Consult, Procure, Deliver

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What we do
Our why

Delivering the best possible workplaces for our clients

Furniture is an integral part of any interior – it informs the design and creates the environment within the workplace.

The best workplaces promote and support the culture of your business and can encourage the health and well being of your most important asset – your people.

Our philosophy at forum is simple – to deliver happy, productive and inspiring workplaces.

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What we do
Our methodology
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Let us guide you through our process

Forum follows a simple, tried & tested three step process to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients:

Consult: We work with our clients to understand the needs of the business and its staff. We carefully consider the business drivers, desired aesthetics and functional needs of the workplace before delivering our trusted advice, free from any vested interest.

Procure: Once we have agreed solutions with our clients we then use our wealth of market & industry knowledge and purchasing expertise. We ensure best possible value for our clients by agreeing the appropriate procurement process at the outset of any project.

Deliver: We are only as good as our supply chain and therefore put huge emphasis on the relationships we have with our suppliers –if they fail, we fail. That’s why we have furniture specific project management engaged in our process from start to finish. We plan and deliver to agreed programmes and will only work with industry leading teams.

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Our journey

Our journey

Furniture forum launched on 1st October 2019 but the journey didn’t start there...

Founding director, Mark Bessant-Marsh, began the business (Curve) in 2003 as a furniture dealership in the Thames Valley focused on delivering the best possible service to its clients.

In 2016, after 13 successful years Mark diversified the business in response to market demands to include fit-out services and Curve Workplaces was born.

Now the journey continues as the incredible growth and success of the business has required a renewed focus on furniture. Co-founder, Jon Odey, has joined to form an unrivalled team that is passionate about creating the leading furniture dealership in the UK.

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Accreditations

ISO 9001 certification ISO 14001 certification Constructionline certification CHAS accredited contractor Workplace award winner certification
Team

Meet the experts

Together we have more than 50 years experience in the furniture, workplace and interiors sectors. We have worked on both sides of the fence, helping us to understand the whole market from manufacturing to consultancy and through to logistics and delivery.

Our team has comprehensive client knowledge and experience that spans start-ups & SMEs to leading global corporates both nationally and internationally. This means we can give you unrivalled advice that is also free from any vested interest other than delivering the best possible workplaces…

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    Jon Odey

    Owner / Director
    Jon is one of the UK's leading consultants in the workplace and furniture sectors with a passion for the working environment and people’s health and wellbeing within it. He has helped SMEs and Global Corporates alike create and deliver outstanding workplaces. Jon is a founding Director. Clients: Deloitte / ARM / M&S / Herbert Smith Freehills / TJX
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    Mark Bessant

    Owner / Director
    Mark has been in the workplace furniture sector for over 30 years as both a manufacturer and dealer. He co-ordinates specification and procurement for clients. Mark is a founding Director. Clients: Syneos / Bovis / Skillsoft / Pepsico / Merrill Lynch
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    Debbie Leach

    Workplace Consultant
  • Head of Finance and Operations
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    Irma Lawson

    Head of Finance and Operations
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    Sarah Paterson

    Finance and Operations
  • Administration Manager
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    Edie Zeegan

    Administration Manager

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Like to know more or need some help then you can ping us at one of the below

Call: 01344 528048