September 5, 2017
A global collaboration of workplace experts has been formed to assist companies in the development of their workplaces. Workplace specialists Fourfront Group and Amicus are the founding partners of The United Workplace (TUW), an organisation set up to share expertise and knowledge and deliver workplace design, fit-outs and commercial furniture consultancy and installation worldwide. The network comprises of Fourfront Group in the UK, Amicus which delivers workplace design and fit-out projects in Australia, Ware Malcomb an architectural practice in the US, and Summertown Interiors, a United Arab Emirates fit-out contractor.
Aki Stamatis, Chairman of Fourfront Group said the launch of this network is a response to accelerating globalisation, and provides businesses with the ability to link international workplaces, exchange best practice, and share knowledge across the globe.
Aki commented: “Businesses who are thinking globally as they execute their growth plans and try to build an international presence, may want to replicate a similar working culture in every single location. It is important, however to achieve a balance between reflecting the local market culture and the values and identity of the business itself. This is difficult to achieve when working with one single supplier that only understands their local markets. By bringing together workplace specialists from around the globe, The United Workplace can deliver this type of cross-continent consistency whilst offering a suitable solution for the local market
“The next generation workplace will scale locally, nationally and internationally, providing the environment and technology that businesses need to grow, and people need to thrive. Something we are already learning through The United Workplace is how different Australia is to do business in. They are at the forefront of a lot of workplace trends and businesses there view workplaces as destinations, where work and home life can be more closely integrated. This is very different to the general consensus in the UK, and does influence how different workplaces are designed and built.”