Grass is greener in Midwich’s new offices October 23 2014
The ongoing project, below, has seen the marketing department moved from the first floor of their Vinces Road headquarters to the new ground floor area, which features artificial grass, curved glass presentation areas, ‘relax and inspire’ zones, interactive touchscreens, projectors and videowalls.
The refurbishment is the beginning of a two-year project led by Swaffham-based commercial interior specialists Acorn Works to transform the company’s head office.
It comes after Midwich recently secured 115th place in the 10th Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league, which highlights the fastest growing medium-sized businesses in the country.
The EDP Top100 firm, which employs 425 people, made an £8.5m profit on sales of £233.7m, according to its latest figures.
Stephen Fenby, managing director of the Midwich Group, said: “Being a leading technology distributor, we thought it fitting that our staff worked in a cutting-edge environment, so we have started to invest in transforming our head office to a place where technology, creative use of space, and inspiring décor blend to make a workplace where people feel excited and proud to come to every day. Our new marketing department certainly brings a wow factor for visitors and the new meeting areas are already proving popular throughout the business.”
The company said that the new working environment is brighter, more spacious, inspiring and more efficient. It uses interactive touchscreens in meeting areas, which allows users to present and showcase ideas in an engaging way.
Steve Tomlin, contracts director at Acorn, said: “We are delighted to have been involved with Midwich once more – having last worked with them during their 2010 move and expansion from Gilray Road to their Vinces Road premises. The brief for the new marketing department was to go ‘above and beyond’ the norm. For inspiration, we were shown Google’s offices and initial ideas and themes involved a Caribbean beach hut, ski lodges and even a London bus.”
He added: “The final result is something that we are all immensely proud of. With projects such as these, the devil is in the detail and there are numerous special touches to ensure the department can expand and develop as demand dictates.”