Moving to Deben House
Those avid readers out there might remember that Gleem moved offices a couple of months back into a building on King Street. Hopefully you weren’t too attached to the idea, as we’ve already packed our bags and moved on to another prospect!
Part of being a startup still in early stages seems to be not becoming too attached to aspects of the business: in our experience so far this definitely includes office space.
Once again thanks to the lovely folks at www.meanwhilecreative.co.uk, we found a brand new spot in an up-and-coming office building in Lawrence Hill, just past Old Market.
We know it seems like we’re darting all over the place in Bristol and it might be true that one of our reasons for moving is our own miniature tour of the city (we’re wandering souls here at Gleem), but the new office also comes with plenty of its own advantages.
For starters, the space is more appropriate for the size of the business at the moment. We’ve been growing at speed and needed an office bigger than our old spot on King Street, so we jumped at the chance to move on.
Another advantage is that we have a second room in this office where we can conduct interviews or formal meetings, away from the hustle and bustle of the main desks. Although, confession time, it’s currently pretty full of cleaning supplies.
We’ve also got our own kitchen and plenty of open space for us to settle into and make our own. We’re at the stage of our development as a business that we need to figure out how we want our offices to feel, and how we go about achieving that feeling. It’s a fun challenge, and one that’s an exciting prospect to take on in the new office!
Additionally, just as we’re at a pretty crucial stage of our development, the building where our new office is, Deben House, is also building itself up.
In fact, Lawrence Hill at large is one of the developing areas of Bristol, having been approved for a pretty sizeable endowment fund in July. It’s nice to think of our business as being part of the change and contributing, in some way, to improving this part of the city. Or maybe we’re just being sentimental. Either way, hopefully we’re going to be staying put for some time to come!