Coffee shop ambience, high speed Wi-Fi, curated music, height adjustable desks & varied working spaces are just a few of the details that make working at COMPANY a productive pleasure. Sitting at the heart of Taunton, in one of the town’s iconic buildings, it is no coincidence that COMPANY has become a local landmark for businesses of all sizes, in both senses of the word. Now celebrating their 1st birthday, it has been inspirational to watch COMPANY go from strength to strength.
For founder Jon Air, it all started with him personally wanting some new, creative, office space. However, it seemed there were a lot of people talking about the need for somewhere to work and meet, especially in the town centre. With an office on Lower Middle Street Jon could see that the town would benefit from a new, independent business bringing fresh energy and services to the hub of the community. As Jon explains: “When I first looked round the space and saw a Kingfisher through the window, I was sold – it’s one of the few properties in Taunton to really benefit from the river. My vision for creating a space for a working community has surpassed my expectations and COMPANY is a genuine place for relationship, collaboration and people outworking their purpose”
Whether users want desk space on an hourly rate basis, or to become part of the membership community, unlocking a host of additional benefits, at COMPANY there really is something for everyone. Local businessman Richard Cottrell can’t imagine life without COMPANY: “I work remotely from Company in Taunton a couple days a week. I think it’s a fantastic spot for remote workers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses and self-employed people to work and focus. Being in a clean, bright, modern, and inspiring space surrounded by other people who are getting work done has the effect of making me more productive. The added productivity more than pays for the cost of membership and makes me happier and less stressed. Once people try it, they will get it.”
COMPANY Manager Romi loves being part of something that it bigger than ‘just the job’ and takes great pleasure in welcoming customers, helping them experience the benefits of working out of COMPANY. Furthermore, she is keen to ensure that products and services develop based on user needs rather than prescriptive menus. With bookable break out spaces perfect for meetings, training or quiet reflection, Romi has seen the diary fill up, with the added pleasure of building relationships with local workshop and course providers as they repeat book. With the added ability to offer licensed events space for up to 200 people during the evening and on Saturdays, COMPANY has also been delighted to become the home of the monthly Digital Taunton meet ups. As a community of local individuals and businesses who are passionate about ensuring Taunton and Somerset become a hub for digital innovation and collaboration, for Digital Taunton, COMPANY has been the perfect fit, and they are proud to call COMPANY a supportive partner rather than simply a venue host.
During their first year, Romi has been proud to see COMPANY not simply as a beneficiary of the ‘positive Taunton’ movement, but an instrumental part in its development. Team members Abi and Tim share that sense of pride in where they work, finding it inspirational to see how the atmosphere at COMPANY allows workers to really focus on their own projects, whilst offering the opportunity to network and collaborate with likeminded others.
Become part of the COMPANY community of businesses and organisations and enjoy access to world class facilities right at the geographical, and commercial heart of Taunton. www.companyspaces.com