June 10 2021
If you asked our UK team to list the best things about being an iProover, our head office would be in the top three. Located directly opposite Waterloo station on London’s South Bank, it’s a fantastic building for working, collaborating and spending time together. Even as remote working continues post-pandemic, we’re all looking forward to getting together again.
We asked the UK iProovers what they’ve missed most about iProov HQ. The results are in!
#10 When you’ve got work at 9am but the DJ set is at 8am
It’s amazing how much energy you can get from a 20 second burst of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life as you walk through reception. We’re looking forward to the return of our resident DJs – they really set you up for the day.
#9 Leaving the house and meeting other human beings
iProovers voted ‘the routine’ as one of the things they miss about coming into the office, which is maybe surprising as iProov isn’t really a ‘routine’ kind of place. We get it though: the commute from bedroom to bathroom to desk might only take a few seconds but it’s quite boring and you can’t spontaneously decide to treat yourself to an Avo Shake or (whisper it) Egg McMuffin on the way.
#8 You just lost your excuse for not going to the gym
Whether it’s yoga to start your day or a HIIT session to help you wind down, there are activities galore in the Wellness Center. The fitness studio is just three floors away from the iProov offices, so it’s perfect for before work, after work or even in between – sign us up for Breathwork with Michael at 11:30am!
#7 Rooftop views and pizza for £5…in London!
Yes, you read that right: you can get freshly-made pizza served with a side order of 360 degree views of the city for under £5. With the London Eye on your left and the Shard on your right, it’ll be the best pizza you’ve ever had. Also the ideal place to invite family and friends and show off where you work.
#6 Doughnuts, running club, walking meetings – the river has it all
The office is right next to the Thames, so it’s great for walking meetings. On Fridays we head to the South Bank market for lunch – we recommend the giant jam doughnuts. We also have a lunchtime running club, which is currently in training for the London half marathon – good luck iProovers!
#5 Alexa, play iProov hustle and bustle
Our Spotify home office playlists don’t really cut it for us anymore. We miss the hustle and bustle of the office. There are only so many conversations you can have with your cat.
#4 A decaf, no-fat, soya latte with caramel syrup and no-foam, please!
With two baristas in the office – one on the ground floor for easy access to your morning kick-start and one on the 9th floor for that afternoon pick-me-up – we have your coffee fix sorted. Did we mention it’s free? Goodbye Starbucks, hello iProov.
#3 To your left is the London Eye and to your right, the Shard. Next stop: iProov HQ
The views at iProov HQ are spectacular. There’s no need to book a table at Duck and Waffle when you can marvel at the London skyline from your desk. We have great views of the South Bank, the Shard and Canary Wharf on one side and then the London Eye and Houses of Parliament on the other.
#2 Free beer!
You read that right. Free. Beer. And if beer doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can head to the 8th floor where you’ll find free prosecco on tap. Yes. Free. Prosecco. Every Friday, iProovers gather together for Fun @ 5pm so the free beer taps definitely don’t go amiss.
And coming in at number one… it’s the iProovers. Yes, when we asked the iProovers what they missed most about our head office, they said the other iProovers. We’ve got a great culture of togetherness, which grew even as we worked remotely and welcomed new starters to the team. But nothing beats meeting people in person for inspiration and motivation.
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