Finding space for a dotcom entrepreneur
Tip top service for toptable entrepreneur
Posted by Space Station, Tuesday 4 October 2016
Karen Hanton is an accomplished businesswoman. Named in New Business Magazine’s list of 30 most influential entrepreneurs of today, Karen founded Europe’s largest online restaurant booking service, toptable.com and in 2010 she was awarded an MBE. So we were delighted when she came to us with a brief – find an ultra-stylish warehouse for her latest dotcom business venture.
“Space Station were personally recommended to me, which, let’s face it, is the only way forward,” says Karen. “I wanted an agent who would really listen, intelligently match the brief but, above all, build a relationship with me based on trust.”
So that’s exactly how we approached our project with Karen. We built up a relationship where we knew exactly what she was looking for, down to the smallest detail. Then we were able to get in touch with our industry contacts with a very clear vision of the unique space in which Karen’s new business would grow.
“I’ve had loads of my time wasted with people who just want to get you on their agenda,” explains Karen. “But Space Station are professionals – they’ve been marvellous at introducing me to all sorts of people in the area. They’re highly respected and connected, which I think is key to everything.”
As well as the look of the property, Karen also had to consider cost and the speed at which a potential purchase could be made. We made sure that any properties we showed her were totally on brief and, when we found the right one, we helped Karen also find a surveyor – just for extra peace of mind.
“They found me the most fantastic building which was even better than I could have hoped for – brilliant as a working environment and also a top investment,” says Karen. “Space Station is the only place to go in this area and I’ve recommended them to many friends, who’ve all been delighted.”