We spoke to Simon at Bryte Design about how it took them 24 hours to find, view, and move into their perfect office.
About Bryte Design
Bryte Design is a UK-based entertainment design company that combines imaginative lighting design with skilled creative content production and set design to deliver visual, atmospheric, multi-dimensional show designs.
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Can you tell me a bit more about Bryte Design? What is it that you do and what is your vision for the company?
Simon: We’re a design house that designs live shows, including, but not exclusively, concerts and promotional projects. We pride ourselves in delivering the complete package; everything from designing the lighting, video and set elements of a show, to programming and delivering said show – whether it is a one-off production or a world tour.
Some recent shows we’ve designed include a promotional event for Samsung, various concerts for Vevo including their annual Halloween concerts in Manchester and San Francisco, and the opening Gala for the Parisian hotel in Macau. All this in addition to our more regular work, concert tours across the UK, Europe and the world.
Unlike many other design houses in the industry, we don’t just do design. We delve deeper into the technical side of show production, such as the technicalities of building the stage. As it can be costly to put on a show, pre-visualisation is extremely important. We provide a detailed preview of the final product before it goes into production. This helps to minimise error and the amount of work that needs to be done once the production team arrives at the show venue.
Why did you choose to find your space through Hubble?
Simon: We decided to use HubbleHQ because a lot of other office space providers only offer spaces for longer-term commitments and require working with a large property management company. We had to adhere to a budget, wanted to work with a more personal service provider, and preferred an office that was creative rather than corporate.
You wanted to book a space for just one month. Can you tell us a bit more?
Simon: We have a permanent office in Birmingham, however, our workforce is quite spread out—in Birmingham, Antwerp, Bath, Paris, and myself in London. In September of 2017, we had a lot of shows and meetings in London for the month, so it was best for all of us to be in the same place. Hence, we needed a space for a month in the city to ensure we all stayed on top of our schedule.
What were the selling features when you were picking the space?
Simon: Location was our number one priority. We loved the House of Creative office space in Shoreditch because it was light and spacious and there were two separate meeting rooms that could be booked without extra charge – which was convenient as we have a lot of client meetings.
Why did you choose to set up in Shoreditch?
Simon: We picked Shoreditch because it’s a convenient location for most of the people in our team. Also, Shoreditch is a great area for meeting and entertaining clients in our industry.
How was your experience using HubbleHQ?
Simon: Initially we had a different office booked, however, the day before we were due to move in, the landlord offered the office to a different tenant who wanted the space for a longer term. On very short notice, we called HubbleHQ. They were friendly, helpful, and fast. It felt like a personal service – speaking with someone who genuinely wanted to help. We told HubbleHQ about our requirements and they got us in for a viewing the same day.
The host was lovely, the space was great, and we were moved in within 24 hours of calling HubbleHQ. HubbleHQ then checked in with us afterwards to make sure that everything was going well.
So, what’s next on the agenda for Bryte Design?
Simon: We are in the process of building a new website and getting ready for another busy year. 2017 was the busiest year of the company’s history, so we’re all very excited to be able to continue that success into 2018 and beyond. We’re already designing a European tour that goes out in February, another in March and April before getting ready for what will be a typically busy summer season. We’re also looking to build the team this year to cope with the increased workload.
We’d love to set up in London again, although that plan is currently on hold as we’re investing in our Birmingham office. When we’re ready to return to London, we’ll give Hubble a call. In the meantime, we’d absolutely recommend Hubble to anyone searching for office space.
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