To mark its 225th anniversary, Start-rite Shoes has given its Norwich office headquarters a makeover, transforming it into a state of the art design facility.
Reflecting the company’s design heritage, the new offices provide a modern and open plan workspace for the 80 employees based there.
The work involved the internal refurbishment of the reception area, showroom and general office area. Air conditioning and contemporary lighting have made the office a comfortable work environment where employees can thrive.
The result is a more inclusive and dynamic environment, designed to enable greater collaborative working across teams as well as bringing wellbeing benefits, including improved staff satisfaction, motivation and morale.
Commenting on the improvements, chief executive officer Ian Watson, says, “We are writing the next chapter in our history and are committed to making that here in the UK. My past experience has shown me that the building has a fundamental impact on employee productivity.
“Our redesign has enabled greater cross functional working and will help us to attract and retain the most talented employees,” he continues. “We are investing heavily in our brand and as design centric business, our office environment must support us to work smarter and sharper to ensure we are an organisation that is fit for the future.”