The Clinkard Group
Following a successful tender bid, Ben Johnson were appointed by The Clinkard Group to work consultatively with them to design the furniture package for their new headquarters. The brief required an impressive reception area, with a bespoke reception desk and a breakout area for employees to utilise. As the furniture at their previous head office was to be reused in areas, we had to work with the client to provide new furniture that complemented and matched the finishes of their existing, whilst being cost effective and contemporary.
A series of site visits to previous projects within the local area allowed The Clinkard Group to see and interact with products and meet with existing clients who had undertaken their own projects and been through a similar process.
This was helpful during the selection of furniture for the Training Facility, as the tables required had to be a versatile solution and able to be configured for various different functions, with durable stacking chairs. The use of bold colours within the breakout space was used to create a different feel to the rest of the office for staff to relax and also accommodate for impromptu meetings and collaboration.
For the reception area, a bespoke reception desk was commissioned and finishes were selected to match the staircase detail, creating a lasting first impression upon entry to the building.
Location: Stockton on Tees, North East
Scope of work: Furniture Supply & Installation
About the client
The Clinkard Group – A footwear retailer business established in 1924, is still family run and dedicated to providing a wide range of high quality, branded footwear. They have 28 retail stores and 4 factory outlets nationwide.
Director The Clinkard Group
We chose Ben Johnson as we were impressed by their work. Their knowledge and experience were invaluable and they patiently worked with us to identify which existing furniture could be reused and helped us select new furniture that would match in. The highlight was the bespoke reception desk, we are really pleased we were convinced to go for this piece over an off the shelf solution, as it really does create a great first impression and we regularly receive compliments from visitors.
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