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office refurbishment companyUncategorised
13th October 2021

Why hire an office refurbishment company?

While we all love to get involved in DIY and save some money, its probably not the best idea when it comes to a workspace refurbishment. At Chameleon, we specialise…
hybrid working officeUncategorised
4th October 2021

Hybrid Working Office: What does it look like?

Post the covid-19 pandemic, hybrid working has become a popular model of working supporting the needs of employees transitioning back into the workplace full time. However, it is likely to…
Office refurbishment companyUncategorised
30th September 2021

You Need an Office Refurbishment Company to Attract and Retain Talent!

The average person spends around 40 hours a week in the office. That equates to around 2,080 hours a year. Research shows how workspace design significantly increases the attractiveness of…
climate changeIn Conversation
28th September 2021

Climate Change: From a Commercial Interior Design Perspective

The Chairman of Chameleon Business Interiors discusses how the commercial interior design industry needs to take responsibility for sustainability as the climate change crisis worsens. Climate change has already had…
Office LayoutUncategorised
22nd September 2021

Office Layout: 6 Tips to Enhance Your Office

You and your team will spend a lot of time in the office. Planning the office layout effectively is not just important aesthetically but also to ensure the office runs…
Return to the officeIn Conversation
16th September 2021

In Conversation: Returning to the Office

We sat down with Kevin McIntosh, our Head of Design to discuss his thoughts on returning to the office. You have worked in commercial interior design for over 20 years…
Office RelocationOffice Interiors
16th September 2021

Office Relocation: 4 Top Tips

Relocating your office is a very exciting experience for any company as it marks the start of a new era for the business as well as having the opportunity to…
September NewsNews
15th September 2021

September News

Over the last 6 months, we’ve done a lot of investing into our team at Chameleon. We have expanded our pre-construction, project delivery and office teams. Our pre-construction team has…
biophilic designUncategorised
9th September 2021

Biophilic Design – What is it?

What is Biophilic Design? Biophilic design is a design concept used to increase the ways those who use the space connect with the natural environment through the use of bringing…
New recruitsChameleonNewsUncategorised
1st September 2021

August sees more new recruits at Chameleon!

Chameleon continue to grow with two new hires in August! Paul Saunders has joined us as Purchasing and Procurement Lead to support the pre-construction team. Paul will be responsible for…
Cat A V Cat BOffice InteriorsUncategorised
26th August 2021

Cat A vs Cat B Fit Out

When moving into a new office space or refurbishing your existing office, it is important to know the difference between Cat A and Cat B fit outs and what you…
Senior Interior DesignerChameleon
25th August 2021

We’re Hiring: Senior Interior Designer

The Role: We are looking for a confident and creative personality, who is up for a challenge ideally has experience within the office & workplace sector, who can show initiative…
Junior Interior DesignerChameleon
25th August 2021

We’re Hiring: Junior Interior Designer

The Role: We are looking for a confident and creative personality, who is up for a challenge ideally has experience within the office & workplace sector, who can show initiative…
Office Fit OutOffice DesignOffice InteriorsUncategorised
23rd August 2021

5 Office Fit Out Mistakes to Avoid

Fitting out an office is a big commitment that often is a big investment and requires a lot of time spent planning . It is important to get it correct…
new hiresChameleonUncategorised
16th August 2021

Chameleon expands with two new team members!

Chameleon are expanding again with two new hires last month!Hannah Clark has joined us as Purchase Ledger to work alongside our Office Manager, Linda, to support with the processing of…
ChameleonOffice DesignOffice Interiors
6th August 2021

Office lighting for wellness and productivity

Everyone knows how lighting can impact their mood. Many employees often choose to get out the office and into the sun during the summer months because of how it makes…
Chameleon
5th August 2021

We’re Hiring: Business Development Manager West Midlands

The Role: Creating and managing new business within the West Midlands, you will be responsible for selling commercial interior design, fit out & furniture products and services. This will be…
Chameleon
4th August 2021

We’re Hiring: Experienced Sales Administrator

The Role: This role is focused on supporting the sales team with quotations, job packs and negotiating and placing orders with manufacturers. The ideal person for this role will have…
officeOffice DesignOffice Interiors
30th July 2021

Post Pandemic Office Trends

While we have spent over a year working from home through the pandemic, it is not a replacement for the office. The office facilitates collaboration, brainstorming, improved communication which helps…
Office DesignOffice Interiors
26th May 2021

Trend Talks: Workspace Flooring edition

Earlier this month our head of design Kevin caught up with FX Magazine to talk all things flooring design for their May/June edition. Here's a snapshot of their Q&A... Q:…
News
25th May 2021

Chameleon behind the transformation of McCain HQ

We are delighted to be working with McCain, the UK’s number one frozen potato manufacturer, to redesign and upgrade their Eastfield Head Office in Scarborough! The new 34,000 sq ft…
Chameleon
13th May 2021

Work begins at Hull’s 35,000 sq ft Cherry Tree Court

Work has begun to transform prominent Hull building, Cherry Tree Court, into a co-working space and business lets. The significant investment in the refurbishment of Cherry Tree Court, which is…
Chameleon
5th May 2021

Is your workspace ready to attract and retain the top talent in your industry?

Flexible working is becoming a major consideration for professionals seeking a new role post pandemic... New research has shown that more than half of UK professionals consider flexibility of hours…
ChameleonOffice DesignOffice Interiors
26th April 2021

Chameleon creates contemporary experience centre for Victory Leisure Homes

Victory Leisure Homes have been creating luxury leisure homes and lodges for over a decade and in the summer of 2020 they enlisted us to bring their customer experience centre…
ChameleonNews
22nd April 2021

Say hello to David, our new Senior Project Manager!

This week we welcome David Creek to team Chameleon as part of our latest recruitment drive. David joins us as our Senior Project Manager working alongside Richard and Harry to…
ChameleonOffice DesignOffice Interiors
14th April 2021

Spotlight on: Ideagen

In the summer of 2020 we completed the design, fit-out and refurbishment of tech giant Ideagen’s new £2 million head office located in Nottingham, creating a modern, industrial feel in…
ChameleonNews
24th March 2021

Chameleon expands it’s team with three new hires

We are growing our team again with the appointment of three new hires! In case you missed their intros earlier in the month here's a quick recap for you. Tom…
Chameleon
17th March 2021

From redundant factory space to fun and functional workspace

Work has now completed at Groupe Atlantic’s new office space at its Ideal Heating premises on National Avenue in Hull. Our team provided the design, fit-out and furniture services, transforming…
ChameleonNews
12th March 2021

Welcome to the team, Tom!

Yesterday we welcomed Tom to our project team as our new Estimator! Tom will be working hard behind the scenes of our projects to ensure that we continue to provide…
ChameleonNews
8th March 2021

Chameleon celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Today we are celebrating International Women's Day and all the talented and empowering women in our team, our clients and our suppliers. We would like to give a special shout…
NewsOffice Interiors
5th March 2021

Savills’ new workspace at The Lumen, Newcastle

Savills’ new flagship office based at The Lumen, in the heart of Newcastle Helix - is now complete! Working alongside Fiona Collier at Bluesky Design and M J Phoenix &…
ChameleonNewsOffice Design
4th March 2021

Say hello to Sarah, our new Business Development Manager

This week we welcome Sarah Lister to team Chameleon as our new Business Development Manager for the midlands. Here’s what she had to say about her new role: “‘It’s great…
Office Design
3rd March 2021

Why your workspace needs to change post pandemic

Our homes have had to work extra hard to support us over the last year, providing us not only with comfort, space to relax and refresh but also to work.…
ChameleonNews
1st March 2021

Welcome to the team, Phoebe

Today we welcome Phoebe to team Chameleon as our assistant administrator. Phoebe will be working under our business support manager Sam to ensure our projects are delivered on time and…
ChameleonNews
25th February 2021

Congratulations Sam, our new Business Support Manager

2020 was a fantastic year of growth at Chameleon, something that is continuing in 2021. Sam has been working super hard behind the scenes for over 4 years to ensure that our…
Office DesignOffice Interiors
23rd February 2021

Why your workspace is an important tool for supporting employee wellbeing

Wellbeing in the workplace is something that has been raising its head for some time now, however, the pandemic has raised concerns about people’s health and wellbeing to the top…
ChameleonNews
15th February 2021

Chameleon appointed to deliver JR Rix & Sons new headquarters

We are delighted to announce that JR Rix & Sons have appointed us to deliver a collaborative, inspiring new workspace for their team in their new head office at 2…
NewsOffice Interiors
8th February 2021

Planet-U’s new office space totally transformed in just six weeks

Planet-U Energy is the UK’s fastest-growing renewable energy company whose mission is to make renewable energy totally transparent. The team - which has been based in Leeds since it was…
ChameleonNews
11th January 2021

Welcome to our new Senior Project Manager

Welcome to the team Richard Steele! Richard joins us as our new Senior Project Manager and will be based on our sites across the UK. "I'm really excited to be…
Office Design
6th January 2021

5 reasons why your workspace still matters

With many of us back working from home after the new restrictions were announced in the UK this week, offices across the country are empty - providing the perfect opportunity…
Chameleon
10th December 2020

Chameleon achieve their first Gold SKA Rating for project!

We are delighted to announce our design and fit-out project for Hull Universities Energy and Environment Insitute has achieved the first ever Gold SKA Rating in the region! Achieving the…
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1st December 2020

Trend Talk: Commercial Interiors in 2021

2020 has been an unpredictable year from start to finish and I think it’s safe to say no one really knows what 2021 has in store for us. One thing…
ChameleonNews
10th November 2020

Chameleon shortlisted for Highways England’s new 30,000 sq ft office space

We are delighted to have been shortlisted by Carter Jonas for Highways England's new 30,000 sq ft office space at Calder Park in Wakefield. The office space is to be the second letting…
ChameleonNewsOffice Interiors
5th October 2020

Chameleon goes ‘back to school’ with latest project

Over the last few months we have been transforming a 19th century building at Hull’s oldest independent school - Hymers College – balancing contemporary and classic design to create a…
ChameleonOffice Interiors
29th September 2020

Dulux Colour of the year 2021

Last month well-known Paint brand Dulux announced their colour of the year for 2021: Brave Ground. The warm, earthy tone was reportedly chosen by their colour experts due to its…
ChameleonNews
3rd September 2020

Job Vacancy: Business Administration Apprentice

We are looking to recruit a business administration apprentice to join our team in Hull. The successful candidate will support the sales co-ordinator with sales activities, produce quotes and liaise…
ChameleonNewsOffice Design
28th August 2020

The importance of flexible workspace

Now more than ever it is important to have flexibility in the workspace. Whether the need for flexibility comes in the form of areas for staff to collaborative or the…
ChameleonNewsOffice DesignUncategorised
25th August 2020

A call centre with a difference

We have recently completed the design and fit-out of FirstGroup’s newly refurbished national call centre. But this is no ordinary call centre, we have redefined the traditional ‘call centre’ look…
ChameleonNews
18th August 2020

Project Team Expansion

The next few months are packed full of exciting projects for our team to get stuck into and so to keep up with demand we are delighted to welcome two…
ChameleonNews
28th July 2020

Team Chameleon is expanding!

The past 12 months have seen us work on some of our best projects yet and with some exciting new jobs in the pipeline, we are delighted to announce 6…
Office Design
31st January 2020

How office design has changed over the last 20 years

We look back on how office design has changed in the last 20 years.
Office DesignOffice Interiors
19th December 2019

Design trends expected to be big in 2020

Here's a round-up of the biggest trends we expect to see in 2020. Could these inspire an office make-over for your business? New year, new office!
Office Design
11th November 2019

5 ways to encourage office productivity

Productivity in the workplace is a priority for most, if not all, businesses. It’s the key driver behind your success and can make or break a company. When this productivity…
Office DesignOffice Interiors
25th October 2019

How to make the most of a small or awkward office space

Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple are amongst some of the business giants that started life working in a small, awkward office space (in garages, to be exact). For start-up businesses, it’s…
Office Design
18th September 2019

5 ways to make your office design more sustainable

With the current global climate crisis, it’s important we not only consider our personal impact on the environment but also our impact as businesses and communities. In the UK, the…
Office DesignUncategorised
28th August 2019

How much office space do I need?

There’s nothing worse than working in a tiny office that feels so small you can barely think. Working in too close proximity to your colleagues can cause a number of…
Chameleon
13th August 2019

Which famous face’s workspace would you work best in?

The way your workspace looks, from the number of desks to the colour of the walls, could be having an impact on your career. Whether your workspace hasn’t changed for…
ChameleonNews
17th July 2019

Job Vacancy: Marketing Executive

Location: Hull Job type: Permanent About the company Chameleon Business Interiors (CBI) is a leading commercial interior design and fit-out company with an impressive client roster and ambitious growth plans.…
ChameleonNews
25th June 2019

Chameleon go green with three-year university contract

Chameleon Business Interiors has been appointed for a three-year contract with The University of Hull, securing the first project to design and fit-out the new Energy and Environment Centre at…
ChameleonNewsUncategorised
25th June 2019

Hull & East Yorkshire People In Business Awards 2019

We are celebrating a hat-trick of successes after three of our team members have been shortlisted for an award at the 2019 Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards.…
ChameleonOffice DesignUncategorised
23rd May 2019

Clerkenwell 2019 Highlights

This year our Design Team attended Clerkenwell Design Week 2019. As well as hosting an abundance of furniture and interiors showrooms, Clerkenwell is also home to a variety of other…
Office DesignOffice InteriorsUncategorised
30th April 2019

Artist Highlight: PET Lamp

Founded by designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, PET Lamp is a project that mixes the reuse of PET plastic bottles with selected traditional weaving techniques from different corners of the…
ChameleonNewsUncategorised
8th April 2019

Chameleon Business Interiors expand overseas portfolio with leading Canadian company

We have collaborated with perks company Perkopolis on the relocation of their head office to celebrate our joint 20-year anniversary.   The refresh, for which employee health and wellbeing was paramount,…
Office DesignUncategorised
2nd April 2019

5 ways office design affects productivity in the workplace

Workplace design can often be overlooked as an ideal and not a necessity. However have you ever considered how your work environment can affect productivity? We explore 5 ways that…
Uncategorised
26th February 2019

What features would make a fantastic co-working space?

We take a look at our top 5 features that make a fantastic co-working space! 1 – Collaboration spaces With increasing popularity, collaborative areas create a space for new ideas…
Chameleon
29th January 2019

Chameleon Business Interiors reaffirm commitment to Hull to mark 20th anniversary

We mark our 20th anniversary by renewing our 10-year lease, reaffirming our commitment to the city. Based at Humber Quays in the city centre, we have spent 20 years completing…
Office DesignUncategorised
13th December 2018

Designer of the Month: Elli Popp

Abstract, Atmospheric, Contemporary. Our designer of the month, Elli Popp, was founded in London in 2007 by German born independent designer Katja Behre. Influenced by nature, her work offers us…
Chameleon
17th August 2018

How office design can improve mental health

Mental health is becoming a concern for employers across the UK, and nearly a third of UK businesses state that mental health and well-being is more important than physical illness.…
Uncategorised
14th August 2018

How does workspace design impact the way we work?

There’s no denying that the layout, design and feel of a workspace can influence the way a business works. That’s why we, at Chameleon Business Interiors, create offices that inspire…
Uncategorised
27th February 2018

Chameleon Business Interiors has joined Y30

Y30 Members Club is a group of Yorkshire-based businesses that are not only ambitious and innovative but also passionate about Yorkshire. We believe that Yorkshire should be the number one…
Uncategorised
7th November 2017

Introducing Harry Gamble

In early July, Harry started working with us at Chameleon as a Trainee Project Manager after the role was advertised through his Sixth Form College. Harry has settled in really…
Uncategorised
11th October 2017

Wellbeing in the Workplace – Through Fabrics & Patterns

Featuring Camira Fabrics With the lines between commercial and domestic interiors becoming increasingly blurred, fabric choice is key in creating atmospheres which encourage comfort and clarity.  This will only continue,…
Uncategorised
24th April 2017

The secret to getting more out of your workspace

As the world of work evolves, offices are becoming more representative of the diversity, technology and shifting timescales of modern working life. In the past, traditional offices made provision for…
Uncategorised
20th April 2017

How pioneering digital technology companies are shaping commercial interior design

“First we shape our places and then our places shape us.” -          Winston Churchill In the fast-paced world of digital technology, innovative thinking and creative solutions are the key to staying…
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25th January 2017

Workspace Design Should be at the Heart of ANY Business Plan

For many years, businesses have viewed office and building design as something to think about after everything else. This is no longer the case. Workplace design is integral to any…
Uncategorised
18th January 2017

Designs For New Ways of Working

We believe that the office is constantly changing, with the traditional 9-5 set up long since consigned to history. So what does this mean for design? Historically, culture shapes space…
Uncategorised
16th September 2016

Chameleon Help PhD Nutrition With Their Office Move

Chameleon work on national projects throughout the UK. However it is always good to work on a local project, especially for such a renowned international brand in the world of…
Uncategorised
9th August 2016

Ramsden International Go For Height Adjustable Desks

Ramsden’s have gone for a very high specification on the ground floor with veneer surfaces and an impressive boardroom, a lot of though and work has gone into the design…
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17th May 2016

Funiture by Senator Is Keeping Up With Office Needs

Over the past decade, businesses have been awakened to the benefits associated with collaborative, adaptable working environments and the need to integrate modern communications. The Ad-Lib Work Lounge was designed…
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10th May 2016

Times Are Changing But One Fact Remains The Same, Our Love Of The Desk

To help understand ‘how we work’, one of our top furniture suppliers Senator surveyed 2,000 UK employees that work in an office environment. The answers proved insightful, some popular perceptions were confirmed by…
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15th December 2015

Chameleon carries out project with Northern Power Grid

Chameleon Birmingham office have just carried out a high profile project with Northern Powergrid in Drury Lane London for the Executive Suites of a new corporate building. Northern Powergrid decided…
Uncategorised
15th December 2015

Chameleon announce high profile clients in Birmingham office

Founded in 1998, Chameleon Business Interiors are specialists in office refurbishments and fit-outs, providing a complete range of interior design & contracting solutions for commercial interiors. This includes space planning,…
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15th December 2015

£15 million Investment in the Digital Sector

Driving Business innovation. Founded in 1998 Chameleon Business Interiors have been upgrading and improving offices workspaces for a little over 17 years. With offices in Hull, Leeds, York and Birmingham…
Office InteriorsUncategorised
14th December 2015

Finance Packages for Office Improvements

No requirement for capital outlay and tax efficient financing means that all businesses can benefit from an amazing workspace environment. Founded in 1998 Chameleon Business Interiors have been upgrading and…