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Eurest and 14forty enhance employee wellbeing and collaboration with office refit

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s workplace caterer Eurest and facilities management service provider, 14forty, have invested in enhanced employee wellbeing and nutrition in their Birmingham workspace with a plush workspace refit.

The main office updates include a brand-new reception and restaurant designed to encourage a buzzy coffee shop atmosphere and inspire informal team meetings. New meeting booths decked out with comfortable soft seating and digital screens facilitate seamless collaboration and the exchange of ideas flexibly at any time of the day.

There is also a 24-hour unmanned ‘micro market’ in a smaller building where employees can help themselves to nutritious food and heat it at any time of day.

Located in the city’s Rednal area, the facility houses over 400 people working in HR, finance and facilities teams.

Liz Forte, Health & Wellness Director at Eurest, said: “Our aim was to showcase Eurest and 14forty’s ability to create and operate collaborative workspaces, as well as support employee wellbeing and nutrition through delicious, healthy food and beverages.

“So, we carried out a refit and now have a beautifully renovated site where we can proudly take our clients, as well as host innovation and training sessions. Our employees are pleased to work there, and you can sense the positive impact it has already had on team spirit and morale, which naturally benefits our business, too.”

The restaurant, branded and operated by Eurest, features brand new tables, seating and counters, and a menu filled with tasty, nutritious choices. It also offers a large ‘grab and go’ range and is equipped with Time2Eat, an app that enables employees to reserve their meal and seat or click and collect if preferred. These measures will help mitigate Covid and ensure employees still working from home feel safe returning to the office.


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