Well as you can imagine there have been many over the years memorable for a host of different reasons the design, the budget, timescales, logistics.
But one always comes to the forefront.
A large Technology company based in Bracknell had just acquired a new Head Office building and were looking for designs, we were up against the “big boys” for this one. They were offering full video presentations together with extensive portfolios and teams of designers.
We offered innovative design offering all the requirements as well as value for money.
On my initial visits I was dealing with the appointed internal Project Manager, after a few tweaks to the design we made it down to the last three.
At this point we were introduced to, amongst others the CEO, a 6’7″ rugby player!!!
We returned with our completed design and presentation and whilst professional was in no means up to that of the “big guns”
We were awarded the contract, which went on to amount over £500k.
On asking the CEO one day, that whilst we were frequently told why we didn’t receive contracts rarely were we told why we were appointed, at which point he replied with the biggest grin you have ever seen, ” that’s easy, you were the only Company that had offered Full height doors and at 6’7″ you have no idea what a pleasure it is not to have to bend down all the time!!!”
Once again attention to detail paid off.