We’re moving: Sowdens unveil historic new home

Travelling back in time whilst looking to the future

Drum roll please…

We’re about to kick-start the latest chapter in our 40-year story… by travelling back in time to the 1860s.

Before you ask, no, we haven’t invented time travel (although never say never!). The Sowdens team are thrilled to announce that we’ve purchased a historic 18th-Century site in East Yorkshire, ready to be transformed into our very own custom-built creative hub that will be our home for the next 40 years and beyond.

Starting life as a Victorian carriage house and stable, we’ll be modernising and putting our own stamp on the historic 3,023 square foot development to turn it into a vibrant, innovative and dynamic space for our growing team – creating the perfect environment for us to continue delivering stand-out marketing for our clients, both old and new.

 

The renovation is already well underway, and we can’t wait to share our brand-new headquarters with you. Once complete, it will house four individual office spaces, a meeting room, a communal kitchen area, and a large courtyard for outdoor working, socialising, and soaking up some sun (if we’re lucky).

We’ll be continuing to work remotely for now, but we’ve got all our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to move into our new home in the first quarter of 2021.

Our Director, Polly, is excited to introduce all our clients to the new creative space:

“We’re thrilled to have purchased this amazing development opportunity which is steeped in history and gives us the opportunity to live by our ethos, a business that’s built on a culture of creativity and doing things differently.

I’m proud to build something from the bottom up and looking forward to creating a truly special space from which we continue our journey as an outstanding agency. By updating and re-designing the building to play to our strengths, we’ll support our incredible team to continue delivering the very best results for all our clients, both on our doorstep and across the globe.”

The move coincides with the growth of our team, and we’re excited to have some great new people joining us over the next few weeks – giving even more opportunities to build on our success, and drive outstanding marketing results across Yorkshire and beyond.

Our Founder and Managing Director, Paul, an original 50s ad man, got a blast from the past when he first stepped onto the site:

“As soon I as I saw the building, it reminded me of a London mews from the swinging sixties. The site was originally constructed in the 1860s, but we’re really looking forward to bringing it bang up to date it for the 21st Century as a thriving hub for innovative, world-class marketing. It’s going to be very exciting… so watch this space!”

We’re proud to be partnered with another local independent firm for the project too, working alongside AEB Architecture and Design to make the move magic happen.

To stay up to date with other happenings at Sowdens HQ, browse our blog or check out our latest projects. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for your invite to the launch party…

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