Our latest posts in wellbeing

You need an office, but not an office | City Pantry

The role of the office is changing. In this article, our Managing Director Matt Ephgrave talks about how the office should be a place of collaboration, spontaneity, and creativity, rather than just a space filled with functional desks and silent, heads-down employees.

There’s a lot of talk right now about “back to the office” and the return to work. I should know, we’ve just published a big report on it. However, when people hear “office” there’s still a Pavlovian response, immediately conjuring up images of a traditional desk. We’ve fallen back into that way of thinking despite the fact that the office stopped being “that place” a long time ago.

One of the many things that the pandemic has done is change the way companies think about the space they need, versus the space they have. Asking questions such as, ‘what purpose does it serve?’, and ‘what is it there for?’. The chances are that most of us were already using the office in the way that we believe future offices will be, but our thinking of what an office is keeps us rooted in the stereotypical image of an office building from the 90’s.

14th April 2021 • • wellbeing Continue Reading
The importance of celebrating special occasions remotely | City Pantry

At City Pantry, we love to celebrate occasions big and small - whether we’re in the office or working from home. Today, our Head of Sales Lucy Cantan, who recently appeared on Sky News, talks about the importance of teams celebrating together remotely.

14th April 2021 • • wellbeing
Get ready for spring while you work from home | City Pantry

Winter is almost behind us and we're looking forward to the longer, sunnier days ahead. With the government's work-from-home advice still firmly in place, we outline five top tips to help you get spring-ready while working from home.

8th March 2021 • • wellbeing
How to get the most out of virtual meetings | City Pantry

Many of us have been working from home for almost a year, so we're pretty familiar with video calls by now. But what makes meetings effective? In this guide, we reveal tips to help you hone your virtual meeting etiquette skills both as a host and a participant.

1st March 2021 • • wellbeing
Show your colleagues the love with these Valentine's Day food hampers

Valentine's Day isn't just for loved-up couples, so show your teams you care this February 14th with tasty food hampers they can enjoy safely at home.

27th January 2021 • • wellbeing
The best self-care practices to implement while working from home (7 tips) | City Pantry

As lockdowns and social distancing continue, we need to prioritise our mental wellbeing. So, here are our top self-care tips that you and your teams can follow while working from home.

4th January 2021 • 5 min read • wellbeing
Employee wellness hampers for the New Year | City Pantry

Planning your 2021 employee wellness programme? Be sure to include some of these delicious and nutritious food and drinks hampers to keep your colleagues fuelled and energised while they work from home!

15th December 2020 • • wellbeing
The best food & drink boxes for your virtual work party

What makes a work party great? Mouth-watering food and drink aplenty, of course! Thankfully, we've got loads of food and drink boxes you can send to your teams@home while you continue to social distance - the perfect addition to your virtual work party.

3rd December 2020 • 5 min read • wellbeing
Back to the office: a chat with the City Pantry People Team

Our People Associate Rosie talks to us about City Pantry's back-to-office plan and gives some advice to other companies looking to re-open their workspaces.

21st July 2020 • 5 min read • wellbeing
How businesses can support the NHS during Coronavirus and beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS has witnessed an outpouring of love and support from the general public and businesses alike. Here’s how your company can support the NHS now and well into the future.

24th June 2020 • 5 min read • wellbeing
9 tips for hosting a memorable work party virtually

This time last year you were planning an epic summer work do for all your colleagues to enjoy, but this year it’s not quite so straightforward. That’s why we’ve put together some ideas to help you throw the best virtual work party possible.

11th June 2020 • 5 min read • wellbeing