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01 Oct 2017
smart-dubai-office-project-features-in-gulf-news Click here to read articleRead More
01 Oct 2017
marcos-bish-mentors-at-the-unilever-young-entrepreneurs-award-sustainability-hackathon  Yesterday Managing Director, Marcos Bish volunteered as a mentor at the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award Sustainability Hackathon. Launched in 2013, the award supports and celebrates inspirational young people under the age of 35 who are working on a unique product, service or application to tackle some of the planet's biggest sustainability challenges. . Read More
03 Sep 2017
summertown-part-of-a-new-global-network-the-united-workplace Summertown is very excited to be a partner in The United Workplace - a new global network The United Workplace is a network of likeminded businesses, sharing a passion for the workplace – inspiring design, innovation and a culture of collaboration underpins everything we do.  All members share common ethics, values and goals bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. The...Read More
21 Aug 2017
summertown-launches-healthcare-divisionSummertown Interiors Launches Healthcare Division Dedicated division created to support unique fit-out challenges in UAE’s growing healthcare sector 17 August 2017, Dubai, UAE:Summertown Interiors, the UAE’s leading fit-out contractor specialising in green interiors, has launched a dedicated Healthcare Division. Led by Business Development Manager, Sarah Flowerday, the new division will service the...Read More
Workplace Technology
2017-07-27 08:47:18
Collaboration with External Partners is Key to Success
2017-07-27 06:41:58
Happiness in the workplace
2017-07-26 05:25:25
12 Jul 2017
cid-smart-dubai-article   Summertown is excited to see their latest fit out of the SMART Dubai Office on the cover Of Commercial Interior Design Magazine.  Click Here to Read the CID Article   Read More
12 Jul 2017
cid-smart-dubai-article-2 We are very excited about our SMART Dubai Office fit out project being shortlisted for the 2017 Commercial Interior Design Awards - Interior Fit Out Project of the Year. CID Awards 2017 shortlist: Interior Fit-out Project of the Year    Read More
25 Jun 2017
ramadan-kareem   Summertown wishes you and your family EID MubarakRead More
22 Jun 2017
ramadan-kareem-2    Ramadan is a month where we practice compassion, generosity, and charity to everyone. For the  2nd consecutive year Summertown Interiors celebrated Ramadan by donating food, phone cards and grocery items to give a gift package to our site workers.  Read More
19 Apr 2017
summertown-host-holistic-wellbeing-session-for-its-team-membersAs part of Summertown’s Employee Wellness Program, the Company hosted a Holistic Health and Breathing Session earlier this month for its staff members. The program addresses how career wellbeing is closely entwined with daily life and experiences, and by sharing tips on how to manage daily stress factors, companies can support the overall wellbeing of their team members. By undertaking simple...Read More
Diversity in the workplace
2017-02-12 13:50:13
16 Jan 2017
marcos-bish-shares-his-knowledge-on-the-impact-of-csr-on-our-region-to-uowd-studentsMarcos Bish recently visited the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and provided a guest lecture to a cohort of ethics students on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The lecture was organised by Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, Assistant Professor at UOWD in collaboration with Centre for Responsible Business, Dubai Chamber of Commerce. During his lecture, Marcos focused on the components of CSR from a...Read More
03 Nov 2016
marcos-bish-presents-small-business-of-the-year-award-at-gulf-capital-sme-awarMarcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown Interiors, was proud to present the Small Business of the Year award to Bull & Roo at a glittering award ceremony at the Gulf Capital SME awards. MEED, organizers of the prestigious event, launched the awards to recognize companies that demonstrate innovation and business growth in the small business community. As a previous winner of the Sustainable...Read More
Dubai welcomes new green building regulations
2016-11-01 08:30:07
12 Oct 2016
summertown-interiors-awarded-gold-certification-for-leed-ebomWe are extremely proud to have been awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) for the ongoing operations and maintenance of our Head Quarters in Jebel Ali.  In addition to improving the operational activities across the business, LEED EBOM also recognises the value of human capital and considers the importance of employee wellbeing as a...Read More
Summertown Interiors Achieves LEED EBOM Gold Certification
2016-09-28 09:10:45
19 Sep 2016
summertown-rolls-out-new-erp-systemSummertown are pleased to announce the completion of a year long project to upgrade its existing processes with the introduction of a new ERP System. The new system ensures the integration of project related costs including procurement, labour, and all overheads into one central platform and is designed to offer improved flexibility, greater transparency and increased efficiency in the management of...Read More
07 Jul 2016
summertown-team-come-together-to-provide-ramadan-care-packs-for-workersRamadan is a time for giving and sharing, and the Summertown team came together in full force to recognize the hard work that its site based team members provide. The office employees united in their cause to provide care packs for the workers – each pack comprising of a selection of toiletries, food items and a telephone card allowing team members to call their families over the holiday...Read More
17 Jun 2016
successful-collaboration-with-your-colleagues-is-all-about-trustPeople are the cornerstone of Summertown's business. From humble beginnings we are now proud to have a strong workforce of over 120 highly skilled professionals. Our main belief is that we will do better as an organization through a strong and sustainable partnership with our employees. 20% of our office staff members have been with our organization for over 10 years, and 24% between 5 and 10 years,...Read More
My Internship with Summertown Interiors
2016-06-10 06:38:34
Millennials influencing workplace design in the UAE
2016-04-08 06:43:27
24 Mar 2016
summertown-host-their-first-annual-team-sports-eventSummertown recently hosted its first annual team sporting event for employees and families on 11th March. Organised by a team of volunteers, the aim was to bring together office staff, workers and family members for a fun filled day to play cricket. Hosted at the DP World Cricket Ground, Jebel Ali, the event was a resounding success – 120 people attended and every one was involved. The 6 over...Read More
Increased corporate sustainability awareness needed in the UAE
2016-03-24 11:23:28
17 Mar 2016
summertown-awarded-the-dubai-chamber-of-commerce-label-for-the-fourth-consecutive-yearSummertown Interiors has received the Dubai Chamber of Commerce CSR label for the fourth consecutive year. The accolade was presented at an awards ceremony on March 2nd to Summertown’s Project Director, Paul Briers, in recognition of Summertown’s continued efforts to promote sustainability and ongoing business improvements to embed CSR into its business practices. “Summertown...Read More
Top trends towards a more productive workplace
2016-02-22 11:34:04
Air pollution control in the UAE – both outdoor and indoor
2016-01-16 11:07:53
13 Jan 2016
summertown-take-part-in-the-smartcup-cricket-tournamentThe annual SmartCup Cricket Tournament took place on 18th December at InSports indoor stadium in Dubai. 18 teams competed in the event, all playing for the chance of scooping the top prize of AED 7,500. Summertown Interiors entered 2 teams for the event – The Summertown Warriors came out on top, beating the Summertown Lions, however stumbled at the next match. Summertown Lions won their second...Read More
Cost Effective Fit Out Solutions
2015-12-10 07:50:27
03 Dec 2015
going-beyond-interior-certificationSummertown Interiors, the UAE’s leading fit out contractor is the first company in its sector to apply for LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM), the certification for the ongoing operations and maintenance of existing commercial and institutional buildings. The LEED EBOM certification system identifies and rewards current best practices and provides a framework...Read More
12 Nov 2015
marcos-bish-attends-milan-expo-2015Managing Director for Summertown Interiors, Marcos Bish, recently visited the Milan Expo 2015 as part of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s UAE delegation. ‘Feeding the planet, energy for life’ was the theme for the expo and the UAE pavilion embraced this theme, telling the story of the challenges that the UAE has faced with it’s increasing population, and continuing to ensure that the UAE plays it’s...Read More
10 Nov 2015
marcos-bish-presents-workplace-of-the-year-award-at-the-daman-corporate-health-awardsMarcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown Interiors, was proud to present the Workplace of the Year award to DHL Express at a glittering award ceremony at the Daman Corporate Health awards. MEED, organizers of the prestigious event, launched the awards in 2013 to recognise organisations that have taken up the challenge to improve health and wellbeing of staff in the workplace. In 2014, Summertown...Read More
Sustainability in the UAE - how green are we willing to go?
2015-11-06 09:33:12
A look at past and future design trends in architecture and construction; how does this affect the fit out industry?
2015-10-20 17:36:20
20 Oct 2015
summertown-supports-local-charity-group-action-careSummertown were pleased to lend a helping hand to a very worthwhile initiative earlier this month through supporting the renovation project for the Ajman Charity School Nursery. Summertown offered its expertise alongside other industry partners to upgrade the nursery facilities for babies, toddlers and pre-K age group – and has helped to transform the space into a bright, colourful environment...Read More
07 May 2015
seamless-project-execution-by-summertown-interiorsSummertown Interiors has completed the office of Japanese pharmaceutical firm Astellas, ahead of schedule and with the attention to detail for which the business has earned its industry reputation. The AED2.9 million fit out of the new office, delivered in just 12 weeks, is the pharma company’s new regional HQ for the Middle East, North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa region. Located in Platinum Tower...Read More
03 Mar 2015
summertown-present-at-the-inaugral-dubai-chamber-of-commerce-sme-conferenceOrganised by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability network in partnership with Dubai SME, the networking conference brought together a number of leading companies in the region to highlight the importance of CSR in today’s business environment and to showcase examples of successful companies. The conference objective was to create awareness amongst SME’s and to facilitate the wider adoption of responsible...Read More
12 Feb 2015
summertown-team-gear-up-for-standard-chartered-run-2015The Summertown team was in force for this years’ Dubai Standard Chartered run with 49 staff and family members taking part in the annual 4km fun run and 10km race, held in Dubai on 23rd January. Seven runners took part in the 10km run, whilst the 4km fun run participants made up the remainder of the team including a group of ‘mini athletes’ with the youngest being just 5 years old. The Dubai...Read More
Green is not a trend, it's a business strategy
2015-01-29 07:27:52
10 Nov 2014
summertown-wins-csr-engagement-of-the-year-awardIt’s been a great year for Summertown Interiors in delivering against its CSR objectives, and we are proud to announce that Summertown has scooped its 3rd business accolade of the year. On 5th November 2014 we were presented the CSR Employee Engagement of the Year Award at the Daman Corporate Health Awards in Abu Dhabi. Summertown beat off stiff competition for the award which included some of the...Read More
31 Oct 2014
summertown-scoops-sustainable-business-of-the-year-accolade-at-gulf-capital-sme-awardsSummertown Interiors is proud to announce that the company has been awarded Sustainable Business of the Year at the Gulf Capital SMEinfo Awards 2014 in Dubai. Summertown was selected by an independent panel of regional business leaders, SME enablers from the government, and highly respected members of the UAE business community. The judges praised Summertown for the various sustainability measures...Read More
02 Oct 2014
summertown-awarded-the-dcoc-csr-labelSummertown Interiors has received the Dubai Chamber of Commerce CSR label for the third year running. The award was presented at a ceremony on 25th September to Summertown’s Projects Director, Paul Briers. The program was introduced by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in 2011 as a diagnostic tool for companies to be able to assess their current approach to sustainability and following review, identify...Read More
24 Sep 2014
summertown-initiates-blood-donation-driveSummertown Interiors in conjunction with Dubai Blood Donation Centre recently organised a blood donation drive in the Jebel Ali Free Zone for volunteers from Summertown Interiors, and neighbouring firms Saitech, Dillinger and Momin Oil. Al Wasl hospital is the central blood bank of the Dubai Health Authority, and provides blood to all DHA hospitals, Thalassemia Centre, Trauma Centre and several...Read More
Want to increase productivity? Think about indoor air quality
2014-09-02 08:36:19
04 Jun 2014
summertown-staff-get-fit-with-yogaSummertown are into the second year of running their Health and Wellness program, which has proven to be a big hit with employees. Working with UAE based professionals in the field of nutrition, life coaching, and wellness experts, Summertown hosted their 6th session in April. Summertown welcomed Elouise Erlings, a professional Yoga teacher, to run an introduction to Yoga class for all office staff...Read More
The role of bespoke in interior design
2014-05-14 10:33:45
A Healthy Resolution
2014-02-28 07:33:04
04 Feb 2014
summertown-team-run-together-to-raise-money-for-charityThe Summertown team were geared up for the big race on Friday 24th January at the Dubai Standard Chartered 10km run and 3km fun run, with a total of 40 staff members and their families participating.Team leaders, Esra Kayhan, Summertown’s HR Manager and Managing Director Marcos Bish ensured that the teams were prepared ahead of the race, encouraging staff to train for the event, and helping everyone...Read More
30 Jan 2014
summertown-interiors-completes-multimillion-fit-out-project-for-al-ghurairWe are thrilled to announce the recent completion of AED10 million interior fit-out of Al Ghurair Investment’s new flagship office in Dubai. Completed in just 12 weeks, it is another great example of our commitment to delivering our projects on time and on budget, working alongside leading global architect, Gensler, to fulfil our clients’ requirements. With a mandate to help create a culture within...Read More
11 Dec 2013
summertown-team-tour-the-eastern-mangroves-for-an-environmental-learning-dayThe Summertown team took to the water on 14th November for an eco tour through the Mangroves in Abu Dhabi. Organised in partnership with the Emirates Wildlife Society and Noukhada Adventure Company, the Summertown team paired up for a morning of Kayaking and learning about the unique eco-system of the mangroves. The tour highlighted fascinating aspects of the local wildlife and the measures currently...Read More
The Evolution of Office Design
2013-12-09 22:48:22
04 Dec 2013
marcos-bish-abu-dhabi-classic-fmAbu Dhabi Classic FM invite Summertown's Managing Director, Marcos Bish, to an interview with 'This Morning' presenter Andrew Rosie to discuss the day's news headlines, Summertown's commitment to sustainability and how integrating sustainability into Summertown's business strategy has helped to drive it's economic engine.       Upload Music - Audio Hosting - MARCOS BISH-By ANDREW...Read More
12 Nov 2013
summertown-awarded-the-dubai-chamber-of-commerce-csr-label-for-the-second-yearSummertown Interiors has received the Dubai Chamber of Commerce CSR label for the second year running.  The accolade was presented at an awards ceremony on 25th October to Summertown’s HR Manager, Esra Kayhan, in recognition of Summertown’s efforts to promote sustainability and integrate into its business practice. “Summertown Interiors is very proud as an SME to receive this award alongside...Read More
Don't just be environmentally friendly - keep that practice going!
2013-10-02 09:06:46
Are we ready to welcome the green building regulations?
2013-09-25 12:17:48
24 Aug 2013
summertown-shortisted-as-a-finalist-for-the-gulf-capital-smeinfo-awards-2013Summertown Interiors is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Gulf Capital SME Info award for ‘Sustainable Initiative of the Year 2013’. Summertown has been recognised for its efforts to integrate CSR and sustainability into its overall business strategy and for its progress on achieving carbon neutrality. We are recording usage and waste and are using the data to...Read More
20 Aug 2013
summertown-invited-to-return-as-a-judge-at-the-2013-commercial-interior-design-awardsThe annual Commercial Interior Design Magazine Awards is one of the key events in the A & D calendar, where leading regional projects, individuals and up and coming stars are recognized for their contribution to the industry.  Marcos Bish, Managing Director, Summertown Interiors is proud to have been invited for a second year running to attend the judging panel.  ‘I am very honored to...Read More
Being a socially responsible SME is not as complicated as it seems
2013-08-20 09:29:28
04 Aug 2013
summertown-on-track-to-achieve-50-water-savings-per-employeeSummertown Interiors is well on its way to achieving new sustainability milestones thanks to its recently introduced integrated approach to CSR. As part of its CSR programme, Summertown initiated an environmental audit of six chief areas and is already implementing measures to reduce daily water consumption by at least 50% per employee. An audit of seven “water zones” at Summertown’s headquarters in...Read More
18 Jun 2013
summertown-welcomes-key-a-d-personnel-for-discussionSummertown recently opened its doors to a selected number of key figures from the A & D community to take part in a Green in Action Breakfast Workshop: ‘How can we educate our clients to become greener, save on operating costs, and improve their carbon footprint’. Marcos Bish and Heidi Demuynck led the discussion covering topics such as LEED vs Estidama, the economical benefits to clients, and...Read More
10 Jun 2013
office-fit-outs-in-uae-opt-for-readymade-modular-furniture-over-bespoke-joineryAs office design in the UAE shifts towards more open plan, activity-based layouts, demand for readymade modular furniture is increasing as the market is showing clear signs of  moving away from fixed bespoke joinery items in favour of more flexible off-the-shelf furniture. “Five years ago custom joinery represented 18% of our project scope, now it is just 6%. Procurement of furniture, on the...Read More
14 Apr 2013
its-in-your-interest-to-get-ready-for-green-regulationsMost of you may have already heard of green building rules that are rumoured to be implemented from next year for new constructions in Dubai. After Abu Dhabi’s introduction of the Estidama Pearl Rating System in 2010, Dubai Municipality’s implementation of green building rules will be another critical step towards the UAE’s progress in sustainable urban planning. These regulations, which were first...Read More
04 Feb 2013
a-true-green-champion-in-the-makingBeing sustainable in the workplace does not have to involve excessive planning or heavy expenditure.  Even small steps to improve operational practices can go a long way in saving costs and making your office more environmentally friendly. One person who has set an excellent example of this is Srinivas Shanigram, an Office Assistant at Summertown Interiors. At Summertown Interiors, Srinivas is...Read More
31 Jan 2013
summertown-eco-leaders-2020-raise-aed-7000-for-charityThe Summertown Eco Leaders team were geared up for the big race on Friday 25th January at the Standard Chartered 10km run and 3km fun run, with a total of 50 people participating. Experienced tri-athalete Jimmy Lynch, General Manager for Summertown Interiors, ensured that the team were prepared ahead of the race and organized a number of training sessions, helping everyone to increase their fitness...Read More
30 Oct 2012
summertown-interiors-awarded-csr-label-by-dubai-chamberSummertown Interiors – one of the UAE’s leading interiors fit-out contractors - has received its first ‘CSR Label’ from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. The accolade was presented last month in recognition of Summertown’s efforts to promote sustainability both externally through its projects and internally through its HR practices. Summertown Interiors was the only SME...Read More
22 Apr 2012
summertown-interiors-to-host-green-day-sustainability-seminar-at-the-office-exhibition-2012Summertown Interiors has partnered with design leaders and local authorities to present the ‘Green Day’ series of sustainability seminars at The Office Exhibition 2012. Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 16 May 2012, the seminars will address the UAE’s progress in sustainable architecture and design, tried and tested strategies and how to enhance project value through adopting sustainable...Read More
04 Mar 2012
summertown-completes-high-quality-fit-out-for-siemens-in-jebel-aliSummertown continued to maintain its reputation for quality, transparency and track delivery with the execution of the second phase of the Siemens workspace project in “The Galleries” building, at Jebel Ali, and in a record fit-out that took just 8 short weeks to complete. Summertown worked alongside design consultant Bluehaus Group, MEP consultants Clarke Samadhin Associates and Project and Cost...Read More
04 Feb 2012
3m-present-outstanding-service-award-to-summertown3M, a world leader in innovation, recently presented an award in recognition of ‘Outstanding Service for 3M Innovation Centre Project’ completed in 2011. The award was presented by Irfan Malik, Area VP for Middle East and North Africa in recognition of the high quality execution of the recent office fit out project that presented 3M with LEED Silver certification for their new Customer Training Centre...Read More

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