Commercial Interiors ‘bucks industry trend’
The Interiors division of Commercial is expanding with a year-on-year growth that is bucking the industry trend.
The Interiors division of Commercial is expanding with a year-on-year growth that is bucking the industry trend. Simone Hindmarch, Co-founder and MD of Commercial, explains that the growth is due to the “passion and motivation of the team, which leads to excellent relationships with our clients”.
“While Interiors has been an integral part of the business for 25 years, we felt our clients were crying out for a new, forward-thinking, interiors partner who could create inspirational working environments that challenged convention. So seven years ago we launched Commercial Interiors as a stand-alone division specialising in Space Utilisation, Design, Fit-Out and Furniture, and we haven’t looked back,” she says.
Commercial Interiors recorded y-o-y growth of over 20% between 2016 and 2018, while the market grew by 4% y-o-y over the same period [Office Furniture Market Report].
The office landscape is undergoing a seismic shift, and the factors driving major changes in design include technology advances and increasing globalisation, as well as changing workplace demographics. There has been a noticeable move towards agile working, with workstations getting smaller, an increase in informal ‘unbooked’ meeting spaces, a reduction in designated managers’ offices, and more flexible working hours for all.
“Our philosophy is that good office design creates culture, culture shapes values, and values ultimately determine the future,” adds Simone. “We work with over 50 global and UK partners who are leaders in the furniture, fit-out and smart technology sectors, and these partnerships mean that we have the flexibility to deliver inspirational office environments, whatever our client’s budget.”
Commercial Interiors also focuses on sustainability within the office landscape, and provides solutions that inspire while minimising the impact on the environment. By choosing to partner with Commercial Interiors, clients also directly contribute to the Commercial Foundation, which supports young people who have struggled with barriers to employment.
“I’m hugely proud of our growth,” concludes Simone. “The team is unafraid to ‘think outside the box’, and they build such good relationships with customers that they trust us with big refurbishment projects.”
Seven years ago we launched Commercial Interiors as a stand-alone division, and we haven’t looked back
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Commercial