Growing IT company, Strategic Group, has unveiled its new and larger premises located in the enviable Glasshouse building in Wickham.
Fitting for a company that produced one of Australia’s flagship Cloud technologies – VAULT – the new premises features thought-inducing spaces which forgo conventional office furniture in favour of bean bags and synthetic lawn.
Strategic Group CEO Chris Boswell said the new premises featured expansive water views from every desk and bespoke training facilities for client use.
“It was important for us that all staff could benefit from the calming harbour views. Many of our staff take advantage of the location for lunch time or after work training,” Chris said.
“The new headquarters have already improved productivity and will cater for continued growth. In our previous location each business group sat in a separate office. Now, our open-plan space encourages cross-unit collaboration.”
More than 20 staff have moved into the building, after eight years at the company’s previous location in James Street, Hamilton. After securing the waterfront side of the building, Strategic Group engaged Evoke Projects to design and fit-out the space.
“Evoke Projects helped us translate our business needs into the design of our physical space. We now have a space that we feel reflects us as an organisation and that we all feel very at home in,” Chris continued.
Most Novocastrians are surprised to hear that some of Australia's first Cloud technology was developed in Newcastle.
Strategic Group developed the first Cloud solution for SME's in Australia - VAULT, aptly named as it was first built in the old Chubb Security bunker in Hamilton.
Strategic Group now services organisations all across Australia, some with an international footprint and was recently selected as MYOB's preferred Cloud solution.