Source One Consulting, East Anglia's leading commercial and office interiors specialists, is thrilled to mark its 21st anniversary since its inception in 2002.
Founded by Pat and Lisa Lewis, the company has come a long way from its humble beginnings, evolving into a thriving business in the dynamic world of office interiors.
In an era where the Internet and mobile phones were far from omnipresent, and advertising was conducted via Yellow Pages and local newspapers, Source One Consulting took its first
steps in the business world. The company's first sale, a batch of 10 stacking chairs, was personally delivered by Pat Lewis in the back of his Ford Mondeo. Office layouts and space
plans were initially crafted on the kitchen table at home with pen, paper, a scale rule, and a basic calculator.
Since then, Source One Consulting has grown and adapted, embracing the latest technology, including sophisticated 3D modelling and CGI software for space planning.
Over two decades, the company has become a trusted name in the industry, catering to the commercial and office interiors needs of the East Anglia region.
Chairman and Founder, Patrick Lewis, reflected on the journey, saying,
"Those early days were anxiety-driven and scary at times. I often questioned myself and wondered if I could make it. But I had a burning desire to succeed and a tremendous motivation in the form of a young family."
"Looking back at the business plan I wrote back then, I'm proud to have achieved all the original goals I set. I feel extremely fortunate and thankful to have been backed by a great team."
Managing Director, Lisa Lewis, emphasized the company's family-oriented values, treating clients as an extension of the Source One family. She said,
"Our values have kept us going through both the good times and the more challenging ones. It's what drives us forward each day, and we genuinely love what we do.Seeing my daughters, Chloe and Ellie, join the Source One team has been one of our proudest achievements, creating a legacy that was difficult to envision back in 2002."
Despite facing challenges such as the financial crisis and the recent pandemic, Source One Consulting has weathered the storms and emerged stronger than ever. Pat Lewis stated,
"We've had to navigate our way through tough times in the business world and personally,
but we have collectively handled this with grit and determination."
Today, Source One Consulting celebrates 21 years as a successful business with a dedicated team that consistently delivers on their promises. The company actively supports local
suppliers and invests in its community.
"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been part of our journey so far, and we look forward to the exciting years ahead" Pat Lewis concluded.