What A Difference A Year Makes

2017- A Year In Review

In many ways a year can feel like a lifetime. However for the team at Cobus, when we look back at what we’ve achieved in the past 365 days, it seems like no time at all.

It’s been an incredible year for us, and we are very thankful for it.

It’s also been a big year of change. We started the year out as Cobus Spaces, a brand name rich in history and reputation, that had served us well for 40 years. The relentless hard work that has gone into evolving the company and its offering over the years however didn’t feel like it aligned with our existing brand name. We needed a name that spoke to who we are now, and where we want to be in the future. Cobus was born, and mid-way through the summer we launched our new name and identity to the world at large. The reception to this evolution has been humbling. Our partners, clients, teams and even the general public gave our new brand identity a warm welcome. This encouraged us greatly.

From that point on things have continued in the right direction for Cobus. We’ve had some notable client wins and some great projects launching throughout the year.

Celebrate like it’s 2017

We’ve already been celebrating some of our #PerfectPartners over the past few months, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to highlight some of our own key moments and projects this year. There’s been such a lot happening we’ve struggled to select what to feature, but here we go with our homage to a marvellous 2017. Here’s hoping 2018 holds more of the same…hopefully with you, dear reader!

2017 – The year of great client collaborations

Honda, Cobus, 2017
We realised the Power of Dreams for Honda by structurally and aesthetically refurbishing their security office reception.


Hargreaves Lansdown, Cobus, 2017
Our latest project for HL Invest – this remarkable agile working space


Newland Homes, Cobus, Interiors
Our full refurbishment of Newland Homes office space


Brightsource, Cobus, interiors
Meeting rooms decoration project for Brightsource

2017 – The year of new voices

As a result of our rebrand earlier this year we’ve well and truly found our voice online. We’ve been immensely enjoying building our profiles across channels such as Twitter and Instagram and also publishing our own thought pieces and articles to help inspire others. Our focus in this area will remain through 2018, and we hope that you’ll enjoy reading/seeing it as much as we do producing it.

Cobus, Instagram, 2017
Cobus launched on Instagram in 2017


Wesco Cobus 2017
We wrote an article on how to Motivate Minds and Ignite Inspiration through environment design for academic institutions –
photo courtesy of Wesco


London Design Festival, Design Frontiers, Cobus, 2017
We visited London Design Festival 2017 and provided an overview of the event


TEDxBristol Cobus 2017
We attended, and live tweeted from, TEDx Bristol for their #daretodisrupt event


2017 – The Year Of The New Look

Without doubt, our proudest achievement this year has been in developing and launching our fantastic new brand identity. As with all great creative projects, it took a lot of care, attention and time to get it just right, for us. In August 2017 we launched our new look which helped to give us a refresh both externally, and internally. We finally look like the home of #InspiringSpaces.




Cobus 2017
Our new brand launch – August 2017

2018 – We’re Ready!

It’s been a stellar year that will be tough to beat, but we’ve got a good feeling already about 2018. We’ve enjoyed sharing our journey with you throughout the year and hope that you’ll stay in touch for the forthcoming year also. We do like to keep in touch with people from time to time by sending out a newsletter which includes our latest thought pieces and project launches. If you’d like to receive our newsletter (and please be assured, we don’t spam! It’s only the good stuff, and it’s certainly not every day/week!), then you can subscribe by clicking here to go to our homepage and pop your details in to the online form

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