We believe the world is a connected system, where brilliance comes by learning from others and appreciating an alternative point of view. We think that connectivity is good for the mind, for work-life balance and for business innovation.We work hard at staying connected – to our clients, to their clients, and to the world.
This is why Farnborough Business Park, a site where a newly incubated start up can be right next door to a big international business, was a dream instruction for us.
We have to confess that we had a head start at Farnborough. Before our client purchased the Park, we were working with them to identify opportunities for improvement. Most people call this ‘due diligence consultancy’; we like to think of it as helping our clients make the right decisions for the long-term success of their portfolio.
Another advantage that head start gave us was insight into the service charge. This meant we could focus on making improvements there too – reallocating money to services that help the Park deliver better returns in the short term and make it a more resilient asset over the long term
The stories we love the most though are not necessarily the cost savings, it’s the growth and innovative initiatives we were able to support during our tenure from 2012-2019.
Wildlife friendly gardens, beehives, bug hotels and plenty of green space are probably not the first images that come to mind when you hear the words ‘Business Park’, yet we were delighted to be able to develop the site’s environmental programs and help them on their way to 3 prestigious Green Flag awards in a row and the Bali Award in 2016.
Occupiers can get chatting on the shuttle bus or over a cappuccino in the morning. They can swap tips and inspiration when they drop the children at the nursery or share ideas as they spot each other in the health club. It’s why we brought in a dedicated Events Co-ordinator for the Park, so that as well as investing time in their businesses, occupiers could also invest in their health during Wellness Week, in Park safety with defibrillator training and in the local community with a variety of charity events.
The phrase ‘Business Park’ does not really do Farnborough justice. While that’s literally what it is – a park, where people do business – we see it as more than that. We helped to make it a place that balances work and rest and makes life easier in a busy world.
And, you can have your own 5 star private Jet ready to go, just five minutes away. How cool is that?