Stott and May launches Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired office
The company, which already has an Alice in Wonderland inspired New York office, comissioned Martine Le Gassick, founder of Maya Design, to redesign the office.
The redesign is the latest step in Stott and May’s campaign to create a positive, unique work environment for its staff to inspire new ideas and drive productivity.
Founder and CEO Stephen Stott, commented, “It’s a fun and slightly wacky idea I came up with and it’s been evolving ever since. The story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is really all about pushing creative boundaries – and, much the same as Willy Wonka’s factory, I wanted the office to be a space for innovation, where staff could think big and not be afraid to fail. We’re not your typical corporate company and I wanted the office to reflect that.”
With plans to expand headcount to 90 and a projected turnover of £40m this year, the opening of the new-look office coincides with a period of significant business growth for Stott and May.
The company has also been shortlisted for Employer of the Year at the National Business Awards, and Stephen Stott shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year.
Stott added, “The way people work is changing - Gen Y is much more collaborative and driven by job fulfilment, and the place of work must reflect that. As a business owner, your staff are your most important asset so you must work hard to create a positive and engaging work environment, and one they are proud of!”