It’s not unusual for our tenants to come from home working backgrounds before investing in office space with us. This was the case for Birmingham branch of eCommerce and design specialists, JSWeb, who previously based their design resource remotely.
After moving into Branston Court in 2017, the team have made the jump from our newer offices at the front of the building down into the larger spaces in Hockley Terrace. We sat down with Tyler Hinton, Web Projects Manager, to learn more about what JSWeb have been up to since launching their first office in Birmingham.
Hi Tyler, it’s wonderful to be picked as JSWeb’s first home. Tell us a little bit about the business and what you do.
We started out back in 2004 in Dublin as Zen Cart hosting and design specialists, the business has since evolved into a close knit team of eCommerce experts, supporting clients locally and globally with a range of services from design to development across multiple platforms.
Where was JSWeb based before coming to Branston Court?
Historically, our team members have always worked remotely. We made a decision last year to expand the business by opening a creative studio here in our home town of Birmingham to act as the design and consultation hub of the business.
The Jewellery Quarter was the perfect location for us, a quick Google search helped us find Branston Court and after learning more about the facilities here we knew we had to come and take a look. A few calls and emails later and we were in our new office!
What made you choose an office with UrbanWorkSpace?
We didn’t want boring or dull, we wanted something that encouraged creativity and looked a bit different. The aesthetics of UWS buildings and offices are just what we were looking for!
Also, I think it’s great being part of a little community of businesses in a very nice and friendly atmosphere.
The Jewellery Quarter is a great location and there’s always lots going on. What’s your favourite lunchtime spot near the office?
We are big fans of 3 Three’s Coffee Lounge on Great Hampton Street. They have an incredible menu of handmade vegan/vegetarian food and drinks.
Great choice! Have you done anything creative with your office space?
We’ve been able to be quite creative with our space and have recently converted one of our walls into a giant whiteboard, which is actually blue! This is our canvas for brainstorming, note taking and doodling. It helps get the creative juices flowing.
Very cool, so what sort of clients do you work with?
We work will all kinds of businesses so it varies, but our most recent projects involved us working with a fruit growing specialist to redesign their current eCommerce store to meet responsive guidelines and improve usability for their customers, that will be live very soon.
We’re also currently working with one of the largest equestrian business in the UK to redevelop their network of sites into a multi-site platform with improved usability and responsive material design.
Sounds like your clients are keeping you busy! So what have you been up to lately as a business?
Recently we also attended and partnered with Digital DNA in Belfast which is one of the largest business & technology events in Ireland – so that was a great opportunity for us.
What’s next for JSWeb?
Our plans are to expand our creative side here at our studio in Birmingham. We are trying to be more open towards our existing and new clients, we want to be a company you can come and have a coffee and a chat with and discuss any part of your business with us.
Check out JSWeb’s website to learn more about the services they offer and see examples of the great work they’ve done.
Learn more about Branston Court.