When your mission is fighting cyber warfare, battling viruses and malware at the cutting edge of 21st century technology, continuous innovation is what keeps you one step ahead. Sophos, the Abingdon-based IT security firm, delivers peace of mind to over 100 million people worldwide with its anti-virus and encryption software solutions and welcomes clients from all over the world to its offices.
When Facilities Manager Victoria Marshall Tuck looked at the company’s secure demonstration space, the existing leather sofas and chunky TV screens simply didn’t reflect the hi-tech sophistication Sophos delivers to its clients.
“This space is where we show clients and investors what we can do and it wasn’t an accurate expression of who we are or what we do,” explains Victoria.
“We wanted a sleek, contemporary space that could accommodate 18 people in comfort and style with good visibility of the screen.”
The large bespoke screen was commissioned from F1AV and is seamlessly integrated into the far wall, with not a wire in sight. Two tiered Attune units from Spaceoasis in the company’s corporate colours provide comfortable seating for 14 people with a clear view of the screen. Armchairs and upholstered stools from Boss complete the room. As well as demonstrations to clients and investors, security-cleared staff use the room for meetings and as a collaboration space for project teams.
“The feedback from across the company has been very positive,” said Victoria. “This space delivers in terms of comfort, style and functionality. Staff have asked if they can use the space to watch sports fixtures and movies but, as it’s a secure area, we had to let them down gently!”