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19th Jun 2017
Variety, the Childrens Charity

ORS recently raised £1650.00 at one of our Sporting Lunches for Variety, the Children's Charity. Here is the lovely thank you letter sent from Charlotte Allen;

 

Dear Members of the ORS UK Team,

On behalf of everyone at Variety, the Children's Charity, we would like to say a huge thank you for your generous support. We are extremely grateful to have been chosen as a beneficiary of your recen...


2nd May 2017
Jack's England Trial

Karl's son, Jack, attended England's County U20 trials on Monday 1st May.

Teams from the North, South West, Midlands and London + South East played throughout the day. Of the 96 players, 28 will be chosen to go on tour to Holland to represent England counties U20s.

Best of luck Jack!


7th Apr 2017
Richard's Crazy 800km Camino Way Challenge

A personal friend of Karl's, Richard Ash of Green Room Retail, has been fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society by walking 800km across Spain. Karl has donated £3350.00 to Richard's page from money raised at a charity lunch at Christmas - over £15'000.00 has been raised on Richard's page in total so far!

Massive well done to Richard for his fundraising! The link to his just giving page is belo...


6th Feb 2017
County Under-20s Rugby Selection

Karl's son, Jack, of Veseyans Rugby Club, has just been selected for the North Midlands County Under-20s on Twickenham Trail!

This is the second time he has been selected and we wish a massive Good Luck to him and the team!

 

Read more here:

www.veseyansrugby.co.uk/go-jack-ward/

www.northmidsrfu.co.uk/county-20s-twickenham-trail/


15th Jan 2017
Buddy Bag Foundation

In December 2016, Karl Ward helped to raise £1800.00 for the buddy Bag Foundation at one of his Sporting Lunches.

The Buddy Bag Foundation's purpose is to provide Buddy Bags to children who arrive in emergency accommodation without the essential items they need for their comfort and wellbeing.

A Buddy Bag is a backpack that contains all the essential items a child needs. They include toiletri...


5th Jan 2017
Collection for Burton Soup Kitchen

Just before Christmas we donated some supplies to Burton Soup Kitchen to help them provide support to the homeless as well as to vulnerable or isolated individuals.

Burton Soup Kitchen provides hot soup, hot and cold drinks and a safe place to talk or receive guidance and support. They also work with the food bank to give access to food parcels, clothing and toiletries.

It was lovely to recei...


10th Nov 2016
Funds Raised for Teenage Cancer Trust!

It was amazing to receive this letter thanking the girls for all their hard work baking and selling their cakes to raise money in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust!

Each of the girls spent hours baking and selling their cakes (even in the pouring rain!) but their enthusiasm meant that everyone had a brilliant time getting involved and donating to this fantastic cause!

They raised over £550.00 and ...


2nd Nov 2016
Ms Staffordshire Curve 2017!

Our very own Jessie from Burton has just been named as Ms Staffordshire Curve 2017!

Ms British Beauty Curve is a competition/pageant for Plus Size Women from all over the UK. The judges commented that her great smile and natural curves stood out for them. She will now represent the county of Staffordshire at the grand final in Maidstone, Kent in August next year.... and the winner will also th...


31st Aug 2016
The sky's the limit for ORS fundraising!

Brad Field, the managing director of our sister company, Sensory Audio Visual Systems (www.sensoryaudiovisualsystems.co.uk/), completed a skydive on 7th of June to raise funds on behalf of West Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

He raised an enormous £2200.00 to donate to the charity which funds 3 helicoptors serving the West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire...


8th Jul 2016
An afternoon with the Prime Minister

Karl Ward, MD of ORS UK Ltd, was invited to The Two Cities Luncheon as a guest of Ian White, Lloyds British Testing.

Karl had a very enjoyable afternoon in the World class Savoy Hotel.

David Cameron was eloquent and positive regarding what is to come and asked for Tory unity in the future. He also added that one of his first pieces of advice given to him was, never accept a dinner invitation ...


27th May 2016
We have a model in our midst!

We are very proud to announce that our very own Jessica Nicholas has been chosen as the face of Scarlett & Jo clothing range for 2016!

Jessica entered the competition and got invited, along with over 100 other lovely ladies, to a photo shoot in London at the beginning of April to become the face of Scarlett & Jo 2016... AND SHE WON!

Read more about it on the Scarlett & Jo blog: www.scarle...


19th Feb 2016
Our Director Kevin is happy with what's on his desk this morning!

After completing another clearance yesterday, this time at England Rugby Headquarters @ Twickenham. Including 100 lovely white bench desks complete with pedestals & screen.

Our Rugby mad Director Kevin Denver had some very nice rugby memorabilia on his desk this morning, very nice thank you!


17th Feb 2016
Successful installation for Bouygues

Everyone in our team works hard to make sure our customers get the best experience possible from ORS, from our front of house to our back room staff we are all working together to get the job done. It is this effort that makes it extra special hearing back from our customers and clients that they have had a positive working experience with us. 

We checked in with Bouygues UK after a recent ins...


3rd Feb 2016
What makes the perfect office?

Offices can range from weird and wonderful places to the most bland and dull rooms but with good reason. If we were forced to compare, the head office of Goldman Sachs is not going to have the same look and feel as Google or Facebook's because of the different work that is taking place inside.

A digital company focusing on design, content and marketing strategies is much more likely to have an...


12th Jan 2016
A New Look For Economy Energy In Coventry

Before the New Year we took part in an office renovation for Economy Energy in Coventry. They wanted to make the most of their open space while keeping a professional enviroment. So we supplied a number of changes for them, including these bench desks for their team. To find out more on this type of desking head over to our new furniture page.

 

Should you be interested in a design like this...


18th Dec 2015
ORS helped raise 16,200 for charities in Pro Am

 

In the season for giving we are happy to hear that one of the many charity events that we have been part of in 2015 and helped to raise £16,200

ORS helped raise £16,200 by participating in the prestigious 2nd City Charity Pro Am Golf Event at Little Aston Golf Club earlier this year for Norman Laud and Prostate Cancer.

We look forward to joining others 2nd City Charity Pro Am Golf in 2016 ...


17th Dec 2015

 Next stop Hollywood!

One of our pretty pink vans made an appearance on ITV this week and we are happy to say that we are welcoming any call for the big screen!

If you see any of our vans on your travels, let us know on Twitter! @ORS_Office

 


8th Dec 2015
ORS Wedding!

 

An ORS Wedding!

 

Beckie, the Office & Design Manager, and Ashley in Transport, both work at the head Office in Burton. They were happily married on Friday 16th October at the beautiful Shustoke Barn in Coleshill amongst their friends and family. They met at ORS almost 5 years ago and since 2011 have lived in Burton with their Labrador cross Logan.

 

You can see their venue here: http://...


18th Nov 2015
Bouygues UK Sends Thanks

Here at ORS we aim to achieve the best possible experience for our customers and clients working with our team. As another week passes we are happy to say that after a full installation for Bouygues in London they have expressed they’re thanks to ORS for our services.  

Thank you very much Laura.

 

Was a lovely experience with ORS, thanks to you and your team for the great job

 

Bouygue

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12th Nov 2015
Taking Productivity To New Heights!

We have known for years that sitting down in a static position for 8 hours a day can not only create an unproductive environment but can be bad for our health. Electric height adjustable desks are fast becoming the modern day office solution for this problem. With their affordable prices and unique design it is a product that can be seen in thousands of offices around the world with a growing p...


11th Nov 2015
B&Q Happy Customers!

 We recently successfully helped DIY suppliers B&Q to fit their new site in Stafford.

 

Words from the boss:

This is quite an influential chap at B&Q,  our 1st order with them for their new site in stafford.

A nice boardroom table & 16 chairs and a couple of managers offices.

They came to us with a budget expectation as their usual supplier was too expensive….

                            ...


2nd Nov 2015
Burton office gets a spruce up!

With so much furniture around our showrooms it's easy for us to get a little bit cluttered from time to time. Last week we spent some time in our Burton showroom to make it easier to view and clear out the unwanted mess. 

There was a lot of stuff to organise but we're pretty proud of our work even if we do say so ourselves. 


16th Oct 2015
What's happening at ORS this week?

 Burton showroom gets brightened up!

"At Burton this week we are having a bit of a freshen up with some new fresh paint going on the walls in the showroom (pink of course) and that’s brightening up what has so far been a very chilly week here at head office.

 We have had a rare set of 14 Walter Knoll Chairs come in and they are Brand New to boot – The Burton Team were very excited as these ch...


10th Aug 2015
Thank you letter from YMCA Derbyshire

ORS UK offer special discounts for charities and schools wherever possible. We received this lovely letter from the YMCA Derbyshire which we are happy to share with you.

The letter reads:

 

Dear Kevin,

Re: In gratitude for your generosity

I am writing to thank ORS UK most sincerely for very kindly reducing the cost of the reception desk for us. The newly created reception ara looks very ...


10th Aug 2015
Thank you card from Branston Parish Council

ORS recently loaned some furniture to Branston Parish Council and they sent us a very thoughtful Thank You card.

Click on the image to enlarge


20th Jul 2015
ORS M.D. Meeting the William Web Ellis Cup

Here's our M.D. Karl Ward meeting the William Web Ellis Rugby Cup in advance of the Rugby World Cup tournament which is being held in England this autumn.


6th Jul 2015
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Ashley Fox

A Huge congratulations to Ashley Fox on passing his Cat C lorry licence and his MOD 4 with a 100% pass.

We are very proud of Ashley, well done!


2nd Jul 2015
Defibrillators for John Taylor High School

In June 2015, ORS UK and Barton under Needwood R.U.F.C, along with many others, has helped raise close to £800 towards Defibrillators for John Taylor High School.

Attached is a copy of the thank you letter.


2nd Jul 2015
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

ORS UK M.D., Karl Ward, hosted a Sporting Luncheon to help raise money for St Mary's Hospice in Birmingham.

In total £2,500 was gifted to them to help them with their vital care to families across Birmingham and Sandwell.

Please click on the image to enlarge and read the full thank you letter we have received.


22nd May 2015

Our ORS North branch has become very well established in Manchester and now we are very excited to announce we are moving into new, even better premises that will endeaver to help make ORS UK even bigger in the North!

You can find our new branch at:

Unit 1, Westlink Business Park, off Eccles New Road, Salford, Manchester. M50 1DE

Tel: 0161 872 7664

We officially open the new branch on Tue...


2nd Apr 2015
Birmingham Children's Hospital - Bike Ride 2015, Donation

ORS Managing Director, Karl Ward, regulary hosts Sporting Lunches and Dinner to raise money and awareness for charities.

We have received a letter of thanks for our donation of £2,500.00 for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Please click on the image to enlarge to be able to read the full thank you letter.


13th Mar 2015
Red Nose Day Fund Raising Bake Off!

It's Red Nose Day and the girls at ORS have been baking their socks off to help raise some money for Comic Relief.

We have a lovely selection of cakes and cookies all yours for a donation with ALL proceeds going to Comic Relief!


11th Mar 2015
Ark Media Productions win big at the Business Networking Awards

Ark Media Productions, who produced our promotional video, were nominated at the Business Networking Awards for 'Best Established Micro Business of the Year' and WON!

A BIG congratulations to Phil and all the team at Ark Media Productions.


3rd Nov 2014

Just had an email from another satisfied customer...

"Those black chairs I bought. Bloody marvellous. Thanks!"


6th Oct 2014
Thank you letter from Variety Children's Charity

We at ORS UK pride ourselves on doing all that we can to help charities by donating to them when we can.

So we appreciated their letter of thanks and hope that they continue to provide a truly amazing service of support for Children within the North West.


3rd Oct 2014
BIG WIN for Charity Golf Event

ORS took part in a Charity Golf event at Branston Golf & Country Club on Wednesday 2nd October.

Kev from ORS UK was joined by two of our regular customers; Dougie Orr from Healthcare at Home and Brendan Carr from Marks & Spencer. And what a team they made bringing home the First place trophy and raising £1,500 towards the Total Body Kilimanjaro Climb 2015

Total Body personal trainers and gym ...


16th May 2014
Office Furniture Birmingham

Office Furniture Birmingham

What items do you require in your new office? 

 

1. A Desk. Without making it trivial, a desk is the single most important item in your new office. Your desk doesn't need to be largest or the most expensive, second hand desks work just as well and keeps within your budget. You can choose from a workstation to an executive desk to make your new office look exactly ...


11th Apr 2014
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Donation

We at ORS UK pride ourselves on doing all that we can to help charities by holding sporting lunches to raise a considerable amount of money to donate to them.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three Air Ambulances serving the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This...


16th Feb 2014
No Job is Too BIG or Too Small

Here at ORS no job is too big or too small.

Our biggest desk installation of 2013 was 160 desks! Our smallest installation was 1 desk!

ORS truly can cater for any and every client. So why not pick up the phone and give us a call to see what we can do for your space 01283 741540.


1st Dec 2013
CONGRATULATIONS!

We would like to wish two members of our staff a BIG Congratulations on their engagement!

Beckie, 3D Drawings & Sales Support & Ashley, Burton Transport, got engaged after Ash popped the question at Beckie's birthday party in November.


7th Nov 2013
Exciting News & Fantastic Second Hand Office Furniture Arriving

ORS has exciting news this week as work commences on the new depot at Birmingham in preparation for the grand opening on Hagley road. The official opening date will be announced soon.

Some fantastic second hand office furniture and stock has also arrived at Head office this week, which includes executive Veneer Boardroom tables by Sven and Executive leather meeting chairs by Verco along with H...


18th Jul 2013
600 Herman Miller desks just in!!

WOW We have just had 600 Herman Miller Desks in. Call us for a quote today on 01283 741540


4th Sep 2012
Thank You Letter from Harvey Grls

ORS regularly donate and help charities so when we received a letter from Harvey Girls at the end of April 2012 asking for our help in sourcing some furniture for their office on Horninglow Road, Burton on Trent, we of course wanted to help.

Harvey Girls is a charity based in Burton on Trent offering support to young parents and pregnant girls aged 14 to 21 years old.

ORS were able to offer a...


27th Jul 2012
Thank you letter from Help for Heroes

In June 2012 The ORS MD, Karl Ward, hosted a sporting lunch where they helped raise £2400.00 for the Help for Heroes Charity.

Guest speaker at the event was Bill Beaumont CBE, former England Rugby Union Manager.

ORS are proud to support many charities and Help for Heroes is close to the heart of Karl Ward as his son is a Royal Marine and will be going to Afghanistan in September 2012. Karl, a...


9th Jul 2012
Olympic Torch Passes ORS

OLYMPIC TORCH Passes ORS

On Saturday 30th June the Olympic Torch Relay passed ORS head office in Burton on Trent.

Ashley Glazebrook of street dance combo Twist & Pulse (Britains got Talent) ran down Derby Road after the Metropolitan Police lit the first torch.

Thousands lined the streets in the rain to watch this historical event including staff from ORS cheering on the runners. One of our m...


11th Jun 2012
OLYMPIC TORCH to pass by ORS Burton on Trent

It's nearly time for the Olympics and this year we are lucky enough to have the Torch passing by ORS in Burton on Trent.

We would like to extend an invitation to all of our customers to come and join us in watching this momentous occasion.

 Date:  30th June 2012

 Time:  Between 7 - 8am

 Location:  ORS UK, Unit 2 Ryknild Trading Estate, Derby Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1RZ

...

15th Dec 2011
Newest Addition to the ORS Fleet

Our newest addition to the ever growing ORS fleet of vehicles has arrived!

We think it looks pretty impressive, look out for it on the roads delivering affordable New & Used office furniture all around the UK.


3rd Nov 2011
Laura wins Case of Wine at Business Exhibition Show

Laura and some other team members attended and held a stall at a Business Exhibition Show in Burton on Trent in September 2011.

Lucky Laura managed to win herself a case of wine and Mark Broadbent from PC Support Group came along to deliver the prize.


30th Aug 2011
New ORS Branch NOW OPEN in Manchester

 

ORS Branch NOW OPEN in Manchester
ORS are happy to announce our new showroom in Manchester is now open.
Unit 63, Waybridge Industrial Estate, Salford, Manchester M50 1DS
 
Tel: 0161 872 7664       Fax: 0161 872 6955       Email: manchester@orsuk.com
 

11th Jul 2011
Thank you letter from LFBC

ORS UK are proud to support numerous charities.

The ORS MD, Karl Ward, hosted a sporting lunch where we raised £1100.00 for Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC) Charity.

Here is a thank you letter from them.


20th May 2011
ORS Celebrate ISO Re-accreditations

ORS UK is very pleased to announce our re-accreditation of the ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental Standards Certificates.

ORS are proud to always aim for the highest quality service for all of our customers,  whilst being committed to doing our part in protecting the environment.

27th Apr 2011
Get Ahead Charitable Trust Thank You Letter

ORS UK are proud to support numerous charities.

In November 2010 our MD Karl Ward hosted a sporting lunch with the proceeds of the raffle going to the Get Ahead Charitable Trust, a cancer charity fighting all head & neck diseaeses.

 

Here is a very kind thank you letter from them.

Also in March 2011 we donated £1100.00 to the Lords Taverners.


9th Feb 2011
Birmingham Opening Times

Birmingham Office

Now Open on Saturdays

9am - 1pm


18th Nov 2010
ORS in support of Edward's Trust Charity

ORS UK are proud to support numerous charities including Edward's Trust, who support children and families during serious illness and bereavement.

Here is a very kind thank you certificate from them.

Please click image to enlarge and read the certificate.


16th Aug 2010
Laura Denvers Charity Fun Run

In March this year I made the decision to run ‘The Great Midlands Fun Run’ an 8 and a half mile run predominantly up hill!

Training began straight away; having never run before I thought it would be a good challenge as well as a way of raising money towards a very worthwhile cause! Starting off I could manage about 5 minutes before having to stop, gradually by training three times a week this...


8th Jul 2010
ORS Join the fight against head and neck cancer

A very kind thank you from the 'Get A-Head' Charitble Trust

Please click image to enlarge and read the letter


26th Jan 2010
Green on the Inside

Developers and tenants are increasingly demanding BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office buildings to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and sustainability of their businesses. With increasing pressure on corporate businesses and, in particular Government occupiers, to improve their green credentials, Karl Ward, Managing Director of Office Recycling Solution UK (ORS UK), looks at how the sustai...


24th Dec 2009
A charitable year for ORS UK

ORS UK, the Midlands based office furniture recycling specialists, has released the results of its Office Furniture 4 Schools and Charities initiative for 2009.

 

Pioneered by ORS UK in 2006, the scheme helps schools and charities benefit from significantly discounted prices of up to 50 per cent of the resale price on refurbished office and classroom furniture.  Since then, schools and charit...


14th Oct 2009
ORS and CORE take on the West Midlands

Due to the continued success the Burton On Trent office and the opening of our site at Aston, Birmingham, ORS UK has appointed Birmingham based PR and communications agency  Core to further promote and raise the profile of the business to the wider West Midlands community, as well as the rest of the UK.

Bring on the West Midlands !!


10th Sep 2009
ORS Makes the News !!!

Our latest headlines from the Burton Mail ...

Store is tickled pink over its new paint job

by KEITH BULL

BOSSES at a Burton furniture store say they are tickled pink by the massive reaction created by the new colour of their warehouse.

The once white base of ORS UK, which sells new and used office furniture on the Ryknild Industrial Estate, in Derby Road, has been transformed into a sea o...


30th Jun 2009
Change of ownership at ORS UK

A change of ownership has been announced at ORS UK, as Mark FitzGerald hands over the reins of the business to entrepreneur Karl Ward at the end of June.

Karl Ward, who has a broad experience in running a variety of businesses, immediately spotted the potential in ORS UK, "having looked closely at the business model,  I have absolute confidence that I will be able to continue to build on the s...

30th Jun 2009
ORS UK continued expansion

As part of ORS UK's continued success and huge increase in used furniture sales, we have made further investment into our showroom and taken ownership of a further 7000 sq. ft. warehouse which adjoins the existing site.

This undoubtedly makes us the largest used office furniture supplier in the Midlands, if not the UK - some would argue the universe!

To our customers this will mean an even bi...


20th May 2009
ISO re-accreditation passed with flying colours

ORS UK are delighted to have been re-accredited with renewals on our 14001 for the second year running and 9001 for our 6th consecutive year. Following our external audits we were delighted to have passed with 'flying colours' which is testament to our staff and how the iso standard is firmly embedded into our day to day working practices.

Well done to everyone involved


20th May 2009
9 out of 10 customers prefer us

At ORS UK our customer feedback is really important to us, its is a way of measuring how well we are performing, it highlights areas where there is room for improvement and it gives us a really good insight as to what our customers think about us.

Each month we select, from random, a list of customers to call whom have recently completed an order with us. We ask them a list of questions and fo...


25th Mar 2009
Knees up Gordon Brown

We all know that the credit crunch is taking its toll in every business, with everyone tightening their belts. But this has proven to be good for ORS UK who can report record sales in used furniture, with finances tight we are seeing a shift in buying and our customers are opting for buying second hand instead of splashing out on new. And with our stock of second hand bigger and better than eve...


4th Feb 2009
Chair giveaway

Our February credit crunch buster is underway - buy a used desk and take away a used chair free of charge. It's simple, just choose from the selection of chairs available when you drop buy to select your used desk. But hurry, we only have limited stock.


6th Jan 2009
Caught on Camera the M.D. reading instructions!

Thank goodness that the MD has his trusted installation team installing the furniture as judging by the confused look on his face at making up a disney princess pop up tent he could find himself a little out of his depth. It's best that we all stick to things we're good at!


16th Dec 2008
Well done to the transport team

Each month we choose an employee who has worked exceptionally hard, delivered great service to our customers or done something notable, to award our employee of the month trophy to.

This month however, for the first time, we decided to make it a team award as each one of our transport department has worked incredibly hard over the past few weeks and pulled out all of the stops to get the job d...


6th Nov 2008
Employee of the month

Congratulations to Rob who has been awarded 'Employee of the month' award in recognition of his hard work and enthusiasm.

Keep it up Rob! (ooh err missus)


5th Nov 2008
BENE COMPLETE OFFICE SET

SPECIAL OFFER

BENE EXECUTIVE FURNITURE SET FOR ONLY £800 + Vat

Set Included:

1 x Executive bow fronted desk with a under desk pedestal 2000mm x 1000mm

1 x Green leather executive chair

1 x Bene matching meeting room table 2000mm x 1000mm

4 x Green leather meeting chair with a chrome base and arms

 


23rd Oct 2008
Back pain? Don't blame the mattress

Are you suffering from aches and pains in your back, and blaming your old mattress? Well the culprit could be your desk chair! A new report by the National association of Chiropractisioners has revealed that sitting for long periods of time in the wrong chair can lead to poor posture, muscle tension and curved shoulders. A  good ergonimic chair will help prevent any pyhsical pain or any postura...


15th Oct 2008
Great deal combo 99

Due to the huge success of our recent £99 desk, ped and chair promotion we have decided to run it until the end of November - we've had a huge amount of used stock come in during the last few weeks, so why not drop by and take a look for yourself - come on down and pick up one hell of a bargain on furniture that looks as good as new.

 


1st Oct 2008
new showroom nearing completion

We are getting really excited about our new 'designer' 1st floor showroom - it's almost nearing completion. Only a few more weeks and we'll be delighted to open it up to our clients.

ORS UK will be showcasing the new range of designer lead office furniture from Italy, which can't be found outside of London except at ORS UK.

As soon as everything is installed we'll be opening the doors and wel...


31st Aug 2008
Employee Of The Month

Our employee of the month award has been given to Jane, who has given excellent administration support to all departments as well as making many appointments for the stationery branch of the business.


31st Jul 2008
Employee Of The Month

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