Office refurbishment specialist and interior design consultancy, Office Principles, has delivered the new Nottingham headquarters of an expanding executive recruitment consultancy.
Forsyth Barnes has invested £1 million in the full fit-out of its new commercial office space on Friar Lane in the city, as part of its ambitious plans to create 100 new jobs.
Office Principles has created what it calls a ‘vibrant activity-based environment’ which has been designed to reflect Forsyth Barnes’ specialisms in the sports and emerging technology sectors.
The newly refurbished office includes video theatre rooms for international virtual meetings, smart switchable glass that frosts at the touch of a button and Alexa-enabled coffee machines and projectors.
The sports-themed workspace also features basketball nets, a golf putting green, neon lighting and a large Asian-inspired gong stand to celebrate new job placements.
Commenting on the refurb, Scott Parsons, Managing Partner, Forsyth Barnes, said: “Office Principles have taken our vision and created some really cool brand concepts.
“The team has been superb in challenging external circumstances. All of our team are delighted with the new space, and we look forward to welcoming future FBers to the coolest office in Nottingham!”
In 2020 Forsyth Barnes was named by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe. The firm, which is also ranked as the #1 recruitment business in Nottingham and the #3 ranked business in the UK (across all sectors) – plans to create up to 100 new roles for research and recruitment executives across Europe and the US.
Office Principles worked with the building’s landlord, to help Forsyth Barnes’ new office accommodate up to 48 employees, with the potential to develop additional vacant office space next door as the business continues to expand.
Gary Tailby, Managing Director of Office Principles, said: “Forysth Barnes is a young and dynamic business, with its own very unique culture and values. We’ve very much enjoyed working together to design and deliver a fun and energetic working environment that encourages collaboration and physical movement and reflects the sector specialisms of the brand.
“It’s great to see an expanding business commit its future to the city of Nottingham.”