Workplace interiors -
leading telco says Yes to VERCO
One of the UK's
fastest-growing telecoms providers, Yes Telecom is managing constant
expansion following its relocation to state-of-the-art Manchester
premises that employ VERCO Office Furniture's Oblique beam desking within
a major fit-out by Oldham-based ADT Workplace.
Founded in 2000, Yes
Telecom is a business-to-business mobile, fixed line and data solutions
communication operator with over 100,000 SOHO to SME customers managed
day-to-day by a dealer channel of over 500 business partners.
In 2004, the company
established an Advanced Solutions Division in response to demands for
non-voice products and services such as BlackBerry and Mobile Broadband.
Understanding the growing importance of email on the move and the
convergence of IT and mobile phone technology, Yes Telecom has been
providing business partners with unrivalled levels of support and
technical information on wireless data solutions.
Last June (2006), the
company expanded its client opportunities when it became part of the
Vodafone group in a relationship enabling Yes Telecom to develop and
maintain dealer relationships on behalf of Vodafone, whilst continuing to
operate autonomously with its own identity.
Yes Telecom has relocated
160 staff from multi-sites in Levenshulme onto one floor of a new build
in Manchester, with offices, break-out areas and restaurant supplied and
fitted out by ADT Workplace.
A design brief for clarity
and transparency to encourage staff interaction and fast track best
solutions for customers is met by a bright, open plan environment with
plenty of light (natural and artificial) and utilising glass, with
imagery of personnel, its business partners, and expressions of the
company's core customer values, for partitioning.
ADT specified 200 Oblique
desks in white on the strength of their practicality and cost
Yes Telecom Head of HR,
Sacha Medina acknowledges that the system has also helped meet its needs.
"We are experiencing a more
personal interaction amongst staff by structuring the desks in a bench
set-up as opposed to silos of cluster configurations," he says.
"Third level screen based storage helps keep desks clear while PCs are
hung under desk tops to keep the floor equally clutter free.
"Oblique performs well,"
says Sacha. "It's practical to work and live with, and helps make the
aesthetics of a great working environment."
The Oblique furniture
programme offers fast-assembly, free-standing desks for administration
and executive areas, full systems for the general office, as well as
simple, stylish bench solutions.
The design is available in
wood veneer (maple, walnut or cherry) with a stainless steel frame, and
with a simple silver leg frame and a choice of six mfc finishes; both
versions maintain the pure lines of this stylish furniture system.
Complementing the desks is
a full range of individual and departmental storage solutions.
From a basic platform for meeting and conferencing needs to a
sophisticated workstation with comprehensive screen-based, at-hand third
level storage, Oblique meets the diverse and changing dynamics of the
workplace with style and ease.
Yes Telecom's installation
enjoys the luxury of space: anticipating future growth, the company is
presently using only 75-80% of its floor area occupancy and anticipates
increasing staffing levels to 200 shortly.
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Issued November 2007 on
behalf of VERCO Office Furniture Ltd
by pmpr BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Media contact: Peter Muir tel + 44 (0) 1296 715228 fax + 44 (0)1296
Sales contact: Chris Riley
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Founded by the Vere family
in 1912, and in family ownership to this day, VERCO Office Furniture is
one of the UK's best known workplace furniture providers. The company
operates from a wholly-owned 440,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in High
Wycombe, where it makes a wide range of seating, desking and storage
designs for all types of modern workplace environment.
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