Venaspace Wins At 2019 Space Awards!
Unique desks, spectacular spaces, and innovative workplace initiatives were amongst the winners at this year's Space Awards held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter last Thursday night.
This was the second year of the awards, in which it celebrates the very best workspaces in and around the Exeter area. The whole idea behind the awards is to shine a light on the best practices in working environments and here at Venaspace we were lucky enough to be up for 2 awards on the night that being 'Best Office Feature' and also 'Coolest Workspace'.
We knew we were shortlisted for these awards back in July so after a couple of months preparing for the event the day was soon here. On first arriving at the rather impressive Royal Albert Memorial Museum we were handed a glass of bubbly and a chance to mingle and network with the other couple of hundred people who also were attending the event.
The main ceremony soon kicked off and awards were starting to be handed out and we were getting ever more nervous as we knew our categories were imminent.
Finally the award for 'Best Office Feature' was called. We were up against some pretty strong competition with the likes of Grow magazine, 8 Technology and Land Rover Experience West Country also up for the same award, and let's say we weren't feeling all that confident.
Alas, they announced "The Winners Of Best Office Feature goes to...Venaspace!"
After a lot of cheering and can't quite believing they just called our same, we went up and claimed our prize!
Unfortunately, we were pipped to the post for winning 'Coolest Workspace' by The Organic Agency, but they really did have a cool workplace so we didn't mind... too much! We had come away with 1 award and were more than ecstatic about it!
The event carried on into the night and early hours of the morning celebrating, networking, chatting and drinking (maybe a little too much) and we can confidently say we celebrated the win for sure and there may have been a couple of sore heads the following morning.
For us, this was our first-ever award for a workspace we worked extremely hard on and we were so thrilled to get recognised for it.
So... what was the Best Office Feature at This years Space Awards.
The winning feature was our unique booth in our Coworking area The Rabbit Hole. The booth is tucked away from the main space and features comfy seats, a wall of greenery and plants, lighting and the added extra of tweeting bird sounds. The whole idea behind the booth with the Rabbit Hole being situated in a basement was that you still get the feeling of being outdoors while being underground... pretty cool right!!
Here at Venaspace we are still buzzing about the win and the trophy is currently taking pride of place in our reception area. Take a look at some of the pictures taken on the night and also of the now award-winning space!!