Staverton’s 2012 began with attendance at the newly re-launched Design Prima. The two day event provided Staverton with its first opportunity to formally showcase its new Staverton CL bench with integrated data and power – a product that had been developed in collaboration with The Co-operative Group for its new head office in Manchester. Staverton went on to enjoy its first recognition of the year, winning Design Prima’s Product Design award in association with Building Design. Staverton was also awarded a sought-after Design Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers Company and was a finalist in the presitigious BIFM Awards.
In November, the business underwent a name change. Logic Office Group became Staverton UK Ltd to consolidate the business under a single identify and focus on Staverton’s office furniture design and manufacturing expertise. The business left its administrative base in Hounslow, Middlesex and moved its offices to Clerkenwell in central London and Westerham in Kent.
The final few months of 2012 saw 2,800 Staverton CL benches installed in The Co-operative Group’s new 400,000 sq ft head office in Manchester. Staverton’s single biggest installation to date – it brought 2012 to a very positive close.
Since then Staverton has expanded its London showroom, moving from the second floor of 70 St John Street to the first and ground floors, giving it street frontage for the first time. Staverton SOS, a new Sit Stand desk solution has been launched and the directors have taken majority ownership of the business, buying-out managing director Mike Gardner and Warrington-based Claremont Group Interiors’ shareholders in order to pursue additional external dealer relationships.