Beautiful Bankso - where better for an office location?
FIGA Digital has expanded its operations across Europe with bases in London, Basingstoke, Wroclaw (Poland) and Bansko (Bulgaria).
We chose our Bulgarian location of Bansko as, compared to the UK, it has a low cost of living for remote workers; low cost property, a set 10% income tax rate and relatively low-cost utilities mean that we can keep our overheads low and pass those savings on to our clients. A true ‘win win’ situation!
Our ‘office in the mountains’ is in a stunning location in Bankso. Headed up by Jen, our Project and Operations Manager, it provides her with a great work/life balance. At FIGA we value our team members and balance is paramount for everyone, regardless of position and location.
Situated in the Pirin Mountains, Bansko is a beautiful town that provides year-round entertainment. During the winter season, Jen balances work with her passion for skiing and snow-boarding as well as cooking and baking tasty dishes for her friends. During the summer months, hiking, cycling and pool activities keep that balance going and the fresh, local produce gives further opportunities for her culinary expertise.
Bansko is the cheapest ski-resort in Europe and offers great facilities for beginners and intermediate skiers alike. The après-ski is pretty good too; pubs, clubs and restaurants catering for all tastes come alive during the winter season and provide the Bansko team with perfect meeting places and a change of scenery to work from.
During the summer, the town is awash with musical and theatrical festivals, all provided free of charge and usually good fun. During the day, there are mountains to hike and cycle around as well as natural hot springs and mineral pools to relieve aching muscles after strenuous activity.
Every year, we get together in Bansko for a strategy meeting and follow it with a client party for anyone who wants to join us. These events are becoming more popular with our clients, as you can imagine!