New OnBuy Bournemouth HQ

No primary category set

OnBuy have struck a deal for new office space for the new OnBuy Bournemount HQ, right in the Town Centre. This keeps the southwest their home as they boost jobs and opportunities in ‘Silicon Beach’ as the area is becoming known.

The move follows an incredible year of growth for OnBuy, resulting in a need to scale up their headquarters to accommodate the influx of new employees joining the company. After a recruitment drive that mirrors its impressive company growth, OnBuy has seen its team expand from a humble few to more than 100 members. Furthermore, this number continues to rise after the launch of its employee equity scheme in December 2021, making 100% of the team shareholders in the business.

As OnBuy prepares for some significant milestones including product developments and international expansion, its team has chosen to invest not in the ‘London bubble’ but instead the region that has supported its growth to date. Deemed ‘Silicon Beach’ for its obvious parallels to the Californian Silicon Valley, OnBuy is just one of the lucrative tech companies to reside in the Southwest, creating a hub of innovation on the British coastline including Nokia, BT and Vodafone.

Starting its journey in a small office space in Poole, the new headquarters – OnBuy House – will provide a 12,049 sq ft base for OnBuy’s growing team, to complement its Manchester presence and army of remote workers nationwide. Occupying 4 stories of office space and ample break out areas, along with a spacious roof terrace with stunning sea views, the enviable building will be a home for the innovative thinkers working for the company.

We’ve always been on a steep growth trajectory, but we realised quickly that we needed to upgrade our space – particularly when we ran out of desks! While plenty of companies are downsizing in favour of ‘WFH’ or hot-desking, I’ve always believed in creating a space where our team can think, do and thrive. We have fully adopted the need for a hybrid model ensuring we attract and develop the very best talent, but the offices are here to be the heart of the company, to provide a fantastic hub for collaboration and a place to come and enjoy being at work.

The Southwest is where OnBuy was born, and I truly believe that there is a world of talent beyond the M25 to be tapped into. We’re known for hiring the best and brightest, and with our coastal base we’ve been able to bring on board a range of people with diverse skills that will help take us to the next level.

Cas Paton, Founder & CEO, OnBuy

I’d like to offer my congratulations to Cas and the team at OnBuy on their move to their new HQ in Bournemouth. We work closely with OnBuy as Dorset Chamber Premier Business Partners as one of the leading tech businesses in the South and this move mirrors the meteoric growth of the business over the last couple of years. This achievement is another step on this incredible journey and we are proud to be working with OnBuy.

Ian Girling, Chief Executive, Dorset Chamber of Commerce

We are naturally delighted to have secured the letting on behalf of our client, particularly as it is to a company of OnBuy’s stature. The building presents OnBuy with a rare opportunity to occupy a prominent self-contained office building in the Town Centre and it is one of the most significant lettings to take place during the pandemic.

James Edwards, Director, Goadsby Commercial

The formal move will happen in February 2022, where the OnBuy team will start to populate the space in line with COVID regulations. With more than 100 roles still currently open, 2022 will be a year to watch for OnBuy, with its eyes set on further significant growth in the next 12 months.


Do you want a stake in OnBuy? - Secondary Raise open

Do you want a stake in OnBuy? – Secondary Raise open

What to expect from UK marketplaces in 2024

What to expect from UK marketplaces in 2024

OnBuy Fastest-growing tech company for 3rd year

OnBuy Fastest-growing tech company for 3rd year

OnBuy 2023 Road Map OnBuy Payments OnBuy first profitable month and strategic investment

OnBuy first profitable month and strategic investment

Meet OnBuy at ChannelX World

Meet OnBuy at ChannelX World

ChannelX Guide...

Featured in this article from the ChannelX Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.


Take a look through a selection of the latest articles on ChannelX

Register for Newsletter

Receive 5 newsletters per week

Gain access to all research

Be notified of upcoming events and webinars