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"The space planning and design services of sosna witts exceed my expectations every time. Their focus on the detail that affects people both inside and outside a purely working environment is refreshing."
Ian Jones 2012 Olympic Relocations Manager Bywaters
"We run a busy Business Centre where environment is everything; we have engaged sosna witts on a number of occasions, from space planning to the project management of major refurbishment programmes. Each time we have felt fully supported, they work in a responsive and professional manner and operate with our best interests in mind, effectively as a trusted partner. I believe that engaging with sosna witts actually saved us money and management time. We enjoyed clear communication and a detailed and thorough process. sosna witts delivered on their promises and enabled our projects to come in on time and to budget, very refreshing!"
Emma Lawrenson Director Chiltern House Business Centre
"The Didcot and District CAB had to move at very short notice to an old open plan office building, completely unsuitable for our needs. Martin and Teresa took the time and effort to understand our organisation, our sometimes peculiar requirements and very limited budget and created a home for the CAB. Their flexible and creative approach and can do attitude made them a pleasure to work with and everyone is delighted with the results."
Judith Abela Acting Deputy Director (Advice Services) Oxfordshire South and Vale CAB
“Part of the Colchester Borough Homes’ Working Smarter project was to reduce and make better use of our office space and sosna witts were appointed to survey and assess our seven office locations with an aspiration to reducing the number of offices and designing the optimum office space for a future new build opportunity. The attention to detail in assessing our Company needs was apparent from the start, looking into our current roles and how we intend to operate in a more agile environment. The designs were not only visually refreshing but included the detail required to write a business case to our Board to implement the changes. I was also impressed with the choice and design of office furniture which allowed for a multiple-purpose office, useable by the varying roles within the Company.”
Matt Armstrong Head of Asset Management Colchester Borough Homes
“Projects rarely go to plan. Stuff happens that creates continuous opportunity and challenge through a projects life. We sometimes get things wrong, like not having the right ICT capability or dis-clarity on the governance and responsibilities model of project management. Testimonials often just reflect the happy client who was merely relieved to have got to the end of the process and they don’t always reflect that problems occur and that it’s the way those problems are dealt with that counts.
So at Colne we are a very happy client because sosna witts worked at breakneck speed to get us re-housed within 3 months - taking an incomplete new build shell and alongside our creative partner Atticus, turning the space into a beautiful (fully compliant) home. We learnt the importance of bringing work stream leads with us, ensuring clarity of roles, the challenges of co-ordinating a number of suppliers and decision makers and that we were totally mad to think we could do it in 3 months - it was not our choice!
The reason we did was because Martin worked 24/7 for us. Always smiling, always driving the timelines, always thinking ahead and always having our best interests at heart. His doggedness and pure focus shone through for all the right reasons and if we were to move again we would ask sosna witts. And give ourselves 9 months”.
Sara Thakkar Chief Executive Officer Colne Housing
“Colne’s ‘Building our Office Project’ saw us need to relocate within 6 months, to an office with a 30% smaller footprint and move along our agile working journey. sosna witts were appointed to lead this project and were the project driver, focused on managing the working environment for the evolving solution. Our new offices were shaped by Martin to provide optimum desk space, a home for our newly launched Contact Centre and flexible spaces for our staff to create and innovate. Martin’s experience, knowledge and leadership made this project a success, with hot desking implemented, ICT improvements and zero down time!“
Charlotte Todd Head of Asset Management and Investment Colne Housing
"Transforming a 1300 sq ft shell into a spacious, welcoming and eye-catching space is no easy task. Even more so when it is in the heart of St James's combining the requirements of a boutique strategy consulting firm and an investment management business. Martin and Teresa delivered a solution that impressed us and, more importantly, our clients, for the design of the space, the materials used and the ultimate "look" of the office. I would not hesitate to recommend sosna witts."
James Penney Chairman Darwin Consulting
"We engaged sosna witts to manage our relocation to new premises. This included designing the layout for our new office, finding and managing the appropriate contractors to carry out the work, liaising with our new landlords, and dealing with the moving of everything from our existing premises to our new office. The all-encompassing service we received, together with a real command of the details, made this process smoother than we could ever have imagined. Other than taking some decisions about how our new space should look, all we had to do was to pack up our files on Friday and then unpack them the following Monday in our new home and then carry on working! I can’t recommend sosna witts highly enough."
Jonathan Curry Director Darwin Property Investment Management Limited
"Teresa and Martin at sosna witts successfully helped us with a complicated office move within the city. Their attention to detail was first class which ensured that the project completed smoothly."
Kevin Richmond Facilities Manager Dow Jones International
"Martin from sosna witts assisted in our office space planning and agile working project. Martin was very personable and thorough and took into consideration that as this was a short term solution, due to the lack of space within our office whilst we considered a possible move to larger premises. The result saw us only spending money on the procurement of desk and meeting room booking software and meeting room display screens together with utilising the office furniture and storage solutions that we already had more efficiently. Martin’s presentation and results of his study were very easy to follow and action accordingly. Thank you for all your assistance Martin.’’
Liz Breeze, Location Manager, FRP Advisory
"sosna witts is a great company with great people. They have supported us through a major relocation and many churn projects over the last few years. Their attention to detail and professionalism is superb. We are pleased to recommend sosna witts."
Kelly Brett Facilities Manager GMAC RFC
"sosna witts have repeatedly proven their ability to respond to short lead times and deliver clear, accurate drawings, they have contributed to property strategy reviews providing capacity planning reports, this vital information has allowed management teams to adjust budgets accordingly. I would have no hesitation in recommending sosna witts to any potential customers."
Martin Smith Facilities Manager GMAC RFC
"sosna witts were able to assist Liberty in the most successful store refresh transformation project in the decade. Martin and Teresa's ability to produce accurate drawings within a short time scale was impressive; the drawings they produced are now used throughout the business. sosna witts professional approach in their work would benefit any establishment seeking to improve their working environment and business."
Lob Tang Property and Facilities Manager Liberty
"sosna witts gave us the confidence to make the brave decisions which have resulted in an office environment which has the look and feel of a fresh and professional business. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone in the future."
"sosna witts have yet again surpassed our expectations - through them our office design and relocation project was flawless and seamless. Their attention to detail and clear communication was a pleasure to work with giving us total support throughout. We have worked with sosna witts on previous refurbishment / reorganisation projects and look forward to working with them again in the future, each time the projects have completed within budget and to deadline and we highly recommend them."
Madeleine Bowd Operations Director LPM Outsourcing
"sosna witts provided us with a speedy response and creative thinking to help us design and implement the opening of our London Office, on time and within budget. I was pleased with their ability to flex according to our changing requirements. I am happy to recommend sosna witts."
Mark Carey CFO Mood Media
"Martin and Teresa at sosna witts helped RAC move from a lived-in and "loved", cluttered environment into a bare boned, sterile new office building. We now have a well designed and laid out work space, with plenty of space for everything and everyone. Productivity has increased and we are better organised in a bright, airy and functional working environment."
Peter Danks Director Reading Agricultural Consultants
"We engaged sosna witts to help us move from the offices that we had occupied for the last ten years. We are a subsidiary of the Rothschild's banking group, and our parent companies expectation for quality and value are extremely high. The design and practicality of the finished space needed to meet equally high standards. The brief included the complete refurbishment of a tired building, with the installation of directors offices, open plan staff workstations and rest areas, new toilet and kitchen facilities together with a fully equipped board room, overall making efficient use of the available space. sosna witts managed the project from start to finish. They were very professional, reliable, and gave good advice from extensive previous experience. We now occupy the offices which are a credit to the group, and this is a direct result of Martin and Teresa's design and project management skills. It is a rare pleasure to work with professionals who can bring the project in on time, and on budget. Many thanks to you both for your contribution."
Paul D Coggins Managing Director Five Arrows Business Finance Rothschild
"South Wales Fire and Rescue Service moved from seven different geographical locations to one with over 300 staff working in open plan. sosna witts were employed to design the office space workstations plus the inclusion of excellent welfare facilities, this has been achieved through sosna witts careful planning and understanding of our needs. Teresa and Martin quickly understood our business and culture providing solutions which have delighted all staff. They recognised the budget constraints and ensured the solutions were tailored to our requirements. Staff settled in very quickly with a definite buzz of excitement as each team was inducted into the new site, one we are proud to welcome visitors to."
Greg Clement Area Manager / Relocation Project Manager South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
"Having identified following a period of sustained pressure on all service teams, that our processes had become somewhat fragmented, we invited sosna witts to use their expertise and experience to help us identify a cost effective solution. Martin and Teresa clearly understood the brief that they were given and were able to provide us with a detailed space planning solution, which also included an inventory audit and asset database, all of which can be regularly reviewed and updated, so that all relevant teams are empowered with what they need going forward."
Mark Warn Facilities Manager UK Debt Management Office
"As a fast growing business we have engaged the services of sosna witts on a number of occasions to assist us with space planning and office design. They always have a friendly, yet professional approach, can quickly understand our business and our culture and provide solutions to reflect these. In addition they are a company that go the extra mile to ensure that all the details of the project are taken care of."
Neil McWilliams Managing Director Unicorn Training
"The school has recently completed an ambitious refurbishment project. The aim was to refurbish all four classrooms to create a vibrant, spacious, modern teaching and learning environment, incorporating the latest technologies. The project also included the refurbishment of the support areas of the school.
The school worked in conjunction with sosna witts who translated the schools ideas into a concrete design. The first phase of the project, the refurbishment of the Year 6 classroom was completed in early 2011. The second phase, the refurbishment of the Foundation and Year 1 classroom was completed in the 2011 summer holidays. The refurbishment of the Year 2/3 and Year 4/5 classrooms was completed in August 2012. Finally in the 2013 summer holidays the toilets, reception area, head's office, staffroom and administration office were completely refurbished. We believe that we now have four of the finest classrooms in West Berkshire!
Martin and Teresa were a pleasure to work with. From start to finish they proved to be professional, efficient and adaptable. The finished work exceeded our expectations and the children now have an amazing teaching and learning environment."
Andrew Bingham Head Teacher The Woolhampton C.E Primary School