Paddy, Wordpress is very flexible, which is as good as it is bad. If you are a coder, it is not difficult at all to create your own theme, and take it out of Wordpress styling. I did that for the previous version of my webite, and it did not look like a Wordpress site at all.
The downside of Wordpress is the bloat. There are a lot of things in there, but I question how much is needed. It is a wonderfully powerful CMS, but because of this people have tried to push it into different more complex areas.
I personally skipped the CMS choice with the new version of my site, and went with Jekyll & Github. It's great and fast (for me), but as I'm starting to find out - please ensure it doesn't replace your companies CMS!!
There are lots of nice platforms out there, Squarespace is one that people swear by - I haven't used it myself, but I've seen non-techy people create some pretty impressive sites. Not sure of your level of coding expertise, but this may also be a good 'out of the box' solution for you?