LONDON, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Contact For further information or pictures please contact: Adam Kay MBBS BSc Communications Director E email@example.com D +44(0)20-7902-1874 M +44(0)7788-165951
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