Connect Derby provides temporary home for global IT firm Bam Boom Cloud at Friar Gate Studios
By: Connect Derby
Earlier this year, Bam Boom Cloud, formerly Cooper Parry IT, announced it was relocating from its offices near East Midlands Airport to a 6,500 sq ft, Grade II listed property in The Wardwick area of Derby.
With renovations at its new property still being completed, the company needed to find accommodation quickly. Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby, stepped in, offering Bam Boom Cloud five of its newly refurbished, fully furnished offices at Friar Gate Studios on Ford Street.
Ann and her team turned Bam Boom's tenancy around in one week, enabling the company to move in immediately, with minimal disruption to its operation.
Connect Derby recently announced that Friar Gate Studios was expanding its offering with the launch of nine fully furnished, Covid-secure offices, available to rent for up to six months.
Bam Boom Cloud is a leading supplier of cloud-based technology solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. The firm has operations in the US, Canada, Indian and Ireland and plans further growth in Germany and the UAE.
Commenting on helping Bam Boom Cloud, Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby, said:
"When we heard that Bam Boom Cloud were in urgent need of short-term office space in the city centre, we pulled out all the stops to turn around their tenancy agreement in less than a week.
"The idea behind launching furnished offices was to support companies like Bam Boom Cloud through transitional phases of their operations post-Covid and provide them with the flexibility to stay for up to six months, with the option to move to a permanent base in one our seven serviced offices if required.
"Our new furnished offices at Friar Gate Studios have already proved a huge success with 67% of the offices occupied in less than a month, encouraging more people back to the city-centre."
Vicky Critchley, CEO of Bam Boom Cloud, added:
"We'd like to thank Ann and her team for providing us with five furnished offices at such short notice whilst work on our new HQ is being completed.
"The city centre location and facilities at Friar Gate Studios are perfect for our team. There is a great sense of community here, along with excellent Covid safety measures and we're happy to call Connect Derby our new home for the next few months."