We're pleased to announce that Ralph Hearnshaw has been appointed as Commercial Director.
Ralph will help to ensure that Tangent maintains its status as a key player in the crafting of quality furniture for the UK market with a focus on developing new business.
Ralph is known by many in the industry some 26 years at Bisley Office Furniture. He brings to the role extensive commercial sales experience, with an impressive track record in strategic business development, supported by huge industry knowledge. A successful sales and commercial director Ralph has been critical to the success of Bisley Office Furniture and a significant contributor to growing their multi-million pound international turnover.
Ralph's appointment for Tangent coincides with the company’s continued development through organic sales growth. Industry insight will add to Tangent’s commitment to supplying innovative, high quality products at competitive prices, and providing excellent sales support.
Reflecting on his appointment Ralph said: “I am very pleased to be with Tangent and have the opportunity to work with such a hardworking and committed team. Tangent must continue to rebrand itself and reinforce its reputation as a quality manufacturer within the industry and I look forward to helping continue to expand this position”
Tangent has been at the forefront of British office furniture design for more than three decades and the product portfolio continues to evolve into account rapidly changing trends in working practices, technology and legislation.
The portfolio consists of high quality, functional and extremely competitively priced furniture solutions, many available within 10 working days. From desking and collaborative tables to comprehensive storage options and seating, Tangent's products can be viewed at The Gallery Clerkenwell or at Chalgrove in South Oxfordshire (including state of the art manufacturing site).
Away from the desk John Irwin (MD) has managed to pedal his way to the top of 'The Giant of Provence' that's a huge cycling climb up 6,237 ft. What an effort. Well Done!
Riding on John's passion for cycling, he decided to join furniture industry colleagues to take on the giant Mont Ventoux on 13th September. The team challenged themselves to the steep ascent (Aaso part of the Tour de France rroute), not just one way but via all 3 routes up. All united at the top by their hard work and dedication and continued support to raise funds for the Furniture Maker's Company Charity.
You can still donate to this great and worthy cause which proves invaluable to the industry here
This September you'll find our Managing DIrector John Irwin taking on a huge challenge, a cycle up 'the Giant of Provence'.
Away from the desk john has been training for the toughest industry cycling event this year. Ditching his route to Chalgrove for the superior scenery of French countryside John joins a team of 9 who'll collectively ride all three ascents of 6,273ft Mont Ventoux (part of Tour de France route) in just one day! That is mighty tough.
Making it worthwhile John will be raising fund for a worthy cause, The Furniture Makers' Company who do much to support the industry.
John has set himself a £500 target (team target is £7,000). All donations are welcome and gratefully received. Please visit John's Just Giving Page to donate.
Thank you for your kind donations, all of which are sure to keep John pedalling all the way to the top!
Event take place 13th September.
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We're pleased to showcase our new products in several showrooms across the UK.
Our new furniture pieces are carefully crafted to perfection and take into account the agile working environment, where furniture often has multiple uses.
We're pleased to say that our most recent showcase at CDW18 in Clerkenwell was well received and if you'd like to find out more about new products from tangent then please call 0800 389 3112 and we'll put a Tangent Business Manager in contact with you.
During CDW we displayed a new look Relay Plus desk, with a beautifully smooth Chicago Concrete finish with rounded edges and a slick central cable mgt access designed to work without an infill rail, very clever! Following trends for graphite frames we we're delighted to also show a new "A" frame with a distinct kink. The feedback has been great and we'll be delighted to quote for your next projects.
The Region Table has been given an overhaul too, still with strong sturdy oak legs and metal underframe tables are now offered in a variety of finishes, with rounded edges offered for those with Perfect Sense or Nano Tech tops. Now available with a integrated racetrack central point, fab idea for connecting and wireless charging when working collaboratively.
Why not pop along to our Showrooms in either Clerkenwell (London), Chalgrove (Oxfordshire) or Leeds to see more.
Call Tangent on 0800 389 3112 today to make an appointment.
NEW SmartKube offers a tidy and convenient way to store items in your work space whilst also creating a useful boundary to manage different work zones within an office.
Designed to meet a variety of needs, to lock away personal belongings and to create a colourful and vibrant area for temporary yet easily accessible storage. SmartKube can be tailored to suit with a look of a variety of solid cube combinations, including lockable solid and see-through cube patterns that together cleverly create a simple yet effective division.
Click here to discover more or call 0800 389 3112.
Easy to specify and quick to deliver, our Need Furniture Fast (PDQ) 2018 catalogue offers a comprehensive furniture collection including desking, storage, seating and screens, manufactured to order and delivered within 7 – 10 working days.
You'll find a selection of firm favourites including Pricepoint, Qore & Relay available Pretty Darn Quick (PDQ) delivery from our UK based manufacturing base at Chalgrove, assured by ISO 9001 for quality and ISO 14001 and FISP for environmental and forestry protection.
Download now the latest 2018 PDQ brochure here
For a hard copy please call our office on 0800 389 3112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're pleased that this best kept secret is ready to be revealed. So why not call us today to book your appointment on 0800 389 3112 or contact your Tangent Business Manager.
• Come view our superb range of storage, seating, desks and tables
• Discover new ideas for your workspace
• Tour our 75,000 sqft factory
• See how we make your furniture
• Meet our team including space planners and product designers
We look forward to seeing you soon. Call today to book an appointment.
FREE OFFICE FINDER NAMES TANGENT IN TOP 10
Why Free Office finder chose Tangent Furniture...
"When the team at FreeOfficeFinder set out to create our list of some of the best furniture companies in the UK, there was one name that kept coming up again and again in both our research and from conversations with our clients – Tangent.
Tangent is a renowned British furniture manufacturer with 35+ years of experience in the industry. From its state of the art production facility in Oxfordshire Tangent has consistently made some of the best office furniture products on the market. Our clients praised the quality and durability of the furniture, noting the diverse range of styles and products on offer. For assurance of their quality, we needed to look no further than the guarantees they provide, which for some products go up to ten years.
Tangent offers a complete and diverse range of products to fit with different working environments and to match the needs of the customer, from desking, seating and collaborative tables to a mix of innovative and clever storage solutions including lockers.
It’s not just the high calibre and range of the furniture that drew us to the company - Tangent is also known for staying on the cutting edge of design and its team of designers are always working to create new and exciting products. The business is also committed to keeping it green, with all of its wood furniture being manufactured using only sustainably sourced timber.
Tangent’s combination of innovative design, affordable pricing and stellar product quality made them a natural choice for us."
There's no doubt that task seating is a must have, matched perfectly with Tangent desks of course! Choosing a task chair is now so much easier with our fabulous new ranges. Say hello to Freda, Eve Task Chair and our Ecolux chairs.
Freda is designed with convenience in mind. Freda combines comfort and functionality, with its user friendly, easy to adjust synchronised balance mechanism. With a slim fully upholstered back allowing for creativity with fabrics to complement an inspiring work environment. Freda offers a simple yet stylish design at an affordable price. Also available with a Mesh back (Freda Mesh) and complimented with a visitors/meeting chair to complete the look.
Eve is the essential task chair, suitable for every office and every budget. Eve features a contoured seat and back for comfort as well as height adjustable arm for support. Choose between a PCB or ISB mechanism. Mesh back version also available (Eve Mesh).
Ecolux is a simple yet effective master-piece, with it's unique easy to assemble "click" action, there's no tools required. What's more it's 100% recyclable and comes with a 10 year warranty.
Una is one number one range of soft seating solutions, made up of several pieces including a single and double ottoman, tub chair, tub sofa and single and two seater wingback chairs. Available in a wide range of fabrics and complete with sewn in details.
Lib is a new versatile tub chair with a distinctively shaped seat shell fitted with a seat pad. Lib offers a choice of two frames, either a solid beech leg with a white under seat fitting or a sleek pyramidal aluminium base. Complementary coffee tables are available.
Calina Simple yet classic and of course comfortable, Calina offers a comprehensive range of meeting room chairs combines style and versatility: Choose between the more conventional upholstered version on a cantilever frame or the mesh back version with a cantilever frame, four legs, a four star, or a five star base with castors.
Tonik Take time out to work or socialise at different heights, Tonik bar helps to break from the norm. Offering great flexibility and style Tonik is available either fully upholstered, with an upholstered seat pad or just the slim wooden shell.
For the executive or meeting room there's a new chair to behold, welcome Berrick Meeting Chair. Creating a simple yet strong statement, Berrick is fitted with a five star swivel base with recline and seat height mechanism.
With so many new pieces to discover, please call your Tangent Business Development Manager to find out more. In the meantime take a peep at our specification sheets.
We understand that workspaces are changing and that's why we're busy crafting some great new products to fit with your workplace for today and tomorrow.
When you're looking for quality you needn't look any further than Tangent. Our range of new MFC finishes will have your workspace looking like new in no time.
Our new MFC finishes are available from end of April on a range of quality desk, table and storage products, perfect for today's workspace. What's more on our most popular ranges you'll be able to achieve the look within 10 working days (fasttrack*).
Create a whole new look with the following choices;
Oak - a vertical grain that is warm and natural.
Tabacco Pacific Walnut - a vertical deep grain with great character.
Driftwood - for something a little unique and almost rustic.
Sand Provincial Elm - a vertical grain that brings worktops to life.
Mandal Birch - okay so not new, but a firm favourite with Tangent customers - often referred to as the maple of the range.
Grey - this light grey has a fabulous smooth matt character.
White - a preferred choice by many modern office for desktops, this one is a premium white with a fab smooth touch matt finish.
What's more we've added an Executive range of finishes, available on selected products (large tables and the like);
Grey Beige Gladstone Oak - this vertical wood grain with feelwood nature texture is knotted.
Tabacco Gladstone Oak - an alternative to walnut for those seeking a darker executive finish, comes from a feelwood nature texture with vertical knotted grain.
White Fleetwood - a brushed wood grain with a pine linear vertical grain.
Natural Savona - a warming chestnut vertical planked wood grain that alludes elegance.
Our range of finishes have different board structures. We have selected MFC board structures that work best for the products we offer and we can advise on what works best for the project you've in mind.
If you're intrigued about our MFC finishes and would love to have a sample set of the above please contact your Tangent area Business Manager or tangent customer service on 0800 389 3112 today.
*excludes executive MFC finishes and driftwood - not available on fasttrack.
So the end of the cantilever desk is nigh. So out with the old and in with the new. Tangent's Relay bench desking is a functional bench system where simple clean lines disguise a robust frame which offers flexible seating arrangements.
Relay is perfect for accommodating changing work patterns and technological demands, what's more we're proud to say that it has been accredited with FIRA Gold certification. Accessorise your desking with either MFC or fabric screens and hideaway cables with efficient management options. Complete your desking with desk mounted monitor arms and under desk CPU cradles to keep worktops tidy.
Choose from 1600mm and 1200mm double leg frame or 800mm or 600mm single leg frame to create single or double desk runs. Relay is not just a linear bench, Relay is available as 120 Degree clusters, perfect for team interaction and adaptable configurations to suit your work style.
Relay Plus takes connectivity to another dimension with it's slide and connect tops providing easy access to cable trays from the desktop so that wires, connections and sockets can be hidden and installed as necessary.
We're pleased to say that Relay remains a firm favourite with Tangent customers, with many large installations across the UK.
Why not discuss you requirements with your local dealer today or call the Tangent sales team on 0800 389 3112.
Your questions on quality are answered.
Why is quality important to Tangent?
Quality is critical to satisfying our customers and retaining their loyalty and confidence. Quality products make an important contribution to long-term revenue and profitability, and we have built a reputation for quality by gaining accreditation ISO 9001, a recognised quality standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation. We are proud to say this year we would have held this certification for 25 years.
How does Tangent manage Quality Control for all its products?
We employ a Quality Manager who is responsible for ensuring that the quality processes and procedures of ISO 9001 put in place are upheld by all members of staff. The Quality Manager will monitor and measure data in order to implement constructive changes and drive forward continual improvement at Tangent; and this is important as we are always be looking for new ways to improve. We develop a working environment which recognises and rewards the contribution of employees for upholding quality within the business and encourages their personal involvement and development, as each member of staff receives thorough quality training applicable to their area of work.
What methods ensure such high standards?
Each department have specifically tailored training, processes and procedures designed to mitigate risk and safeguard the quality of our products. Each member of staff is regularly subjected to quality audits in order to ensure that any applicable quality checks, inspections and analysis are meticulously completed, whilst Tangent as a whole is independently audited by a third party against the requirements of ISO 9001 on an annual basis.
When choosing suppliers we ensure that they are comprehensively audited before becoming what we call an "approved supplier". We need to know that any supplier we use can meet the standard we set for ourselves and our customers.
What certifications /standards does Tangent work to?
Quality-wise, it is solely ISO 9001. Other certifications we have include ISO 14001 (Environmental equivalent of 9001), FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council, ensuring that our board comes from sustainable/ responsible sources) and FISP (The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme).
What assurances are included when a customer orders products form Tangent?
Our customers can be assured that all items that they receive have been subjected to rigorous quality processes implemented to give them the best possible product. Because of this, we are confident to offer 5 or 10 years (Desking) of warranty on our products.
Tangent is pleased to launch #Deskdays in 2017.
Deskdays will be held on the last Thursday of each month at Tangent's shared showroom @ the Gallery, 21-22 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DY.
Creating an inspirational, happy and healthy workplace needn't be difficult. That's why our desk days help to bring you closer to workplace harmony. Our furniture expert and Business Manager Rob Tombs will be available to discuss all your office needs... simply pop in to the showroom at THE GALLERY - Clerkenwell and get to know us over a hot brew. Alternatively, call Rob today 07775 858779
COSINE - designed to reduce prolonged sitting time during office hours.
Our new sit/stand desking range from Tangent, comes with integrated crank or electric height adjusting mechanisms. COSINE can be also specified as a static bench set at either 740mm or 1050mm high and adapted when required, to incorporate one of the height-adjustable options.
Tangent Office Furniture Ltd, a leading office furniture manufacturer from Chalgrove in Oxfordshire, is pleased to announce that John Irwin has been appointed Managing Director.
John is returning to Tangent after almost 10-years as CEO at Bisley Office Furniture. He brings to the role extensive leadership experience, with an impressive track record in strategic business development, supported by over 25 years of industry knowledge. A successful MD during the 1990s, John left Project Office to become part of the Chalgrove team in 1994. Under his stewardship of 12-years, the company saw rapid business expansion resulting in an annual turnover of £27 million.
John’s return to Tangent coincides with the company’s continued development, which has seen progressive expansion through organic sales growth and acquisitions. As we embark upon the next stage, John’s strategic know-how and industry insight will add to Tangent’s commitment to supplying innovative, high quality products at competitive prices, and providing excellent customer service and sale support.
Reflecting on his appointment John said: “I’m very pleased to be returning to Tangent and have the opportunity to lead such a hardworking and committed team again, many faces I still recognise. The recent strategic rebrand has reinforced Tangent’s reputation as a progressive leader within the industry and I look forward to helping continue to expand this position”
Tangent has been a leading light in British office furniture design for more than three decades, consistently in step with rapidly changing trends in working practices, technology and legislation. Launched this October RelayPlus, an evolved version of FIRA Gold awarded Relay bench system with sliding tops for easy connectivity, offers stylish, practical and superb value for money desking solution. Tangent’s broad product portfolio consists of high quality, functional and extremely competitively priced furniture solutions available on 7 – 10 day delivery lead time; design led desk systems such as 80:80 bench system, Form and Neo; comprehensive storage options and seating. Tangent products are available for viewing in London, in the recently refurbished showroom The Gallery Clerkenwell, as well as in the state of the art manufacturing facility and showroom in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.
quality begins and ends with the customer
We strive to continually improve the degree to which our products and services fulfil our customers' requirements. Therefore we have increased the warranty on all our desk ranges to 10 years.