Inefficient and lacklustre offices are a thing of the past with companies now looking to offer not just the right professional image, but stimulating and creative environments for staff.
“Years ago companies often didn’t like to be seen as successful, but now they wish to display a professional and achieving image,” says David Cain. Since the age of 23, he has been at the forefront in advising companies on the best use of office space, drawing up plans, ensuring they have the right furniture and instigating brand co-ordinated colour schemes.
Demand for his services has increased so much over the past year that his office planning and design company HS3, part of the Home Strategic group based in Cronkbourne, is expanding and son Nik, 21, has left the world of banking to join his father in the business.
“More and more companies realise that first impressions really do count when seeking new business or attracting prospective employees and a tired or ill-conceived office does not inspire confidence, nor is it conducive to a good working environment,” said David.
“Business is about people and a company’s workforce is vitally important to its success; this means having the right environment in which to work, along with development of the correct HR strategy and documentation and of course awareness of all the relevant Health and Safety and environmental issues.”
He added: “The job entails being part architect, part fitter and part account manager, a role which Nik also enjoys and it also helps that we work well together.”
Nik, who previously worked on the customer accounts administration team at HSBC Bank in Douglas said: “I’ve always had an interest in what my Dad does and when he’s been busy with deliveries or assembling furniture for an office refit have frequently helped out. Working in the business is something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m now delighted that the opportunity has come about.”
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