It’s happened. Finally we’re in the new office. And it’s a very nice office. There’s exposed brick, wooden floor, comfy sofas, bare concrete pillars, a library, a fancy new kitchen and a workshop.
This has been a long time coming. Along with our family of companies at the Useful Simple Trust we had out grown our previous space on Regent Street. The shelves were getting saggy, the kitchen was too small, and the carpet was brown: the type of brown that reminds you of school uniforms. So a crack team were challenged to find an affordable office space, in a London location, that isn’t a million miles from anywhere. This is not an easy task, but they did it, and we’re now in The Clove Building, 4 Maguire Street, SE1.
As it turns out August is a good time to move. There’s a gentle lull in project deadlines, and it’s less likely for packing boxes to get soaked in the rain. It’s a good time to start exploring a new area without the need for brollies and coats, and we like our new spot. There’s lots of great eateries, we’ve got some cool neighbours and a lunchtime run along the Thames is a brilliant way to shake off the work stress.
In a nutshell, we’re happy with our new home…now how do we use the fancy new phones and what colour shall we paint the entrance? Pop by for a cuppa if you’re in the neighbourhood.