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A seat in the airport’s departure lounge is where the holiday begins!

Holidays start in the departure lounge, and it is at this highly anticipated stage of the holiday when waiting passengers want nothing more than a coffee, beer, or cocktail in the most appealing bar. Sinking into a comfortable armchair, clutching only a passport and a drink is where the relaxation and gloating social media posts […]

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How to clean and maintain restaurant furniture

It’s not only delicious food and great customer service that keeps visitors returning to the same restaurant; it is the environment, the decor, and the overall atmosphere of the establishment. Customers remember these factors. Restaurants are where we share important experiences – such as enjoying a romantic meal with a loved one, catching up with […]

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3 Shared Workspace Furniture Ideas

Shared and collaborative workspaces are growing in popularity. In particular, start-ups and technology companies are likely to invest in a shared workspace instead of committing to a lease; the benefits include opportunities to network and financial flexibility. Businesses across all sectors are also placing more focus on developing collaborative environmentswithin their existing establishments in line with a […]

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Furniture for craft beer pubs

Craft beer pubs are having a moment – most towns and cities have a number of micro pubs, craft beer bars, or a place to grab a guest ale. If you own, or are in charge of managing or setting up such an establishment, you’ll understand that getting the “look” of your venue is important […]

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#SiriKnowsBest

More and more people are searching using Siri, Echo and Alexa technologies, so we decided to put it to the test! We asked Siri who was the leading supplier of hospitality and commercial furniture… see the response below: #SiriKnowsBest

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Contract Furniture for Student Accommodation

Are you on the hunt for contract furniture for your student accommodation project? UHS Group has been designing and providing modern furniture for establishments popular with students for several years… cheeky Nando’s anyone? Our vibrant chairs, tables, sofas, and stools can be found in commercial venues all over the UK – popular restaurants you’ve almost definitely […]

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Stimulating, atmospheric outdoor spaces…

It’s that time of year again when the outdoors opens up… We see some great inspiration from London terraces, Rome rooftops, Parisian streets and the riverside in Cologne. An outdoor terrace, eating or social space is an area that requires as much attention as the interior as it become increasingly popular to eat outdoors. Nestling […]

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Rustic pub furniture – an essential component of the pub experience

Who doesn’t enjoy classic pub food on a lazy Sunday after a lovely countryside walk, or perhaps as a mid-week treat? As well as the food, sinking into a deliciously comfortable armchair by a wood burner, or perching outside in a bright beer garden, are some of the experiences that make spending time in a […]

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Why “Instagrammability” matters when selecting furniture?

Beautifully designed, unique and on-trend hospitality or commercial furniture is vital when creating your venue’s appeal – your furniture should inspire visitors to capture their experience. Why? Because roughly 800 million people use Instagram on a monthly basis. If your venue’s interior is creative, design-led and memorable, your visitors will reach for their phone, share […]

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Bar stools – A Complete Guide

When furnishing or designing a bar, hotel, restaurant or café, it’s likely you’ll need a range of bar stools to provide ample seating (and to complement your interior). At UHS Group, a leading provider of furniture for the hospitality sector, we recognise that choosing a bar stool presents many decisions. This guide provides the advice […]

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Safe and Stylish Contract Furniture

When acquiring contract furniture for a hospitality or commercial establishment, it can be difficult to navigate the vast range of options available. To deliver a successful project, a number of factors must be taken into consideration – such as style, practicality and affordability. However, it is of paramount importance that furniture is safe – particularly […]

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Bar stools – an integral part of a venue’s design and comfort

UHS Group is a leading supplier of  quality bar stools – perfect for the hospitality and commercial industry. We understand that bar stools are so much more than “space savers” in venues. They are an integral element of an establishment’s overall design and comfort. Our durable and stylish bar stools range from ultra-modern wire framed metal […]

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The UK’s booming coffee culture calls for stylish café furniture

When choosing a coffee shop, most high streets present a number of options ranging from well-known chains to quirky independents. Because of this, there’s little room for dull furniture and lackluster design in such a competitive market – with 70 million cups of coffee consumed in the UK every day, it’s never been more important […]

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Furnishing a wine bar is not just about putting in some tables and chairs

If you’re designing a wine bar’s interior or selecting furniture for your venue, you’ll understand that furnishing is not just about “putting in some tables and chairs”. It’s much more than that. At UHS Group, we collaborate with interior designers and those responsible for acquiring furniture to maximise a venue’s potential in terms of style […]

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The Perfect Hotel Room… what about the Hotel?

It seems to be the subject at the moment to discuss the perfect hotel room and what the guest wants, especially after recent events such as The Independent Hotel Show where Chic Retreats created a whole book on this. Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall – Fresh, clean coastal scheme We think it starts with the Hotel […]

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What really is ‘contract quality’?

Around 40% of furniture used in a contract environment isn’t contract quality. The term ‘contract quality’ is used by companies who usually don’t know the true meaning of it. It is essentially being used as a marketing term to sell products to a wider market. Products are being designed with planned obsolescence in mind – […]

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Curry vs. Chocolate… what would you choose?

This is the most amazing week of the year so far – national curry week and national chocolate week! A great excuse to grab a takeaway and eat a stack of chocolate! Which begs the questions… what would you choose? Let the battle of the foods begin! For me it’s got to be Curry… specifically […]

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Rust or Bust

The introduction of Rust! The oldest new kid on the block… Rust! We have seen the resurgence of Rust in recent months to great effect. Years of chemical reaction is used to create a dark distinctive burnt orangey colour, which is perfect for those ultra-industrial themes. Old warehouses with exposed brickwork could be effective with […]

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Pink & Ink… the colours on trend!

Soft subtle pinks and electric ink blues are the colours on trend that are taking over London’s design scene. Anyone who’s anyone is using them so it’s time to get involved. Why do they work so well? Soft subtle pinks are like mayonnaise… they literally go with anything! But unlike mayonnaise they are used in […]

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Time to combine performance and style

Found in some of the UK’s most well-known bar and restaurant chains, including ETM Greenwood in London, plus Café Football & Hotel Football in Manchester. Our bar furniture is resilient enough to take the strain of any busy sports bar or pub! Commercial sports bar furniture A forerunner in the hospitality furnishing industry, we’re able […]

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The future’s bright… the future’s Retro!

Are you looking for retro bar furniture? UHS Group provides retro bar furniture to create a nostalgic yet stylish vibe at your venue. Our selection includes bar stools, tables, chairs and more. The future is retro bar furniture Retro bar furniture is essential when creating the illusion of a bygone era. Add to the illusion […]

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Comfort away from home to escapism

As a forerunner in the hospitality industry we strive to be the leading furniture supplier which ensures we keep in trend with our furniture designs and styles. This year we have seen a few changes that have shaped the interiors of restaurants, bars, hotels and even the commercial spaces. Comfort away from home is key, […]

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RISE OF THE COCKTAIL BARS

UK Cocktail Bar Furniture Are you looking for cocktail bar furniture? At UHS Group, all bar furniture is designed with an obsessive eye for detail and quality – we offer bar stools, tables, sofas and armchairs exuding quality, craftsmanship and contemporary design. Based in Oxfordshire UK, UHS Group is a forerunner in hospitality furnishing. We […]

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How far would you go for the sale?

New inquiry comes in to your inbox. You put some options together, price it up and send. Follow up a week later – Won or Lost I’ll be honest with you, I’ve done this before and seen plenty of my colleagues do the same. To some of you there may seem nothing wrong with this […]

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Are you a designer…?

What will youdesign? As part of the ongoing mission to be the leading furniture brand in hospitality, UHS is developing software and design platforms to ensure the specification process is easy, enjoyable and empowering. Recently the launch of youdesign campaign is just a start of the journey. Youdesign is a platform where you can choose […]

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New ag(il)e working

So last week I had the experience of working in New York, travelling via Uber, working in a coworking space, ordering lunch via seamless.com (USA’s version of Deliveroo) – Great I could get used to this…! Whilst there I was among digital creatives, coders, international representatives, fashion and music companies. The respect was great, the […]

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ROI from your outdoor space

Outdoor space is becoming more and more popular in the UK. These areas are great for revenue boosting in a restaurant as long as the space is appealing, smart, attractive, and clean. Aesthetically pleasing, fir for purpose and appropriate furniture is always a challenge for the restaurant owner because of the Great British elements, however […]

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Brains + Good Furniture = High Performance

We find it fascinating that as the modern world is fast developing, our need for good furniture has not changed. As top performing companies are focussing on creativity, talent and creating the right atmosphere, comfortable and inspirational furniture has never been so important. This made us think of a new formula for success Brains + […]

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Stuff Brexit…

Well not totally, but shall we just get on with it? And then let’s move forward in confidence. At UHS Group we have been musing in recent times and decided we are a bit ‘Britalian’ because we have Italian and British teams working close together in a great collaborative spirit, so whatever happens Brexit will […]

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How do you enter the office?

“Morning, Morning, Morning, Morning” Smile and Nod “Hi, how you doing? Yeah good thanks” Head down, get to the desk as quick as possible “Guuhhh the traffic was awful!” These are just a few common examples of what I’ve experienced from my time working in an office. How do you enter the office? I’ll be […]

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The emergence of a home away from home…

With a valuation of $30 billion, Airbnb is now worth approx. $7 billion more than the next most valuable hospitality company – Hilton Worldwide ($23.33 billion). It is also nearly worth more than Hilton and Hyatt ($6.87 billion) combined ($30.2 billion). This is rather extraordinary for a company that started in just 2008, and is […]

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Be Bold.

Be bold… Its already February! A good start and everyone is in the race, how are you going to win? This year we are approaching with enthusiasm, positivity and excitement, because we feel this is going to be good. After landing some great contracts and projects at the latter part of last year we step […]

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Fire and forget, or hire and regret?

So the burning question is why would I choose a product that is suitable for contract use and not an item from an online company when the price difference can be so substantial? Well…. To start with the reality is that in fact the cost really isn’t any more; in fact in the long term […]

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Adding a splash of colour

The challenge We very much relish getting our teeth into a creative project with a passionate brand, and the Oxford Nando’s refit we took on last year was one of our 2016 highlights. Nando’s were not just looking for a boost to the restaurant’s interior, they wanted to ensure the refit delivered that elusive ‘wow’ […]

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Inspiration from Cologne!

IMM Cologne is the first interiors show of 2017 that previews some of the trends that will be shaping the furniture industry over the next year. UHS Group’s attendedance at IMM Cologne shows our desire to keep up with the latest furniture design ideas in the hospitality industry. At IMM Cologne, you will find a […]

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Hospitality trend predictions for 2017

The past several years have witnessed a revival of retro and vintage culture, and no industry has felt this more than the hospitality industry. Bar and restaurant design has been stripped back; think exposed bricks and pipework, copper tones and industrial lighting. Furnishings that fill these spaces appear salvaged, as authentic materials are used to […]

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UHS VISIT SPOGA GAFA

The UHS Team visited the Spoga Gafa show in Cologne, where many new products and designs were shown for the outdoor areas.

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Pub Conference Review

UHS’s attendance at this event shows our desire to keep up with the latest opportunities and challenges across the pub/restaurant industry.

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SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015

One of the greatest furniture expos in the world, the Salone del Mobile provided a warm welcome to UHS earlier this year.

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CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

The UHS team were inspired and rebooted by Clerkenwell Design Week – if you missed it this time, make sure you get in on the next.

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SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014

The UHS team spent some days trawling the design and inspiration at Salone del Mobile, looking for new designs, new trends and new product inspiration.

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