Choosing your office location is a difficult task. You have to factor in the best transport links, the local amenities as well as the general atmosphere of the area. Nothing quite effects the dynamics of an area more than the companies who are already situated there. Your potential neighbours will give the location a certain ambience: prestigious, corporate, creative etc. and you need to make sure the area suits you and your business’ image. Read about who your neighbours could be at Orega’s newest location in Canary Wharf:

Barclays

Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company with its headquarters based at Canary Wharf. They operate in over 50 countries and have around 48 million customers. The company is categorised into 4 core areas: Personal & Corporate, Barclaycard, Investment Banking and Africa.

Interesting facts
Barclays were the first UK bank to appoint a female bank manager in 1958 and deployed the world’s first cash dispenser in 1967! 

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance are one of the ten largest law firms in the world. They are a member of the “Magic Circle” – the five leading law firms headquartered in the UK, with their head offices based at Canary Wharf. They pride themselves on their approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. Clifford Chance has achieved more tier 1 rankings than any other law firm.

Interesting facts
When there’s a tube strike in London, Clifford Chance give a free breakfast to any employee in before 9.30am.

IBM

IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It has more than 375,000 employees serving clients over 170 countries making it the largest technology and consulting employer in the world.  IBM’s philosophy is to help its clients become “smarter” as the world becomes more digitally interconnected.

Interesting facts

IBM employees have accumulated 5 Nobel Prizes over the years and company inventions/developments include: the ATM, floppy disk and the magnetic strip card (credit/debit cards). 

HSBC

Serving over 47 million customers, over 71 countries, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. They are known for their conservative, risk-averse approach to business, a company tradition going back to the 19th century.

Interesting fact

By 2020 they aim to have 25% of their energy come from renewable sources. 

Citigroup

In 1998 Citigroup was formed after the $140 billion merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group to create the world’s largest financial services organisation with assets in excess of $2 trillion. They have around 200 million customers and do business in over 160 countries.

Interesting fact

In 2013 they introduced the Citi Bike project to improve public health and reduce congestion by offering bikes to rent in cities for a small annual fee. 

These are only a handful of the multinational organisations based at Canary Wharf. Other impressive companies such as Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters, Natwest, KPMG plus many more are based in this dynamic, professional location. If these sound like your ideal neighbours, then contact us now on 0800 840 5509 or at hello@orega.com to take a tour of our newest centre, Orega Canary Wharf.