A conversation with Keith McGonigle, Senior Consultant, Bruhn NewTech at Warner House, Salisbury

A conversation with Keith McGonigle, Senior Consultant, Bruhn NewTech at Warner House, Salisbury

“Our company was recently taken over by new management who wanted us to relocate to raise our professional appearance and to reflect the company status and ambitions. 

In conjunction with our new parent company based in Copenhagen, we undertook desktop research to look at various possible properties.

We were very pleased to find Warner House which allowed us to stay in the centre of Salisbury.”

Keith McGonigle, Senior Consultant, Bruhn NewTech Ltd.

“Overall, we were disappointed with the quality of small office space in the city.  It tends to be above retail space, cramped and not all on one floor and old fashioned in style.

Warner House offers us the lot; facilities, quality, location, hub space, parking and a lovely courtyard to enjoy in the warmer months.

Endless possibilities.”

Keith McGonigle, Senior Consultant, Bruhn NewTech Ltd

“The priority for Bruhn NewTech was to stay in the city of Salisbury as we have many important clients in the region.  

Warner House offers a great deal of flexibility which we have valued particularly through the past two years.  Our ability to both WFH and from the office has been essential to us and will continue to be very important to our business.  

The range of onsite facilities is difficult to match elsewhere .” 

Keith McGonigle, Senior Consultant, Bruhn NewTech Ltd

Notes from conversation with Ian Sheekey, MD of IS Accountancy, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

A conversation with Ian Sheekey, MD of IS Accountancy, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors at Warner House, Salisbury

Notes from conversation with Ian Sheekey, MD of IS Accountancy, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

“Having looked at different options, we quickly realised it had to be Warner House.  For the size of suite we needed, the other choices seemed old fashioned. 

Warner House was a better offer than other Salisbury city centre locations so I went ahead with a viewing and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.  

In the past I have seen small businesses find it difficult to get high quality space.

There were other city centre locations but they were quite traditional and Warner House offers superb space.  I was able to choose from a range of sizes of suites available.

Ian Sheekey, MD IS Accountancy 

“Coming from an established business to start afresh with a desire to set up and work from offices.

We wanted to base ourselves in a lovely place to work.

Like many businesses we now have good systems in place to WFH, so the combo of the quality office space and WFH works well for us.” 

Ian Sheekey, MD IS Accountancy 

“Understanding a client’s business is essential.  Accountancy is far more about people skills than people appreciate.  We believe in a collaborative process with the client team.    

Despite the seismic change in how we work, the benefits of meeting face 2 face can never be underestimated.  We know we get a far better response by meeting IRL.

Warner House offers confidential meeting rooms and hub space.  It’s a great addition to what we have.  I didn’t need to take any extra space in the office as this is available to all tenants on site.” 

Ian Sheekey, MD IS Accountancy 

About IS Accountancy

IS Accountancy is a boutique accountancy firm that handles accounting and financial matters for owner managed businesses with a turnover up to £5 million.  Our main client base is the central southern region of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, so it’s been very useful that our established clients can rendezvous at the office safely and conveniently.

What kind of office space should you now be creating?

What kind of office space should you now be creating?

Have we fallen out of love with the office? 

Leading regional commercial property developers Ameriscot review the future of offices. Exploring what office space means to us and how we will occupy offices in the future is on the minds of many senior management and staff right now. 

Ameriscot have seen company priorities for space alter. The office landscape is changing. But not as you initially believe. 

What does the future office actually look like? 

Right now, to continue to create an adapting workforce that can work in a hybrid way is very central to business success. So, there is a flight to quality and flexible working office space.

Evidence from Ameriscot bears this out. In particular, their office scheme, Warner House in the city centre of Salisbury, has plenty of content tenants as the building offers staff space and flexibility to use both the office and WFH in a truly bespoke way.

The space has been remodelled throughout and offers high quality flexible suites with plenty of internal and external break out space, tech capability and room to adapt. What we all crave.

With meticulous care, using the most efficient technology, highest quality materials, stunning architectural design, and superior finishing, Ameriscot are proud of what Warner House has become. And they are very pleased that this office space has become home to so many varied companies, including Bruhn NewTech, IS Accountancy and Rockhopper Research.

At the heart of the Ameriscot way is making it possible and the company have seen a steady increase in enquiries seeking out adaptable offices for this reason. 

Some companies seeking an office closer to their own homes rather than the commute into London have found this an answer to a problem. We need a physical office but not how it used to be. No longer the strained commute into the capital, but a short bike or walk perhaps. The benefits of office life have not diminished.

Ameriscot are making the most of this, helping to turn company dreams of office life into reality by combining high-end refurbishment with high-end service.  Advancing futures for all.

Office Space for Now -v- The Human Factor

What kind of office space should you now be creating? Say hello to the office mashup. 

As property developers, Ameriscot can report that the work force is very much a priority for businesses seeking accommodation. 

A mix of both office and WFH has been found to be the flexible, safe and preferred option for staff and management.

Office space providing the necessary collaborative opportunities yet delivering it with safety for the workforce and visitors. 

The extended stop start of WFH has allowed us all to review what we do actually like about working from the office and what can be done better.

Embrace the change 

Following the quick turnaround from pure office located work patterns, we now embrace a hybrid two location situation with WFH and office bases still playing a role. The physical space that we all know as the office still exists and importantly really matters to staff.

Conveying a physical perception of a brand, reports and surveys suggest that we all want the office. As employee well-being is at the centre of company decision making about workspace. Hybrid working or the office mashup is something we have adapted to and want. 

Employee Well Being is Central

In recent research by the HR resources group, Adecco, hybrid working is here to stay.3 out of every 4 members of staff answered that they would appreciate more flexibility and a mix of office-based and remote working.

Some staff became anxious and isolated. As a result of lockdown, their mental health has been affected through the lack of social connection that can only be improved from an office environment.

In a recent workplace strategy paper by leading commercial agents JLL, human resources were found to be at the centre of creating a harmonious outcome in the office. 

The future of our businesses depends upon it. Listening to staff and creating a collaborative approach as to how the business operates has become central.

Ameriscot have seen this raise aspirations of both the companies and workforce too as businesses unlock the potential of the office in a different way.

Creativity is not a solo activity

Ameriscot have found that companies see that unlocking staff potential is also a vital element of office occupation. 

Creativity and innovation require time and interaction. Upskilling for the future is cojoined to the ongoing success of any business and creativity is not a solo activity. The physical office space is generally considered to be the best place to learn both formally and informally. Older wiser heads providing valuable insight and skills to younger team members.

Time and again research finds that business will need to think the creativity element through carefully. To equip employees for the future business landscape is again an agenda must-have.

So, where do we go from here?

Delivering the office of the future today will require a full understanding of what your business and your team need. You will want to protect and guarantee workplace standards.

At Ameriscot, we always listen to your needs and embrace the flexibility you want. We know you need to keep business life separate from home life. We get that.

If you want to have an initial chat about your current office requirements in Salisbury, call our development director, Bill Parker, on 01202 315110.

About Us

Ameriscot are an independent multi-disciplinary commercial and residential property developer in central southern England, based in Bournemouth.

Principally known as commercial developers, providing wide regional experience, we align ourselves with the very best team we can assemble for the specific task: architects renowned for their creativity and aesthetic, builders, planners, engineers, interior designers and landscapers.

When you pull together the best and give them space to collaborate, you’re going to end up with something pretty special; the coordination and streamlining of that process is down to us: we assemble the team, we incorporate the design elements, create the construction documents, build and finish the project, be it a new build or a remodelling task.

Ameriscot are laser-focused on providing the best for their tenants and owners now and into the future. With high-end value property, to develop or remodel, you need a professional development company with office staff and all the systems in place to be able to manage such a project because it’s in-depth. 

And certainly, when you’ve got more than one or two of these projects, you must be responsive, organized and professional. We handle this with pride.

Ameriscot’s objective is to provide the very best service and advice based upon their considerable experience and knowledge of property.

They have remained at the forefront of the marketplace by continual re-evaluation of the services that they provide and the ability to adapt to the changing market needs. Ameriscot continue to develop and expand their business.