"What we thought would be a Brexit interrupted year turned out to be our best ever, with our highest turnover, percentage of existing clients returning and importantly referrals to new client. Looking at why this might be, it’s clear companies are looking to create more exciting workplaces. One that allows their teams to focus, collaborate and yes, relax. They also need to attract and retain talent.
In summary they need to support the business aspirations, brand and culture. We call it the Positive Workplace. It’s so much more than just an office.
Back in 2017 we carried out significant research with both our clients and the leading suppliers and innovators in our industry to assess what was required to create a more creative and efficient workplace.
It became apparent that the drivers fell into four categories; environment, culture/image, wellbeing and technology. To create our Positive Workplace we use all of these elements to develop the brief which ultimately drives our solutions.
This more considered and business driven approach has enabled us to develop significant new workplaces for clients; such as Amicus Therapeutics. They worked with us to develop a fabulous new 36,000 sq ft European HQ in Marlow.
Another high point for us this year, was working alongside the delightful team at Compassion, to create a new central hub for their team in Fleet.
Working with new clients is always exciting, however our real joy this year has come from so many of our existing clients returning to create both new workplaces in their existing space such as Regus, and also relocating to bigger premises such as leading financial services company, Downing.
Our clients, like us, are continually developing and innovating. Their workplace needs to do this also.
This year 60% of our business was from our existing clients and 100% of it was repeat of referred. Pending those ever present external factors, we look forward to continuing to create more Positive Workplaces for both our existing and new Clients we meet in 2019.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas."
Managing Director at Blue Jelly