This month our move into our brand-new manufacturing facility, Innovation Valley, commenced, and the team are very quickly settling into their new surroundings. Due to the magnitude of the move, this update will cover the office space, with the following update to look at our production facility in detail.
An innovative and ground-breaking approach has been taken with the workspace to ensure that all needs are catered for. There are purpose-built meeting rooms, complete with large screens for presentations with seating for up to eight people. The main boardroom takes pride of place in the downstairs office and is fitted with all the “mod-cons” you’d expect from Ashwoods Electric Motors. Added to this, there are numerous ‘break out’ areas – spacious and light working spaces coupled with an overall stylish design mean that our staff are very proud and already attached to their new office.
Aside from the clean and crisp layout of the desks, our office benefits from the aforementioned ‘break out’ areas that can be utilised at our employees’ leisure throughout the day, in an informal or formal capacity. These are dotted around the office and range from high top glass tables with fashionable bar stools to a corner with an inbuilt coffee table on the matching wooden floor, complete with leather sofa, chair and Perspex windows with views across the countryside. There is also a slightly more formal break out/meeting area right in the heart of the downstairs office, with seating for six around a circular table.
All of the above carefully planned and thought-out features mean that our office avoids the cold and clinical feel of some working environments, while retaining a thoroughly modern and professional look. We couldn’t ask for a better place to work! Located just outside of Exeter, our manufacturing facility enjoys the best of both worlds, being easily accessible by road, train and air yet also set in idyllic surroundings. The large bi-folding glass doors provide a significant amount of natural light, while also opening extensively to bring the adjacent Devon countryside into our workspace.
Our next Innovation Valley update will focus on our cutting-edge production area, and we will show you around our high-volume manufacturing section of the Innovation Valley facility – keep your eyes peeled!