16/07/2010

By David Alberto

Following the launch of its new website, Avanta have gone a stage further and introduced a brand new corporate logo featuring bold new colours and a ‘Beyond Four Walls’ strap line.

As a dynamic and expanding company it is essential that we have a fresh new logo that reflects the ever-changing nature of this industry. We introduced ‘Beyond Four Walls’ into our collateral just over a year ago to reflect our innovative customer proposition, which has matured from a property-led product base to service-based solutions.

At Avanta we pride ourselves on listening to an organisation’s’ requirements and then suggesting the most cost-effective solution to meet those needs. Whilst this may well include serviced office space, it could also include the use of meeting rooms, secretarial support, telephony and IT, concierge services and videoconferencing.

In this new decade, most businesses now need more than just an empty office shell in order to start work and our new logo reflects the benchmark in service standards we are setting. By providing first class customer service, our aim, quite simply, is to take the hassle out of running an office thus leaving clients free to focus on their core business.

On Tuesday 06 July, 14 Avanta employees including myself, head office staff and centre team members took part in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Battersea Park. This is the second year we have taken part in the event, a 5.6K run, in aid of our corporate charity, Sparks. Our team did very well, with Stuart Biggerstaff, area sales manager of the City, coming in first with a time of 22.16 minutes. We also raised over £1200 for Sparks, beating last year’s fundraising effort by £500.

On the subject of Sparks, we sponsored the silent auction at the Simply Red Summer Race Night at Epsom Park on Thursday 01 July. This was an excellent event; extremely well organised and a good mix of horse racing, fundraising and 3 course dinner followed by a Simply Red concert. Sparks raised around £40,000 from the event which will go towards invaluable research into childhood illnesses.

We have a number of meeting room special offers running this summer. If you book a meeting room in July for 5 hours, you will get a 6th for free! In August we will be running 50% off on meeting room bookings.

Avanta has 96 meeting room options, ranging in size from a two person interview room to a 150 theatre-style conference room. With prices starting from just £19 per hour, per room in London, Avanta meeting rooms are available with a range of layouts, furniture, catering and technical equipment. Free internet provision comes as standard and support personnel are on hand to manage the process, leaving clients free to focus on their meetings.

For more information about the special offers, please visit www.avanta.co.uk/special-offers