How LOF Office Furniture are helping work environments adapt post-pandemic


The team at LOF Office Furniture have launched Plann:d, to help businesses adapt their work environments to new needs

LOF Office Furniture has launched a new space planning division, called Plann:d, to help companies re-evaluate their commercial spaces as more and more people embrace flexible working because of the pandemic.

Nicola Ford, LOF Partner, has been in the industry for over 14 years and has seen the working world go through many changes in that time.

She said: "Businesses have always battled with space issues. Too many staff and not enough desks or too many desks and not enough meeting space. In recent years, breakout and social areas have also been added to the ‘must have’ list as we’ve tried to address the work/life balance issue. Then agile working became the holy grail; providing the choice of spaces to work from, optimising performance.

"When the pandemic hit, everything went out of the window. Some businesses have even questioned their need for premises at all.

"We’re well-known locally, and in the industry, for our new and pre-owned office furniture. Over the years, we’ve helped many growing companies transition from a couple of desks in a small office to over 100 seats in their own premises.

"We’ve always offered advice and guidance as we help places adapt to change while providing furniture solutions. It’s this design consultation, space planning, growth and change support that Plann:d will now deliver as a standalone service.

"Companies have embraced flexible working because they have had to, but they still don’t know how to adapt their work environments. This is exactly how Plann:d can help."

Joining Nicola’s team are Richard Jay and John Grieves, who both bring industry experience to the table having delivered projects nationally across both the public and private sector.