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Home Grown

Home Grown

With changes forecast in relation to immigration and expected difficulties for workers passing between countries post-Brexit, the issue of each industry having a responsibility to consider and provide for its own future has never been so relevant. Industry body RICS has cautioned that UK construction could lose in the region of 200,000 workers should...

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Taking Control: A ‘through the line’ approach to FM

Taking Control: A ‘through the line’ approach to FM

‘Through the line’, a term most commonly used in marketing to describe campaigns that have a complete 360 degree approach, encompasses our vision when it comes to Saracen’s service offering, which is why we have a specialist division to ensure the smooth integration of facilities management. We don’t see our facilities management...

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A year on from Brexit – and we’re doing okay

A year on from Brexit – and we’re doing okay

It’s been a year since Brexit – and oh, what a year! The course may have been set 12 months ago, when the UK voted to leave the European Union, but the period of uncertainty is still with us, rolling on with grim inevitability and made considerably worse by the recent, surprise general election result which left us all slightly...

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SARACEN ‘CONSORTS’ WITH THE BEST AT NEW LOOK OFFICE COMPLEX

SARACEN ‘CONSORTS’ WITH THE BEST AT NEW LOOK OFFICE COMPLEX

Saracen Interiors has completed a fit out project for Consort Medical at the leading global contract development and manufacturing organisation’s new offices at Breakspear Park. One of Hemel Hempstead’s most popular commercial addresses, Breakspear Park has been purpose built to attract growing companies, with excellent transport links and...

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Saracen Provides ‘Reassuring’ Presence In Basingstoke

Saracen Provides ‘Reassuring’ Presence In Basingstoke

Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has completed work for life insurance provider, Reassured working closely with its landlords Biz Space to design the ultimate space for its new offices at Belvedere House in Basingstoke. The six-week programme of works included dilapidations and the installation of partitioning, flooring, LED...

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Catering for the Millennials

Catering for the Millennials

Those of you who did most of your growing up in the nineties and the noughties, your time is now in the commercial world… It’s predicted that up to 75 per cent of the global workforce will be made up of millennials by 2025 so, for company bosses and senior management, it’s crucial to make sure that these same members of the team are...

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SARACEN OVERSEES KEY EUROPEAN MOVE FOR SAMSUNG

SARACEN OVERSEES KEY EUROPEAN MOVE FOR SAMSUNG

Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has completed work at the new UK address for Samsung Bioepis at Profile West in Brentford. A key move for Samsung Bioepis as it is the first time that the company  will have a European presence, the biopharmaceutical expert will share the  8000 sq ft space with Samsung C&T. The engineering and...

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SARACEN GETS ROYAL JORDANIAN READY FOR ‘TAKE OFF’

SARACEN GETS ROYAL JORDANIAN READY FOR ‘TAKE OFF’

Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has completed a fast-track fit out project for Royal Jordanian at the flag carrier airline’s new UK head office address at Vantage West in Brentford. Work was finished within two weeks and consisted of the installation of glass partitioning, to create meeting rooms and to modernise the space, and...

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What comes natural – making the outside count

What comes natural – making the outside count

The link between our wellbeing and nature is no new thing. The Victorians were on to it years ago when they were building their gardens and sending the weak and infirm to the countryside and the sea to recuperate. It has, however, begun to take more of a prominent role in the workplace, with the concept of biophilic design now bang on trend. It’s...

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Mixology 2017 Shortlist - Fit Out Company of the Year !

Mixology 2017 Shortlist - Fit Out Company of the Year !

The shortlists have been announced for the Mixology17 Awards and we’ve just found out that we’re down for Fit Out Company of the Year. It’s a great honour to feature in this category. It’s one of the most prized lists to make in the industry and so, (it probably goes without saying !), we’re delighted and we’ll be doing...

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It’s all in the mix

It’s all in the mix

Having recently considered the UK’s coolest offices and the role that they play in recruitment and retention, it’s interesting to give UK office culture, per se, a pause for thought. Our current obsession with providing the most engaging spaces is, of course, inextricably linked with office culture and how we interact with each other during (and...

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NEW OFFICES: SARACEN ARRIVES IN MANCHESTER’S MEDIA CITY

NEW OFFICES: SARACEN ARRIVES IN MANCHESTER’S MEDIA CITY

Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has committed to growing its business in the North West with the announcement that it has opened an office in one of Manchester’s most vibrant and dynamic, mixed use spaces, Media City. Initially a South East concern, Saracen has made an impact across the whole of the UK in the last decade. In recent...

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After Shock - The coming general election...

After Shock - The coming general election...

With Labour sinking rapidly in the polls perhaps it shouldn’t have come as quite the surprise it did when Theresa May announced an early election last week. Now in countdown mode to June 8th, and with parliament in agreement, what remains of the big guns are taking to the campaign trail once again.  If this will strengthen any Brexit activity...

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Britain’s coolest offices

Britain’s coolest offices

Glassdoor’s list of the UK’s top ten coolest offices found its way onto the Mailonline last week – a PR victory for the recruitment website and an acknowledgement for all (from the voice of middle England) of how far some companies will go to in order to ensure that their offices and facilities stand head and shoulders above the rest. The...

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Why the fit out expert makes the best FM provider

Why the fit out expert makes the best FM provider

An interesting article, authored by the editor of workplaceinsight.net, this week compares the relationship between office design and facilities management to sex and parenthood. This is a great analogy to make as it, quite rightly, suggests that the two are inextricably interlinked. The facilities are born of the design and the management of them goes on...

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Sensing a difference

Sensing a difference

Retail has a history for being ahead of the curve when it comes to ‘pimping up’ environments, providing a destination guaranteed to stimulate and engage in a bid to create better footfall. It has long embraced the idea of building a prime sensory environment and, over the years, shoppers have been invited to indulge the majority of their senses...

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Saracen wins contract for landmark office fit out in Scarborough

Saracen wins contract for landmark office fit out in Scarborough

Sirius Minerals Plc has awarded leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors with a contract for the complete fit out and refurbishment of its new company headquarters at Prospect House - the iconic, former Scarborough Building Society building which stands at the town’s southern gateway. The fertilizer development company, which is developing its...

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Move Office or New Office

Move Office or New Office

There will come a time for most businesses where you feel that undeniable need to move on to pastures new. Maybe the atmosphere in your current workspace is getting a little stagnant. Perhaps, as your business has evolved, you’ve outgrown your office that was perfectly suitable not so long ago. A lot of organisations may even get to this point more...

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Powering ahead in the North West

Powering ahead in the North West

Various members of the team have been burning rubber on the motorway in recent weeks, clocking up the miles between Manchester and the South East. Look out for a specific announcement about that soon but, in the meantime, it was the turn of our business development manager, Carly Chandra and marketing executive, Jordan Fredericks to head North, last week,...

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Green Fingers - Expanding our Facilities Management Service Offering

Green Fingers - Expanding our Facilities Management Service Offering

Saracen Interiors is extending its facilities management offering to include a complete selection of exterior and landscape services, to ensure all of its customers’ needs are seamlessly met. The new services, which will sit under the banner of Saracen Facilities, will include hard and soft landscape design, planting design and installation, bicycle...

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Building Relationships - Putting it out there

Building Relationships - Putting it out there

We’ve decided to announce the events that we’re taking part in this year – charitable events and team building exercises, all in the mix – as a form of commitment. We’re putting it out there so we can’t back out, basically – especially on the ones that require a degree of bravery ! Starting right there, we have six...

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Bouncing along: The path to Brexit

Bouncing along: The path to Brexit

The post-Brexit bounce, reported by the construction industry towards the end of last year, has confounded all critics and naysayers of the EU exit who warned that the industry, and its supply chain, faced impending doom. I don’t think any of us anticipated the immediate difficulties that would follow June’s result (just as we hadn’t...

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Trends... Looking Ahead

Trends... Looking Ahead

The easiest way to second guess the design inclinations that will ride the crest of the wave over the next 12 months is to look at the trends that were gaining some momentum in the previous year and consider the longevity of the most popular; the concepts that generated the most requests. Breakout areas seemed to appear on most lists last year. I...

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Building Relationships - Our new Business Development Executive!

Building Relationships - Our new Business Development Executive!

Melissa Chandra is joining Saracen Interiors in the role of business development executive as the leading workplace consultant further establishes itself across a wider range of sectors and continues to grow its new business team. Melissa’s appointment will support the company in its bid to grow its burgeoning portfolio in the commercial sector, while...

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Looking forward to 2017!

Looking forward to 2017!

With an increase of almost 30 per cent on our forward order book, compared to this same time last year, and with almost five million pounds worth of orders coming in during the last few weeks of 2016 alone, Saracen’s prospects have never looked so good at the start of any single year. The last 12 months provided us with an unnerving year, thanks...

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Encouraging an environmentally-friendly office space

Encouraging an environmentally-friendly office space

Considering the environmental impact of the workplace is one of the most pressing expectations placed upon companies. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can “greenify” your office space. Recycle Encouraging your employees to recycle is perhaps one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to reduce office waste. Placing small waste bins...

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Employee Wellbeing

Employee Wellbeing

In the UK arriving to work early, skipping lunch breaks, and leaving late seem to be normal and - sometimes even expected - aspects of working culture. Stress is therefore extremely typical, and is often seen as an indicator of how hard people are working or how committed they are to their jobs. This is perhaps why wellness has become such a welcome concept...

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Tackling the Monday BLUES...

Tackling the Monday BLUES...

If you work in a 9-5 environment chances are you’re familiar with the Monday blues. Whilst we won’t pretend we can completely alleviate the feeling completely, these techniques should help ease the gloomy feeling of a new working week. Use Sunday night to prepare yourself Use a bit of time on Sunday evening just to get yourself ready...

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And the nominees are…

And the nominees are…

Black tie at the ready, it’s coming up to award season and, once again, Saracen has made the list. This time it’s over to our facilities management division, Saracen Facilities. The division has been named as a finalist in the Tomorrow’s FM awards 2017 for its strong track record in improving workplace efficiency and its fast response and...

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Top Trump

Top Trump

If Brexit wasn’t enough for you, the shock results of the American presidential elections have certainly set the bar for what has turned out to be an unforgettable year in politics. It seems that 2016 is the year of the populist revolt and these extraordinary times, with their unexpected outcomes, are leaving our countries divided. The UK was the...

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