Head Office Launch Party

The ribbon has been cut to mark the unveiling of Prestige Inhome Care’s new headquarters in Melbourne’s South East. Head office staff and their families joined members of the board in celebrating the launch of Prestige’s newest office location on 19th February.

The inner city stomping ground is located within the $100 million redevelopment of the former tobacco giant Phillip Morris site in Moorabbin.  

Redefining modern workspaces, ‘the new home’ for Prestige Inhome Care includes a state of the art kitchen decked out with wine fridge, Zip tap, two staff fridges, two microwaves, a Breville maker and a variety of cosy lunch booths. The kitchen also houses Nintendo games and arcade style video game tables.

If that wasn’t enough to tempt Prestige employees to let their hair down every once-in-a-while, there is a professional sized table tennis table (regularly in use by CEO, Nick McDonald), an indoor basketball hoop, treadmill, jigsaw puzzle table and bean bags. 

The idea behind the recreational activities is in fact all about bonding with fellow team mates, as Nick says 

"I truly believe that while we should take the work we do very seriously, we do not need to take ourselves too seriously. I was keen to create an environment that encourages people to have fun. To laugh, smile and find moments of joy in their work day. The arcade game, basketball ring, Table tennis table and jigsaw puzzle area are all designed to encourage people to grab a team mate and do something fun for a few minutes throughout the day.”
Nick McDonald
Ceo & Founder of prestige inhome care
Nick McDonald and chairman Brian Hewitt

Prestige Inhome Care Chairman, Brian Hewitt and CEO, Nick McDonald

Prestige’s New HQ: Where fun meets efficiency

The office also has five cutting edge meeting rooms, plasma screens and touch pads that enable room reservations and zoom-meeting features. Zoom closes the gap between Prestige’s fellow offices (Hawthorn, Geelong, Mornington and Bondi -Sydney), allowing team members to communicate across rooms and even offices. Team members can work collaboratively with any member in the Prestige family with the virtual face-to-face amenities.

Designed to maximise efficiency of employees, each desk is equipped with double monitor stations as well as standing desks, quiet rooms and private booths.

Brimming with industrial luxurious touches, Prestige Inhome Care’s head office exudes a sense of funky extravagance, from materials, finishes and iron cast beams to curated artworks by Nick McDonald’s brother, Sean. Exceptional details encompass the ten-metre lobby with a bespoke light fitting, as well as oak wood lacquered tables, neon lights and large windows capturing views across the Moorabbin skyline. On arrival, guests immediately feel relaxed.

Prestige Turns 15

The launch party kicked off with a smorgasbord of hors d’oeuvres. Tastebuds were set alight with delicate parings of salami and gourmet cheeses, sweet potato and cashew purée on beetle leaves, salmon and feta cheese panini, and Italian gnocchi for the children. 

Prestige staff and their families were treated to a flurry of festivities; a clown roamed the office floor creating balloon animals and doing magic tricks, whilst a face painter decorated the children’s faces with animals and superheroes. The boardroom turned into an arts and crafts station filled with play dough, coloured pencils, crayons and activity books.

In the kitchen a local musician sang upbeat melodies whilst strumming an acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, team members bonded and introduced their partners over a flute of bubbly or rosé.

The night came to a close with a gigantic chocolate-mud birthday cake to honour Prestige’s fifteen years of operation, as well as a heartfelt speech by Nick McDonald.

Nick told all who attended the evening

“Our organisation has been fortunate enough to grow off the back of hard work from all of our staff and loyal clients who value the difference we make in their lives. We want to continue to grow in order to share this experience with more and more families. We wanted to create a working environment that allows collaboration and team work. A place that can accommodate what we need now and for future growth. Mostly we wanted a place that people can feel proud of and enjoy coming to work as the work we do is profound.”
Prestige Inhome Care turns 15 birthday cake
Office Launch Party