Kite Creative’s ethos fits snuggly into Howbery Park
To reflect its ethos, Kite Creative has picked Howbery Business Park to base its expanding design and build business which specialises in the refurbishment of the spaces we live and work in.
Kite Creative places enormous emphasis on creating beautiful places centred around the needs of the people who inhabit them. Its new offices here at Howbery are in a former stable block, which has exceptional character and light, along with a convenient location and parking.
Now in its sixth year of business with 30 subcontractors on its books and several employees, Kite Creative had outgrown the purpose-built studio in the garden of its co-founders and directors, Helen and Bruce Gordon. They were pleased to find offices with a character that represented what they were trying to achieve within commuting distance of home, which also offered enough space for storage and to showcase the company’s work.
“The beautiful view of the Manor House from our office window says it all,” said Bruce, Kite Creative’s Managing Director. “I can’t think of a nicer place to have an office in the area where we live. I love the way things are run here, and it’s a very calming environment.”
Creative Director Helen added: “We get involved from the front end of a refurbishment; we’re not just about designing and building new interiors. We spatially plan interiors, making sure everything works together. This takes away the stress of refurbishment from the client, along with our promise that it will be delivered on schedule and to budget.”
Helen and Bruce each bring different skills to Kite Creative. Helen specialises on the interior design side. With her background as a textile designer and retail buyer she brings a deep understanding of colour and texture to the interiors they create, bolstered by her Architectural Interior Design qualification from the renowned Inchbald School of Design in London. Bruce meanwhile focuses on the construction and project management, drawing on his experience as a designer maker and his work on major Hollywood films to provide flawless finishes and smooth project management.
Donna Bowles, Estates Manager at Howbery Business Park, commented: “It’s wonderful to welcome new companies to our site who share so many values with our park. We aim to provide convenient office spaces in a wonderful natural, calm environment that supports a work-life balance.”