Ultimedia, a 20 year old Software Supplier offering services to a wide range of companies with clients in over 20 countries from multinationals to smaller local firms and government entities.
Our decision to relocate our headquarters staff to Broadstone Mill SBIC two years ago came about as we had a small office in the facility for over 5 years but were very impressed with the refurbishment 3 years ago and decided to move in and make it our main office.
The decision was easy. Apart from the funky décor and vibrant feel to the community spaces, a lot of thought had been given to layout, flexibility and the utility of services especially for early stage companies. The other major factor was the management and service team that Oxford Innovations had installed to run the centre. They understand and are deeply committed to core mission of the centre and understand the needs, especially for start-ups and early stage companies, and provide an environment which encourages co-operation and shared experiences.
“Why then would a 20 year old company be interested in a centre primarily for early stage companies? We have a relatively small (9 person) head office team and keep it slim by contracting out much of our administrative tasks. SBIC allowed us to engage with other firms in the centre where proximity and the ability to pop in for a chat enhanced communications and effectiveness. As a result we now employ the services of 5 other firms covering Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing Research, Copywriting and Shipping. In addition, the reception and mail handling services obviate the need for those to be handled in house. ”
Garry Driver, Chairman / CEO
It’s good that we can give our business to primarily start-ups whilst getting a personalised service in return.
When major corporate clients visit, we can utilise the common areas and meeting rooms for training and progress meetings without disturbing the office environment and at the same time present a professional image.
This is even more valuable for earlier stage companies trying to make an impression without the expense of custom offices.
All in all a significant upgrade to our image in the marketplace and an improvement in operating efficiency.