The Point of Difference Team

Point of Difference is owned and operated by Andy and Vashti Bedwell. We’re a husband and wife partnership who have worked together for around 20 years and been married a bit longer than that. We share a passion for our business and for living life to the full.

With us it’s personal

Our team - here to support you wherever you are

“Personal” is one of our values so we think it’s important you know who you’re working with. We share a belief in creating the best possible experience for our clients whether it’s Co-working, Serviced Offices or Shared Homes. We share values but love different perspectives and hope you feel the strength of that whoever you’re working with.



Co-owner / Director

It has been a challenge and joy building the company over the past few years.  We’ve grown alongside some amazing clients – I love seeing companies develop with us and being able to support them on their journey.  I’m also passionate about our buildings – making them interesting places to work and spaces that people really want to spend time in.

Outside of this, I love the outdoors – skiing, walking, scuba diving and more recently sailing.  I also suffer from a lifetime support of Sheffield Wednesday.  We have two boys who have now flown the nest so travelling the country to see them is also something I love doing.



Co-owner / Director

Having been a stay at home mum for 10 fabulous years I was ready for something new but it had to build on what I loved while I was involved with kids groups, the PTA and being a school governor…….

Relationships is what it’s about –  with our housemates, our clients, our trades, our cleaners.

I love being part of a community and knowing we are making a true difference to peoples lives.



Perch Co-working & all offices

After an early career in retail, I spent 13 years in school business management whilst my children were growing up. I always loved the sense of community and team-work in these roles and I now feel so lucky to be in an environment again at Perch where I am involved in developing a fantastic and dynamic community with inspirational people around me. In any spare moments, I love to travel, read and spend time with my family, whilst persevering at trying to learn Italian…



Perch Co-working

Friends and work colleagues tell me that I’m a ‘people person’ – customer facing positions have always been central to all roles in my career. It’s the buzz of meeting and greeting, being part of a community and connecting with people that I love. Life is busy and I like it that way.

I’m passionate about swimming, taking part in charity events and spending time in the country with our two dogs.  Quality time with family and friends over a few drinks, tasty food and lots of chatter is my idea of a perfect end to a busy week.



Centre Manager

Meeting new people, having conversations, and building relationships has always been my strength. With a background in both hospitality and account management, I love being part of a community and getting to know people from all walks of life.

You can find me at my happiest when I’m travelling and exploring new places, deep in the pages of a good book, or catching up with friends and family with a glass of prosecco…or two!  


Centre Assistant

I come from more of a clinical background so being at the ‘heart’ of the centre is my favourite place to be. Being front of house is ideal for me as I get the buzz of meeting and greeting all the new Point of Difference customers plus being able to spend time with the long-standing customers who I’ve built a great relationship with. Perfect! Give me something to sort out or organise and I’m there…and I love a spreadsheet – another little joy of mine!

Outside of work I spend time catching up with friends and family for a natter, and being a weekend ‘football and horse-riding’ mum to my lovely little 8-year-old daughter.

Simon Lawton


Ops and Facilities Manager

I come from a property management background and ran my own business before finding the Point of Difference team. It’s a great company to work for –  I love changing the look and use of the properties.  Never a dull moment but we have a great team of contractors to help us.

On the home front, I am married with 2 great kids and a dog. We love the sea and have a caravan in Dorset and escape to there at every opportunity.

I also also a beekeeper in my spare time so feel free to try the Point of Difference honey, if there is any left, its very popular!




Phil keeps the lights on, the wheels turning and the whole show on the road.  If anything goes wrong in the building, he’s your man and if it hasn’t gone wrong yet then he’s probably had a hand in making sure it hasn’t.

Katie & Dan

Bicester Living

Katie & Dan are the power duo of Bicester Living. Katie works hard to make sure all the housemates are happy, bringing like-minded people together. Dan is the man! The man behind the scenes but equally making sure everything runs smoothly and ensuring all issues are dealt with straight away. Together they look after all our houses & throw the best social nights in Bicester!