Brexit and the office furniture supply chain – what you need to know!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, you will be aware that aside from any last minute glitches, Great Britain will be leaving the EU in the much talked about Brexit on 29th March 2019.

Regardless of political stance and the ‘will we, won’t we’ confusion our Prime Minister and politicians across all parties are debating, we can’t simply brush this under the office flooring and pretend it’s not happening.

Unsurprisingly, this is causing concern amongst the business community, and with the possibility of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ on the table there is confusion aplenty around imports and exports.

As many of our customers know, a lot of our office furniture products are manufactured and transported over from the Narbutas factory in Lithuania, therefore it is possible that there could be issues surrounding offering a seamless supply in the short term.

With this in mind, we would like to reassure our customers that it is very much ‘business as usual’ at Hyphen, and that we have increased our stock levels during this period of uncertainty to ensure our customers still have access to the vast range of office furniture products we supply. Our service to you during this period will therefore remain unaffected.

What can you do to prepare for Brexit?

Plan ahead! If you have any office fit-out projects on the horizon that are likely to need shorter lead times for furniture supply then now is the time to start getting your delivery schedules in place. We would advise our customers to ensure they plan at least 8 weeks in advance of ‘B-day’ from the 29th March.

How can Hyphen help?

As mentioned above, we are purposely increasing our stock levels to make sure our supply can meet the demand of our customers during the early post-Brexit period, so you can contact us any time to discuss your project requirements and expected lead times over the next few months.

You can check out our updated Stock Guide here

For non-stock items we will still be working to our usual 4-week schedule, and our existing deliveries from Europe remain as planned.

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We are naturally positively minded at Hyphen, and whilst there may be uncertainty on the horizon we would like to reassure all our customers that we are ready for Brexit and prepared for whatever the outcome may be!

If, like us, you are also planning ahead then please drop us a line to see how we can assist and become an integral part of your supply chain over the next few months.

Our office furniture specialists are on-hand to field any of your enquiries on 0114 232 7402 and