If lockdown hadn’t been busy enough for Wallis (yes, we’ve continued working throughout for our customers to keep their supply chains running and for emergency airfreights) but we’ve chosen this time to move our head office.
We’re not going far and are moving less than 2 miles away to the South Suffolk/North Essex border, to the village of Langham, just outside of Colchester.
The move marks the beginning of a new way of working for the team at Wallis Shipping. During the Covid-19 pandemic we quickly adapted to a flexible working pattern with the majority of the team working from home, with the rest on a rota system.
Stuart Gregory, MD of Wallis said: “We’re really excited about the office move. Relocating was on the cards anyway but the current situation confirmed it was a good idea. We realised we could move to smaller premises with more of the team working from home, and it has many benefits – including more flexibility with staff and their families, well-being, eco-friendly with less travel to and from the office, less paper waste, and for our overheads it meant we can work from a smaller office space.”
Although the head office will now be smaller it will promote a new flexible approach to working with the team coming into the office on split days and in “pods” while we still work with Covid restrictions. Instead of set spaces, there will be a semi open desk policy with personnel having their own pedestals to keep their personal items and work. Century Office in Colchester have worked with us to provide us with all new office furniture and layout designs.
Our new modern barn is in a rural setting and we hope the picturesque landscapes will promote well-being whilst at work – and we can’t wait for a nice countryside walk on our breaks!
Our new address from 3rd July will be:
Wallis Shipping Services Ltd, Unit 19, Langham Barns, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5ZS
Our contact numbers remain the same. Please continue to contact the team on +44 1206 751133 or by direct dial or by email firstname.lastname@example.org