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  • 3 April 2018 10:58

hipages builds home-inspired Sydney headquarters to cement future growth

• New facility officially opened by The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW • hipages opens new home-themed innovative office space • Australian start-up success story, hipages, moves into new office to accommodate rapidly growing team, having doubled since 2015

Sydney, 3 April 2018. hipages, Australia’s leading platform to find and hire qualified and trusted tradespeople today celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art headquarters on Pitt St, Sydney, at an event on site.

The opening was attended by The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW, as well as hipages Co-Founder, CEO & Executive Director, David Vitek and hipages Co-Founder, COO & Executive Director, Roby Sharon-Zipser, where a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to officially open the new workplace.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW, said: “hipages is a business success story for NSW and Australia. I applaud the company’s investment in a premium workplace in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. It is encouraging to witness a Sydney based start-up success move from strength to strength, and I wish them every success as they step into their next growth chapter.”

hipages Co-Founder, CEO & Executive Director, David Vitek, said: “We have seen extraordinary momentum with our headcount increasing by 49 per cent in 2017 to help support our growth. We currently employ more than 180 people in Sydney alone, with plans to hire more than 50 new roles this year. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, and the decision to relocate our Australian headquarters in Sydney to a new and inspiring space was made in order to meet the needs of our ever expanding team.”

The new hipages facility reflects highly innovative and unconventional workplace design by bringing the home to the office, intended to inspire staff with indoor/outdoor work space options, customer themed meeting rooms, promote collaboration and de-corporatise the working environment.

Mr Vitek continued: “At hipages, we are dedicated to helping Australians build and create their dream home. At the same time, we honour and respect our tradespeople for their craftsmanship, skills and services in helping to create treasured homes for Australians. When the opportunity arose for us to invest and transition into a new environment, we sought a space that debunked the traditional office, and was inspired by a welcoming, stylish and comfortable home. It was also critical that the design would pay homage to our tradies.”

hipages made the decision in May 2017 to lease Levels 10 and 12 in the Hilton Office Tower located at 255 Pitt Street, Sydney. The business appointed Axiom, experts in creative workplace design, to partner closely with a dedicated hipages team to bring to life the hipages vision and transform the commercial fit-out to meet the requirements of their unique brief.

Axiom’s Senior Workplace Strategist, Annelie Xenofontos, said: “From the moment you enter the new hipages facility, you immediately feel part of the hipages family. The hipages brief was for every element of the design to be home inspired - from bookshelves and a quaint (albeit large) homely kitchen, to the ‘family’ rumpus room for casual breaks over games which also doubles as an all-company meeting space with tiered seating ‘stadium style.’”

hipages also engaged Australian artists to develop trades and home themed paintings as well as wall murals, for display throughout the facility. Almost every closed meeting room is themed differently, inspired by the major hipages tradesperson categories from gardening to carpentry and beyond.

hipages also significantly invested in state-of-the-art workplace technology that seamlessly enhances all collaborative, open and closed spaces, catering to different working styles as well as fostering easy internal and external communications.

Since 2004, hipages has helped over two million Australians get jobs done around their home, with over 100,000 jobs posted by consumers each month. Additionally, over 128,000 licensed tradespeople are connected to the platform.

The business has been recognised by some of the country’s most prestigious workplace, innovation and technology awards, including SmartCompany’s 2017 Smart50 Awards, as well as The Australian Financial Review’s 2016 Fast 100 Awards, 2016 Most Innovative Companies Awards and is a certified Great Place to Work.

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About hipages hipages is transforming the way people get things done around their home. Founded in an Aussie garage 14 years ago by two great mates, hipages helps Aussies find verified and licensed tradies in their local area while helping tradies grow their business through innovative technology, finding them more local jobs, which they can manage on the go. With over 110,000 tradies listed in 1,300 categories and over 700,000 jobs posted through the app to-date, hipages is Australia’s number one place to hire qualified, trusted and verified tradespeople

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