Creating Homes Away From Home
Our staff members’ well-being and comfort is a priority, it’s one of the reasons we’re one of the Best Companies to Work For within the UK.
Our CEO received feedback that our offices were looking a bit neglected and that there was nowhere to relax.
Fast forward two years and we’ve refurbished three of our five office buildings. Glasgow, Leigh & one of our Nottingham buildings have now been updated with more relaxing spaces.
Meeting rooms have been removed in Glasgow and replaced with pods to more open conversations and breakouts rather than a traditional corporate meeting.
The design scheme features quirky ideas such as large noughts and crosses, oars for the Glasgow riverside property (just in case), a red phone box and all-new furniture.
The idea, not too different from Google or Virgin’s thought process, is that calm and relaxed staff work better.
It’s an idea that has led to all offices having a ‘wear what you feel comfortable in’ dress code and the opportunity to have an occasional stress-relieving massage.
The company believes that entering The Sunday Times’ yearly ranking is a way to find out what we’re doing right and what we need to improve on.
These improvements are then made year-on-year to try and make us the best company we can possibly be.
The other two Nottingham offices have plans for a refurb, with rumours of a rose garden and a full floor dedicated to relaxing.
The offices will include lounge areas, book shelves, TV rooms and a fully kitted kitchen to help over 100 staff relax and unwind on their lunch hour.
What the team say
"I'm so impressed and delighted with our new office environment – I think I’ve almost managed to utilise all of the new spaces we now have, whether it be in the meeting pods, conference calls on the sofas or eating lunch at the breakfast bar. When people make comments like 'can I move in' or 'can I get a job' it cements even further that you are working for a truly unique and caring company." - Joanne, Team Leader
"The new refurbishment is very homely and it makes me proud to show people where I work" - Alan, Internal Dealer Manager