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Workplace Week - Children In Need

09 November 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

Hello Fresh, Macquarie, Zpg, Expedia and Moo are just some of the big names participating in Workplace Week 2017 to showcase workplace innovation and creativity - with all proceeds donated to BBC Children in Need.

Marking its fifth consecutive year, Workplace Week will take place in the week commencing the November 13.

The Week involves a programme of events, including a workplace tours of some of the world’s biggest food, travel, technology, financial services and creative organisations.


Hello Fresh

The head office of popular fresh food subscription start-up, Hello Fresh, is bound to lure in foodies and workplace fanatics alike. Based in London’s trendy Shoreditch neighbourhood (and winner of the London Design Award for Best Office Space), ‘The Fresh Farm’ has been designed to encourage productivity, creativity and sustainability. With a range of upcycled furniture, pallet cladded columns, a wall of pre-loved cookery books and a fully functioning cookery school, it creates a great environment for teams to come together. Visitors will definitely get a taste of great work life balance in this trendy North London HQ.



A perfect example of contemporary sophistication, is the EMEA headquarters of Macquarie. Located in Ropemaker Place, the award-winning HQ – ranked by The Telegraph as one of the UK’s Top 10 Coolest Office Spaces in 2015 – is an epicentre of innovation. Spanning six floors and 217,500 feet, the spectacular office incorporates open spaces and portable technology to enable staff to connect and collaborate. You have the chance to climb its iconic red staircase through the heart of the building to see a culture of openness and connectivity.



As one of Glass Door’s Top 10 Coolest Offices in 2017, digital platform provider ZPG (home to Zoopla; USwitch and Prime Location) is another exciting addition to the 2017 programme. Located in a beautiful courtyard setting at Tower Bridge and infused with impressive industrial design, natural greenery, breakout spaces and natural light, the office is a distinct departure from the traditional office space. It is designed to incorporate all the characteristics of a home away from home, providing three floors of living space. Sure to make staff and visitors feel right at home, the office comes complete with a series of boardrooms and collaborative spaces designed and styled as a living room, dining room, wine cellar, study, media room, conservatory, library and terrace - and there's even a treehouse, a green-house and swimming pool (complete with diving board).



Voted as the Best Place to Work in the UK for two consecutive years, according to Glass Door’s rankings and called ‘one of the UK’s happiest tech teams’ by Techworld, Expedia 's London office in Angel allows you to travel the world with one walk of the office, with a range of internationally themed meeting rooms. With its huge roof terrace offering stunning views of the North London skyline, multiple chill-out zones, Formula One simulators, plus a host of benefits for employees, visitors will get jet-lag just taking in this awe inspiring working world.



Completing the first five names to hit the bill this November, is digital print and design company, MOO, based directly opposite Farringdon tube station in heart of London’s original 18th Century printing district. With an office space spanning 120 meters long and 40 meters wide (the equivalent of three Olympic size swimming pools) and a 60 metre long paper installation suspended from the ceiling, constructed from over 500 panels of beautifully crafted G.F Smith Colorplan paper, the large open plan office is as colourful and vibrant as the materials it prints.  Even the books in their personal library are organised by colour instead of name



The popular fundraising week is organised by workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates. To book tickets, Click Here

Use the Twitter hashtag - #WorkplaceWeek


The official Children in Need fundraising pack is available for download now and ahead of the 38th Appeal show on Friday 17 November.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 09 November 2017


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