Funding Options has helped companies, including a pie and mash restaurant, a craft business and a gym, to access lending.

Ryan Hyde-Smith, finance specialist at the finance brokerage for SME markets, recently took part in our Workspace Advantage campaign to highlight the way Workspace customers are Wired Differently for business growth thanks to super-fast, future-proof connectivity and a brimming events calendar packed with exclusive industry events designed to stimulate and empower minds.

Funding Options moved to Metal Box Factory about two years ago with a desire for more space. The atmosphere, layout and location of Metal Box Factory were among the factors that influenced their decision.

“There’s a buzz, a community feel”, said Ryan, who has a degree in biomedical sciences and commerce from the University of Notre Dame Australia and has worked at Funding Options for about six months.

Ryan Hyde-SmithFinance specialist

In close proximity to London Bridge, the vibrancy of Borough Market and in the shadow of the iconic Shard building, Metal Box Factory’s location also gets Ryan’s vote.

“It’s a fantastic area”, Ryan said, not least because of its transport links and access to a lot of great eateries.

When he’s at work, the sunlight in the open-plan office of Funding Options is having a beneficial effect on Ryan’s well-being too. “I’m not getting as tired”, Ryan explained.

Funding Options helps companies to access commercial mortgages, invoice financing and growth funding. That means a big dependence on phone technology and the internet.

The reliable technology in the building is another positive for Ryan and the rest of the Funding Options team, with excellent Wi-Fi throughout the building. “It’s very reliable,” Ryan added.

Metal Box Factory is a shining example of the way we’ve invested heavily in tech that’s tuned into today’s and tomorrow’s way of working.

With super-fast, reliable fibre optic broadband featuring unlimited data usage, to building-wide managed Wi-Fi on our dot11 network, we’re developing our tech capabilities in line with WiredScore Certification standards – a genuine trust mark for digital connectivity.

Metal Box Factory is one of only 22 commercial properties in London to have achieved the Wired Certified Platinum rating, alongside notable buildings such as Broadcast House and The Shard.

As part of The Workspace Advantage, our workspaces are Wired Differently to give our customers the energy they need to thrive in the capital.

To discover more about our Wired Differently initiative, click here.