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Material Source and TopBrewer

Scanomat UK & Ireland Joins World Class Product & Materials Hub For Architects & Designers In Manchester’s Regenerated NOMA

This autumn, Material Source will throw open the doors to its first Studio offering architects and designers an experience like no other. The brand new 15,000sqft, Manchester-based design destination will allow visitors from across the north west and beyond to fully immerse themselves in ‘beautifully useful’ products and materials, while becoming part of a likeminded creative community. We’re delighted to share that TopBrewer has partnered with Material Source to provide a premium, barista-quality sustainably designed coffee experience which we hope will provide inspiration & innovation for the A&D community in the North West and beyond.

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Scanomat delivers future retail coffee concept for innovation store designed to understand post-Covid world

As non-essential retail stores prepare for reopening, the question remains about what the future will hold for retail in the ‘new normal’.

The global pandemic has accelerated change in consumer behaviour and put ecommerce at the forefront of the retail experience. In fact, in a recent report about how the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to online spending, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports that the proportion of non-essential retail sales that took place online during the first wave UK lockdown (March – August 2020) more than doubled versus the same period in 2019. 

With statistics like these, retailers need to work harder than ever to connect the dots between their digital and physical presence – and fast – if bricks and mortar retail is to thrive in the post-pandemic world.

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Co-living & Coffee: Elevating the communal coffee experience with TopBrewer

Often described as a hybrid of a hotel and high-quality student accommodation, co-living brings the concept of communal living into the 21st century. Popular in cities, where real estate can be very expensive, co-living as a concept has been increasing in popularity in recent years, particularly amongst Millennials and Generation Z. Co-living is often described as the housing equivalent of coworking, bringing together likeminded individuals with similar interests into a shared house or apartment. Central to the co-living concept is creating a real community that goes beyond just being neighbours. The co-living experience includes a private bedroom, but places emphasis on communal spaces such as living areas, kitchens, gardens and amenities including gyms and cinema rooms. With community and collaboration at the heart of the co-living ethos, the communal spaces and amenities are arguably the most important feature. After all, a well decorated bedroom could be found in any type of shared living, but a well decorated bedroom with access to a cinema room and a house of like-minded people is something else. But how can you stand out and offer something the co-living generation will actually want?

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TopBrewer: Which Office Spaces Need a Premium Coffee Machine?

With the expectations of the workplace changing at a rapid pace, a premium coffee experience should no longer be limited to client-facing areas. Why shouldn’t all of your staff coffee points deliver the same level of experience and more? TopBrewer’s design allows it to be integrated seamlessly into any environment to deliver a full range of barista-quality drinks in a unique and memorable way, without compromising on taste or experience.

It’s more important than ever to offer quality coffee in all areas of the office, read on to find out which office spaces will benefit from a premium coffee machine.

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TopBrewer: Premium, Touchless Coffee for All Office Spaces

With the expectations of the workplace changing at a rapid pace, a premium coffee experience should no longer be limited to client-facing areas. Why shouldn’t all of your staff coffee points deliver the same level of experience and more? In this blog we examine why (now more than ever) you need to be offering quality coffee in all areas of the office space.

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Scanomat UK & Ireland turns 10: Our coolest moments of fame

It has been 10 years since we launched in the UK! From TV appearances and viral videos, to revolutionary new technologies like TopBrewerVoice, we’ve achieved a lot in the last decade!

We started our journey in 2010 as a team of 3, and we’re proud of how our hardworking, passionate team has grown ever since!

Our first TopBrewer install was for a tech firm’s London office, and we’re thrilled to now have a range of clients throughout the UK & Ireland.

TopBrewer has become the first choice coffee experience for workplace, hospitality and retail, and it’s been a busy and eventful decade!

In no particular order, here are just some our coolest moments of fame…

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Creating a Destination Workplace: Technology

We’ve come a long way technologically in the last decade, with many new technologies being introduced that only a few years ago felt like they’d been plucked straight from a sci-fi film. The global Covid-19 pandemic has taken this technological revolution to a new level, with many businesses being forced to fast-track new products, features and technology to help customers navigate the post-Covid world.

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Creating a Destination Workplace: Wellness

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and wellbeing of the workforce is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. 6 months of working from home, without a commute and with the ability to spend more time with family and friends, have moved the goalposts when it comes to a work-life balance, and employee wellbeing is more important than ever. For others, months of working from home may have had a detrimental impact on mental health.

When the time comes, one simple way to encourage your team to make the move back to the office is by showing that they are cared for and safe at work. Investing in the wellbeing, both physical and mental, of your staff will make the transition back to the workplace much more smooth, and may help alleviate stress if they know they will be looked after at work.

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Creating a Destination Workplace: Culture

After months of virtual meetings and only being able to connect with colleagues digitally, it has become apparent that although we can work from home productively, it is starting to impact the relationships built upon “real life” communication. Office working provides a vital thing that most of us working from home have missed during the pandemic: human connection and interaction. 

The current situation, with home-working set to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future, gives businesses a great opportunity to assess whether their workspace is fit for purpose in the post-Covid world, and presents an opportunity to implement meaningful long-term change if necessary. 

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