In the fast moving world of Fenns, we’ve had a strong start to the year and we’re making great progress towards our growth and sustainability goals. From team growth to service expansions, it’s all happening! With lots of exciting projects going on in the business, we’d like to share some of the most recent updates. 

Online Furniture Store 

We’ve just launched our brand new furniture website that enables you to purchase equipment for your workspace online. With a range of suppliers and new lines set to be added, the site offers everything from essentials to ergonomically designed desks and chairs. Check back regularly to see special offers and take inspiration on cool ideas for your workspace. 

Team Growth

This year we’ve invested heavily into enhancing our categories and in providing exceptional service to our customers. Furniture and workspace fitouts is a growing area of ours and we’re happy to welcome Matt Allaby into the team as our Head of Furniture. Chelsea Spencer joins us as our Head of Marketing to help with our digital customer journey and marketing strategy. 

To support further growth we have recruited Ellie Malbon as our accounts apprentice and have created new opportunities within our customer services and purchasing team. We’re also looking to recruit more roles to help with our growth objectives so have a look at our careers page

Corporate Social Responsibility 

We have a range of CSR initiatives and these all lead to our ‘business for good’ ethos. We’re working towards becoming carbon neutral by 2027 and we’re well on the way to achieving this. Our fleet is being replaced by electric vehicles when the opportunity for new leases arise. The packaging in our warehouse was also under review and we have chosen a more sustainable box for distributing goods. 

The partnership with The Woodland Trust ensures we’re able to offset any carbon that can not be reduced. Over the last year, together we have achieved the following:

  • Raised over £1.37 Million
  • Planted more than 354,000 trees
  • Captured over 82,000 tonnes of carbon which is the same weight as 18,222 elephants 

Developing Skills

Investing into growing the skill set of our team enables us to evolve our business offering and keep innovating. Our purchasing team is undertaking a CIPs qualification to ensure we’re using best practice methods. Other areas of the business are benefiting from training too by CIPD and apprenticeships. 

New Office Fitout

To facilitate the next stage of our growth, we purchased a new office to better suit our team’s needs. The new space has LED lighting and solar panels to move us further towards our carbon neutral goals. Our working showroom will return with a range of different suppliers for our customers to see in action when they visit us.