HELLO FRESH, MACQUARIE, ZPG, EXPEDIA and MOO are just some of the big names participating in Workplace Week 2017 to celebrate and showcase workplace innovation and creativity, with all proceeds donated to BBC Children in Need.
Marking its fifth consecutive year, Workplace Week 2017 will take place the week commencing the 13th November 2017. The popular fundraising week is organised by leading workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA).
This year’s event involves a dynamic programme of events, including a host of brand new workplace tours representing some of the most innovative workspaces across London and beyond. Organisations that have never before opened their doors to their ‘working workplaces’ will do so this November, including some of the world’s biggest food, travel, technology, financial services and creative organisations.
The head office of popular fresh food subscription start-up, HELLOFRESH, is bound to lure in foodies and workplace fanatics alike. Based in London’s trendy Shoreditch neighbourhood, and winner of the London Design Award for ‘Best Office Space’, ‘The Fresh Farm’ has been purposefully designed to encourage productivity, creativity and sustainability. With a range of upcycled furniture, pallet cladded columns, a wall of pre-loved cookery books, and a fully functioning cookery school, creating a unique environment for teams to come together, visitors will definitely get a taste of great work life balance in this trendy North London HQ.
A perfect example of contemporary sophistication, is the impressive EMEA headquarters of MACQUARIE. Located in Ropemaker Place, the award-winning HQ – ranked by The Telegraph one of the ‘UK’s Top 10 Coolest Office Spaces’ in 2015 – is the epicentre of innovation. Spanning six floors and 217,500 feet, the spectacular office incorporates open spaces and portable technology to enable staff to connect and collaborate, with its iconic red staircase climbing through the heart of the building to reflect a culture of openness and connectivity.
As one of Glass Door’s ‘Top 10 Coolest Offices’ in 2017, digital platform provider ZPG (home to Zoopla; USwitch and Prime Location) is another exciting addition to the 2017 programme. Located in a beautiful courtyard setting at Tower Bridge, and infused with impressive industrial design, natural greenery, breakout spaces and natural light, the office is a distinct departure from the tradition office space, designed to incorporate all the characteristics of a ‘home away from home’ providing three floors of living space. Sure to make staff and visitors feel right at home, the office comes complete with a series of boardrooms and collaborative spaces designed and styled as a living room, dining room, wine cellar, study, media room, conservatory, library, terrace - even a treehouse, a green-house and swimming pool (complete with diving board!).
Voted as the ‘Best Place to Work in the UK’ for two consecutive years, according to Glassdoor's rankings and called ‘one of the UK’s happiest tech teams’ by Techworld, EXPEDIA’s London office in Angel allows you to travel the world with one walk of the office, with a range of internationally themed meeting rooms. With its huge roof terrace offering stunning views of the North London skyline, multiple ‘chill-out zones’, Formula One simulators, plus a host of benefits for employees, visitors will get jet-lag just taking in the awe-inspiring working world of Expedia.
Completing the first five names to hit the bill this November, is digital print and design company, MOO, based directly opposite Farringdon tube station in heart of London’s original 18th Century printing district. With an office space spanning 120 meters long and 40 meters wide (the equivalent of three Olympic size swimming pools) – and a 60 metre-long paper installation suspended from the ceiling, constructed from over 500 panels of beautifully crafted G.F Smith Colorplan paper - the large open plan office is as colourful and vibrant as the materials it prints. Even the books in their personal library are organised by colour instead of name!
And that’s not all… more than 15 other workplaces opening their doors for Workplace Week 2017 are still to be announced.
To find out more about the workplaces taking part in Workplace Week 2017 and to book tickets, please visit www.workplaceweek.com and join the conversation using the Twitter hashtag - #WorkplaceWeek.
About Workplace Week
Workplace Week is a week-long showcase of workplace innovation taking place in the UK between 13th – 17th November 2017 in aid of BBC Children in Need. Workplace Week consists of short visits to some of the most innovative workplaces in the UK and fringe events. The event is organised by AWA. Delegates can book their place on the tours by visiting the website www.workplaceweek.com, selecting their chosen event and then paying a small contribution which goes to BBC Children in Need.
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