Calibre Search

Sector: Recruitment
Location: Victoria Wharf, Leeds
Scope of Works: Design, Furniture Supply & Installation


The Client:
Calibre Search is a specialist recruitment consultancy operating in four specialist sectors within Leeds, Manchester and London.


The Brief:
Calibre Search wanted to move from their original office site in Burley to a city centre space in Leeds. After selecting Victoria Wharf they approached Ben Johnson Ltd to help with the design and refurbishment of the period property. With plans to double its staff numbers in the next year, Calibre’s new space required efficient planning to maximise capacity for growth, yet remain fun and inviting to attract and retain employees.


The Solution:
The final interior scheme has a very neutral foundation, with furniture and branding performing the “feature” role.
Simple Elite cantilever desks in white were used throughout, with glazed red desktop screens giving a pop of colour. A simple waiting area was created with coordinated red soft seating and a branded wall. After plenty of time testing task chairs, the client selected an ergonomic mesh-back chair from Senator.
Finally, by investing in a Boss Apollo boardroom table with chrome and leather chairs, Calibre ensured they are creating the right impression in this important meeting space.


You can read about Calibre’s planned expansion on The Business Desk here, and their own website here.

Ben Johnson were recommended to us by the agents who conducted our search for suitable premises which we required due to the growth of our company. Ben Johnson took a consultative approach and ensured they had a full understanding of our requirements prior to making recommendations for solutions. They conducted a full site survey and presented us a number of solutions fully mapped out using their CAD software – this gave us the confidence that we definitely had space for all the furniture we needed and helped us space-plan the new offices effectively (at no extra cost). We ordered all of the furniture for our new offices from Ben Johnson at a very reasonable price which included delivery and the full installation. The installation was well project-managed and the outcome was exactly as we had expected based on the CAD drawings provided. The furniture is of high quality and helps make our office a striking and attractive place to work. When we need to move to bigger premises again I would not hesitate to use Ben Johnson – their consultative approach and the ‘added-value’ services they offer really help make difficult decisions a lot easier.

Mark Lyons MIRP - Director
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