Posted on January 08, 2016

Derby-based workspace designer ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees has enjoyed its best ever year with a 30% increase in turnover – rising as high as 90% in the final quarter of 2015 – and is already filling up its busy 2016 schedule with exciting projects for major corporate customers.

Founded in 2003 by experienced designer Howard Barnes, ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees has established a reputation for outstanding transformations of offices and other workspaces, boosted in 2015 by high-profile projects such as the creation of the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre at Loughborough University.

The company also provides solutions for building owners and property agents to maximise the aesthetics and functionality of their premises, ensuring that tenants receive high-quality workspaces.

It is this combination of markets that has seen ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees achieve £1.5 million turnover in 2015, an increase of 30% on 2014. Year-on-year growth peaked in the fourth quarter at 90%, a strong finish to the year that has continued into 2016 with orders in excess of £1 million already placed.

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“Our target now is to double our annual turnover in 2016 and hit £3.1 million,” confirms Howard Barnes. “With our exceptionally talented team of designers and fitters proving their capabilities on every job, we feel confident that we’ll achieve this ambitious goal.”

The key to ThreeHundredandSixtyDegree's success lies in the company’s comprehensive approach to workspace solutions. As the name implies, ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees offers a single-source solution encompassing consultation, design and implementation. The company defines this under the maxim: think:people, innovate:product, deliver:space.

“We aim to drill into the mind-set of a business – to understand not only what it wants to achieve but how it wishes to achieve it. Many workspace consultancies deliver only the tangible objects such as desks, but we strive to solve the ‘intangibles,’ too,” explains Howard.

A ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees solution will therefore look at various factors – space, lighting, acoustics and others – in order to determine the optimal layout, not only for desks but for ancillary requirements such as meeting rooms, storage areas and break-out spaces.

ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees also takes into account aspects such as the movement of employees within the business, in order to create dynamic workspaces. “Hot-desking or ‘agile’ working are becoming increasingly popular choices for business who offer flexible working arrangements,” explains Howard. “A company with a total workforce of 2,000 employees could be able to house them in premises offering only space for 1,000 once shift patterns and business trips are taken into account.

“We believe that our ability to view the customer’s business as a whole and deliver solutions that not only meet today’s needs but also anticipate future requirements, sets us apart,” he concludes.
Read more online on the Derby Telegraph website.

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