Testimonial: Ben Howell, Cup Glasgow

News 3 years ago, Reading time: 2 min

Clockwise is the flexible workspace that works for its members. In the latest of a series of blogs, we find out from Clockwise members how the space in the iconic Savoy Tower is helping businesses to grow in Glasgow. Here, we speak to Ben Howell, Marketing Director at Cup Glasgow, on the benefits of the tailored service provided by Clockwise.

Tell us about Cup Glasgow

Cup Glasgow is one of the city’s most creative, agile and successful hospitality businesses.  We own and operate Cup Tea Rooms, Gin71, The Gin Spa and Ambr Tea. Cup Glasgow is all about a fresh approach to hospitality. We want to give our customers memorable and exciting experiences that get them to engage in a different, more thoughtful and engaging way with food and drink, whether that’s through tea-inspired dining or dedicated gin tasting events. Our latest venture, Gin Spa, is a case in point. It’s the very first botanically-themed day spa in the world that brings together our deep understanding and knowledge of gin botanicals, with our focus on crafting superb customer experiences, right here in the heart of Glasgow.

What made you choose Clockwise for your business?

We wanted something that would fit naturally with our business.  Somewhere that felt modern and contemporary and which could embrace our sense of freedom, quality and imagination as well as our demand for flexibility. A place where we’d feel completely comfortable welcoming customers, suppliers and partners; where we would enjoy working and where we too could feel inspired. This is a place that we’re proud to call our HQ.

What benefits does Clockwise provide for you and the business?

Clockwise is great for everything that we need. Office space is tailored exactly to what we want.  The meeting rooms are quick and simple to book, if, and when, you need them, complete with a choice of break-out areas. The club lounge is a more informal space that’s perfect for taking time out, catching up with other businesses in the Clockwise community or for going to or hosting larger scale talks or networking events. There’s even a really smart outdoor area which we think will be perfect for a Gin Festival when the weather improves this Summer! At the moment, we’re on the second floor, right along from reception, where Kirsten and Charlie from Clockwise do an excellent job in greeting visitors on our behalf, and making sure they’re well looked after, just as we’d expect our own employees to do.  They give a great first impression for our business.

What would you say to other businesses or entrepreneurs thinking of working at Clockwise?

Clockwise already has so much to offer, but with new floor fit-outs now in progress, there’ll soon be plenty more. The space is fantastic. So too, are the people. It’s that combination that, for us, makes Clockwise the best place to run a business in Glasgow.


For more information on Cup Glasgow, visit the brand websites www.cuptearooms.co.uk, www.gin71.com, www.ginspa.co.uk or www.ambrtea.co.uk, or find them on Twitter @cuptearooms, @gin71bar, @theginspa, @ambr_tea.