Expert in Furniture, Seating, Carpets, Flooring, Domestic and Contract
Expert ID: 725891
Expert works in close liaison with clients and appointed professionals from survey to completion. He and his company have a reliability record in place spanning over 40 years. His projects range from a single item to meet a specific task to company relocation and furnishing of a complete property.
Working with Expert, you will receive an personalised service of unbiased specialist expertise, promoting the long term continuity and service benefits, the real value of procurement from within The British furniture industry. In particular makers who have voluntarily submitted their products for independent testing to British Standards Certification, ensuring your full compliance with Health and Safety. He works in close co-operation with FIRA (The Furniture Industry Research Association) also BCTC (British Carpet Technical Centre).
Expert provides expert guidance across product selection - styles, finishes, upholstery materials, carpets,flooring curtains blinds, decoration and lighting, along with other important issues like cable management achieving long term flexibility of the installation handling team changes without turmoil matching business growth. He takes pride in effective project management and reporting to result in timely hand over.
A unique and highly specialised service of furniture consultancy serves clients drawn from across the professional sector including, architects, interior designers, lawyers, accountants, banking, companies, SME to FTSE 100, Institutions and private clients throughout the UK.
He worked with the chairman of a national fashion retailer, wishing to refurbish offices in London W1, the preference was English 18th century style, I worked with the chairman and individually with other main board directors, I listened attentively to their thinking, I returned a few days later with a range of optional alternatives all properly costed, He was responsible for working in close liasion with architects, other contractors and taking overall responsibility for sourcing items ranging from custome carpets, English replica furniture and upholstery, lighting and all accessories. With responsibilty for completion on time and providing supervision of the installation on a day to day basis. The project was completed to the dleight of all concerned. He went on with the same client to source and install English 18th & 19th century antique original pieces to the chairmans home, as he did for other directors, supply and install bespoke made props for 79 stores across the UK.
Then to the design specification of offices for the Shop Development division of the company and to work in conjunction with members of the retail; mamangement across the UK in the design and development of a wide range of bepsoke and cutosm items. Recommended to several clients and new projects. Recoommended by Client example (1) A USA bank in Princes Street.Bank London.Wishing to receive recommendation for companies able to make and install boardroom, several conference rooms, Vice President office. He suggested three companies two English, one a client of the bank based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With a showroom in London. After due consideration the bank decided to place the buisness with their client company. He was responsible for placing and controlling all aspects of the project including the installation on a Saturday in the heart of the City of London being the only day the Metroplitan Police would permit the time required to offload and install the project . The USA maker was chosen along other UK makers of custom furniture were involved along with decorative lighting, carpets and curtains. Swedish company entered UK for the first time, He was recommended by previous client. Commencing with a team of nine telecoms specialists and engineers. Office facilities were required, within a few weeks the company had found a suitable HQ property in the county of Surrey, He presented a three option package from which client selected, The package included 12 manufactueres all making different elements: desks-storage- task chairs- guest chairs- screens- upgraded manager office furniture upgraded director furniture- boardroom furniture- restaurant furniture- reception furniture. Upholstery fabric of proven high performance were organised these were specials desigend and colour to tie in with corporate ID of client company.His recommendatiuons were based manufacturers holding a proven track record through long standing associations, known to be of consitent qulaity, continuity of supply undertakings were provided for minimum of 10years. He arranged the manufacture supply and installation of furniture to sites throughout the UK in quanitteis as required and often at short notice, a maximum 4 week turn round of oreders was achieved consistentantly and under his total superviosn of the projects.A London Town Hall, he was invited to view this splendid building in the style of English 17th century. He was shown a beatifully oak panelled room, the furniture was to be replaced. His response was to say" under no circumsatnces will they attempt to match the pannelling as due to mother nature this had so many years of natural mellowing. They would complement the pannelling with the new furniture. He was told that as a London Borough they must as not less than three firms to submit propsals and pricing, they understood this was standard practice. They submitted their proposals based on English 18th Century replica designs of the finest quality. following around three weeks a call came in to say "they have invited four companies to submit their recommendations you are by far the most expensive but they want you to do the job, your recommendations are outstandingly the most appropriate to their property and to the long term benefit of their people.
They knew the staff at the Town Hall were as facinated by the project as they were. He arranged to take digital images of the project on a two weekly basis and mailed the images to the notable pleasure of all concerned. They were contacted by a national firm of accountants, who invited him to visit one of their offices, they had expl;ained that theey had several issues with thier current suppliers. He asked "how many consulatnts have you asked to do this? client responded that two had been invited. He arrived by appointment it was explained that they would tour the building room by room, he agreed to offer professional comment room by room. On completion and return to reception, the client property officer said" At this point I can tell you the other firm has been excluded, you have identified all their issues plus several that they were not aware of. Over the last 6 months they have supplied several items to sites across the UK including recommending and sampling a cahir for a less able memebr of theclient team. This had been a problem that had taken months of sorting, one conversation with him and a sample was delivered to the staff member who treid the chair for seven days, the chair was duly delivered. A further issue was upholstery fabric where the maker had discontinued the corporate colour, he had in his initial report explained that the fabric in use was not of a suitable performance, this has now been sourced at an upgraded specification in the corporate colour with 10 years reliable contiuity in place, matter resolved.