We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently move into a new custom-built office and warehouse facility in the heart of the West Midlands.
Located on the outskirts of Evesham, our new buildings are a real investment in the future of Harrison. They give us an inspiring and collaborative space to work in, as well as room to expand as our company continues to grow and service customers around the world.
We’re looking forward to welcoming guests and clients to our new office, but in the meantime here’s a sneak-peak at what you’ve got to enjoy when you visit.
The ground floor is home to our hard-working product development, HR, IT, finance, purchasing and quality teams. As you can see, the new interior has a Scandinavian feel to it with lots of clean lines, natural woods, neutral colours, live plants and a calm, uncluttered design.
The ground floor is also where you’ll find our kitchen, the larger meeting rooms (including our boardroom) and a range of collaborative spaces. All of them have been fitted with the latest communication equipment to support regular meetings and close collaboration with our clients either in-person or digitally.
The first floor is where our marketing and sales teams are based. The Scandi-inspired design continues here, with floor-to-ceiling windows creating a light and airy space for our teams to enjoy.
There are ample further meeting rooms and collaboration spaces to be found, along with some pods for focused working.
There’s even a quiet little collaboration area at the top of the stairs, which probably boasts some of the best views in the office!
Behind the new office is our new warehouse, which provides plenty of room to hold our stock. There are also exciting plans underway to develop a showroom within the warehouse where we can showcase our products and services going forward. We’ll be sharing more information about those plans as they develop, so stay tuned.
We’re also pleased to say that the main power source for our new buildings are the solar panels on the roof, which will provide renewable energy alongside a back-up metered connection. Other energy-saving features such as lights that automatically switch off when rooms aren’t in use have been included inside, to help minimise the building’s impact on the environment.
And there you have it! The new Harrison HQ, where you’ll find both the Harrison Products and Harrison Retail teams hard at work delivering retail display products and services worldwide. To find out more about what we can offer you, get in touch with our teams today.
CarbonQuota was originally launched to help increase the sustainability of production processes in the packaging and print sector. The organisation went on to develop one of the world’s largest independent databases of carbon emissions for the sector and the most granular carbon calculation engine.
We’ve appointed CarbonQuota to independently calculate the footprint of our operations and help us to achieve the international target for all organisations: reducing the footprint of our business (by 95%) and supply chain (by 50%) by 2030. It’s an ambitious aim and a complex undertaking, but we recognise the importance of minimising our environmental impact and we’re proud to say we’re already making positive progress.
Our latest CarbonQuota report shows that the CO2e emissions associated with our direct operations have reduced year-on-year, and we’ve therefore been certified as a carbon reduced operation by CarbonQuota.
In total, our carbon footprint decreased by 26 tonnes of CO2e between 2021 and 2022. One key area of improvement was with our electricity emissions, where changing our heating and lighting habits helped us to significantly reduce our output. The intensity of our CO2e emissions per million pounds of turnover saw a reduction of 17% during the same period, while there were also reductions per building footprint (m²) and per full-time employee.
CarbonQuota’s findings highlight how the efforts we’ve made to increase our energy efficiency and reduce our energy consumption are helping us to move towards our carbon reduction targets. We’re continuing to seek new ways to reduce our carbon footprint – such as our upcoming plans to bring our head office and warehouse together into one efficient, central location – and look forward to seeing the changes we’re making reflected in the data in the coming years.
Our Green Initiatives
We’re also continuing to champion sustainability across our business by changing our working practices, embracing innovation and pursuing sustainable solutions.
For example, we’re increasing the use of alternative materials in our product ranges, with display products made from cardboard, wood and organic fibres such as rice husk, corn starch and bamboo currently under development.
Our Ecovision and EcoPlastic ranges are also expanding to include a wider selection of sustainable products, while our famous Ecovision cardboard corr-a-clips continue to set the standard for recyclable display unit fixtures.
It’s great to see that our efforts to support sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint are beginning to show such positive results. Now that we’ve been named a carbon reduced operation, we’re eager to maintain this status and continue on our journey towards net zero.
 Carbon dioxide equivalent, the standard international measurement of carbon footprint.
 The CO2e emissions associated with our direct operations have reduced year-on-year (certified: CarbonQuota 2023).
 Our absolute operational CO2e emissions have reduced by 26 tonnes of CO2e from our baseline year (certified: CarbonQuota 2023).
 The intensity of CO2e emissions per million pounds of turnover associated with our direct operations have reduced by 17% between 2021 & 2022 (certified: CarbonQuota 2023).
You might have noticed when you arrived on our site today that our online home looks a little different than before. Not only have we built a brand-new website, we also decided to update our branding to more accurately reflect our company values.
As a company, we always strive to do more but it felt as though our image no longer lived up to our purpose.
We believe that the future of retail feels good and that it is centred on protecting the planet and revolutionising the way we shop. We determined that our new identity needed to reflect this and be built upon a complete digital transformation to support our rapidly growing business.
To more accurately support our customers and their specific needs, we have divided our existing offering into Harrison Products and Harrison Retail. We are still the same single company with a single purpose; however, this offering simply allows us to tailor our products and services more suitably for our clients.
We have filled our website with a whole host of new features that will maximise your online experience with us. You will be able to shop our updated collection of stocked products with a more intuitive checkout experience and have the ability to quickly checkout as a guest or log into your account for a more personalised experience, as well as request product samples and bespoke sizes directly from the relevant product pages.
Why not get to know us more by visiting our company page for an insight into who we are as a company? Here you can discover the array of bespoke services we offer to support our clients in protecting the planet whilst revolutionising the way we shop.
You may already know from the Our Green Promise campaign that we are dedicated to minimising the impact we have on the world around us. We have created an interactive experience that allows you to follow our sustainability journey; from the way we act as a business to the products we sell and the organisations we support.
Find out how we’ve helped other businesses on their journey to a more sustainable future for retail by exploring the case studies feature in our brand-new Discover Hub, where you can also make the most of latest Harrison news, insights on industry trends and consumer behaviour and more.
Still looking for more? Our comprehensive Support Hub is packed full of helpful information on everything you need to know about, from frequently asked questions to details on our credentials as well as our new feature that allows you to raise a support ticket when needed.
For more information on our recent rebrand and new website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.