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Why Sit-StandCom?

Office Wellness & Productivity
For decades, standing desks were sold as “disability products” for people with back problems or “special ergonomic needs”. Poor choice, poor value and poor service from suppliers was (and remains) the norm.
Sit-Stand.Com® was established in 2014 to offer a fresh, simple and a more positive approach. As the Standing Desk Megastore we focus exclusively on active office wellness solutions and offer:
  • Wider range of choice
  • More affordable solutions
  • Expert sales advice
  • Unique customer focus e.g. FREE trial / £25 OFF first purchase
  • Expert training (Active Working Seminars & FREE User Guidelines)
Our company continues to grow healthily. In seven years, we have sold 250,000 office wellness solutions to over 30,000 home and office workplaces now enjoying the benefits of being more active. Our solutions now move up/down in over 50 countries throughout the UK, EU, Asia, Middle East and North America.
We continue with great passion and determination to build our range of high-quality solutions at affordable prices. Having started in the UK, we now have subsidiary companies in Germany, Northern Ireland and Ireland and USA.
Sit-Stand.Com® is Europe’s largest exclusive supplier of office wellness furniture online. We have plans to get more and more office workers moving!

Message from Gavin
Gavin Bradley, CEO Sit-Stand.Com + Founding Director of Active Working
In Sweden standing desks have been around since the mid 90’s, and whilst most people have them, few are able to explain why - or what benefits they offer. Highly curious as I am, my intrigue led me wanting to learn more. It wasn’t until i returned to the UK when I watched a BBC medical documentary called “Trust Me I’m a Doctor” that I first realised that blood sugar levels were positively affected when people stood - especially after meal time.

I started digging and soon realised that there was a plethora of health risks associated with prolonged sitting, and growing scientific evidence of the benefits of interrupting sitting with standing and light activity.

Passionate as i am about keeping physically active and the uncontrolled growth of obesity and public health risks I decided to set up the Get Britain Standing® campaign which immediately attracted media attention. My motto soon became “Fake it until you make it” as no-one was championing the issue of prolonged sitting and the research was still fragmented and needed to be made “Simple Stupid”. The furniture industry was also not helping by selling ergonomic furniture at prohibitively high prices and marketed as “disability solutions”.

The sitting disease needed clear focus and strong leadership.

As founding director of Active Working CIC in 2013, I now take great pride in driving the growth of awareness, thought leadership and advocacy for the multiple benefits of sitting less and moving more by office workers in the workplace.

Active Working® CIC now operates Get Standing® campaigns in Great Britain, Australia, USA and Canada. These campaigns have risen awareness and understanding of the health risks connected with sedentary working of office workers from 15% to nearly 65% since 2013.

In 2014, I commissioned and co-wrote the first global Expert Statement on standing & light activity time for office workers (with financial support from Public Health England) and lead expert authors: Professor John Buckley and Professor David Dunstan. These guidelines were published by the British Journal for Sports Medicine in June 2015 and now serve as a benchmark for subsequent research projects.

Whilst it is with great pleasure that I have devoted the last five years to improving office workers' health, I will not be fully satisfied until provision of a standing desk becomes a basic work right for office workers everywhere, following the lead of Denmark where it is now the law and 90% of office workers have a standing desk.

I am committed to building Sit-Stand.Com® into the world’s #1 Standing Desk Megastore and ensuring that our solutions are used to maximum impact. Finally, few people know that user education increases sit-stand desk usage by a multiple of FOUR times. That’s why we offer Active Working Seminars® and User Guidelines FREE to our customers, to ensure best practice and behaviour change become embedded to deliver maximim wellness and productivity.
Thank you for reading and healthy wishes to you.

Gavin Bradley
Managing Director - Sit-Stand.Com
Founding Director - Active Working C.I.C