JPA are a second generation, independent family business established in 1974. We design and create people centric workspaces for commercial offices, higher education, healthcare and the hospitality industry, firmly believing that if we can create the best conditions for working, learning and innovating, success will follow. People, Planet, Profit.
What makes us different is that we are local to the majority of our clients, having two operational geographies: Camden, north London where we were based until 1996 and Hertfordshire. This locality enables us to deliver great service, a highly sustainable operation and high customer accessibility essential to developing mutually beneficial working relationships.
We try and engage our team with our values and aspirations and work hard to develop a culture of celebrating and rewarding success – we are full of fun andsome of our staff have been with us for over 20 years!
Fundamentally we aim to have the most positive impact on our community via our business activities and that is socially, environmentally and economically. We have a strong local recruitment and procurement policy and a public commitment to purchasing greener and more ethical products both four ourselves and our clients.
Standing still is not an option – we have to adapt and help our Clients adapt to new ways of working, new ways of doing business and new ways of learning. Different activities need different spaces which should be flexible and adaptable, whilst providing stimulating and sensory environments that an adapt to a variety of uses and encourage collaboration.
We try and help Clients make the most of their existing resources eg. space, furniture and environment before buying any new and maximise existing resources before buying new or moving to new space. A full range of services including space planning and design, advice, furniture specification (in line with clients’ budget, time frame and style requirements), product training, delivery, installation and recycling of wrapping materials and redundant furniture. Our job is to solve our Clients’ day to day furniture headaches.
A great working environment can improve productivity and staff retention, adding measurable value against other budget headings such as agency fees, absenteeism, strain related injuries, so we work closely with Clients to get the right balance – and best long-term value.
When old furniture is no longer required, we collect it for recycling or if still serviceable, match it up with organisations where it is badly needed as part of our award winning ‘DODO’ second life community re-use programme.
Most of all, we love working with people, integrating locally and hopefully, making a positive difference via our business activities.