February 17, 2011 07:18 ET

Ryman Chairman Theo Paphitis Shows the Way to Seats of Power

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2011) - If you want evidence of chair envy, then observe what happens in an office when someone moves on and see how long it takes for a colleague to swap around a chair for an instant up-grade. It's enough to make David Brent weep!

And for the dramatic impact of office chairs, look no further than Sir Alan Sugar in the Apprentice or the Ryman stationery Chairman Theo Paphitis in Dragons' Den. 

Not only are chairs associated with power, a new set can instantly uplift an office's interior together with the morale of the team who will feel better cared for with new, good quality seating.

If business owners are pushed for time, they should look no further than the Ryman Website which offers an extensive range of office furniture including a number of office chair designs which can be ordered with despatch free of charge. Specific dimensions are given, so there is no excuse for the chair being too big for the intended office.

Prices start at £39.99 for a Medium Back Polyurethane Chair to £309.99 for the Torque Leather Faced Chair with adjustable arm rests. Two of the best sellers include the High Back Mesh Chair (£69.99) and the High Back Leather Faced Chair (£59.99).

Vicky McKenna, Buying Director at Ryman said, "Executive-style chairs with arms are our most popular office furniture. Given that a typical office worker spends the combined equivalent of at least two months a year glued to an office chair, it is a good investment. 

"Business owners like our range because most of our chairs have arm rests that add comfort and prestige and all of our swivel chairs can be adapted to the height of office worker. Seating is offered in a variety of colours, with black being the most practical choice, followed by blue and then red. And we have three particular heavy duty designs with five year guarantees that are geared to be comfortable for people weighing up to 24 stone."

Office chairs can be ordered through the Ryman network of 237 stores nationwide or through the website. Free next working day delivery is offered via the website and stores for all orders made before 5.00 PM. All chairs are sold for self-assembly.

Prices correct at time of publication of media information.

Ryman is the UK's leading specialist stationery chain that also provides an extensive range of office supplies and furniture. First established in 1893 by Henry J Ryman, the business has branches in England, Scotland and Wales. The company is proud of its track record for customer service and for its ongoing charity support, such as Comic Relief. It also sponsors the Ryman Football League and Surrey Championship cricket. For more information visit www.ryman.co.uk.

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