The Marketers’ Forum, which has been based in Kennington Park for four years, provides training for marketing professionals, delivering courses for the Chartered Institute of Marketing across London, via distance learning and with a local partner in Bulgaria.
When their clients visit Workspace’s Kennington Park, they are quick to praise the building and the atmosphere.
The architectural cool of the curved glass and metal staircase, lime-green booth-style sofas and mix of materials from brick to wood and exposed metal ductwork help see to that.
We do notice the quality of the building, when clients come in they tell us we’re lucky here with what we’ve got. It’s an impressive space.”
Carly Thoms, The Marketers' Forum
Carly, who’s also a professional actor, joined the company about a year ago. She looks after social media and deals with course materials for delegates.
Carly said it’s good to get to know the local area. Brixton, with its raft of independent retailers, cafes and vibrant street market is nearby, as are the bars, restaurants and cafes of Clapham.
Lambeth’s transport links – Kennington Park is a few minutes from Oval station, only two stops from Victoria – make Carly’s commute from East London that much easier; along with the commutes of many other Kennington Park-based businesses.
Carly was also extremely complimentary about the building’s communal spaces, with Mimosa, a bustling café and many other smaller break-out areas making it easy to be Super Connected with others.
“It’s got a really nice feel to it,” Carly said of Kennington Park, a collection of 11 buildings with office, studio and workshop space.
“We make use of the communal areas and the café,” added Carly. “We take people for meetings there. It’s nice to have that as well as the office area.”
(If you’re a fan of Portuguese custard tarts, you’re in the right place. They also do a mean cappuccino.)
“It feels like a really creative network of businesses – you can see by those you see around,” explained Carly, referring to the thick-rimmed glasses and fashionable clothing that she notices among the customers.
The meeting rooms, with high-speed Wi-Fi and 44” screens as standard haven’t escaped Carly’s notice either.
“Impressive, no problems with that whatsoever,” said Carly of Kennington Park’s tech capabilities.
As for future plans, Carly says The Marketers’ Forum would like to do more networking with other businesses in the Kennington Park hub, which range from fashion brands to architects and cutting-edge tech companies.
The company, which also organises marketing events from awards ceremonies to club nights, needs to have a stylish, practical place to meet and greet clients.
“It’s very important to have that physical space, you can’t beat that personal interaction,” admitted Carly. “Having a space that lends itself to that is vital to our business.”
Whatever connectivity means to your business, at Workspace we give all our customers the freedom to accelerate their business development, with specially designed communal and break-out spaces, super-fast tech and a network to inspire one another and create a community with like-minded neighbours.
As part of The Workspace Advantage, all our customers are Super Connected to help them make their mark in the capital.
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