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Derbyshire business celebrates its 49th year

Derbyshire business celebrates its 49th year

15, February 2016: Founded in 1967, Shape Seating was one of the first companies in the UK to focus on posture seating.

Fast forward to 2016 and Shape Seating is a well-established seating company, offering workstation assessments and supplying a range of posture seating.

It is now widely accepted that poor quality seating causes problems such as back and neck pain. However, before the turn of the century, ergonomic design was in its infancy.

Over 30 years ago Shape Seating introduced innovative ‘kneeling chairs’ from Norway, to the North of England, and have continued to grow their understanding of ergonomics and product range.

Shape Seating have been supplying specialist equipment through the Access to Work Scheme for over 20 years, and continue to this day.

Recently, Shape Seating have been focusing on sit-stand desks. Sit-Stand desks are commonly used in Scandinavia, where more than 90% of office workers benefit from being able to easily switch between sitting and standing.

Bupa reports that each year one in three of us will suffer back pain, whilst more days are lost to back, neck, and muscle pain than any other cause according to ONS findings.

Managing Director, Mark Hallam, said “We are a very much a family run business. My step-father, Brian Edwards, started the company as a Furniture, Interiors and Contract Design company.”

“Today, we employ a total of 9 people. My sister and I are trained DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessors so we are able to go out to complete workplace assessments and recommend the best chairs to help reduce musculoskeletal disorders.

“We also firmly believe that it is important to be able to try a specialist posture chair before making that decision to purchase, so any chair that we recommend will always be delivered, set-up, and left with you for two weeks to ensure that it really is the best solution for you.

“We focus on quality, and make sure we provide our customers with a comprehensive service and after-care”.

You can visit Shape Seating’s showroom at Rutland Mill, call them on 01629 814656, or visit their website:

For all media information contact:
Mark Hallam
Shape Posture Seating,
Rutland Mill,
Off Coombs Road,
DE45 1AQ,
01629 814656,

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