Bevlan fits out Raymond Weil's UK base

Blackburn based Bevlan has fitted out flagship premises for international watchmaker Raymond Weil.

Bevlan Raymond Weil

The 322 sq m space includes reception area, board room, executive offices, an open plan office space, a technical area for watchmakers and a kitchen area.

With panoramic views of the city centre, this will become Raymond Weil’s flagship UK base.

Bevlan has provided traditional boardroom furniture, with walnut veneers and black leather and chrome chairs, with the same traditional approach in reception, whilst the rest of the space has a more modern feel, using walnut desks with white frames.

When completed, the new premises will accommodate up to 25 staff, including specialist watchmakers, sales and after sales teams and marketing. Craig is also planning on creating apprenticeships for fledgling watchmakers once the business officially transfers north on 1st July.

The watchmaker's brand director Craig Leach said: “We have had a UK presence for many years via our distributors in Surrey, but we want to grow our business here and decided the time had come to strike out on our own.

“Having chosen our space, I was looking online for potential office furniture providers and fired off a few initial email enquiries. I was astonished to receive a response from Bev almost by return and impressed by her enthusiasm and willingness to help. She introduced me to other suppliers who could partition the offices and provide flooring. It was just totally refreshing to deal with someone like that and it has been a pleasure working with her.” Bevlan managing director Bev Mercer said: “I’m always excited when I see new enquiries coming in, so like to respond straight away. I didn’t have my specs on at the time, so I hadn’t realised this one was from Raymond Weil until I looked again the next morning, so I was delighted to have been contacted by such a prestigious company! This is an exciting opportunity for us and I am just thrilled that Craig is pleased with what we have delivered for him.”