An Irish office furniture supplier has launched a new 'personal contract plan-style' product aimed at smaller companies which are under pressure to kit out their offices to the same high-spec as multinationals.
Eoin Gannon, of Kildare-based Gannon Office Solutions, said employers were feeling pressure in a tight labour market because younger workers expected the very high standard of office fit-out used by tech companies such as Google and Facebook.
Personal contract plans (PCP) for cars have sometimes proved controversial, but Gannon said they had increased access to new better cars for many. The equivalent business contract plan established by the firm, which allowed for monthly payments and flexible ownership options at the end of a set period, could allow SMEs set up "their office of the future", he said.
The company signed its first such five-year furniture-leasing deal last week with Kildare Chamber as part of a refurbishment of a startup innovation hub. Overall, the Irish office furniture market is expected to be worth over €1bn in 2020, said Gannon.
Sunday Indo Business