We are celebrating 10 years of being a home to local businesses. Started in 2011, Hexagon was founded by entrepreneurs Brendon Cross and Michele Lodge when they took over the former TBAC building on Station Lane with 20 offices. We now have 3 centres in central Witney providing serviced offices for over 50 organisations and virtual office services to almost 100.
The centres are run by Abbie Willcox who said, “Over the last 10 years we have provided services to almost 300 local businesses, from easy in easy out offices to telephone answering and business addresses. As a business centre we see tenants come and go as they grow and move on, but we’re also delighted that some of the businesses who were here in 2011 are still tenants 10 years on.”
When demand for space in the original building exceeded supply, Hexagon took over Wittas House on Station Lane in 2012 and then Elmfield at Woodgreen in 2017. We expanded to offer additional office services for virtual tenants who use Hexagon as their business address for post and deliveries as well as diary management, admin services and telephone answering for both serviced and virtual tenants. The meeting room at Wittas House is a popular venue for meetings, training and seminars for local businesses as well as Hexagon tenants.
Abbie says “We are very flexible and adapt to what our tenants require, so we have a rent a desk office for people who don’t need a private office and we enable tenants to move offices as they up or down size. It’s always a delight to watch tenants as they grow and flourish.”
Some of the original tenants who have been at Hexagon for the last 10 years include the Happy Computer Company, Happy Feet, Bernard and Co, Novatel, Cottrell Plumbing and Dr Bee.
Bharesh Mandalia from the Happy Computer Company said, “We’ve had a serviced office at Hexagon for over 10 years and have seen them thrive as they become home to more and more Witney businesses, whether real or virtual. Hexagon really has become a local hub for business services and the friendly reception team are always on hand to help and assist.”
Hexagon Business Centres plans to open more centres in market towns and villages building on its successful model for providing offices for start-up, new and growing businesses in West Oxfordshire.
Abbie adds, “The recent change in working practices with the pandemic means that working from home is here to stay and we are actively looking for more centres to accommodate the demand for flexible office space. We’re looking forward to working with the local business community for the next 10 years.”