Leeds is now our official HQ

Given our evolution into a national business, it feels natural to make Leeds our HQ

Since we opened a second office in Leeds over 2 years ago, we’ve continued to expand beyond London and the south east so we’ve decided to make our Leeds office the official dxw HQ.

Space and collaboration

Like other businesses, dxw has been working fully remotely during the pandemic. But while we’re all living with varying degrees of restrictions now, there will be a time when we venture back into the physical world.

dxw teams will continue working remotely for the foreseeable future but there’s still a need for a safe space where teams can gather and work together. Our Leeds office is perfectly set up for the style of work we see in our future.

We think that it’s important to retain a physical space so teams can work together when they need to. The space is great for collaboration, with different zones set up for different kinds of work, whether that’s teams doing design sprints or project kick-offs. Also, given the regional spread of our projects, Leeds is well situated and connected to some of the other cities we operate in.

A truly national business

This doesn’t mean we’re moving out of London, we still have an office on Hoxton Square and many of our team are based in London. In the future, you’ll see us advertising roles in either Leeds or London.

But what the pandemic has shown us is that we can quickly adapt to changes in our working patterns and styles, not least location. We now have dxw team members in multiple places across the UK, including Edinburgh, York, the West Midlands, Bristol, East Anglia, and the south coast.

We expect to continue to attract talent from the whole of the UK so given our evolution into a national business, it feels natural to make Leeds our HQ.

Local support

One of the best things about making the move to Leeds for us is that we’ve landed in a supportive and collaborative business environment. As well as growing communities of practice around disciplines like service design, the Leeds region is a major public sector hub. It seems particularly apt that we’re sharing this news during the hugely successful Leeds Digital Festival.

We’ve also been hugely grateful for the support from both Leeds City Council and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

It’s been a great couple of years for us in Leeds and all of us at dxw are excited to see what comes next.