A workspace solutions firm is targeting regional growth after opening a new site in Wolverhampton.
Crown Workspace – which specialises in services such as commercial relocations and refurbishment, interior fit-out and design and office furniture, storage and IT re-sale – has moved into a 30,000 sq ft warehouse at the Pantheon Park development.
The company says the move will help it better serve its growing customer base in the Midlands and that it forms part of a wider plan to open regional hubs outside of London.
Stephen Hardie, managing director for UKI and Northern Europe at Crown Worldwide, said: “This is an important strategic move for the business which highlights our commitment to providing a high-quality regional service for clients in a market that is becoming less London-centric.
“We spent a long time researching potential destinations and Wolverhampton ticked every box. It has excellent links to other major cities in the region and a large local employment pool, which will be important as we grow.”
Phil Oram, regional director at Crown Workspace, said: “We expect one of the fallouts from the pandemic to be businesses looking for a regional presence, because employees no longer want to commute into London or be in the office every day.
“There are going to be a lot of businesses looking to relocate, refurbish or reconfigure their workspace and from our point of view, that means we need to be closer to our growing customer base outside of the capital.
“This new strategic regional launch means we can now offer crews out of Wolverhampton, or from our site in Manchester to provide clients north of London with a better service.”
He added: “We expect the demand in Wolverhampton to be strong and we are looking to grow 10 per cent year on year over the next five years. The aim is to provide clients in the Midlands with a quality service that cares about the environment.”
The Crown Workspace site will be run by regional commercial manager Robert Poyner, commercial manager Kevin Dorn and office manager Julie Suszek.