In November 2017 the time finally came for us to move from the office that we called home for almost 7 years into a new space, just a 5-minute walk down the road.
Situated within a recently refurbished premises: Witan Studios offers a vibrant new working environment with a minimalist, modern, décor – perfectly suited to Boxx.
Although similar in size to the old one, our new office forms a shape that is much more appropriate for the structure of the business. It also offers brighter lighting, a more spacious feel and many ‘break-out’ areas for a well-earned rest.
One of the biggest benefits of our relocation, and the driving force behind the move, is our new-found visibility and accessibility. Both unachievable in our previous residence where we were hidden away – Boxxed in (pardon the pun!) by other firms at the business centre.
You can now pick us out by the decals on our windows which are easily visible from the ground and help us to stand out from the exciting businesses that surround us in MK’s rapidly expanding business community. Relocating here has really helped us to feel a part of the movement as, even though we’ve always been located in CMK, we’ve always been a little removed from the action.
We’ve already been able to welcome many of our neighbours, and some customers into the office, which is something that we’ve wanted to do for a long time but just hasn’t been possible in the past. This has really helped to give a more personal touch to the business which aligns much better with our ethos and image of an open and transparent company.
As well as the fellow businesses there’re a number of attractions within touching distance, including Fourth & Fifth. Popular amongst the studios’ community: this is the place to grab yourself a cuppa or a bite to eat if the time is right. The food is 5* and the coffee well, is it okay to say 6?
In the courtyard you can find a variety of different cuisines, depending on the week, with a different van arriving at lunch time every Friday to join Moopheus who can be found grazing all-day long.
Moopheus is the cow that we sponsored during 2017 as part of the Herd about MK event. If you’d like to know how she got her name, or haven’t Herd about MK, then we’d recommend checking out our blog…
With all the food that’s on offer it’s important that there’s a way to burn those excess calories off. Luckily, we have our very own Bike Studio – equipped with changing rooms, secure locking facilities and showers (so no need to worry about freshening up before work). This is particularly great for Boxx because, as you may know, we’re avid cycling fans and love to get on the pedals as often as possible!
Perhaps the only down side to our move is the ongoing building work. The premises are so new that some parts are still being worked on and therefore, from time to time, there are some noise disturbances. This won’t last forever though, and we offer our apologies to anyone who has encountered some unruly noises when speaking to us over the phone.
As you can probably tell by our excitement; this move has given us a new lease of life and we look forward to the new opportunities it brings, such as the regular networking events hosted by Witan Studios, on top of those that have already presented themselves.
They say that change is as good as a rest which is certainly the case for us: we feel energised for the year ahead and the potential that it has to offer.