Bluebell Newsletter March

Bluebell Sponsor Sale Sharks!

As huge Rugby fans ourselves sponsoring our fantastic local team, Sale Sharks, felt like a great way to support the community. Sale Sharks run some fantastic local outreach programmes promoting sports, exercise and nutrition. They are also involved in The Urban Rugby Squad, a ground breaking initiative run by Premiership Rugby and its 12 clubs that has already helped 1,000 young people from disadvantaged communities across England tackle topics such as healthy relationships and anger management.

SHOW-STOPPING INTERIOR DESIGN MADE SIMPLE

So you’re about to embark on some renovations – upgrading your bedroom, extending your kitchen or redesigning your home office perhaps? For some, this is an exciting challenge whilst for others it’s more of a headache. One thing’s for sure is that we’re all short on time, so making the process as simple as possible is essential and that’s where we can really help! From our initial consultation through to design, build, completion and furnishing, we’ll work our magic and bring your whole project together.

Not only do we have our own craftsmen and women at our Altrincham workshop, lovingly creating bespoke pieces for you, we also have a trusted address book of suppliers such as plumbers, electricians, and interior designers ready to make your dreams a reality.

One such supplier, we’re working closely with at the moment is Lana Filippova, a highly talented and award winning interior designer currently taking up residence at our Bluebell showroom. You may have come across her work in Cheshire Life magazine as a contributor for their home and design section. Her work has taken her throughout Europe and America and she is regarded as one of the finest designers in the UK.

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If you’d like to meet Lana and tap into her creativity for a design project of your own, pop into our Sale showroom where we can help bring everything to life for you whilst keeping the process as simple as possible by looking after every detail!

Find out more about Lana and view some of her latest work on Houzz or visit her website.

To make an appointment with her at our Sale showroom, call 0161 976 6606.

Bluebell Newsletter – March

Bluebell Sponsor Sale Sharks!

As huge Rugby fans ourselves sponsoring our fantastic local team, Sale Sharks, felt like a great way to support the community. Sale Sharks run some fantastic local outreach programmes promoting sports, exercise and nutrition. They are also involved in The Urban Rugby Squad, a ground breaking initiative run by Premiership Rugby and its 12 clubs that has already helped 1,000 young people from disadvantaged communities across England tackle topics such as healthy relationships and anger management.

Spring has sprung…almost!!

We are so delighted that Spring is in the air!! With new seasons come new home trends and we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to interiors.  Whilst chic, cool greys are still leading the way in our homes, designers are using yellow accents to add an extra edge of style to their décor. Think luxurious grey sofas with pops of yellow through cushions and accessories. We seem to be a nation of copper lovers and are seeing plenty of stylish copper features on kitchen handles, lighting, coffee tables and vases. One of the more surprising home trends of late has filtered down directly from the fashion world, and that is our love of marble. Whilst elegant marble worktops never date we are now seeing marble effect wallpaper, clocks and coasters!!

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Interest Free Credit

Don’t forget that we are now able to offer our customers a wide range of finance options, including interest free credit subject to terms and conditions. We have a great selection of our bespoke made to measure furniture in our Sale showroom. If you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen, bedroom or study in 2017 why not pop in to see how we can help?

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Award success for Bluebell

Exciting news! Bluebell Fitted Furniture has been shortlisted for The Greater Manchester Business Awards in the Customer Service Excellence Award category. We are really delighted that one of our key passions – excellent customer service continues to be recognised.

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The awards will take place on 19th May and we would like to wish good luck to all of the finalists.

Finance options now available at Bluebell!

We are very pleased to announce that we are now able to offer our customers a range of finance options including interest-free credit.

Why not come into our beautiful showroom on Washway Road in Sale to see a selection of our range and discuss what we can create for your home. We make all of our own furniture at our factory in Altrincham and so we can make any style, colour or shape that you want. With our finance options this makes a new kitchen, study or bedroom even more affordable.

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Order now at 2016 prices!

Why not order your new fitted furniture before the end of December 2016 and we will guarantee it at 2016 prices. 

To qualify for our year end offer you must place your order before 31st December 2016. We have a fantastic range of kitchens, bedrooms, media rooms, studies and so much more.

December Newsletter

We are fast approaching Christmas and as a business we’ve begun to reflect on what an incredible year we have had.

We have been working hard on upgrading our showroom and have plans for a beautiful new show apartment upstairs.

In 2016 our bank nominated us for the National Business Awards UK in the Customer Focus category. This is a really prestigious award and we were delighted to have been recognised for our customer service, something that has always been at the very core of our business.

We began our search for our graduate trainee and we were absolutely delighted to offer that role to James Ordsmith who has already proved himself to be a wonderful addition to our team.

We were finalists in two categories of The Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and came home as the very proud winners of the fabulous Business of the Year award! It was a memorable evening for us and we were delighted to receive such a respected local award.

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This November we were shortlisted for two categories at the Northern Design Awards, this was a first for us and we were nominated with the talented ladies from Art of Interiors in Hale. The categories were ‘Room of the Year,’ and ‘Kitchen of the Year.’ Unfortunately, we didn’t win at the NDA’s but we did have a fabulous time and were hugely proud to be finalists.

For the first time we are now able to offer various finance options to our clients should they wish, ranging from Interest Free, 7.9% APR or Buy Now Pay Later. Please call to speak to a member of our team to find out more about our payment terms.

After a truly memorable year we are looking forward to relaxing with our family this holiday time, and we will raise a glass to you, our wonderful clients, customers and friends for helping to make this year truly special.

Why learning about Ergonomics in your home office might just save you a pain in the neck!

In this months blog we share some simple ergonomic tricks to help you feel comfortable in your home office…

Part of what we do at Bluebell Fitted Furniture is to create & build perfectly bespoke home offices. So when our clients visit our showroom in Sale, Cheshire, what key things are they looking for?

Most clients want a designated workspace to stop their paperwork spreading around the house, and to increase their productivity by having a stylish, organised space that is separate from the busiest areas of the home.

Clients usually have a pretty good idea how they would like their office to look, and our skilled designers guide them through the creation process making sure the final product suits their practical needs too.

But how many of our clients really know about Ergonomics? We’ll give you a clue…. not many!

Ergonomics, according to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary, are concerned with ‘designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely’.

In 2016, with more flexible working, many of us spend a huge amount of time working in a home office. An unfriendly and unplanned workspace can wreak havoc on our bodies.

Here’s how to set up a healthy, ergonomic workspace to keep you comfortable and injury-free….

Where should my computer screen be on my desk?

If your screen is too far away, you’ll start craning your neck and you’ll find yourself extending your arms to reach it. To get it just right, sit back in your office chair, extend your arms and the tips of your middle finger should touch the screen.

What about my mouse?

The perfect position for your keyboard to mouse should be shoulder-distance apart and as level as possible, many people purchase a keyboard without numbers to the right to lessen this distance.

Is there an ideal keyboard height?

Your keyboard position should be 1 to 2 inches above your thighs, this can be taken into account when designing & building a desk. The keyboard should also have a negative tilt away from you so that your arms slop downwards.

Your office chair should be your new best friend!

You should look to choose a chair that supports not just your back & bottom but also encourages great posture. When you sit in your chair your feet should be flat on the floor, if you are short then get yourself a footrest!

There should be a little space between the edge of your chair and the back of your knees, with the right chair you should be able to adjust the depth according to your body shape.

Look for a chair with a great lumbar support, this is important, your spine isn’t straight, there is a slight curve where your tailbone stretches out so buy a chair accordingly!

If you’d like to know more about the importance of ergonomics in design, why not pop into see one of our skilled designers today?

Latest News at Bluebell

Wish Us Luck!

We have been fortunate enough to have been shortlisted for some amazing awards.  We are finalists in the Altrincham Chamber of Commerce annual awards in 2 categories; Customer Service of the Year and Business of the Year. We have also entered the very prestigious Northern Design Awards in the categories ‘Independent Retailer’ and  ‘Kitchen Retailer’. Fingers crossed!

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Welcome to James Ordsmith

Everyone at Bluebell would like to welcome our latest recruit, James Ordsmith who joins the team as a graduate trainee.  James studied at Trent Nottingham University and has a Degree in Product Design.  He is training to join the sales team specialising in Bedrooms, Studies and Media Areas and already has already proved to be an asset with his creative ideas, enthusiasm & attention to detail.