A global, family-owned fancy dress business which ships more than 26 millions items across worldwide each year, has moved into its new 13,000 sq ft Yorkshire base. Smiffys is a family-owned, global organisation with over a century of heritage in dress up, founded in 1894.
Many of Smiffys’ new costumes are designed and marketed at the Leeds base, which is now at London House on Central Park.
Smiffys has a 5,000 product base which includes popular characters and brands such as Elvis Presley, Marylin Monroe and Angry Birds, as well as wigs, theatrical make up and accessories.
The new interior now includes workstations for 100 people, a bistro-style communal eating area, juice bar, private areas, event space, a library and breakout zones for meetings. Around half of the ground floor of the new workplace is used for merchandising and product display and it also houses the boardroom.
The flexibility of the interior design means that Smiffys can now also use this area as an exhibition space for big events and pitches if necessary.
Smiffys are particularly concerned for the wellbeing of their workforce and therefore an informal breakout area was included on the first floor, as well as a large, communal “town hall” and event space on the ground floor.
Director of Smiffys, Dominique Peckett, said: “We love our colourful new workplace – not only for its fun appearance, but also because the new layout and efficient use of space makes our work much easier.”