Moving office in the middle of a pandemic may sound daunting, but for Skills Builder Partnership, one of Ethical Property’s tenants at The Green House, it was anything but.
The organisation helps to develop essential skills within a range of institutions – schools, companies, membership organisations and more.
Robert Craig, Chief Operating Officer at Skills Builder Partnership, describes why the company decided to move into The Green House and how the employees have found it so far:
Skills Builder Partnership was founded in East London and has been based here since, which is why we wanted to stay in the area when moving to a new office. I had walked past The Green House on several occasions and always thought it looked lovely from the outside. After doing some research on Ethical Property and the centre itself, I thought it would be silly not to arrange a viewing.
After viewing The Green House, we wanted to move in. Once the process started, the Ethical Property Facilities Team were incredibly supportive – they helped us move into the building seamlessly and nothing was too much hassle.
It’s important for us to remain in East London – it offers familiarity for our staff and partners – some of which are based in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and the City of London. It is easy for those in the area to reach us– Cambridge Heath Overground station is just across the road and Bethnal Green Underground station is a few minutes’ walk away.
East London has some truly amazing talent just waiting to be unlocked, and our programmes aim to provide our partners with the essential skills required to facilitate greater social mobility.
We appreciate being in a community of impact organisations where we can share our work and relevant crossover interests – we’ve been getting involved with the tenant newsletters that Ethical Property runs. Additionally, the onsite facilities cater for cyclists – the large bicycle rack and showers are ideal for us as the majority of the team cycle to work, so this has been a great bonus.
Furthermore, it’s great having a landlord committed to ethically and ecologically minded values. We were named a top 100 employer by Escape the City - and The Green House’s sustainable credentials contributed to our win. For smaller organisations like ourselves, demonstrably reducing our carbon footprint can be a difficult task, so being in an office with published carbon statistics supported our nomination.