Providing Global Solutions For Global Companies

As our clients are happy to testify, the abs group specialise in commercial fit-out and refurbishments that come hassle free, convenient & professional.  An indication as to why many organisations choose to work with us, and leading us to be currently working in collaboration with our partners, on a project for S&P Global, an Intelligence company, based in Canary Wharf, who require the refurbishment of their company reception and cafeteria area, quickly and efficiently.

We have begun by incorporating a bespoke re-designed break out area for staff and have including high-quality breakout meeting booths and added ambient lighting, all whilst enhancing the company approach of taking care of its valued staff and providing them with an environment, where they can flourish.

In the reception area, a specialist IT Tech-bar has been designed (please see CGI images), manufactured and will be installed, to provide In-house support for employees & visitors with those tiresome ‘Techy issues’ we all have. Whilst the walls and ceilings are being given a brand-new look and feel, with bespoke wall paneling, to create a natural flow.

Whilst on site, we continue to demonstrate our professionalism and versatility, providing a first-class service, in an area of the capital, where there is a high volume of human footfall for a commercially worldwide organisation such as S&P Global. We ensure that our client has minimal disruption, also ensuring health and safety is being maintained to the letter.

Our extensive knowledge of the refurbishment sector for global companies, allows us to walk through every stage of the process with our clients, ensuring all areas of work are taken into consideration, whilst meeting their budgetary requirements, creating clever space-saving solutions and eye-catching designs that leave a lasting impression.

We want you to experience the transformation of your business premises in the most positive way, working to the quickest achievable timescales coupled with high quality delivery.

Perhaps now is the time that your business requires a modern touch? Now is the time to call abs group on 01245 360060 to discuss your project today!

Swinging into The Festive Season On Par!

While the sport of Golf is more associated with the Summer season, you may enjoy channeling your inner Tiger Woods on the fairway. However, here at abs group we have used our expertise to refurbish a Golf Club in South Bedfordshire.

We are a leading specialist in refurbishment, but not only of shopfitting or commercial fit outs, we’re able to also project manage and produce the desired outcome for more unique areas such as a Golf course. We strive for perfection, no fore-get-me-nots on our watch!

We are a leading specialist in refurbishment, but not only of shopfitting or commercial fit outs, we’re able to also project manage and produce the desired outcome for more unique areas such as a Golf course. We strive for perfection, no fore-get-me-nots on our watch!

With Christmas fast approaching and the year coming to an end, we would like to point you in the direction of the beautiful fairway intertwined within the South Bedfordshire area where the festive period may allow you some time off to dust off those clubs and enjoy a few holes.

The course is one that professionals would enjoy with their putter or nine-iron – Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner and Tommy Fleetwood, if you’re reading this and don’t fancy partaking in a tournament any time soon and fancy a course that offers something different, you’re always welcome to open up your swing and break out an Eagle or maybe an Albatross!

We pride ourselves on vision and honesty, with us there is complete transparency. We want you to experience the transformation of your project in the most positive way. We also offer you, a complete service into the following:

  • Financing
  • Project Management
  • Design and Space Planning
  • Shopfitting
  • New Furniture / Equipment
  • Move management

We can assist with helping you to finance your project, by way of introduction to financing companies that we partner with. We designate a project manager to you for the entirety of the project, this project manager will work closely with you, to deliver vision and give the feeling of that all-important hole in one.

If you wish to learn more about our client’s ultimate golfing experience thanks to the abs group or would like to find out more about our work in general, then you can contact us today to find out more information in to each service we provide – call abs group on 01245 360060 to discuss your project today!

National Stress Awareness Day

When was the last time you were stressed? Perhaps you’re stressed right now? If only there was a day that highlights the awareness that stress can put on someone… Luckily, National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday of November each year is an event that the abs group are proud to support!

The feeling of stress is an everyday occurrence in our daily lives, from home pressures to working hard in your job, the overwhelming feeling of stress can potentially lead to mental health problems or make normal things you do seem like mountains to climb.

 

National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress.

 

At the abs Group, we recognise the importance of wellbeing and ensuring that we are looking after our own mental health. A strong business such as ours, contains an inner core of individuals who matter – this should be the approach for every company to take.

 

With this in mind, we have come up with some ways our own employees can manage or eradicate the feeling of stress in the workplace. In our office we all have stress balls in easy reach, in case of an emergency!

 

In the same breath, our company loves to carry the weight of projects on our shoulders. This allows you, the client, to remain relaxed and be safe in the knowledge, that you are being taken care of, allowing you to focus on your own wellbeing and other work commitments that are of higher importance.

In October, the management team were treated to a trip out to Spain by our Managing Director. He recognises how hard everyone has been working and wanted to give the team a chance to recharge their batteries and take some time to relax. Tony understands the importance of staff well-being and how stress can have a negative impact on the team.

In addition to the mini break to Spain, we are installing in a new break-out area for the team, so that they can have a comfortable space, to relax and socialise. Luckily this is something that the abs Group are old hands at, so we can be safe knowing that the quality and installation, will be first class.

It’s worth remembering that if you know what makes you stressed, it will help not only you but also those you trust to help you deal with it. This is particularly important in the workplace where stresses of workload and working relationships are common – it’s good to talk!

 

We’re asking employers and employees alike to start the conversation about stress in the workplace. We support National Stress Awareness Day, if our staff can share their thoughts and feelings when they are feeling stressed, yours can too!

 

It can make a huge difference sharing how you’re feeling with friends and colleagues. By sharing you could get some great advice and tips or find you can support others who need help.

 

After all, a problem shared, is a problem halved. Together, stress can be eradicated and the feeling of belonging in a team overtakes.

Do you have any plans for National Stress Awareness Day? Whether you do or you don’t, join in with the fun of creating awareness – as our tagline suggests, we build with you in mind, literally!

 

Change is only around the corner if you welcome it with open arms. The abs group also have the ability to change your business with shopfitting, office furniture, project management, commercial fit out, refurbishment, interior design and space planning. You can call us today on 01245 360060 to discuss your project today!

 

In relation to our National Stress Awareness Day, you can also contact mental health charities such as Mind if you would like to seek professional guidance into the tough time you may be currently experiencing.

 

Top Office Design Tips to Cultivate Inspiration

If productivity has decreased and staff creative spark is little more than a faint flicker, pointing an accusatory finger and gruffly questioning their work ethic is likely to shatter any lingering morale.

In most cases, employee production and joy is closely linked to their atmosphere, which means the right working area can greatly increase efficiency and exuberance in one fell swoop.

Rather than paying a small fortune installing a driving range or a hammock for every employee, though, all it takes is a dollop of inventiveness and a bit of your time to foster a creative environment.

Brighten the Space

Nobody wants to work in an environment where the walls are a murky shade of grey and the staff room wouldn’t look out of place in the Shawshank Redemption. Consequently, it pays to familiarise yourself with colour theory, which attributes certain feelings to colours (blue is stabilising, red is energising, for example) and allows you to strike the right balance in your office

Welcome Natural Lighting

It’s hardly a secret that natural light benefits our health and boosts creativity, so if your office isn’t making the most of its natural light sources, it’s time to change your viewpoint. Additionally, exposure to daylight leads to more restful sleep in the evening and can alleviate workplace stress and depression.

Grab Some Greenery

It may sound simple, but by providing in a range of office plants for your workplace, the collective wellbeing and productivity of your employees – not to mention the profitability of your company – will improve dramatically. In fact, studies have shown up to 50 per cent of office-based workers would work an extra hour a day if they liked their surroundings. Winner!

Clear the Clutter

Walk into any office around the globe and you’ll find workspaces littered with more clutter than you can shake a stick at – but this apparent desk-based disorder could be detrimental to your employees’ productivity and creativity. As a result, try to encourage a clear desk policy and ask employees to avoid unnecessary paperwork, which should also cut down on waste in the workplace.

Embrace Ergonomics

If your employees sit in uncomfortable office chairs and are hunched over an unsuitable desk for eight hours a day, it’s highly unlikely to foster a creative environment. Therefore, make sure you embrace ergonomics and invest in specially designed office chairs, as well as encouraging your employees to sit properly to avoid any long-term damage to their bodies.