In 2024, Wellworking celebrates 25 years of being in enterprise, a milestone I’m happy with in such a aggressive market. Quite a bit has modified over that point, and I’m excited by simply how a lot working habits will remodel over the following few many years too. Once I first established the corporate in 1999, it was known as Dwelling Working Options as I felt there have been growing numbers of individuals working from dwelling that wanted applicable furnishings to do this. It was necessary to me that they’d entry to high quality ergonomic merchandise as I felt that folks working from dwelling had only a few choices on provide on the time.
By harnessing rising know-how and providing these merchandise on-line, we have been capable of present quick, inexpensive entry to prime quality merchandise. It was one thing that no different firm gave the impression to be providing at the moment. We established stable relationships with key manufacturing companions, that are nonetheless simply as sturdy at present, and this additionally served us properly after we started to maneuver into the office extra.
Whereas the corporate might have began taking a look at options for dwelling working, we shortly established a popularity for experience in wellbeing and ergonomics. Quickly corporations have been trying to us to assist with their workplaces and office wellbeing programmes, in addition to their homeworking wants. It was by means of these relationships that we have been capable of develop one among our most profitable campaigns, FastAeron. We have been one of many earliest corporations to supply this vastly standard Herman Miller chair on a really quick lead time to purchasers.
A change of title was wanted to replicate this and so we turned Wellworking, focussing on ‘All the pieces about working properly’. Our portfolio of merchandise included not solely desks and chairs, however furnishings for breakout areas, eating areas and assembly rooms.
We have now been lucky sufficient since then to win Nationwide Awards for our Buyer Service, Web site, Office Wellbeing programmes and advertising initiatives, all pushed by our ongoing want to assist our purchasers work properly, wherever and nevertheless they’re working.
Quick-forward to the 2020s and we’re actually not on our personal within the on-line furnishings market, however I’m assured we’re nonetheless main the way in which and persevering with to develop as a enterprise. Our early involvement serving to folks working from dwelling put us in an skilled and extremely succesful place when corporations abruptly wanted all their employees to WFH through the pandemic.
We already had an environment friendly, in-house logistics division and understood that prospects prized timed supply slots and wonderful customer support over many different components when selecting a furnishings provider. Whereas many individuals might now be returning to the workplace full time, we see corporations starting to recognise that the workplace they supply for his or her employees should improve the work expertise not simply facilitate it.
Workplace traits come and go however on the core of all of them helps folks work extra productively and comfortably, in impact serving to employees ‘work properly’. With 25 years of expertise of doing simply that, we’re assured we may help our purchasers maximise their work alternatives, no matter adjustments happen within the office over the following 25 years.