UK Enterprise Awards 2018

144 SME NEWS / UK Enterprise Awards 2018 , UKE18134 Best Bespoke Office Interior Design Firm 2018 - Berkshire With nearly 20 years’ experience, Active is an award winning interior design specialist which works alongside a range of clients to bring their ideas to life, as we found out when spoke to Angela Love about the firm, which was recently recognised in our prestigious UK Enterprise Awards. such many clients have returned to Active repeatedly over the past 10 years. These clients include a range of household names such as Virgin Media, Nationwide Building Society, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, GSK, Innocent, VitalSix, Kyocera, Havas Media and many more. Being owner- managed means that the firm can react to change quickly and flexibly. Being small enough to care and big enough cope offers clients the perfect combination. Ultimately, the future of Active is bright; the firm delivered a 20% growth year on year for the past five years and continues to invest in its future. The firm believe that despite Brexit the market remains confident and stable, and its own upcoming projects are plentiful. Change may offer benefits for the firm, and as such it is welcoming it with open arms, as Angela concludes. “Overall, at Active we believe change is good, which is why most of Active’s clients contact us; they are looking to make a change. It could be a small refresh or a larger refurbishment but what is clear is the desire for change. No one really knows what post-Brexit looks like, and whilst there may be changes in the way we do things but here at Active our attitude is not standing still. After all, change is good it offers opportunity, which we are keen to take advantage of over the years to come.” busy. Whether it is a leaky tap or a lifted floor tile, or a wall that needs a lick of paint, Active can FixIt for their clients. Angela outlines the secrets behind the firm’s success and how it works alongside its clients to ensure success. “Fundamentally, at Active our success is attributed to the people that work with Active, as Investors in People, we value and reward the contribution our employees make, and in turn, they deliver great pieces of work. We nurture and develop talent from within and ensure our clients sit at the heart of everything that we do. We work hard to exceed our clients’ expectation, and believe this sets us apart and enables us to challenge larger firms.” The firm build strong trusted relationships with clients, and as Formed in 1999 Active is an owner- managed workplace solutions company that creates ‘workplaces that work’ for clients across the Thames Valley and beyond. Based in Woodley, Berkshire, the firm currently employs 30 people, and is seeking to invest in their future to ensure continued support for the firm’s valued clientele. Services offered include Design, Build, Furnish, Manage, Move and FixIt. To ensure quality in every project it undertakes, the firm harnesses the best people with the latest technology and innovative ideas and deliver with the highest level of customer service all wrapped up in a value-add bundle. No job is too small, and the firm also offers a unique FixIt service that keeps its multi-trades team Active Company: Active Contact: Angela Love Address: Unit 4, Headley Park 10, Hadley Road East Woodley, Reading, RG5 4SW, UK Phone: 0845 130 9066 Web Address: