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Smiffys new offices focus on design and creativity

RH Smith & Sons, known as Smiffys throughout the trade, recently moved into a new office space in Leeds which has been carefully designed to act as a creative hub for the business.

All of Smiffys’ products are designed and marketed at the Leeds base, so the interior layout and style of the new workplace was of vital importance to the family-owned fancy dress business.

The new two-story premises was specifically space-planned and designed for efficient working by Yorkshire workplace designers Ben Johnson Interiors, while Sophie Peckett Design completed the interior finishes, including colour palettes and wallpaper choices.

The impressive new premises saw the team creating create a fun, feel-good factor for everyone, which includes workstations for 100 people, a bistro-style communal eating area, juice bar, private areas, event space, a library and breakout zones for meetings.

Around half of the ground floor is currently being used for merchandising and product display as well as housing the boardroom. Smiffys can also use this area as an exhibition space for big events when required.

“We love our colourful new workplace – not only for its fun appearance, but also because the new layout and efficient use of space makes our work much collaborative,” said Smiffys’ director Dominique Peckett.

She added: “The space the team love the most is the juice bar, complete with zip tap and automatic juicing machine, closely followed by the library, which they use for informal get-togethers and brunch meetings. Our new workplace is nearer the city centre and we now have enough space to put on exciting events and promotions.”

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