As the modern workplace changes, the Flux modular locker system offers adaptable architecture that supports users throughout their day. Lockers are an essential component of the new office landscape, and the Flux locker tower system offers a flexible and secure personal storage solution that can be customised and used in any number of configurations to maximising storage and securely protect personal items.
The Flux locker system features an understated design that easily integrates into work environments. Lockers towers are available in three height options, with wooden doors available in a wide range of colours and finishes, and a choice of 4 locking mechanisms with key lock, mechanical lock or digital locks available to safeguard personal belongings. Finishing panels added to the locker towers add aesthetic cleanliness and added security.
Our customers are at the very heart of our business – we aim to provide world-class support and deliver 100% customer satisfaction. Our mission is to ensure we provide an excellent customer experience from the very first enquiry, through to delivery completion and beyond. We are dedicated to ensuring our customers are at the forefront of everything we do, offering customised support with a friendly, ‘easy to do business with’ mentality.
With this in mind, we are making changes to our current team structure to be implemented from Monday 19th June. After the launch of our new ERP system last year, this is now phase 2 of our customer service restructure to enhance our sales operations, meeting customers’ needs and delivering stand-out support that goes above and beyond customer expectations.
The new Everly range of multi-purpose chairs make it easy for people to pull up a chair and chat, or gather for a bite to eat in a casual dining area. This versatile, environmentally-friendly chair can be used in dining areas, educational facilities, meeting rooms, presentations, healthcare facilities, indoor and outdoor spaces, and much more. Lightweight, comfortable and lasting, Everly is no ordinary plastic chair.
Choose from 4 elegant neutral colours, with or without stylish curved arms - and everything stacks. An upholstered seat option provides additional comfort for extended use. Manufactured from recycled and regenerated plastic from renewable sources, Everly chairs are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life cycle. The result is the strong, durable and sustainable plastic chair that you’ve been waiting for.
Did you miss out on Clerkenwell Design Week this year? If so, then fear not – we now have all our new products on display in the Dams showroom at our head office in Knowsley, which has been newly refurbished and replenished with our latest office furniture products, so now is a great time to contact our sales team and arrange a showroom visit and see our latest innovative product designs - in their hundreds.
But if that isn’t enough for you to pick up the phone, then we can also offer you a tour of our UK manufacturing operations and a stop off at our new visitors centres, located in our upholstery factory and wood factory. Both visitors centres are designed to give visitors a fascinating insight into the work that goes on in our production sites, with visual floor plans, video content, details of how the products are made, and much more!
We’re excited to be exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week once again where we will be showcasing our latest furniture collections from our Social Spaces portfolio. At CDW we’ll be launching our new Show range of agile furniture including mobile tables, chairs, partitions, media units and much more. If any of our customers are going to be down in Clerkenwell between the 23-25 May then drop us a line and we’ll arrange to meet up for a drink!
We will also have a couple of products on show from Trinity which is a range of dynamic multi-functional soft seating including sofas, meeting booths and solo work pods. And last not least we will be taking down our new Flux wooden lockers system of different sizes and locking mechanisms, which can be assembled in numerous configurations to suit any area in the workplace.
In our upholstery factory we’ve used C-Gex machines for the upholstery of chair seats and backs, which use the drawstring method on a heated bed filled with glass beads, which allowing for the covers to be glued and fitted neatly. And they are so good that we’ve just taken delivery of another C-Gex machine as look to reduce our lead times on made-to-order task chairs.
During April we’ve also welcomed not 1, but 2 new machines into the wood mill. The brand new Homag Drilltec D-500 has two tasks - drilling and dowelling - so it can drill panels, inject glue and then insert dowels for improved efficiency. And secondly we have the Baz 722, also from Homag, and this machine specialises in routing and edging two completely different wood panels, both at the same time!
Meeting room tables offer the ability to quickly and easily configure a room to meet the demands of any user group, with a selection of leg styles and frames that can be easily to stored away when not in use. From private workspaces to collaborative gathering points, the clean, functional lines and vast mix of configuration options offer everything needed for employees to be inspired and productive.
And all our meeting table ranges are also now available with our stylish grey oak top finish to bring a modern, urban feel into meeting spaces! Our flexible meeting tables come in all sorts of shapes, styles and finishes. Have a look at our new video on our YouTube channel showing how meeting rooms can be reconfigured quickly and easily with different demands and advantages depending upon the space and its use.
Everybody deserves a good office chair which has the movement and positioning capabilities to enable people to sit comfortably, whilst at the same time encouraging productivity by seamlessly supporting the body during work activities. The material of the office chair is also crucial to the comfort. How the material feels on the body, how long the material will last, how it looks, and how much support the material offers are all factors worth considering.
Here at Dams in our UK manufacturing facilities, we produce on average 1,600 made-to-order seating products every week, offering an extensive range of office chairs with different aesthetics and features which can be personalised with an wide range of fabrics and colours that coordinate with the interior design style or corporate branding.
Chatbox acoustic hubs are a silent space for creativity to flourish. Now available with a set of new exterior colour finishes, you can spice up the office vibe within no time. But if it is the classic black exterior you’re after that doesn’t look out of place in every office interior, then we have the Chatbox Single and Duo acoustic hubs available from stock to order today!
The Chatbox telephone booth is adequate for one person and they are the perfect peaceful environment for phone calls away from the noise and distraction. Chatbox Duo offers a private meeting room in an instant, helping people to connect, collaborate and focus in private. A silent space for creativity to flourish - Duo the box, duo the fun. Every open space deserves a Chatbox for deep work, private calls or a creative session.
We now have 14 of our fast-moving soft seating ranges including sofas, lounge chairs, modular soft seating, and even meeting booths available in selected popular fabric colours that can add style, colour and interest to any workspace - available from stock for immediate delivery! And now we also have a new dedicated, soft seating brochure available to support the range.
Add a touch of elegance and style to office interiors and make your furniture choice from this exclusive Stocked Soft Seating brochure – without having to wait extended lead times to get the products manufactured. Modern office environments call for stylish design in every aspect of their specification and our Social Spaces portfolio of stocked soft seating offers all the good looks and aesthetic choices to satisfy the latest trends and the most enduring designs.
We’ve committed to having the UK’s largest stock holding of office furniture to support our customers, currently over £24m at RRP value in our purpose-built warehouse and distribution centre, as we look to provide the operational flexibility and capacity our customers need. So we’re well placed to fulfil customer orders and better service your office furniture requirements now and throughout 2023.
If you need products installed, we offer a market-leading premium 2-3 day service with the option of a dedicated set day install. Our experienced two-person installation teams will build the furniture in a specified room of choice, with complete removal of packaging when the job is done. All premium installations are pre-booked and end users will receive a call 30 minutes before arrival, with the customer receiving an email confirmation from Dams after the job is completed.
Time is running out for businesses to invest in new office furniture and re-shape their offices as the UK Government’s 130% super tax deduction scheme to encourage business investment is coming to an end on the 31st March 2023, and does not appear to be getting renewed. Don’t miss out on this incentive to improve the office environment and re-design the workspace
You or your customers may want to take the final chance to benefit by placing orders before the closing date. See link to the super-deduction factsheet issued by HM Treasury. We also have a flyer available on our MyDams customer portal that you can personalise and send to your customers, along with web banners to help your customers make people aware that they take advantage of this tax break.
Here at Dams we’re constantly looking at ways that we can improve our UK manufacturing processes. And over the last few months we’ve been focusing on our upholstery factory and looking at ways to increase productivity and quality in our seating facility with a re-design of the factory floor, our manufacturing processes and our structure to support the smooth process of manufacturing.
Optimising a factory’s productivity in regards to quality and efficiency is an important task in the manufacturing domain to meet the needs of customers. This means that we can make our range of office chairs and soft seating products made quicker so we can reduce our lead times, with an improved rate of on-time deliveries, and enhancing the overall product quality of our upholstered products.
The latest edition of the Social Spaces has landed, new and improved range of furniture for breakout areas and interiors within commercial environments, designed and manufactured in the UK by Dams. Ideal for project work, office furniture specialists and high end interiors companies, Social Spaces features a product-focused range carefully selected to meet the diverse, ever-changing needs of the modern office.
Our Social Spaces range is now much more than just furniture for breakout areas. It has evolved to include modern solutions to improve the quality of the acoustic environment, collaborative meeting spaces, private work zones and versatile furniture designs that remove employees from their hectic working areas, which are highly relevant in today’s agile workspaces. If you haven’t already received your copy, contact the Dams sales team today!
The 2023 Dams Furniture Guide has now arrived! Re-designed and refreshed for 2023 with new products, high quality visuals, enhanced content and additional product information, the new Furniture Guide is 472 pages packed with over 9,500 stocked products and over 1,500 made-to-order items, which make up the biggest and best portfolio of office furniture products in the UK.
The Furniture Guide is all organised into easy-to-navigate, colour-coded sections so you can quickly and easily source and order the right products for all your workplace needs. We also have a new 8 page introduction section that explains more about Dams as a business and our core service commitments to help support you with both the products and services you need throughout the year.
What makes Silen hubs so special? Well, firstly of all they come with retractable castors, so you can move the hubs around wherever you want them. Secondly, they offer the best sound reduction of any acoustic hub on the market, up to 43dB quieter inside. Another reason is that they’re modular and reconfigurable, so you can just add new modules to increase the hub size. And last but not least, there’s some amazing new product innovation!
New to the range are the Silen Hybrid acoustic hubs and Silen Outdoor acoustic hubs. Silen Hybrid hubs have been designed with accessibility in mind, with a wider door that opens and closes automatically and a very low threshold for easy wheelchair entry. Silen Outdoor, as the name suggests, is a new outdoor acoustic hub, where Silen’s signature design and innovative engineering combine to make a cool-looking premium outdoor pod.
We have opened up 3 new collection centres in Castleford, Swindon and Warrington which now makes a total of 8 collection centres across the UK where you can order up to 4pm and collect the items from 8am the next morning (midday for Glasgow) free of charge, regardless of order size, which is ideal for dealers who don’t have warehouses and want products fast without paying delivery fees.
At Dams we’re continuously working to enhance our delivery services which have been specifically designed to meet the needs of dealers and build on our existing focus on customer service, flexibility and choice. And just in case you’re not already aware of all our delivery solutions, check out our Dams online delivery cost calculator for full pricing details and an overview of the delivery service enhancements.
Orgatec is just over a month away now and it would be great to know who is planning to head over to Germany for Europe’s leading international trade fair? Dams will be there in support of our acoustic hub partners Silen in Hall 10.1 - stand F028, so if you’re going to be there between the 25th-29th October we’d like to invite you to the stand for a drink or a bite to eat.
At Orgatec you will be able to see the complete range of Chatbox and Silen acoustic hubs available from Dams, in addition to the new Silen Hybrid hubs with added innovative functionality, including a wider door that opens and closes automatically, a very low threshold for easy wheelchair entry, and a foldable table and seats with more space to move around.
It’s that time of year already! We’re currently working on the new 2023 Furniture Guide and once again we’re offering the opportunity for customers to order catalogue overprints personalised with acompany logo and contact details on the covers. The 2023 catalogue will feature our complete product portfolio of Dams, Dams@home and Social Spaces products which make up the largest range of office furniture available in the UK.
We have some new catalogue cover design options which customers can choose from, and we will also send a digital flipbook copy of the catalogue (with branded cover) free of charge with every order – to use on your websites for people to access it anytime, anywhere! To order your overprinted copies for 2023, contact the Dams sales team today or download the order form here.
Do you want to order some of our best-selling Social Spaces items – but the lead times to make the products is causing you issues? Then we have just the solution with our range of stocked soft seating products! We now have an increased range of our fast-moving sofas, lounge chairs, modular soft seating, and even meeting booths available in selected popular fabric colours - available from stock for immediate delivery!
Encore² is a distinctively elegant soft seating solution that is high in quality and unique in design. The clean, modern lines of the seating in a choice of 1 and 2 seater sofas with high and low backs, and as a 4 person meeting booth designed to bring people together, are all available from stock with black metal legs and matching tables that give Encore² a contemporary look that will suit many open plan offices.
Café & dining tables bring people together, inspiring conversation and collaboration. Whether it’s to grab a bite to eat or engage in lively conversation, the range of dining tables are perfect for cafes, lounges, canteens - anywhere people gather – and now they are available from stock in our stunning Barcelona Walnut finish which will complement a range of interior styles perfectly.
With 3 different base style options, 3 base colour finishes, and 3 table sizes available as coffee tables, dining tables or poseur tables, these adaptable tables allow for customisation of design and function. For further details, contact the Dams sales team today or check out our new café & dining tables flyer on our MyDams customer portal which you can personalise with your company logo, contact details and pricing information.
We’re dedicated to ensuring our customers are at the forefront of everything we do, offering customised support from the initial enquiry through to order management and after sales, with a friendly, easy to do business with mentality. We have invested over £9m capital expenditure since 2018 in new production systems and machinery to support our UK manufacturing operations, with additional production planners and skilled personnel.
Our new 60,000 sq.ft. extension to our warehouse and distribution centre has been fully operational for the last few months, but is it now also rammed full of stock as we look to provide the operational flexibility and capacity our customers need. IFS is our new ERP system and business software that will drive new levels of efficiency in all areas of our business and allow all functions to work together from order entry to planning, manufacturing and dispatch.
The UK education sector is changing at an unprecedented rate. Schools, colleges and universities need to cater for more pupils and students in a varied array of education environments that support different approaches to learning. As a result, the need for quality solutions tailored to meet the needs of education establishments is growing, as is the potential to capture a piece of that market.
We’re also committed to helping customers maximise the opportunity. Selected seating ranges, tables and storage solutions have been specifically designed for schools and colleges and we’ve launched new ranges of breakout and student accommodation furniture for university social spaces. From studying to socialising, we can provide everything needed to enhance the student experience.
For those of you who follow Dams on our social media channels, you may have recently noticed some of our new product videos appearing to increase exposure of selected products including our Saxon worktables, Maestro desks, Alban soft seating, Meeting tables, Shelby performance chairs, and much more. Product video are ideal for giving customers a better understanding of the product and seeing it in action.
In fact, we have over 20 product videos in total, and they are all available as unbranded videos which can be downloaded from our MyDams customer portal so you can use them in your marketing communications and for your own social media channels. If you haven’t already, connect with us on our Dams Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for the latest company news, help & advice, product information and much more!
Privacy can be difficult to find in a modern, open plan office. From the smallest hub, which is like a telephone booth and adequate for one person, to the largest which can accommodate groups, Silen acoustic hubs are the perfect dividers for work and relaxation areas with industry leading sound reduction, and they can be adapted and customised to fit your own office requirements, creating multiple working zones in one place.
The new Silen Space Hybrid range of acoustic hubs has been designed with accessibility in mind. Winners of the ‘Best of NeoCon Innovation Award’ recently at NeoCon in Chicago, they share the same values as the flagship Silen acoustic hubs but with added innovative functionality including a wider door that opens and closes automatically, a very low threshold for easy wheelchair entry, and a foldable table and seats with more space to move around.
The philosophy of Dams for over 50 years has been to achieve affordable, consistent growth using our expertise in product innovation, depth of product range, coupled with continual investment in manufacturing excellence with unrivalled logistics. In order to succeed, we believe that we must meet high standards of corporate behaviour. Dams recognises its Corporate and Social Responsibility and believes the long-term future of the business is best served by respecting the interests of all stakeholders including customers, suppliers, employees, and the wider community.
And we now have our CSR Report 2022 available which details all the practices and policies we are currently undertaking across the business to have a positive influence on the planet - such as environmental initiatives, charity/community work, improving workplace wellbeing, sustainable work practices, and much more..
Ideal for any manager’s office, the Anson range from Dams is a new, premium executive desking range that reflects a leader’s demand for an elevated aesthetic. The subtle, angled desktop provides plenty of work space, complemented with panel end legs and a modesty panel that combine perfectly to create a space with a beautiful aesthetic to suit the rooms of managers who want to furnish their office with prestige and sophistication.
Executive spaces get the luxury of personalisation and the opportunities are limitless, but functionality should always come first. The credenza-style return and mobile pedestal offer all important storage space in the same Barcelona Walnut finish, with a selection of tables also available from Dams in a matching finish to create a more executive feel and keep the executive office colour scheme consistent.
After a little break, CDW is back! And we’re excited to be exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week once again to showcase our latest Social Spaces™ furniture designs for breakout areas and interiors within commercial environments, designed and manufactured in the UK by Dams. Be sure to come and visit us at stand PA1 the Project area at Clerkenwell on the 24-26 May.
Modern office environments call for stylish design in every aspect of their specification and our Social Spaces portfolio offers all the good looks and aesthetic choices to satisfy the latest trends and the most enduring designs. At Clerkenwell, we’ll be showcasing a selection of our latest products including the Avalon soft seating swivel pod with 360° rotation, Saxon multi-purpose worktables, Jude designer lounge chairs, Tilly soft seating, and much more.
We have taken the decision to invest in new business software. We partnered with IFS for our new ERP system and we are scheduled to implement the new system with a ‘Go Live’ date over the early May bank holiday weekend. Software changes of this scale are never easy and we have worked hard over a year to get to this point of launch so we are well placed to minimise any disruption to our business processes.
The new fully integrated cloud-based system is business software that will drive new levels of efficiency in all areas of our business and allow all functions to work together from order entry to purchasing, planning, manufacturing, packing, quality, dispatch and tracking. We are confident that we will be able to offer up the benefits of clear and accurate dates for all orders at the point of order entry giving you an improvement in service and communication.
We’re all born with an ability to focus. But as much as we would like to retain that skill forever, life itself proves to be very loud, colourful and sometimes just too interesting for us to be able to avoid distractions forever. The Priva range of meeting booths, modular floor standing screens, and solo workstations have been designed to offer your employees a real chance to focus, or to hold meetings in private with minimal noise and distractions.
The Priva meeting booth provides a quiet place to work or where groups can hold meetings with a degree of privacy. Priva modular floor standing screens are not only colourful and modern additions to the office aesthetics, but also deliver a large array of functional and design solutions. Highly relevant in today’s modern open plan offices, Priva solo workstations are designed for those moments where personal space is required to focus on intensive work or tasks with minimal distraction.
Our new 60,000 sq.ft. extension to our warehouse and distribution centre is now fully operational, allowing more stock to back up our commitments to you as your manufacturing wholesale partner. The opening of this additional warehouse space is part of our long-term strategy to invest in our UK operations and grow the business, providing an increase in our stock holding capacity to better service the needs of our existing and new customers.
The new warehouse gives us an additional 5,000 pallet locations, which will increase our storage capacity of finished goods by 48%, taking the total space for stock to over 185,000 sq.ft. Plus there is a new dedicated goods in area, with additional warehouse space to operate at higher levels. And we’ve even re-designed the car park and truck bays to make the yard flow better in regards to vehicle movements as we strive for continuous improvements!
The workplace is evolving. The demand for adaptable, flexible spaces is greater than ever before with more emphasis on creativity, collaboration and well-being. Open plan offices, for all their benefits, are now required to do more and to work harder and the need for furniture solutions to offer differing work zones, social spaces and biophilic elements has never been so important.
The Flux modular shelving system epitomises the future of adaptable, modern design. Flux has a capacitor for an infinite number of layout options and shapes to help create work zones in any space to promote privacy or transparency as needed. The crisp, clean aesthetic of the black frame allows you to break up the workplace landscape while bringing together a wide range of complementary components and products – and, never compromising on design.
Now that Covid restriction are being eased and things are hopefully getting back to something like normality, we just wanted to let you know that at Dams we’ve been continuously working to maintain and enhance our delivery services to meet the needs of dealers. Dams offer a number of different delivery solutions and we are pleased to announce the return of the Premium Delivery & Installation service.
Premium Delivery is a 1-2 day express delivery or alternatively a day of choice service which is carried out by our dedicated 2 person delivery teams with deliveries pre-booked in advance and furniture taken to room of choice. Premium Installation is a market leading 2-3 days express or alternatively a day of choice white glove installation service. Installations are pre-booked and customers receive a 30 min pre-call and removal of packaging.
For any office worker that spends a significant part of their day at their desk, comfort is essential. Ergonomics is all about enhancing your performance through good design whilst also keeping you safe and healthy, and the new TripleP range of performance chairs have been designed to best support the human body, focusing on posture, comfort, and support. TripleP – performance, posture, professional.
Inspired by the bridge pose of yoga, the Shelby Bifma certified ergonomic chair ingeniously embraces a 3D dynamic dual-back to relieve the pressure felt by your lumbar region. The Elise performance task chair has a breathable, supple all-mesh seat and back to promotes a more comfortable and productive work day. Sway is all about encouraging movement, with a unique dynamic mechanism that allows for side-to-side movement.
At Dams we’re continuing to invest in our UK manufacturing facilities at our head office site in Knowsley, Merseyside. We’ve expanded our teams in all of our production departments and we’re adding in new equipment to help ensure we can better support customers with increased stock, reduced lead times and enhanced service levels to provide the products and services you need throughout the year.
In December we took delivery of a new saw. The Homag Sawteq B-400 HKL is capable of cutting up to 50,000 panels per week and is currently being installed. As well as our new saw, we are also installing an additional double sided edge bander. The new SCM Stefani EVO C machine will soon be operational and will have a stand-alone, state-of-the-art extraction system as we look to do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint.
At Dams we design and make intelligent products that are manufactured to meet real needs of the office furniture industry. Our in-house team of designers bring hundreds of new, creative products to market each year and our Dams and Social Spaces product portfolios are now more diversified than ever with unique product offerings that are sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and exceptional value.
All our products are featured in the new Furniture Guide, however we’ve also put together a handy, stylish lookbook of our new product launches for 2022, full of innovative, contemporary product designs and supplemented with traditional and modern classics to fulfil any customer requirement. See the literature section on dams.com to view or download a copy.
As part of our sustainability programme we have been involved in recycling, re-purposing, and donating office furniture for many years. Office Furniture Recycling Solutions (OFRS) is our internal recycling and re-manufacturing department. End of life recycling involves breaking down the product and recycling the various materials supporting a circular economy.
Our furniture recycling service ensures that furniture is diverted from landfill, whether this is through donating, re-purposing or recycling. Recently we have supported local charities such as The Big Help Project and O.L.L.Y children’s charity to set up new office and breakout areas but we want to do more, If you are a charity, schools, non-profit organisations or a start-up and need help with furnishing, please get in touch with one of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Netzero carbon is linked to the Paris Agreement which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures below 1.5°C. To meet this target, global carbon emissions will need to reach net zero by 2050. At Dams we’re already doing many things to minimise our carbon footprint such as running biomass burners to heat the sites, switching to greener renewable electricity and recycling waste streams. However we’re committed to doing a lot more and don’t plan on hanging around until 2050 to do it!
Dams are fully committed to become Netzero carbon as quickly as possible. Over the last few months we’ve partnered with Businesswise Solutions and have installed many monitoring devices across the business to gather data and establish our true carbon footprint. All this data has now come back and we have a roadmap of initiatives to help offset the energy we do need to run our business.
The new 2022 Dams Furniture Guide has now arrived - 456 pages packed with over 9,500 stocked products and over 1,500 made-to-order items, which make up the biggest and best portfolio of office furniture products in the UK. For the first time, the 2022 Furniture Guide contains all products across our Dams and Social Spaces portfolios, and with such a wide range of award-winning products, Dams are better placed than ever to support dealers with both the products and services you need throughout the year.
Innovative new additions include our Tilly sofas and meeting pods, Our new Priva range has been designed as a multi-functional solution for meeting pods, workstations and floor screens, multi-purpose Saxon and Crew worktables, the new, versatile Flux modular shelving unit, plus new TripleP Performance chairs.
Inclusive office design is about accommodating choice, flexibility and practicality – a work environment that benefits everyone. Worktables are a modern office trend based on a multi-purpose table system that can be customised for a variety of uses and environments. Worktables offer companies one way to reconfigure their workspaces with a focus on collaborative spaces while offering unassigned individual workstations.
Our new Saxon worktables transition the workplace from one that’s fixed and formal to a space that suits a variety of preferences and working habits. Dining and poseur height tables are a creative, practical solution for any meeting area or breakout space, but components can be added and combined in limitless ways to create flexible, fluid work areas where people gather, connected to their technology and each other.
The big Black Friday sale from Dams features the ultimate home office furniture portfolio. With massive savings up to 40% off and nett prices which include free covid-secure express home delivery, this is one promotion you won’t want to miss out on! Featuring a wide selection of home office furniture solutions to create an inspiring area to work, with sleek office desks, stylish workstations, comfortable seating and clever storage solutions!
The 4 page Black Friday promotion is already set up in the MyFlyers section so you can personalise your own promotion with your company details and selling prices. Plus we have a selection of web banners and email signatures in our MyBanners section that you can also personalise and add to your webstore to promote your Black Friday sale.
At Dams we are continuing to re-invest profits back into the business, with further CapEx projects to underpin our growth. We’ve expanded our teams in all of our production departments and we’re adding in new equipment to help ensure our production levels meet the higher sales demand. We’re replacing our Biesse angle plant with a Homag saw which will arrive in December, and we’re also installing an additional SCM Stefani double sided edge bander in January which will perform all the functions our existing Homag Edgeteq double sider can do.
Our new 60,000 square foot extension to our warehouse & distribution centre is due to be operational in January. This will give us an additional 5,000 pallet locations plus a new dedicated goods in area, with additional warehouse space to operate at higher levels and offer more choice for our customers.
We’re very excited to be exhibiting at the inaugural Workspace Design Show, taking place from 4th-5th November 2021 at London’s Business Design Centre. Now more than ever, workspaces need to create environments that foster creativity and innovation, while also being agile for the flexible working models that people require, and the Workspace Design Show is an exciting addition to the global design events calendar.
At the Workspace Design show we’ll be showcasing our latest Dams and Social Spaces furniture collections for modern office environments, including our Silen Acoustic Hubs, Flux modular shelving, Priva meeting booths, Tilly soft seating, and much more. We’ll be on stand number A34, so if any of our contacts are going to be down in London between the 4th-5th November then drop us a line and we’ll arrange to meet up for a drink!
At Dams we continue to work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we offer stability and security through our supply chain, however like the rest of the UK, we are starting to see the impact of driver shortages. To help ensure we can minimise disruption please be advised of several changes we are implementing from Monday 27th September.
Next Day Deliveries will move to Express 48 hour deliveries. While our overall average success for next day deliveries remains over 75%, we feel that we must make our customers aware that there may be delays. We still anticipate that many orders will continue to be delivered within 24 hours. For high value orders (over £4,000), please contact your sales manager to pre-check capacity.
It’s that time of year again. We’re currently working on the 2022 Furniture Guide and once again we are offering the opportunity for you to order catalogue overprints personalised with your company logo and contact details on the front and back cover. The new Dams product catalogue will be bigger and better than ever, featuring a comprehensive product range of over 9,500 stocked items and over 1,500 made-to-order products.
With a choice of 6 catalogue cover design options and with prices from as low as £1 per catalogue (prices depend on quantity ordered), this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on. We will also send you a digital flipbook copy of the catalogue (with your branded cover) to use on your website so customers can access it anytime, anywhere!
Dams Furniture are delighted to announce the dates of our September Roadshow 2021, and you’re invited. Be the first to see and experience Dams’ latest products, available to view for the first time. They’ve been a year in the making and we are finally ready to unveil our exciting new collections. There will be somewhere to relax and chat with the Dams team, complete with a coffee and wifi, perhaps with a couple of colleagues in tow!
The Dams Roadshow will be held at 4 locations across the country with iconic venues, easily accessible locations and ample on-site parking. Come and visit at a location near you. South – Tuesday 21st September, Brooklands Museum, Surrey. Midlands – Thursday 23rd September, Jaguar Experience, Birmingham. Scotland – Tuesday 28th September, Hampden Park, Glasgow. North – Tuesday 5th October, Dams head office showroom, Liverpool.
As I’m sure you are aware there remains continued pressure on material prices and availability across a large number of sectors and office furniture is no exception. Over the last 3 months we have been forced to renegotiate all our raw material costs, freight costs and fuel costs with some materials now on their 4th and 5th increases for the year, with some as high as 40% and freight costs quadrupling.
Please be assured we have done all we can to mitigate the impact of this change, but the global pandemic has unfortunately left us in the position where we have no choice but to implement a price increase and share a proportion of the increases. Effective 6th September 2021, there will be price increases of 5% on products manufactured by Dams and a 12% increase on imported finished products. Steel storage and Silen Acoustic Hubs will remain unchanged.
People will no longer be asked to work from home when restrictions are lifted in England on 19 July. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recommended a gradual return to work and said employers in England will be able to start planning a safe return to the workplace, as part of the 19 July changes. There is no going back to the pre-pandemic workplace, so, if they haven’t done already, businesses should begin to take steps to consider what the workplace will look like when their employees are welcomed back the office.
Whatever that looks like, we will work with you and provide furniture solutions to make sure employees feel safe, healthy, and are comfortable in their place of work. Space planning is an essential part of the modern day office and a carefully considered design can tremendously improve the practicality and aesthetics of any space. Contact our sales team today for further details.
As you may have read in the news recently, UK manufacturing growth at 30-year high at the moment and we will continue to invest in the best equipment available to support our UK manufacturing operations. The new SCM Morbidelli drill is now in place in our wood factory which drills boards from all angles, guaranteeing an exceptional quality finish and absolute precision while improving our cycle times. And it’s that good we’ve now taken delivery of a second one!
We’ve now signed off on an 60,000 square foot extension to our warehouse & distribution centre. The building will give us an additional 5,000 pallet locations plus dedicated goods in area, with additional warehouse space to operate at higher levels and offer more choice for our customers. Building work will continue throughout 2021 and we will hopefully take ownership in November/December this year.
Dams Furniture is proud to continue to source its raw materials in our wood factory from responsibly managed forests using the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain of custody, and we continue our involvement in pioneering sustainability at all our operating sites and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Dams also use the independent Furniture Industry Research Association’s (FIRA) certification systems to assure ourselves and customers that the products we manufacture meet strict quality and sustainability criteria.
To sum it up, a sustainable workplace design saves energy, saves money, saves the planet, and makes people happier, healthier, and more productive. There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ perspective on what sustainable design includes, especially when you need to factor in the current building conditions, plus the customer requirements and budget.
Now is the perfect time for your customers to invest in new office furniture and re-shape their offices as the UK Government has introduced a significant tax incentive scheme to encourage business investment. In the Budget 2021, the Chancellor announced a temporary change to tax relief which allows companies to claim enhanced capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery assets, which includes office chairs and desks.
For expenditure incurred from 1 April 2021 until the end of March 2023, companies can claim 130% capital allowances on purchases of office furniture. Under the super-deduction, for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p. Don’t miss out on this incentive to improve the office environment and re-design the workspace – contact us today for further details.
Facile is an ergonomic and sophisticated seating solution that provides exceptional comfort throughout the working day. It is the perfect chair for those who spend hours sitting at the computer and then quick to change between shifts, with fully adjustable arms and lumbar support. Constructed with a breathable mesh fabric material, this stunning office chair can be adjusted to many positions to suit the unique requirements of the user.
These days it is not uncommon for people to sit for 8 or 9 hours a day at their desks without regular breaks, so it is imperative that office workers have a chair that is comfortable, improves productivity and offers great functionality. The Facile task chair is available with or without headrest, it has adjustable 4D arms with 360° rotation, a synchronised mechanism with lockable weight balancing action, adjustable lumbar support with class-leading 110mm adjustment, a weight capacity up to 30 stone and it is public sector approved!
There have been a few updates to the MyDams customer portal which have gone live recently that we thought you’d like to know about. Personalised product data sheets are available for every product with just the touch of a button, and we now have updated product data sheet pdf’s which include product accreditations as standard. Plus there is a different layout for seating product data sheets which also includes images of the seating mechanisms, giving you all the product information you need!
You may have also noticed our increased social media activity over the last few months to increase exposure of selected products on LinkedIn and Twitter channels with videos, images and slide show content that engages, entertains and informs the audience. And now all this video content is available to customers to download from MyDams for your own social media channels.
The wellbeing of employees in the workplace is becoming more vital, and office furniture can play a huge part in helping to keep people happy and healthy when they’re working. There is no single type of optimal work setting to suit everyone. Instead, it’s about balance. Companies that don’t provide workers with the types of spaces they need to manage the demands and intensity of work will find that this can have a negative impact.
Employees will need spaces designed for collaborative meetings, areas for agile working, opportunities to relax, as well as places to escape to focus on individual tasks, and businesses can design physical workplaces to support it. Different office configurations could be employed depending on whether a group is brainstorming, hosting a training session, or conducting a daily meeting. Have a browse through our latest Social Spaces furniture designs for modern office environments, workspaces and commercial interiors to get some inspiration!
During this pandemic our main priority has been to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, while continuing to support our valued customers across the country, and we have continued to follow all relevant official guidance and restrictions during these unprecedented times. With that in mind, we’re delighted to announce that we will recommence on delivery and installation service to residential premises from Monday 12th April, in line with the latest government guidance and the phased relaxing of the lockdown restrictions.
All Dams installations are pre-called and a COVID-19 risk assessment is done over the phone to confirm the installation is safe to be carried out. Then our fully experienced two-man delivery teams will deliver and install the furniture in the end-users specified room of choice, wearing protective masks, gloves and observing the latest social distancing procedures, and also removing the waste packaging when the job is done!
Fashions in furniture change nearly as quickly as clothes, but one thing that never goes out of fashion is a piece of furniture for people who place value on stylish design and functional décor. The Como range of dining and poseur height tables with solid, tapered wooden legs exemplifies elegance and sophistication, with a white metal frame that endows the desk, bringing a touch of unique charm to any interior.
Como tables bring people together, inspiring conversation and collaboration. Whether it’s to grab a bite to eat or engage in lively conversation, Como tables with their curved table top edges and wooden legs are perfect for anywhere people gather. Suitable for not only café and canteen areas, but also as a range of worktables where these extremely versatile and adaptable tables offer users a comfortable working position when people need some time away from their desk.
Having a workspace where you enjoy working and that is comfortable, irrespective of where it is in the home, makes working so much more enjoyable. Creating a special place at home where you can work, study, think, or just stay on top of paperwork is important for everyone. That’s why at Dams we have an extensive range of dedicated home workstations available, for use in open or limited spaces, to ensure your space looks and feels as professional and as organised as possible.
Ensure the space you dedicate for your home office has everything you need to function optimally during your working day. If you need a space big enough for a printer and a laptop, make sure the desk you buy is sufficient enough to house both comfortably so that you are not cramped whilst working. We’ve updated our Dams@home catalogue for 2021 with our full range of home working solutions available to suit all home office setups.
There have been reports of over 60 suspected Covid outbreaks in offices in the first 2 weeks of the current lockdown in England as many businesses are asking employees to still come into offices rather than work from home. Our acrylic desktop protection screens reduce the risk of airborne germs between colleagues whilst still enabling them visibility, and new for 2021 our acrylic fixed desktop screens, free-standing screens and screen toppers are available with new brackets for enhanced stability.
The modern office is going to have to adapt to ensure employees can maintain social distancing guidelines and limit the risk of airborne germs between colleagues. Dams is a Cabinet office approved supplier of compliant products for back to work solutions, and we’ve updated our Protective Screens catalogue for 2021 featuring our desktop and floor screens designed to make workplace Covid-secure.
The versatile grey oak wood trend is a great way to bring a modern, urban feel into the office or your home. Already a firm favourite in the interior design scene, its neutral tone adds an air of sophistication but can still adapt to any colour or style. The grey trend is here, from home decor and interior design to fashion, and new for 2021 our desks, storage & tables are available in a new grey oak finish - and they’re very much in demand!
Grey Oak is now available with our Elev8 height adjustable desks, Adapt and Fuze bench desks, TR10 cable managed desks and the best-selling Maestro 25 desking range. Offering versatile and practical storage solutions, our Universal range in grey oak will keep your office organised and looking neat and tidy. You can also raise the standard in executive workspaces with our range of quality boardroom tables now available in a stylish grey oak finish.
Designed and developed by industry-leading acoustic experts, the Chatbox telephone booth is adequate for one person and they are the perfect peaceful environment for phone calls away from the noise and distraction. The sleek, modern design is carefully crafted to provide impeccable form, function, design and durability, offering next generation privacy for a new normality. Chatbox is a space to focus on your own or make uninterrupted phone calls.
A sleek, modern design that is sheet metal painted black or white and provides impeccable form, function, design and durability. The interior has everything you need for a productive private conversation, finished in recycled echo-free fabric in grey with matching carpet, for superior soundproofing with a dB rating of 34, supplied with a power outlet with UK plug, USB socket and MDF shelf 700mm wide x 300mm deep.
Further to the announcement this week regarding another national lockdown due to the spread of Covid-19, we would like to reassure our customers that we remain open for business during these challenging times. Our customer services, warehouse operations and UK manufacturing facilities are all operational – so that we can continue to support you.
During this pandemic our main priority has been to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, while continuing to support our valued customers across the country, and we will continue to follow all relevant official guidance, having already put in place measures to protect our staff and deliver the services you need. We’ve all got our fingers crossed the new vaccine rollout goes to plan and we can get back to something like normality sooner rather than later!
This festive season, Dams are working with a local charity The Big Help Project supporting our local food bank and donating over 50 boxes of food, along with an additional donation of nappies, baby food etc. to those in need. So instead of sending out fancy gifts to customers this year, Dams will be putting that money (plus charity funds raised throughout the year) to much better use and donating essential food parcels to people in our local area.
Dams operate in one of the most poverty-stricken areas in England with high unemployment rates and four out of five children in poverty living in a single parent family. We understand that we have a responsibility to the local area and we are constantly striving to find new ways in which they can engage with local communities to improve people’s lives, which is why we’re now working in partnership with The Big Help Project in Kirkby.
The new 2021 Dams Furniture Guide has now arrived - 424 pages packed with over 9,500 stocked products and over 1,500 made-to-order items, which make up the biggest and best portfolio of office furniture products in the UK. With such a wide portfolio of award-winning products featured in the new Furniture Guide, Dams are better placed than ever to support dealers with both the products and services you need throughout the year.
Innovative new additions include our Chatbox acoustic telephone booth which is adequate for one person and offers the perfect peaceful environment for phone calls away from the noise and distraction. The Como range of dining and poseur height tables with solid, tapered wooden legs exemplifies elegance and sophistication. And the grey trend is here, from home decor and interior design to fashion, and for 2021 our desks, storage & tables will be available in a new grey oak finish.
Ensure the space you dedicate for your home office has everything you need to function optimally during your working day. At Dams, we have a diverse portfolio of home workstations available in all shapes, sizes and finishes to suit any home décor and to for use in open or in limited spaces, to ensure your space looks and feels as professional as possible and keep it looking organised and tidy.
Just because space may short in the home for a dedicated workspace, that doesn’t mean you can’t create a fab inspiring home office. Our range of workstations are featured in the big Black Friday sale from Dams with massive savings up to 40% off and nett prices which include free covid-secure express home delivery. Check out our black Friday promotion below or contact our sales team for further details.
The big Black Friday sale from Dams features the ultimate home office furniture portfolio. With massive savings up to 40% off and nett prices which include free covid-secure express home delivery, this is one promotion you won’t want to miss out on! Featuring a wide selection of home office furniture solutions to create an inspiring area to work, with sleek office desks, stylish workstations, comfortable seating and clever storage solutions!
The 4 page Black Friday promotion is already set up in the MyFlyers section so you can personalise your own promotion with your company details and selling prices. Plus we have a selection of web banners and email signatures in our MyBanners section that you can also personalise and add to your webstore to promote your Black Friday sale.
I’m sure you’re already aware of the severe issues that have been affecting the whole of the European foam industry. Ongoing supply chain problems on the availability of the critical chemical TDI needed for foam production is having a major impact on the foam industry. The timescales of the Force Majeure declarations made by the TDI producers has lasted longer than anticipated and foam producers are now being forced to close production to allow stocks of raw materials to be replenished.
Dams maintains stock provisions of faster moving material, and through close collaboration with our supply chain partners we remain confident that we can deliver to plan for the next 10 days, and for certain product lines we have enough foam material to continue producing for the next few weeks. However, it’s clear that over the coming weeks production dates and lead times could be affected as a result of these recent announcements.
The new Big Deals promotion is now available on the MyDams customer portal, with an unrivalled collection of products available on promotion, including an enhanced range of mesh back task seating for this quarter – ideal for the office or working from home. Offer prices valid from the 1st November and hard copies of the Big Deals Extra promotion will be landing on your doorstep in the next few days, along with the latest November edition of the Dams company newsletter.
We’ve gone for a Autumnal theme for this quarter’s Big Deals, so you can either go full seasonal for this Big Deals promotion flyer, or select from 4 different coloured options in the MyFlyers section on our MyDams customer portal to match your corporate branding, for a more unique look and design.
Our Dams@home - home working solutions range is being enhanced with some new professional desk and storage options. Our home working solutions add a professional touch to any home office setup and makes a stylish design statement. So you can keep all your important documents and stationery close to hand and manage your empire from home.
And we also have a new & improved Dams@home catalogue, now updated for September with new professional home office desk and storage ranges in 3 wood finishes – grey, oak & white. Click the link in the image above to see more! We have solutions for all sizes and styles of home working furniture - contact our sales team today for further details.
It’s that time of year again. We’re currently working on the 2021 Furniture Guide and once again we are offering the opportunity for you to order catalogue overprints personalised with your company logo and contact details on the front and back cover. The new Dams product catalogue will be bigger and better than ever, featuring a comprehensive product range of over 9,500 stocked items and over 1,500 made-to-order products.
With a choice of 6 catalogue cover design options and with prices from as low as £1 per catalogue (prices depend on quantity ordered), this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on. We will also send you a digital flipbook copy of the catalogue (with your branded cover) to use on your website so customers can access it anytime, anywhere!
Due to the current economic climate, our costs to delivery furniture and serve our customers have increased, so to help ensure we continue to cover our logistics costs, regrettably from the 22nd June we need to review the current minimum delivery charges we apply. Deliveries are still free of charge for orders over £300 nett, plus if you need any boxed chairs delivered urgently to your customers then we can also cater for those needs and deliver direct to end-users for £7 for single chairs and £5 each for multiple boxed chairs.
We are however re-instating our 2-man delivery and installation service from the 22nd June without any increase on the pre-lockdown delivery charges. All installations will be pre-called and a COVID-19 risk assessment done over the phone to confirm installation is safe to be carried out. Orders deemed unsafe will be offered delivery only and difference will be credited back.
The government guidance for working safely during COVID-19 in offices states that businesses must provide hand sanitiser in multiple locations in addition to washrooms when people return to work. Our new free-standing sanitiser dispenser is a low maintenance, high performance product that is perfect for both high footfall areas and locating in key gathering points such as receptions, entrances, smoking shelters and other public spaces.
Finished in anthracite and suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the metal gel dispenser is operated by foot pedal so there is no need to touch the unit by hand when users wish to clean their hands to prevent the spread of germs and not pose a threat of cross contamination. It is supplied with a refillable gel bottle, has an area for signage and a tray for tissues or gloves – all with no power resources required!
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact upon many of the habits and customs that underpin our society, with few places as disrupted as the workplace. But with governments and companies around the world looking to ease lockdowns, many of us are now either looking to make home working a more permanent solution, whilst others are starting to envision a time when we can stop working at home and return to the office.
Many people will remain working from home even after government orders to do so are lifted. A staggered workforce could also become the new norm, with smaller groups coming in on alternate days and shifts that avoid the number of people in the office. At Dams, we have plenty of home office furniture solutions available to create an inspiring area to work with sleek office desks, comfortable seating and clever storage solutions.
Discussions and preparations are now being held to get UK businesses and office workers back into the office when the Coronavirus lockdown measures are eased. The modern office is going to have to adapt to ensure employees can maintain social distancing guidelines and limit the risk of airborne germs between colleagues.
Whether dividing desk space or an entire office area, our high desktop and floor standing protective screen solutions are designed to help keep employees safe, healthy and improve wellbeing in the modern office environment. Designed and manufactured in the UK. We also have a selection of anti-bacterial and bleach cleanable fabrics and vinyls available to make your upholstered screens as safe and as easy to clean as possible when it comes to infection control.
If your home office isn't up to scratch, don't sweat it. Because at Dams we’ve put together an 8 page promotion full of ‘Working from Home Essentials’ that can make home working life just that little bit better. We have a core team in our Transport department who are delivering orders where it is practicable and safe, and we have good stocks of product in our warehouse.
We also have this 8 page promotion set up on our MyDams online customer portal, so you can personalise your own promotion in minutes your selling prices, company logo and contact details. In fact we have a dedicated Home Office section in the MyFlyers section available with a selection of ‘working from home’ flyers for you to use.
At Dams we decided to donate £1 for every one of our new protective screens sold throughout May to NHS Charities Together. Dams sold 3,613 of our new protective screens throughout May, so we’re delighted to have raised a grand total of £3,613 for NHS Charities Together, which we know will be money well spent on vital funds and services above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide.
During the Coronavirus lockdown, Dams have also been doing our bit to support our wonderful NHS, delivering furniture into the new NEC Nightingale hospital in April, supplying furniture to the NHS Vocare Covid-19 call centre in Newcastle (expertly installed by the Dams fitting team over the Easter weekend) and we are still making hospital gowns in our upholstery factory to support our NHS workers who have been up against it in the fight against coronavirus.
Many people invest in a desk for their home office but still insist on using a kitchen chair, armchair or stool to sit on. This can be a big problem for maintaining good posture, and if your home office is in your kitchen or living room it really doesn't help you keep a neat dividing line between work and play. Investing in a proper office chair is a better solution, so that you can select your ideal seating position.
Even when working from home, it’s not uncommon for people to sit and work for long periods without regular breaks, so it is imperative that home workers have a chair that is comfortable and offers great functionality when being sat down for long periods, but without having to compromise on style, and Dams have an extensive range of stocked chairs available which are essential for those of us who are working from home at the moment.
There have been a few updates to the MyDams customer portal which have gone live recently that we thought you’d like to know about! Our MyDams customer portal has been developed to bring all your product details, stock information, downloads, customised promotion flyers and sales quotes together into a single place that’s easy to manage.
We have a huge library of promotion flyers and literature available to personalise in MyFlyers, with many more new promotion flyers added in the seating, accessories, desking, soft seating and general sections, plus we have a new Home Office section with a selection of ‘working from home’ flyers available for you to personalise with your selling prices, company logo and contact details.
The Dams team are continuing to operate from home in order to support all of our customer’s ongoing business requirements through this time. We’re still fully operational for sales orders, quotes, space plans, emails, advice or any queries you may have. Communication is now more important than ever and we would love to hear from you - Email: email@example.com or Telephone: 0151 548 7111
We also have a core team in our Transport department who are delivering orders where it is practicable and safe, and we have good stocks of product in our warehouse, which includes a range of stocked chairs essential for those of us who are working from home at the moment to enable us to sit comfortably and support the body during work - all available for express next day delivery!
While technology allows us to stay connected, we also understand that providing you with the right furniture to make working from home easy and safe is equally as important, and we have plenty of home office furniture solutions available to create an inspiring area to work with sleek office desks, comfortable seating and clever storage solutions.
We now have a selection of new home office promotion flyers in the MyFlyers section of our MyDams customer portal for you to personalise with your selling prices, company logo and contact details. MyDams has been developed to bring all your product details, stock information, downloads, customised promotion flyers and sales quotes together into a single place that’s easy to manage.
With the Coronavirus crisis, these are extraordinary times for all of us. At Dams, we’re making every effort to continue to maintain our core service levels throughout our business operations, however the health and wellbeing of our staff remains our primary focus. So as a result we’ll be putting measures in place to allow them to both practise social distancing and continue to respond to enquiries.
We have a core team of Dams employees supporting customers through this time - all will be working remotely. Please call the Dams head office number 0151 548 7111 and press 1 for Sales. All deliveries will continue to be 100% pre-booked and the next day cut off time will remain at 1pm. We are no long able to offer an installation service to home addresses and installation to all corporate addresses must be agreed in advance.
Comprising a sturdy steel subframe and bench tops which take on a floating appearance, Adapt offers a clean and minimal look to the workplace. And new for 2020, Adapt is now available complete with 800mm deep return desks which can be fitted to either side of single straight desks to extend the working area, or to create back-to-back desks with return desks or even 4 desk clusters each with returns to maximise the office space.
There’s also now the option of adding colourful fabric desktop screens to Adapt bench desks to personalise work areas, in addition to the aluminium frame glazed and fabric screens available with black, silver or white frames to synchronise with the desk legs. Our Adapt benching solution has improved flexibility, mobility, and easy access to power and data – everything an office needs to create a happy, healthy, high performing working environment.
We’re delighted to have been awarded an Office Oscar 2019 from OEN magazine for our Ziggy soft seating meeting booths! Ziggy is available as a 2 or 4 person meeting pod and has been designed to bring people together in a place where ideas, insight and inspiration can be shared. The fully upholstered cushion and back delivers comfort and support with a modern design to create quiet space in today’s collaborative, open plan offices.
New for 2020, Ziggy is now available as a 1 and 2 seater sofa which have been designed to work alone or as components. Ziggy soft seating is adaptable to changing work styles and shifting work postures while supporting varying degrees of privacy in an era of open space engagement. The broad appeal of the Ziggy sofas rests with its contemporary style and scale, flexibility and great value, making it extremely appropriate as reception area or office seating.
We had a busy Christmas period here at Dams replacing our tired, old extraction system with a new, state-of-the-art extraction system complete with Ecogate, providing ‘extraction on demand’ and ensuring continued quality and reliability, in addition to reducing our carbon footprint! Thanks to all the team at Dams and our subcontractor teams who worked hard over the festive period and New Year to deliver this project on time.
In fact over the last year, we’ve been investing even more in UK manufacturing with building upgrades at our head office site in Merseyside. We’ve invested significantly in expanding our upholstery plant and with state-of-the-art machinery in our wood factory and achieved ISO9001 and ISO14001 in September 2019. Dams stock holding is also at the highest it has ever been ensuring all of our products are consistently available from stock.
Boasting a wide range of configurations and desk options, the new Contract 25 range from Dams is available with cantilever leg, H-Frame leg and panel end leg designs to suit all requirements for function, style and most importantly budget. Contract 25 is the perfect entry into 25mm desking, featuring a variety of sizes, shapes, and storage solutions for any work style or office arrangement.
In keeping to the design philosophy that less is more, the highly practical, durable and affordable Contract 25 range delivers only what is required for a well-functioning office environment. The extensive choice of co-ordinated storage includes pedestals, bookcases and cupboards delivering everything that is required to keep you organised and productive.
With such a wide portfolio of award-winning products featured in the new Furniture Guide, Dams are better placed than ever to support dealers with both the products and services you need throughout the year. For those dealers who ordered catalogue overprints, you should have already received a digital flipbook copy of the catalogue with your branded cover to use on your website.
All our product images are available to download as individual images or grouped together in a convenient zip file from the dams.com website. The Dams product data, including images, product features and marketing content, is also available via Fusion Data and through software house partners ECI, Prima, Oasis, Heart, Commerce Exchange, Calidore & Evolution. Please contact our marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The new 2020 Dams Furniture Guide is now here - 432 pages packed with over 9,500 stocked products and over 1,500 made-to-order items, which make up the biggest and best portfolio of office furniture products in the UK. With such a wide portfolio of award-winning products featured in the new Furniture Guide, Dams are able to support dealers with both the products and services they need throughout the year.
New additions to the product range for 2020 include extensions to the Maestro 25 and Contract 25 desk ranges, returns for our Adapt bench desks, complemented with new accessories such as modesty panels and monitor arms, plus desktop and floor screens. Power ready tables are available from stock and our storage has also been extended to include Duo two-tone storage and pedestal options, single door tambour cupboards and wooden planters.
It’s been another busy weekend for the Dams team picking up another Manufacturer of the Year award. Mixology North is the most prestigious, highly anticipated award ceremony in the North, created for the dynamic and innovative interior design community, and the award judges are all key players in the interiors and design community – including architects, consultants, and end users all heavily involved in the sector.
"The Manufacturer of the Year at the Mixology Awards is what all furniture manufacturers aspire to, so I’m delighted that we managed to win the award this year.” Said Chris Scott, Managing Director “This award is a testament to Dams incredible growth, our passionate team of product designers and production team here in Merseyside deliver first-class solutions to a base of loyal customers, and our strong focus on UK manufacturing, innovation and technology.
Merseyside Dogs Home is run by a fantastic team of volunteers guided by Barrie whose key objective is to take in dogs that have been abandoned on the streets of Merseyside, re-socialise them and find them loving new homes. Without this great local charity some 2854 dogs would not be with us today. If anyone is looking to adopt a dog please visit Merseyside dogs home.
Dams donated 30 newly made dog beds and much needed supplies such as dog food, toys and cleaning equipment to help in the running of the charity. The dog beds were made by our skilled upholstery team using waste material, avoiding land fill and making brilliant beds for dogs of all sizes. Food and supplies were purchased through the money raised over the last 10 months.
Integra Business Solutions has announced Dams as the winner of the Manufacturer of the Year Award at its ‘Focus 2019’ National Conference, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon on 14th November Kevin Marston collected the award on behalf of Dams who were voted for by Integra members namely for its comprehensive range of high quality products together with exceptional customer service.
Allison Fishlock, Integra’s purchasing director, commented: “Dams is a very worthy winner of this Award. Their customer services team is incredibly supportive and proactive. This, combined with consistently competitive pricing, ensures members can provide a fantastic service to their customers and generate increased sales and new business. Congratulations on behalf of our members and everyone at Integra.”
Dams are uniquely placed in the office furniture sector by combining their manufacturing capabilities with an established reputation as a wholesaler, increasing the level of choice from a single source supplier still further. This is backed up with our industry-leading stock holding of over 6,500 stocked products available for immediate despatch, and delivery options designed to suit your specific business needs.
Dams firmly believe that maximising choice and quality is an essential part of delivering excellent service. Recently awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, in addition to our products tested to FIRA standards provide additional peace of mind for customers that furniture they buy from Dams will not only offer a robust solution following purchase, but will also stand the test of time.
Dams Furniture are delighted to be attending Dealer Support Live for the very first time this week, and we hope to see you there. This year’s Dealer Support Live event has been shaped around the needs of dealers to improvise, adapt and overcome the challenges of today, covering all aspects of a dealer’s business and preparing them for the future, which is one of the main reasons we’ll be there!
Come and meet the Dams team at stand 22 on Thursday where we will be showcasing some products from our 2019-20 portfolio including our Ziggy meeting booth with a modern design to create quiet space in today’s collaborative, open office or reception areas. Plus we’ll also bring along our latest Elev8² height adjustable desks and our new power-ready tables which will be in our new 2020 Furniture Guide.
We’re delighted to have been awarded both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, which are internationally recognised standards that ensure their products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system and protecting the environment. Gaining the latest ISO certifications reinforces Dams’ relentless focus on creating industry-leading products and services, measured against global benchmarks of industry excellence and environmental performance.
“We are proud to have been audited for both ISO standards without any non-conformities.” says Managing Director, Chris Scott. “Achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification is fantastic news and means our customers have complete assurance our products operate to the highest quality standard, and that our UK manufacturing operations are at the forefront of environmental performance in the office furniture industry.”
It’s that time of year again. We’re currently working on the 2020 furniture guide and once again we are offering the opportunity for you to order catalogue overprints personalised with your company logo and contact details on the front and back cover. We will also send you a digital flipbook copy of the catalogue (with your branded cover) to use on your website so customers can access it anytime, anywhere!
With a choice of 6 catalogue cover design options and with prices from as low as £1 per catalogue (prices depend on quantity ordered), this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on. We’ve done a bit of number-crunching here at Dams, and on average, dealers who took a catalogue overprint in 2019 have grown their furniture spend with Dams by 42% compared to the previous year. To order your overprinted copies for 2020, contact the Dams sales team today.
Solus is a multi-purpose seating collection with a subtle elegance that brings a touch of style to any space. The unique, robust designer back and elegant curves will compliment any work environment, and Solus's simplistic tilt mechanism provides exceptional customised support and a high level of comfort without the need for manual adjustment.
Designed exclusively for Dams by leading International furniture designer Martin Ballendat, the Solus seating family is a collection of next generation, designer office seating available as a task chair, high draughtsmans chair, cantilever visitors chair and a 4 leg meeting chair – with a choice of black or chrome bases across the range.
Bring products to life with our new product videos which allow people to see the product in motion, in practice, and from all different angles—giving them a better idea of the product than still photos can’t. That’s why we now have 12 videos of our seating ranges to highlight the product's features and show them in action.
And not only that, we also have product videos featuring our Elev8² height adjustable desks, Meeting Tables, Kastaway, Soli and Hushhubs from our Social Spaces™ portfolio, with more to be added shortly. You can also connect with us on our Dams Twitter and LinkedIn company pages for the latest company news, help & advice, product information and much more!
Dams annual Family Fun Day took place at the end of June which was a free event organised by the Dams Charity Committee for all employees, family and friends where we held raffles, sweet tuck shops and games throughout the day with the with the aim to help raise funds for this year’s chosen charities: Young Minds, Olly, Merseyside Dogs & KIND.
Trained staff were on hand to coordinate and manage some of the fantastic events available such as archery, bouncy castles, interactive climbing walls (which were great fun), penalty shoot-outs plus much more. A great time was had by adults and kids alike - watch this space for some more activities aimed at raising donations, as well as having some fun in the process!
There have been a few updates to the MyDams customer portal which have gone live recently that we thought you’d like to know about. We have a huge library of promotion flyers and literature available to personalise in MyFlyers for you to personalise with your selling prices and company details. All the seating families from the 2019 Furniture Guide are now available as individual mini-brochures.
New for July is MyBanners which allows you to create your own web banners and email signature images, personalised with your company logo. There are a selection of product banners already saved on MyDams in the most popular web banner sizes and ideal email signature size. All you have to do is select the banner image you require and then click download – it’s as simple as that!
Dams were at the Nemo Refresh ’19 conference at Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland– to catch up with friends and acquaintances old and new, have some fun with the outdoor activities, and also to showcasing our new 2019 product portfolio including our new Ziggy meeting booth with a modern design to create quiet space in today’s collaborative, open office or reception areas. Plus our Elev8² height adjustable desks which are proven to help boost energy levels, improve posture and promote mental wellbeing.
It was a great occasion and we were delighted to have won the Vendor of the Year award at the Nemo conference once again. Thanks to all Nemo members for voting - it's great reward for Dams UK manufacturing operations and the hard work of our employees across the business.
Here at Dams we’re continuing our strategy of investing in new machinery and skilled personnel as we believe in UK manufacturing and we now employ over 290 people here in the UK. Hot on the heels of our new upholstery factory which is now fully operational, we've recently introduced a new Combination Edge Bander machine which has pride of place in our wood factory – for edging multiple sides of our wooden panels simultaneously.
Plus we took delivery of a brand new Homag wood saw due in our wood factory earlier this month. And last but not least there’s a new BAZ shaping and cutting machine which has just arrived, as we continue to invest in the best equipment available to support our UK manufacturing operations. As a UK manufacturer we can also ensure that we buy our wood from FSC certified sources, we have our products FIRA tested and we have full control over our product quality.
Lennon is an ergonomic and sophisticated seating solution that provides exceptional comfort throughout the working day, whether you are located in the main office or a meeting room. Lennon offers a breathable mesh or fully upholstered back option with a contoured padded seat together with an infinite variety of fabrics to suit every design direction.
Lennon is also available as a comfortable conference chair with two part upholstered seat and back, stylish black frame and chrome cantilever base. The stylish, inviting curved back has been designed to support a wide range of body types comfortably, encouraging healthy postures making the Lennon visitor chair ideal for use in boardrooms, meeting rooms or welcome areas.
Enhance your office furniture with our range of high quality accessories which will add the finishing touches to any office environment. With smart solutions designed to customise your work place to your needs and for powering and getting data to your workstations whilst leaving them free from trailing cables, we have everything you need to promote a more organised work space.
Offices are smarter, more flexible, and ultimately more user-friendly than ever before. From monitor arms to CPU holders, and from desk risers to cable management solutions, our range of accessories has been designed to help to clear clutter, manage multiple projects, organise information, tame technology, and make better use of every bit of the working environment.
The Slab 25 table and bench solution is a classical, timeless design that radiates lightness, functionality and refined simplicity, with table tops and leg panels manufactured from 25mm melamine with slab ends and adjustable feet. Ideal for use in corporate or academic canteen areas, the brilliant white table tops and legs are combined with a plywood effect edge detail to provide an intelligent dining space solution.
Slab 25 is a perfect example of a clean, understated style with its simple shape and smooth straight lines, ideal for school canteens, commercial dining areas and team working, with an optional 80mm central grommet hole for an integrated power supply with hidden cable management. Slab 25 benches are available in two lengths to fit with the tables, in brilliant white or with optional upholstered seat pads on benches in a choice of fabric colours.
Place steel storage at the heart of your workplace with a range of products that meet the long-term performance needs of any office. With a wide range of storage solutions now available in up to 10 steel finishes to suit any office colour scheme, our steel storage range is manufactured in the UK and designed for today’s modern office, offering excellent value for money.
Our steel storage range provides high quality, stylish and robust furniture for demanding working environments. Storage units are ideal for offices or back room storage of employee belongings, supplies and stationery. This diverse portfolio of pedestals, filing cabinets, cupboards and tambours also includes products tailored specifically for personal storage as well as flexible workspace storage for team areas.
We are pleased to announce the re-launch of our dams.com website, designed with a modern new look, user-friendly navigation and updated with the latest company news and product information. The re-designed site offers quick and easy access to essential information and features while offering a more comprehensive understanding of Dams core competencies, company services and customer support, all with a fully responsive design allowing users to access the site on desktops, tablets and mobiles.
And we still have our industry-leading MyDams customer portal which is your online marketing support service with promotion flyers and literature available to personalise, an easy-to-use quoting system, downloads section, stock check facility and our extensive product library!
Lockers are the perfect storage solution to keep business premises functional and clutter free, whilst providing employees with a secure place to store their personal effects, clothing and possessions in all office and workplace environments. And office lockers no longer need to be hidden away, out of sight with our smart looking, stylish lockers with a colour and door configuration to suit you!
Dams new wooden storage lockers are available with a white carcass and choice of five door finishes to match existing office furniture and add a contemporary feel to the workplace. Four and six door options are available to ensure the right configuration for any space, and the lock barrel is incorporated within the handle with over 2,000 key change options for enhanced security and peace of mind.
New for 2019, the visually stunning Dynamo Ergo chair provides new levels of comfort and support that suit the ergonomic needs of each individual user. The foundation of the Dynamo Ergo chair is the robust chrome frame and base which adds immense strength, complemented with a breathable mesh or luxurious bonded leather seat and back (with optional headrest) for an exquisite seating experience.
The little brother of the Dynamo Ergo is the Dynamo chair, with the same split backrest design and auto adjusting lumbar support. Dynamo has been designed for the modern, hard-working office environment where ergonomic, mesh back posture seating is combined with contemporary styling, an airmax seat and a choice of a black or white frame for an exciting seating experience.
Dams offer a number of different delivery solutions so that our customers have the flexibility to select the option that best suits their business needs. And we’re also striving to make it as easy and simple for you to get the products you need – so if you need any of our seating products we now offer the following delivery options:
Boxed chairs are available on a 24 hour delivery to warehouse / end user for £7 per chair
Chairs can be delivered built and bagged for £15 per item – on a 48 hour or day of choice delivery
Dams now offer one of the largest seating ranges in the UK. New for 2019 seating families include Dynamo, Solus, Lola, Lennon, Santana, Strut and Ronan, which all have sleek, modern designs and multiple features and allow the user to enjoy the modern design without compromising on good ergonomic support.
Many employers are now providing workers with height adjustable desks, allowing workers to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day. The Elev8² range is the ideal solution to address the issue of employees who have a sedentary desk job who do not spend enough time standing during the working day. But being active at work doesn’t just have to be limited to your desk!
New for 2019, Dams have developed the Elev8² Touch range using the same twin electric motors and three part leg columns to launch a new range of height adjustable modular boardroom tables. The new Elev8² boardroom tables combine unique design with versatility to transform corporate spaces like boardrooms into flexible meeting places, so users can vary their position from sitting to standing allowing for a variety of postures throughout the meeting.
That's the 2019 Dams Furniture Guide is here - 464 pages packed with the biggest and best portfolio of office furniture products in the UK. Based on the company’s hard-earned reputation for design, quality and value - offices large and small, dining areas, receptions, breakout zones and home offices are all catered for with an eclectic mix of products covering contemporary and traditional styles.
The new 2019 furniture guide is around 100 pages larger than the 2018 catalogue, and with such a wide portfolio of award-winning products featured in the new Furniture Guide, Dams are able to support dealers with both the products and services they need throughout the year, with a publication that is second-to-none in the office furniture market and offering a one stop-solution “for all your workplace needs.”
Dams have launched a new corporate logo, marking the most dramatic change in our visual identity since the 1980s. Designed in-house, the new visual identity presents Dams as a modern and evolving company, using an updated version of the company’s iconic red and blue Mondrian mark for a new look and feel that reflects the strength and direction of the business heading into 2019.
"Our new logo better communicates what Dams stands for today," said Chris Scott, Managing Director. "We've kept visual elements that reflect our heritage but we emphasised our forward-thinking mindset and objective to achieve strong growth, drive innovation and focus on servicing the needs of our customers."
We’re delighted to have been nominated for not 1, not 2, but 3 awards in 2018. We’re up for the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Knowsley Business Awards which has become an established date in the business and social calendars, attracting guests from across the North West. Dams have also been shortlisted for the Publication of the Year prize at the Boss Federation Awards for our 2018 Furniture Guide.
And last but not least, we also have a chance of picking up another Manufacturer of the Year Award for our Social Spaces portfolio at the Mixology North awards which is the most prestigious, highly anticipated award ceremony and winter ball in the North, created for the dynamic and innovative interior design community. Fingers crossed for the Dams team at the awards nights!
We’ve opened our new, multi-million-pound manufacturing facility at our head office site in Knowsley, Merseyside. The new 85,000 sq. ft (7,900 sq. m) building consolidates the four sites that Dams currently operate from on Knowsley Industrial Park into one larger site which will bring all their manufacturing and assembly together on one full site alongside their head office, showroom, warehouse and distribution centre.
And no brand new, state of the art UK manufacturing facility is complete without a 'hub' area for Dams employees to enjoy on break times with Foosball and PingPong tables, outdoor dining facilities, and the iconic red British phone box to make any personal calls. For a tour of the new operation facilities and product showroom, feel free to book an appointment with one of the Dams sales team today!
Our MyDams customer portal has been developed to bring all your product details, images, stock information, customised promotion flyers and sales quotes together into a single place that’s easy to manage. And just in case you hadn’t already noticed – MyDams has had a bit of a makeover in the last week with a clean, responsive design bringing a new look and feel to the customer portal.
If you don’t already have a MyDams login, then you’re missing out on some market-leading sales and marketing support. New for October is MyDetails where you can manage your account information quickly and easily, in addition to viewing your main contacts here at Dams. If you don’t already have a MyDams login, creating your free account is quick and easy - you might just be surprised!
Our highly adaptable meeting room tables are an excellent choice for conference, office, meeting and training facilities with the ability to quickly and easily configure a room and to meet the demands of any user group. Meeting tables are designed to help you work efficiently, with arrangements that are quick and easy to setup or reconfigure when needs change and to support any number of people or type of work.
New for September 2018 are curved folding leg tables, which combine stylish good looks with versatility and can be used stand-alone or together with the trapezoidal and semi-circular tables to create your desired layout. A click button mechanism on the underside of the table means the folding frame, available in different finish options, can be folded neatly within the footprint of the table top, offering easy manoeuvrability and convenient storage.
It’s that time of year again. We’re currently working on the 2019 furniture guide and once again we are offering the opportunity for you to order catalogue overprints personalised with your company logo and contact details on the front and back cover. With a choice of 6 catalogue cover design options and with prices from as low as £1 per catalogue (prices depend on quantity ordered), this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.
The new Dams product catalogue will be bigger and better than ever, featuring a comprehensive product range of over 6,500 products which offer a one stop solution for all your office furniture needs. The new 2019 furniture guide will be around 100 pages larger than the current 2018 catalogue, so there are a lot more products going in next year’s catalogue including the recently launched tables, new seating ranges, and much more.
We’ve extended our range of boardroom tables, meeting room tables and café/dining tables – with over 1,700 SKU’s alone now available across the table’s product portfolio and there are 3 stunning, new brochures available to showcase the new table ranges. For a copy of the new Dams Tables brochures, contact the Dams sales team today!
New for August is Eternal –a sophisticated boardroom table collection with robust customisable options for all your meeting room needs. Many sizes, shapes, and details let you tailor the look for formal or casual settings, with stylish flat circular bases and cylindrical columns, tops available in five finishes, and integrated power options which makes Eternal a practical choice for supporting technology.
The Cooper seating family (the latest addition to our Social Spaces™ portfolio) is what every good business needs, understated style and durability. Visually these pieces seem familiar, almost vintage, but with important original features including clean and confident lines defining the wooden frames and the deep, inviting form of the cushioned seats.
Designer Martin Vicker, working in collaboration with the Dams design team, has created a classic soft seating collection that offers an exceptional level of comfort and are smartly sized to make a big impression, even in small spaces. Wooden frames are available in natural oak, white or black finishes and the range includes a matching coffee table which also combines intelligent design with the finest craftsmanship.
There have been a few updates to the MyDams customer portal which have gone live in the last few months. The new ‘Downloads’ section allows users to download files quickly and easily, including CAD models, product images, company literature, policy documents, website product data files, order forms, promotions, and much more. If you don’t already have a MyDams login, creating your free account is quick and easy.
On the individual product pages in the product library there’s now a feature to create a single page pdf product data sheet for all products – including images, product features, dimensions and specifications. And you can personalise the product data sheets with your logo and company details using your saved banner header – all with just the click of a button!
To celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2017, we set ourselves a challenge to raise a whopping £50,000 for charity over 12 months. Dams not only smashed through our £50,000 target but managed to raise a grand total of £61,336 for their chosen charities – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the British Heart Foundation – which will make a big difference to people's lives.
The Dams £50K for 50 years charity challenge aim was to inspire and encourage Dams employees, both as individuals and as teams. Fundraising activities across the year included - sporting events and challenges, raffles, bake sales, shop donations and much more. Members of the Dams charity committee presented BHF and Alder Hey with their monster cheques this week.
Dams are proud supporters of the Nemo dealer group and we’re delighted to have won the prestigious Vendor of the Year award for the 5th time in 6 years! We were present at the annual Nemo conference to showcase our new 2018-19 product portfolio including our Figaro designer lounge chairs, our Crew table and chairs, and the new Reed, Jovi and Solus operator chairs – all with the music festival conference theme.
Matt Aldcroft, Dams Sales Director, picked up the top award at the Nemo Refresh ’18 conference hosted at the Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort in Lincolnshire on the 15-16 June. The Vendor of the Year award, which is voted for by Nemo dealers, recognises Dams extensive UK manufacturing operations and the hard work of Dams employees across all departments of the business.
We’ve extended our range of Crew multi-purpose tables and seating options from the Social Spaces portfolio to now include solid wood frames stained in a choice of 3 colours – black, white and oak. The Crew table and bench combination provides the perfect answer for a less corporate modern office and promotes a more social aspect to the working day. Table tops are available in a choice of laminate finishes for a personalised touch in any workplace.
With its simplicity of form, combined with modern connectivity points, Crew tables provide a more modern, intelligent approach to table solutions that provide teams with the tools they need to work together without disconnecting them from their environment, while at the same time having a space for those impromptu, informal meetings, and a place for dining and socialising.
Visitors to the Project Area at Clerkenwell Design Week were the first to see our latest Social Spaces furniture products designed to transform the office environment. CDW 2018 saw the launch of Kastaway, a creative design collaboration between Dams and International award winning Designer David Fox, with modern looking soft seating incorporating softer and more homely ribbed details, together with the traditional Dams skillset of wooden tables and desks to create the complete contemporary working environment.
But that’s not the only new product range we launched at CDW. The Cooper seating family is also new to the Social Spaces portfolio. The 1, 2 & 3 seater options are designed to make a big impression, even in small spaces, but the single rocker is the real character in the family, offering a nostalgic charm and is a must sit‐in chair.
As our business grows rapidly we will continue to invest in the best equipment available to support our market-leading position, and over the last 2 months we have taken delivery of not 1, not 2, but 3 new machines in our wood factory. With the growing demand for shaped wooden furniture, we’ve invested in a new, state-of-the-art Rover K Smart CNC machine to help develop our ‘Shaping Centre’ which has already significantly improved manufacturing times.
The Active Trim 120 edging and trimming machine works straight and shaped panels for the application of flat edge-banding material in rolls, allowing us to be more efficient with shaped products. And last but not least there’s the Skipper 130A double-head drilling machine which can machine all 6 panel faces simultaneously in one single step.
A team of 12 intrepid adventurers from Dams recently completed the national 3 peaks challenge in under 24 hours. The challenge consisted of scaling the 3 highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – which are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon respectively, with all proceeds and donations going towards our target of raising £50,000 in 2017-18 for Dams chosen charities Alder Hey Children’s Charity & the British Heart Foundation.
The challenge time of 24 hours not only involved scaling all 3 peaks, but also the transport times between them, so a group of Dams employees were also undertaking the driving and providing logistical support. The 3 peaks challenge requires a good level of fitness, determination and stamina to complete within the 24 hours. Sleep deprivation also plays a key part in making this a tough challenge, as well as the ability to scale the peaks.
There have been a few updates to the MyDams customer portal which have gone live over the last quarter. The new ‘Downloads’ section allows users to download files quickly and easily, including CAD models, product images, company literature, policy documents, website data files, Social Spaces order forms, current promotions, company newsletters, and much more!
Our MyQuotes easy-to-use quote system now has an export to Microsoft Excel option where users can export the same quote details to an editable Excel file. Users now also have the option to add multiple sections to a quote which you can name and edit. If you don’t already have a MyDams login, creating your free account is quick and easy at www.dams.com.
The most important thing to remember when selecting an office chair is that people come in all shapes and sizes, so there is no ‘one size fits all’ office chair that will suit everybody. The new Jovi and Reed chairs from Dams offer users the movement and positioning capabilities that enable them to sit comfortably, combining the right ergonomic design with exceptional customised support.
Jovi is a next generation office chair with a free floating back that provides the exact amount of back support customised for each individual user and with no manual controls to adjust. The visually stunning Reed chair provides new levels of comfort and support that suits the ergonomic needs of each individual user, with a stylish frame available in black or white with matching lumbar lines and a free-floating mesh back.
Dams are excited to be exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week for the very first time so we can showcase our latest Social Spaces™ furniture designs for breakout areas and interiors within commercial environments, designed and manufactured in the UK by Dams. Be sure to come and visit us in the Project area at Clerkenwell Design from the 22nd to 24th May.
CDW 2018 will see the launch of a new, modular based landscape furniture range designed to transform the working environment into a modern, multi-functional workspace with furniture solutions that encourage agile working and progressive work practices. The Kastaway Collection is the result of a creative design collaboration between Dams and International award winning Designer David Fox.
The next generation of Elev8² sit-stand desks from Dams are available as single desks, back-to-back desks and as a bench desk system, to upgrade and cater for all types of office layouts. Elev8² sit-stand desks are now available in twin motor (Elev8² Touch) and single motor (Elev8² Mono) variants, providing affordable features and durable design to transform the workplace with healthy flexibility and mass appeal.
The Elev8² desking range provides the ideal solution to address the issue of employees who have a sedentary desk job who do not spend enough time standing during the working day. In addition to the numerous health benefits provided by periodic standing, studies show that height adjustable desks promote creativity, team interaction, collaboration, and the willingness to share ideas.
Work has officially begun on a new multi-million pound manufacturing facility at our head office site in Knowsley, Merseyside. The 85,000 sq ft (7,900 sq m) building is due to open in late 2018, consolidating the 4 sites that we currently operate from on Knowsley Industrial Park into one larger site to improve operational efficiencies and boost our UK manufacturing capabilities.
This investment in UK manufacturing will also ensure that we can reduce lead times on our expanding portfolio of made-to-order products. Manufacturing in the UK also means that we are protecting and developing the skills needed for the office furniture industry of the future, ensuring that we create a legacy of quality British-made products that are fully traceable and built to last!
The new Dams 2018 BlueBox catalogue is available now. Featuring over 1,000 products all available from stock on a next day delivery service, this 64 page catalogue has been specifically designed for ease of product navigation, making it the perfect tool for dealers to generate office furniture sales where speed is essential. BlueBox products are nett priced, inclusive of the 24 hour delivery charge, making it very easy for customers to use.
The BlueBox catalogue contains over 60 seating products across all categories, and we have also added in our new Elev8² Mono height adjustable desks with a single motor which allows the user to electronically adjust the desk height from a sitting to a standing position with the touch of a button. BlueBox products are delivered directly from our extensive stock holding, all available next day and nett priced.
Fuze stylish bench desking
New for 2018 is Fuze - a desk range with a solid oak leg frame and co-ordinated desktop finish options that provide a modern, stylish twist on bench desking. Fuze desks are the perfect answer for a less corporate modern office, blending the best of European design with the highest workmanship standards to span a wide range of applications and support the most creative of workspaces.
Fuze is also available as a range of stylish modular meeting tables so it is perfect for matching boardroom tables with desking for the totally coordinated look. Fuze exemplifies elegance, providing a sophisticated table design which can be extended with add-on units with a recessed leg positioned in the centre of the tables. Fuze bench desks and boardroom tables sit alongside Dams best-selling ranges in the new Dams Furniture Guide 2018 which is available now.
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the European Office Product Awards (EOPA) Video of the Year award for our Dams 50th anniversary video. The aim of the video was to give our key customers a look at what is behind the brand, telling the Dams story since the company was established in 1967. The first part is narrated by Dams founder Barry Scott using old photography and historical library footage from the last 50 years.
The second part of the video was to celebrate Dams in 2017 focusing on all aspects and departments of the business. This is narrated by current Dams Managing Director Chris Scott (Barry Scott’s son) and features Dams employees doing their everyday jobs across our head office site, UK manufacturing operations, distribution centre, and much more. The Video of the Year nomination rounds off a great 50th anniversary year for Dams in 2017.
The new Dams Furniture Guide 2018 has just arrived - for all your workplace needs. Bigger and better than ever, the new Dams catalogue features easy-to-navigate product sections and is packed with our comprehensive portfolio of over 4,500 products which offer all the good looks and aesthetic choices to satisfy the latest trends and the most enduring designs.
All our product images are available to download as individual images or grouped together in a convenient zip file from the dams.com website. The Dams product data, including images, product features and marketing content, is also available via Fusion Data. Contact our team at email@example.com to find out more.
One of the highlights of our Social Spaces 2 portfolio is Figaro - a new lounge chair with broad appeal and strong character which is a stylish solution for office receptions and breakout work areas. The high back chair, with provocative lines and curves, is ideal for a relaxed or casual collaboration and for when people need time to unwind and recharge.
Figaro is part of Dams new and improved Social Spaces product portfolio of over 45 unique product designs for breakout areas and interiors within commercial environments. The launch is supported by the publication of the second edition of the Dams Social Spaces brochure with new, innovative designs to complement the already proven and best-selling products that have been retained.
We’ve recently secured the lease on a new 15,000² ft. manufacturing site – which is now our 3rd production facility located on Knowsley Industrial Park, as well as our head office being on the industrial estate. “The Brambles” has been fitted out with low-batch wood working machinery and is already fully operational to help support the increasing demand for small batch production, Social Spaces products and accommodation furniture.
We’ve also recently installed a new 999kW biomass burner to use waste wood from our factory to power our central heating system, reducing our demand on oil and gas while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint. This investment in “The Brambles” and new machinery enhances Dams ongoing commitment to UK manufacturing and is part of our long-term plan to re-invest in the business to support an aggressive growth strategy.
We are delighted to have won the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Award 2017 at the Integra dealer group conference. This is the third year running that Dams have been named Manufacturer of the Year and the whole team are extremely proud that we’ve managed to get the hat trick of awards. It really is fantastic to be acknowledged by Integra members as the exemplary manufacturer in the industry.
The Manufacturer of the Year award recognises Dams extensive UK manufacturing operations and the hard work of Dams employees across all departments of the business. Our customers are our number one priority, which is why we remain committed to offering excellent service, competitive products, first-rate marketing support and an extensive range of furniture solutions.
The newly refurbished Dams showroom is one of the largest office furniture showrooms in the UK. Showcasing an eclectic mix of our office furniture products in their hundreds, the showroom has been designed as a sophisticated and informal space to help you find the furniture style you’re looking for.
We always encourage our customers to come and visit us to see and experience our products, as this is the ideal way to introduce customers to new product ranges and gather feedback for further product and service innovations. Customers are welcome to pop into our Knowsley showroom or book an appointment with one of the Dams team.
Dams celebrated our 50th anniversary in style by holding a dinner party and a night of entertainment at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Liverpool. Held on the 8th September, around 230 customers, suppliers, colleagues and friends mingled, drank champagne, were served delicious food and treated with a night to remember with entertainment including comedian Mick Miller, the Secret Singing Waiters and cabaret act The Wack Pack.
The 50th party was also an opportunity to raise funds for Dams chosen charities for 2017 - Alder Hey Children’s Hospital & the British Heart Foundation. The master of ceremonies for the evening Pete Price (from Radio City) was on hand to host fun games, an auction and a raffle with some great prizes to be won, and Dams were very thankful to our generous guests who helped raise over £7,200 for the charities.
Dams have launched our new and improved Social Spaces product portfolio of over 45 unique product designs, created by our in-house design team to enable total flexibility for any office or business environment. Every upholstered item in the Dams Social Spaces range is made-to-order using the customer’s choice of fabrics for a fully co-ordinated look.
The launch is supported by the publication of the second edition of Dams Social Spaces brochure with new, innovative designs to complement the already proven and best-selling products that have been retained. The Social Spaces range of contemporary, design-led products includes upholstered soft seating, meeting pods, modular seating, lounge chairs, dining seating, tables and benching solutions to transform the office environment.
Raising £50,000 is a huge target for Dams but we wanted to do something momentous to mark our golden year and we are all passionate about achieving this goal. It’s great that so many Dams employees are getting involved and raising money for out chosen charities for 2017 which are Alder Hey Children’s Charity and the British Heart Foundation. Employees are also invited to take up voluntary work for the chosen charities.
The Dams charity committee have been very busy organising various fundraising activities and events held throughout the year including a cake bake, company raffles, a Knowsley safari park walk, charity car washes, a virtual race night with disco, a BBQ breakfast and our 7.5km expedition up Mount Snowdon - all of which are getting us closer to our £50,000 target.
Record numbers of customers are now using our MyDams customer portal, which has been developed to bring all your product details, images, stock information, customised promotion flyers and sales quotes together into a single place that’s easy to manage. If you are a current Dams customer and you have not tried the MyDams online portal, you can sign up for a free account today.
If you have logged in to MyDams page in the last month, you will have noticed that you now have a new, personalised dashboard page with a summary of your details and the ability to change your password. There’s visibility of your company logo and banner image, in addition to an overview of your most recent personalised flyers and sales quotes created, with quick links and handy user guides.
Social Spaces, designed and manufactured in the UK by Dams, is a range of innovative, contemporary design-led products for corporate breakout spaces, reception areas, meeting rooms and dining areas. Social Spaces furniture can transform the office environment into a modern, multi-functional work space with different types of seating solutions that encourage agile working and modern work practices.
The Dams Social spaces range has been getting extensive coverage in industry publications, including Mix Interiors, FX and OnOffice magazine, in recent months. We will also be launching a new Social Spaces catalogue in the next quarter with even more new, innovate products – so watch this space!
As part of Dams’ 50 year celebrations in 2017, we are awarding a monthly bonus of a £50 voucher to thank an employee for going above & beyond the call of duty. This award is a celebration of all the good things people can do and to thank individuals who have made a difference and who have delivered more than is expected in their role at Dams.
Winners of the Dams Above & Beyond award in the last quarter are Daniel Collier from the Dams Delivery & Installation Team, Lewis Stubbs from the Dams Manufacturing Team, and Dan Radoane from the Dams Upholstery Department. Well done guys. Well deserved!