News : HomeServe Makes Nottingham a ‘Key Hub' After Major Office Move
Nottingham, England, Nov 9, 2017 -- National gas engineering training company and home assistance provider HomeServe has moved all 350 of its Nottingham staff members into new grade A office space to the north of the city.
The company moved into the new space last week after completing a deal to take all of the first floor and parts of the ground floor in the Aspect House building close to Hucknall.
It will begin training engineers in the new year alongside its home assistance call centre operations.
Homeserve, which is based in Walsall and has offices in Preston and Banbury, has established a ‘centre of excellence’ for the training of engineers on site.
While it did not reveal any plans for creating jobs, the company believes the move is a "statement of intent about making Nottingham a key hub for HomeServe".
Commenting on the move, Greg Reed, chief executive of holding company HomeServe Membership, said: "The new facility in Nottingham is a fantastic new addition to our business and, having spoken to many of our people, I know how excited they are about the move to Aspect House.
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"This has been something we’ve been working on for a long time and it’s going to be a big part of HomeServe’s commitment to growing our business and helping to keep our customers’ lives moving.
"This investment reaffirms our commitment to growing our business in Nottingham and the East Midlands and we’d like to pay special thanks to Nottingham City Council , which has given us a huge amount of support as part of this move."
Innes England director Craig Straw said: "Nottingham continues to be a city which attracts interest from nationwide businesses looking to grow.
"This deal is great news for the city and the East Midlands as it has helped to secure a considerable number of jobs in the city.
"The tenant is an employer which has been recognised for offering a fantastic work-life balance to its employees, so finding suitable office accommodation to support this was vital."
HomeServe has said that it will officially open the building in a ceremony in the new year.
Lorraine Baggs, head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham, said: "We’re really proud to have worked in partnership with HomeServe and Nottingham City Council to facilitate HomeServe’s expansion within Nottingham, sourcing the best site location and providing support with recruitment and employee travel packages.
"The decision to remain in Nottingham is testament to the city’s reputation as a major UK hotspot for business."
Councillor Sam Webster, portfolio holder for business, education and skills at the city council, said: "Today’s move is the culmination of sustained political support and hard work by Nottingham City Council and HomeServe and marks an important step in the company’s growth and investment in the city.
"With its excellent transport links and local workforce, Bulwell is an ideal location for growing businesses to choose and this is very positive news for Nottingham North.
"What makes today’s news especially rewarding is knowing the level of collaboration which has helped make it possible, from senior leadership to planning, transport property and employment hub teams.
"I’d like to take this opportunity to wish HomeServe the very best and to reinforce the Council’s message to businesses thinking about expanding their operations in Nottingham that we value you and the contribution you make to the local economy and to providing local people with employment opportunities."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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