Avenir opens office in London’s Bankside

Avenir Global is bringing together all its healthcare brands in a new state-of-the-art office at Riverside House in London’s Bankside area.

The move is part of the holding company’s long-term plan to build a global powerhouse of specialist communications firms delivering outstanding value to clients.

Already one of the largest communications consultancies in London, Avenir has over 350 people working across its AXON, Cherry, Hanover and Madano brands

The move provides an opportunity to expand the overall office footprint of the group to accommodate growth and offer employees and clients varied workspaces.

Ralph Sutton, international managing partner at Avenir Global, said: “We believe strongly in the role of the office as a place to collaborate, share experience and learn from each other.

“Bringing all our people together into one location, supported by the latest technology, will help us create a home in which each brand can thrive, maintaining its own distinct culture, whilst having the opportunity to partner with the other brands where that adds value to our clients. The space also allows us to plan for future growth.”

The move was planned before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the timing uniquely offered teams the chance to contribute to what the ideal workspace of the future should look like. A design focused on maximum flexibility and easy hybrid working for people who will be splitting their time between the office, home and client locations was paramount.

The resulting space is made up of a wide range of formal meeting rooms, informal collaboration spaces and creative zones supported by the latest AV and technology to make interaction as smooth as possible between people in the room and elsewhere.

The space opened officially on 17 May and all necessary steps are being taken to ensure COVID security. For now that means operating at a reduced capacity and employees need to book a space in advance, the company said.

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