HR consultancy secures future at Witney Business & Innovation Centre.
An Oxfordshire HR consultancy empowering individuals to take control of their own happiness at work is looking forward to a bright future at the Witney Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) after securing funding following a Dragons’ Den style pitch.
Work-Happy, a self-development platform which empowers individuals to take accountability for their overall happiness and wellbeing at work, successfully secured substantial investment at the Investor Showcase Pitch Event run by Oxford Investment Opportunity Network.
Anna Cleland, CEO of Work-Happy, said her business is flourishing since moving to the Witney BIC in April 2018.
She said: “By working in this building and being part of its community we’ve been able to create opportunities which have helped to secure our future. As a result of our move to the Witney BIC we were invited to pitch at the event held at Blenheim Palace and although we didn’t win we were introduced to potential investors and secured a substantial amount of funding to allow us to continue to help create happy and fulfilled workplaces.
“When people are happy and fulfilled at work they feel content and are ready to be engaged by their organisation.
“If in turn, the organisation gives happy people a purpose, a culture that enhances how they feel and a future to get excited about, the net result is that they will perform to their highest ability, go the extra mile and really contribute to the success of the organisation.”
Employees are given a unique online log-in which allows them to explore five key areas of work happiness and wellbeing and be more aware of what is having the most impact on them.
Alli Keene, Centre Manager, said: “This is an exciting time for Work-Happy, which has expanded and secured funding for the future as a direct result of making the move here 18 months ago.
“We are delighted they have chosen the Witney BIC as the base for their expansion plans and all of us at the centre are dedicated to supporting the growth plans of all our customers. We are always on hand to answer questions and help steer the way, if required.”
Witney BIC, which is managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Blenheim Palace, boasts office space for companies with between one and 30 workers.
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About Witney Business & Innovation Centre
Witney Business & Innovation Centre is owned by Blenheim Palace and run by Oxford Innovation. It provides flexible office space, virtual offices and meeting rooms in a professional serviced environment, allowing you to focus on running your business.
The centre is in a refurbished building on the outskirts of Witney, at the entrance to the Windrush Industrial Park. Offices vary from 100 sq. ft. to 3,000 sq. ft., which can accommodate between one and 30 people. Multiple offices can also be taken if more space is required. www.witney-bic.co.uk
About Oxford Innovation
Oxford Innovation is a leading operator of business and innovation centres that provide office and laboratory space to companies throughout the UK. Witney Business & Innovation Centre is one of seven local centres managed by Oxford Innovation in Oxfordshire. The company also provides innovation services to entrepreneurs, including business-planning advice, fund raising, coaching and mentoring. For more information: www.oxin-centres.co.uk
About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest palaces and is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage site. Located at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland incorporating the great lake, designed by Capability Brown, together with formal gardens. It has become a world-renowned visitor attraction with around half a million people visiting every year. For more information: www.blenheimpalace.com
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