The world’s largest voice-over marketplace, Voices.com, is moving to a new global headquarters in the city of London, Ontario, Canada. The company has experienced accelerated rates of growth over the past few years, with a five-year growth rate of 798%, as recently reported by PROFIT Guide and Canadian Business.They are also listed as the fastest-growing company in London. Voices.com serves clients in over 130 countries in the world, connecting creative professionals and brands with a global network of more than 200,000 voice actors.
As a result of such growth, the Voices.com team has exceeded the company’s space at 150 Dufferin Avenue – an office they’ve been in since 2009. The entire team of over 100 employees will be moving to 100 Dundas Street, London Canada, on October 24th.
Taking over the entire 7th floor of the new building, the space is over two and a half times the size of the corporate footprint Voices.com is leaving. At 45,000 total square feet – an acre of space – the new location will allow the entire tech company to reside on one open floor. A floorplate of this size is unique in the downtown core, but was critical to the company’s plans of keeping all employees together to maintain a team feeling, even while growing in size.
“Farhi Holdings is very pleased to have been able to provide a much-needed new home for Voices.com at 100 Dundas Street,” Shmuel Farhi of Farhi Holdings Corporation says. “To have such a dynamic, Canadian-based – yet internationally successful – company in this local architectural landmark bodes well for everyone involved. Keeping over 100 workers in the area also benefits the downtown landscape and its core businesses.”
In a span of just 5 months, the new space was demolished and renovated with furnishings, technology, and design concepts influenced by west coast tech startup spaces. New Herman Miller furniture, state-of-the-art visitor technology, audio equipment, custom artwork, industry term-themed meeting spaces, an audio museum, and a kitchen-cafe that can accommodate nearly 300 hundred people, are all new additions.
Special-use spaces include The Forum, which will be for large presentations, and The Plaza, which will allow for company-wide meetings, such as the Daily Huddle and monthly Rally. These spaces will also be made available as a local event space option.
As well, the addition of two large, lit signs featuring the Voices.com logo on the South and West sides of the building will have passersby informally referring to 100 Dundas as “the Voices.com building” over time, especially at night when attending events at Budweiser Gardens.
“This renovation and move has been a massive undertaking, and has a positive impact on the city of London,” says Voices.com CEO and co-owner, David Ciccarelli, who founded the company in 2004 with his wife, Stephanie Ciccarelli. “Such a project has been a dream of ours for years. To see it come together, and so quickly, with the help of Farhi Holdings, IN Design Associates Inc., Enright Construction Limited, Facility Resources, Herman Miller, and our various other partners, means that we can maintain the momentum of growth within our company, the city, and the industry.”
Voices.com has been helping businesses find their voice since 2004. Founded by a husband and wife team with a passion for the industry and a vision that there was a better way to find, hire, and pay voice talent, Voices.com is, today, the world’s largest voices actor marketplace. More than 200,000 talent from around the globe, speaking over 100 languages and dialects, are connected daily to the job opportunities posted by 200,000 clients. Projects range from radio and TV commercials to audiobooks to educational videos, and everything in between.