Micro-Home Designer and Manufacturer Secures Growth Loan

Smart Offices, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk is set for expansion after receiving £200,000 from the East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme. Set up in 2006 Smart Offices have been designing, manufacturing and installing garden offices for customers across the country.

The company offers 6 different ranges of state-of-the-art garden office buildings, which can all be tailored to each customer’s requirements. Each smart building is fully personalised enabling customers to choose the finer detail of their office space, with a wide range of choices available, including windows, doors, furniture, blinds and lighting.

With the rise of house prices and monthly rents increasing Smart Offices have spent the last few years developing a pioneering solution for the housing problem faced by many. A large section of society are affected, ranging from, adult children who want to move out but cannot afford to, graduates back home from University but struggling to find somewhere to live and elderly relatives unable to pay the astronomical prices commanded by retirement homes. These are the people that Smart Offices Managing Director Charlie Dalton had in mind when they developed their solution; Zedbox. Micro-homes designed as safe and comfortable residential dwellings.

Charlie Dalton, Managing Director at Smart Offices comments, “The Zedbox concept offers a spacious home with a powerful style statement. We offer our customers affordable studio living with each self-contained home being assembled in your garden in as little as three days. We are incredibly excited about the future of Zedbox, with the early feedback that we have received being very encouraging. The funding will enable us to launch Zedbox with the level of marketing and enthusiasm that it deserves.”

Hayley Johnson, Fund Manager at Finance East, “With an experienced management team and a growing reputation for skilled craftsmanship, Smart Offices are well positioned to take the market by storm with the launch of their new Zedbox range. We are delighted to be funding them to meet their goals and look forward to working with Charlie and his team.”

The East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme is managed by Finance East, part of The FSE Group, on behalf of Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East of England, and British Business Bank. The RGLS is available to established, incorporated businesses based within the East of England that have a minimum annual turnover of £100k, show strong growth potential and have a medium to long-term funding requirement to deliver that growth.

For more information about the Regional Growth Loan Scheme contact Hayley Johnson on 07717 805780 or email hayley.johnson@thefsegroup.com

For more information about Zedbox please visit: www.zedbox.co.uk