Office Principles delivers international recruitment firm’s new £1m HQ

by Francesca

Office Principles delivers international recruitment firm’s new £1m HQ

Leading 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 a vibrant activity-based environment which has been designed to reflect Forsyth Barnes’ specialisms in the sports and emerging technology sectors.

It 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.

Office Principles worked with the landlord, who had recently refurbished the office to Grade A accommodation, to ensure the maximum benefit of that investment was gained by Forsyth Barnes.

The new office will accommodate up to 48 employees with the potential to develop further vacant office space located 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.”

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!”

Forsyth Barnes was named by the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe. It plans to create up to 100 new roles for research and recruitment executives all over Europe and the US in the sports, tech, fintech and eCommerce markets.

Established over 30 years ago, Office Principles specialises in office refurbishment, commercial fit out and corporate furniture systems. It delivers services on behalf of a wide range of leading UK and international companies including Visa, Twinings and BDO.

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