Software company Lazy Dog Ltd has moved into new offices at Bond’s Mill in Stonehouse, owned by Robert Hitchins Ltd.
Director Chris Smith set up his technical services company, specialising in embedded software system development, in 2011. Until now he has worked from home.
The decision to take the lease of an office on the Bond’s Mill business estate near Stroud marks an important step forward.
“It was just the professional lift I was searching for to take my business to the next level,” he said.
“I chose Bond’s Mill because it is a thriving business centre in a charming old mill, perfectly located near major road networks. It has excellent facilities with parking and a café. I saw many offices in my search for a business location and when I was shown my office I knew it was perfect for my needs.”
Lazy Dog Ltd develops, debugs and tests software for a wide range of platforms. The inspiration for the company name was Chris’ eight-year-old labrador George.
Robert Hitchins’ Helen Hawke welcomed Chris to Bond’s Mill which is situated alongside the Stroudwater Canal and River Frome in a mix of refurbished Victorian mill buildings and modern commercial premises.
“He has chosen a lovely office which overlooks the 18th century courtyard in The Wheelhouse with one of the mill races below his window,” she said.
Bond’s Mill is on the A419 near Stroud. It offers on-site management with 50 tenants in premises ranging from 100 to 15,000 sq ft and accommodates many start-ups as well as established companies such as UK Power Solutions, Green Gourmet, Omega Resource, Biocensus and BPE Solicitors.
The agent was John Hawkins, of Hawkins Watton Stroud.