An often derided concept, ‘The Paperless Office’ has been around since the 1960’s. The idea was that office automation would make paper redundant and came further to prominence with the introduction of the personal computer. While the prediction of a PC on every desk was remarkably prophetic, the “paperless office” was not. Improvements in printers and photocopiers have made it much easier to reproduce documents in bulk, causing the worldwide use of office paper to more than double from 1980 to 2000.

With the advancements in technology and the introduction of millennials into the workplace, is this concept finally becoming a reality? At CBS Office Interiors of Ascot,  we actively encourage clients to use less storage, and challenge their working practises during the consultation phase of any refurbishment.

What is driving this concept to become a reality?.....

Read more: CBS Office Interiors Ascot | The Paperless Office


Pictured: Papplewick’s Bibliomaniacs studying the Eton Choir Book.

One of the many clubs at Papplewick School in Ascot is the Bibliomaniacs, where all things bookish are celebrated. On the club’s latest sortie to Eton College, which took place on the afternoon of Tuesday, 30th October, the boys studied many and varied treasures in the College Library, including the Eton Choir Book and some ingenious modern bindings.

The Bibs' mascot, Caxton, a toy dog, was spotted  'reading' a Caxton (of course), and after their tour the Bibliophiles met four former members of their club who are now King's Scholars at Eton College.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “As one might expect of such refined, cultured and intelligent company, the boys congregated afterwards for milkshakes and hot chocolate. As always we are extremely grateful to Dr Coane and all at Eton.”

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CBS Office Interiors of Ascot, successfully pitched for a CAT B refurbishment of Ascot Racecourse’s commercial workspace, which is located on the lower ground floor of their Queen Anne building.  During the design refinement stage the project expanded to a CAT A refurbishment, as the space hadn’t been refitted for many years and was not fit for purpose.

We designed a flexible space to accommodate their commercial teams, bringing together some departments who had previously not been able to work in the same space. Due to their specific business requirements, the team expands by around 20% in the lead up to ‘Royal Ascot’ week which meant clever solutions had to be brought into the design to accommodate.  Among the design challenges was creating an area for each Royal Enclosure badge to be meticulously handwritten and collateral compiled for this one prestigious week of the year.

Storage rooms were built into pockets of the floor space leaving the majority of the area open plan so the teams could work closer together. At the heart of the office is a large layout table and soft seating to bring departments together to meet and collaborate. The layout table with bespoke storage underneath allows for all raceday packs to be stored and collated in house.

Read more: CBS Office Interiors Ascot Refurbish Racecourse Offices


James Haskell, the England and British Lions rugby player, former Maidenhead RFC, visited his old school, Papplewick, in Ascot on Wednesday 17th October. The Old Papplewickian was invited there to mark the official opening of a new building, Willow House.

Completed over the summer this year, Willow House includes an impressive boarding house for final year boarders as well as spacious classrooms for Year 5 boys. The school already boasts a covered pool, large sports hall, floodlit astroturf and 15 acres of land.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “Many thanks to all who were involved in the design and construction of the building which transforms the look and feel of the school, and to James Haskell for his amusing and inspirational speech to the boys.”

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A total of 68 players attended this year’s Rotary Club of Ascot Charity Golf Day on Wednesday 19th September, held on behalf of the charity ‘Children with Special Needs Foundation’.  Overall the event raised a significant amount for CWSNF and other Rotary charities.

Whilst the weather proved kind, the windy conditions on the day made life interesting for the golfers. However, this didn’t seem to affect the scores to badly, with the winning team ‘ETEACH 3’ just pipping the two teams of golfers from the Royal Ascot G C by a single point.

The winners of the individual prizes were John Sheen from the ‘Trunkwell’ team, closely followed by Chris Millett (Adsyst), and Marcus Bateman (Savills), along with others who won various prizes for nearest the pin and longest drives.

Read more: Rotary Club of Ascot | Charity Golf Day 2018

Pictured:  From left to right: Dr Tanya Bernard (Consultant Haematologist), Rebecca Bushby (Lead Nurse VTE Prevention), Sasha Light (VTE Prevention Nurse)

St. Peter's is delighted to announce that the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been “Commended” for their work at the Anticoagualtion Achievement Awards in the category for “The best work in prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis” held on 10 October 2018.

The awards were hosted by Lyn Brown MP and part of World Thrombosis Day, a global movement to reduce the leading cause of preventable cardiovascular death. The award was presented to the VTE team by Professor Roopen Arya, VTE National Lead and Director of Thrombosis at Kings College Hospital.

In presenting the award, Professor Arya also commented, “This Trust has clearly demonstrated that using innovative and creative methods for information and education sharing highlights VTE prevention in a positive and impactful way.”

The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards recognise outstanding practice in the delivery of anticoagulation services across the UK. The awards are made to teams and individuals across secondary, primary and community services who can demonstrate innovation and excellence in delivering anticoagulation services, resources or individual leadership.





The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has appointed Computerised & Digital Security Systems Ltd (CDS) to deliver its £1.3m CCTV upgrade as part of the council’s commitment to help maintain and improve community safety.

The scheme comprises a state-of-the-art wireless camera system that will see existing cameras upgraded as well as the installation of new and improved positions to offer better coverage across the borough. In total around 200 cameras will be added, upgraded or relocated.

At the heart of the network is a completely refurbished monitoring centre which will give the council’s control room staff, as well as partners in Thames Valley Police, improved facilities to monitor and review footage.

The new system will complement the community safety work undertaken by the council’s team of community wardens and the ongoing project to replace the hostile vehicle mitigation barriers in Windsor town centre with a more sympathetic design.

Read more: RBWM Upgrades Borough CCTV