April 2021

 

SMR is delighted to announce that our continued growth and expansion has led to us agreeing new office space with current landlord CEG.

Announced to our Team before the Easter Bank Holiday, negotiations are well progressed regarding our future occupation of the tenth floor of The Exchange.

The building has been our home for six years and moving to the top floor will provide us with circa 5,500 sqft. We will be using this space to adapt to new ways of working within office space, post-Covid. It will provide much needed additional ‘break-out space’, extra meeting rooms, booths and the like, for conference calls and other discussions including the myriad of Teams, Zoom & Chime meetings. We’re also seeking ideas from our Team of 50+ architects, technologists and technicians, to make the space more than simply ‘somewhere to work’. A strong emphasis will remain on our collaborative nature, but also focussing on the balance of our strong social side – a staff bar has already been suggested!

Simon Rispin, notes “Whilst we see many businesses downsize office space due to WFH, we believe we are stronger together than the sum of individuals at home. We are looking forward to getting everyone back – and to a new space which will allow our team ethos and collaborative nature to shine. Not only is the space going to be great, but the views are something else looking across the Harrogate skyline.”

 

Amanda Marsey, added “Collaboration internally and externally remains as the heart of SMR and after such a long time working from home and so many new people joining TeamSMR, it will be refreshing to all be office based again and launch into SMRs next phase of evolvement. Beyond 2021, we’ll look to take advantage of technology, ensure a great work:life balance and be true to SMRs culture.”

Please check back regularly for progress updates, as we develop the office space and our gradual, safe return to the office.