Recession Hits Sandwiches at Business Meetings

By Maris Interiors Llp, PRNE
Monday, February 14, 2011

LONDON, February 15, 2011 - 80% of employees think the quality of sandwiches at their
business meetings has fallen, according to a recent survey conducted by
office design company Maris Interiors. Only 4% questioned felt that the
quality of sandwiches had improved over the last five years, with 16%
noticing no change.

The average cost of sandwiches per person at meetings
currently stands a miserly GBP3.80. When the survey was first conducted in
2006, the average cost was just under GBP6 per person.

Popular sandwiches back in 2006 included 'crayfish and
avocado' and 'chicken teriyaki' - but today 'cheese and pickle' and 'tuna and
sweetcorn' featured much more heavily in the survey.

Maris Interiors' Chairman Michael Howard said "It's a sign of
these austere times that companies are spending much less on sandwiches in
the boardroom. It's certainly a sensible way to cut costs, but be careful not
to overdo it: you won't impress a client with jam sandwiches!"

Notes for Editor

1. Maris Interiors LLP is the UK's leading specialist in
workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class
working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe.
Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good
design can substantially improve business performance, save substantial
amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.

2. 185 people participated in the survey, conducted between
7th - 11th February 2011.

3. Average cost of sandwiches at business meetings per person:

    2006 - GBP5.91
    2008 - GBP4.68
    2009 - GBP4.22
    2011 - GBP3.80


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