As the next stage of lockdown easing approaches in England, we’ve been busy preparing our headquarters in Banbury, UK for the team’s gradual return to the workplace.
Our priority, as ever, is following government guidelines to the letter to ensure the health and safety of all our staff. We’re taking every precaution to safeguard the wellbeing of our team, to instil confidence, and reassure all our personnel that we have their best interests at heart. Rest assured, our trusty Group HR Manager and team have undertaken the most rigorous of risk assessments!
Having everyone out of the office and working from home provided us with the perfect opportunity to give the office a thorough and much-needed makeover. We went the whole hog with a huge refurbishment project which kicked off with a massive declutter. In the words of Marie Kondo, if the furniture wasn’t ‘sparking joy’ it was relocated to the great big skip we hired to help get the office shipshape. The decluttering completed, we then set to work on general repairs, installing new LED lighting, and repainting throughout the building. The massive clear out and spruce up has done a great job of reviving Zafire House: it feels fresher, brighter, and cleaner.
And speaking of being cleaner, of course we’ve ensured that a COVID-safe approach has been adopted when it comes to welcoming the team back to our premises. Before staff return to the office, Zafire House will have undergone a meticulous COVID-secure industrial clean and a high standard of cleanliness will continue to be maintained on a daily basis, as ever. We’re also keeping abreast of the latest government guidelines concerning desk spacing, glass partitions, and sanitising stations to ensure the building is COVID-ready.
It’s amazing what state-of-the-art lighting, a fresh coat of paint, and a thoroughly good clean can achieve: Zafire House is positively gleaming and it even feels more spacious. Marie Kondo would be most impressed!