the country, the CPS needed a partner with nationwide project management capacity to support multiple projects at local offices. We assigned a project manager to each regional site, alongside developing a bespoke e-catalogue to make ordering as straightforward as possible. A recycling programme took care of their existing furniture, and quarterly reviews and agreed KPIs ensured that any obstacles were addressed quickly and effectively.
We had worked with members of the Ofgem team before on other projects, and they took full advantage of the framework agreement we have in place with Hampshire County Council to work with us again.
Ofgem are moving towards agile working, and we worked with them to establish a trial area in their Millbank office. The purpose of the trial is to allow staff and stakeholders to experience agile working for themselves and give their feedback, before the pilot is extended more widely.
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