A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home

Following significant growth over the last 12 months, we are delighted to be welcoming employees to a brand new state-of-the-art office, which includes themed meeting areas, a wheel of fortune style employee recognition scheme, greenery throughout the building, and modern break areas with fresh coffee machines. 

A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home

We have made a significant investment, as we believe that an inspiring office environment combined with a more flexible approach to working will play a vital role in our future. This is reflective in the fact that despite the pandemic and with the majority of staff working from home, we have seen an increase in learner registrations across our qualifications and the team have expanded to support this growth. As a result, we have outgrown our current office and have built an innovative new space on The Lancaster Business Park, filled with the latest technology to improve communication and collaboration. 

A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home

The new office, Ascentis House, is designed to inspire creativity and be a home from home for our growing team of over 150 employees, who will be taking their first steps back into an office environment when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Ascentis has worked with interior designers Opus 4 to create an inspiring work environment with various modern spaces to promote well-being and a positive workplace culture. This includes quiet areas for reading or relaxing with acoustic chairs; social areas with gaming consoles, a pool table and netball hoop; an indoor herb garden; and an outdoor seating area.

A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home

Phil Wilkinson, Group CEO of Ascentis, said: “The key to our outstanding success as an educational charity over the past few years has undoubtedly been our wonderful staff who have worked with great skill and dedication to transform people’s lives through the power of education. It is only right that we should now acknowledge their great efforts by providing them with the best possible office environment – one which is inspiring and innovative as well as incredibly functional. I’m sure that our amazing new office will support our strong ‘one team’ ethos and help us to continue to grow our services across the UK and overseas.”

A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home

During the move to our new office, Ascentis has donated surplus laptops to a wonderful local cause, Laptops for Kids, who supply schools and charities with technology to bridge the digital divide and to support those in need. 

A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home

In a recent survey, 100% of employees said they would recommend Ascentis as a great place to work. Ascentis and our subsidiary IDLS hope to continue our mission of creating life changing opportunities for all from our new location, whilst aiming to be the best place to work in the local area.

A Look at Our Innovative New Space – A Home from Home
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