Patrons of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce were given a flavour of business with a difference when they visited the Telford showroom of Chrisbeon, long established office furniture and stationery suppliers.

For the Stafford Park based company founded 41 years ago had a surprise in store for their visitors.

On the chairs of Patron Forum members was a model red bus stress toy – a replica of a real red former London Routemaster parked out of sight at the rear of the Stafford Park premises.

The 1966 London double deck bus has been converted into a mobile furniture showroom and members of the Forum were invited to tour the lower and upper decks which contain office furniture supplied by Chrisbeon.

Said Anton Gunter, National Sales Manager, Global Freight, Halesfield:  “I’ve never seen a showroom like this before.  It brings a new meaning to mobile.

“This is a unique way of bringing a subject to life and is a really interesting concept.”

Chamber Chief Executive Richard Sheehan said:  “I think this is a great idea – it certainly captures the imagination.”

During the presentation to their 20 guests, Chrisbeon gave an outline of their promotional merchandise that can contain company logos – and there was an immediate take up.

Said Chrisbeon partner Richard Hughes:  “Chamber Forum members found the opportunity of being able to have gifts such as mugs, pens, key rings and bags with their corporate logos printed on them an exciting opportunity.

“We also featured our new healthy working furniture for employees who want to sit and stand during the day.  The innovative range of products includes electric height adjustable standing desks as well as a method of converting existing desks into a standing desk within three seconds.  All have significant health benefits if used correctly.”

Chamber Patron members with their model red buses in front of a converted showroom bus.

Chamber Patron members with their model red buses in front of a converted showroom bus.