Active Commercial Interiors Ltd
PUBLISHED: 12:39 19 November 2010 | UPDATED: 16:37 20 February 2013
Active Commercial Interiors have been responsible for the shopping experience in some of Britain's most well known high street stores
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What is the nature of your business?
Commercial interior refurbishment and fit out specialist contractors, including retail, office and leisure projects. From professional site survey through to accurate, complete installations or part refurbishments, all liaised through dedicated and experienced project teams.
When did you start your business and how many people work in
Active Interiors was started 10 years ago by John McNamara. Currently the company has a work force of twenty five.
What marks your company out from the competition?
Our success is in our ability to generate new ideas, recognise the need for product development and provide a commitment to service that is unrivalled. Active Interiors will go the extra mile to achieve the sometimes impossible deadline whilst maintaining a consistently high level of quality products that are manufactured or sourced within our strict levels of quality control.
We have built a reputation for successful, high quality workmanship within all sectors be it partial refurbishment or complete shell fit out works.
We have developed close relationships with many Interior Design Houses, working with them from the very early stages of new concepts to provide a technical overview and ensure that manufacture and installation form part of a seamless client experience. Our skills are in our ability to retain the initial design concept whilst delivering each project within the client budgets and often extremely short timescales.
How have you coped with the challenges of 2009?
The designer hype of the 90s continues with the emphasis on presentation. In many cases pure theatre spices and flavours the offer, particularly in the fashion sectors.
Active Interiors work with a wide range of very different clients, which provides us with fresh challenges. For example we worked on the first Ed Hardys store in the UK, recently opened to great acclaim by pop singer Peter Andre, and we have also worked with the very traditional and original tailors Turnbull & Asser in Old Broad Street in the City of London.
What advice would you give to a new business?
Have a business plan and stick to it, a slow controlled growth is preferable to the boom and bust culture we tend to embrace today. Tell the truth and uphold your standards of quality and honesty throughout.
What are your business plans for 2010?
To build again on our planned growth. We are in the fortunate position of owning our property and have been trading profitably and successfully for some time. We know and respect our clients and intend to carry on giving outstanding levels of service to all of them. We are also looking at extending our portfolio into new and exciting areas over the coming months.