The United Workplace launches to support business workplace strategy on a global scale

A global collaboration of likeminded workplace experts has been formed to assist companies in the development of their international workplaces roll out programmes.  

Workplace specialists Fourfront Group and Amicus are the founding partners of The United Workplace (TUW), an international organisation dedicated to providing consistency of service levels, coupled with local insight when delivering workplace design, fit-outs and commercial furniture consultancy and installation. The network comprises of Fourfront Group in the UK, Amicus which delivers workplace design and fit-out projects in Australia, Ware Malcomb a well-established architectural practice in the US, and Summertown Interiors, the United Arab Emirates’ first fit-out contractor to occupy LEED Gold Certified interiors.

Between them, these four businesses cover the UK, US, Australia and the Middle East, bringing local market knowledge to offer the best perspective on every workplace project. All partners have been handpicked and share similar values, culture, passion for the workplace, track record and financial stability. This is the first network of its kind in the workplace industry with such a varied mix of partners and skills.

Aki Stamatis, Chairman of Fourfront Group said the launch of this network is a response to accelerating globalisation, and provides businesses with the ability to link international workplaces, exchange best practice, and share knowledge across the globe.

Aki commented: “Businesses who are thinking globally as they execute their growth plans and try to build an international presence, may want to replicate a similar working culture in every single location. It is important, however to achieve a balance between reflecting the local market culture and the values and identity of the business itself. This is difficult to achieve when working with one single supplier that only understands their local markets. By bringing together workplace specialists from around the globe, The United Workplace can deliver this type of cross-continent consistency whilst offering a suitable solution for the local market

“The next generation workplace will scale locally, nationally and internationally, providing the environment and technology that businesses need to grow, and people need to thrive.”

The network is already working together to assist a business based in the UK open a new office in Sydney, Australia, through collaboration between Fourfront Group and Amicus. By tapping into local market knowledge from both businesses, this client is able to create an element of consistency to reflect its brand in two very different locations and cultures, whilst addressing local needs

Aki Stamatis continued: “Something we are already learning through The United Workplace is how different Australia is to do business in. They are at the forefront of a lot of workplace trends and businesses there view workplaces as destinations, where work and home life can be more closely integrated. This is very different to the general consensus in the UK, and does influence how different workplaces are designed and built.”

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