Staff stories

Sarah Gunn

Rooftop Haven: the day we took on 
the terrace!

Matt Dent

Last Tuesday 4th July, Deni (TFT Senior Graphic Designer) and I rushed out of the office at 5.30pm and bid farewell to those on the TFT night shift (just kidding, everyone at TFT has a hectic social life). Little did those socialites know we were actually taking on a ‘TFT nightshift’. We returned a couple of hours later thinking most would have gone home to find a couple of sedulous lassies still tapping away. But things needed to get under way; British Summer only promised sunlight until 9pm, *sigh*.

We planned to renovate our outdoor area.

We are so lucky here to have a terrace to enjoy the Summer weather on (all be it short-lived) and hence decided to make the most of our space. Our Partners are all brilliant and are always open to new ideas and ways to improve the space and environment around us, within reason (we did think about a waterslide and a putt putt course…).

We agreed with them that we would get plants that were sustainable all year round, reduce outdoor air pollution and can be ‘used’ by employees. Five and a half hours were spent putting together, testing, fixing then putting back together, rolling out, cutting, planting, measuring, capturing our progress on camera, and faffing about putting together a futsal table.


12.30am and we had somewhere to show off to clients and share with everyone who comes to do work or hold meetings here. We hope you all get a chance to use the space when you come to us and encourage you all to find ways to make what you have the best you can have it! (within reason…)