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Aqua Design Group moves into Stockport's Beckwith House

Graphic design agency Aqua Design Group is relocating to Orbit Developments’ Beckwith House in order to be closer to Stockport town centre and drive growth opportunities for the firm.

Previously in office accommodation further out of the town centre, owner and director Dylan Moore decided it was time to take advantage of opportunities created by an improving environment closer to town.

The design agency which has been run by Dylan for 14 years provides branding, graphic design and print management for small businesses, and also has experience in projects for larger companies like Ryman Stationery and Ann Summers.

He said: “Relocating to Beckwith House brings me into the heart of Stockport, close to the areas of regeneration and working alongside fellow small business – both in here and neighbouring Regent House.”

“I know Orbit proactively connects businesses via their networking events and other schemes and I thought now would be a good time to take advantage of it.”

Dylan Moore maximises his online presence through various social media channels and has won social media awards from some of the best in the business winning Theo Paphitis #SBS and Jacqueline Gold #MOM on Twitter.

“Being associated with entrepreneurs such as Theo Paphitis, certainly helps you to get noticed,” said Dylan. “We are keen to expand the digital and web side of the business and are currently looking to hire a specialist in this area to enhance existing skills.”

Dylan said his experience with Orbit in finding the property had been really positive.

“From finding the office on their website, to organising a viewing, doing the deal and sorting the paperwork, it has been a stress-free process from start to finish.”

Rhys Owen, Leasing Director for Orbit Developments in Stockport, commented:

“Beckwith House is ideal for smaller businesses such as Aqua Design Group who want to be based in Stockport town centre and take advantage of the amenities at Merseyway Shopping Centre and new leisure facilities at Redrock, whilst at the same time benefitting from affordable and high-quality offices.”

“We have refurbished the reception to provide a professional and contemporary entrance area for visitors and created suites as small as 108 sq ft which qualify for small business rate relief, bringing the monthly costs down even further. We are pleased to welcome Aqua Design Group to the portfolio and wish Dylan well.”

Wrightsure opens Stockport office to attract quality employees

Wrightsure Insurance Group – one of the largest privately-owned insurance brokers in the UK – has opened a new office to serve the Greater Manchester area, based in Orbit Development’s flagship Regent House property in Stockport town centre.

The new office will complement a well-established northern presence for Wrightsure who already have offices in Liverpool and Leeds.  The opening of the Stockport office is to provide a wider service offer across the North West.

Wrightsure serves thousands of clients throughout the UK with specialist schemes across many sectors including technology, haulage and passenger transport sectors.

It also has an extensive private client offering which it has boosted this week with a new product called Your Lifestyle where all personal insurances can be included under one policy.

Formed in 1975, Wrightsure places over £60 million pounds of client premiums annually into the UK insurance market and is also a registered Lloyd’s broker.

Led by Director Nigel Bailey, the new office is already attracting business from Stockport and the wider GM area and the team has grown with four new staff starting within six months of opening.

The company plans to reach £1million turnover by the end of 2018 and in five years have a £3million business employing up to 10 professional brokers.

The Wrightsure approach is based on listening and understanding each client’s activities, before analysing and reviewing their insurance and risk management requirements. The company then uses its experience to redesign insurance programmes and provide comprehensive solutions, with A+ rated insurer’s, designed specifically for that business and its needs.

Nigel commented on the decision behind choosing Stockport as the location for the Manchester office:

“We opted for Stockport – as opposed to another local district centre – mainly to help us attract quality employees in the future but to also have access to the M60 corridor.”

“There is no doubt that the town is on the up. It always had good transport links by bus and train, but we have been very impressed with the other investments going on to improve the environment around the office.

“Good food, shopping and leisure facilities are an important factor when people are deciding to join a business.” Stockport is really is a fantastic place to work.

Nigel added: “Orbit worked closely with us to find the right professional environment to recruit into, to welcome clients and set the tone from the off. It’s a great foundation for growth.”

Rhys Owen, Leasing Director for Orbit Developments commented:

“The level of investment being made into improving Stockport town centre is clearly having a positive impact already and business leaders can see the benefits of opening an office here – whether it be for employee satisfaction, ease of recruitment or fantastic transport connectivity options.”

“With major new developments such as the Redrock leisure and retail scheme aiming to be open and trading by late 2017 and bringing a host of new names including Pizza Express, Zizzi and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, we look forward to what the future will bring for Stockport.”

Social Care recruitment experts celebrate 10 years in Stockport

PS Recruitment, specialists in providing temporary and permanent roles in the social and health care sector, is celebrating ten years in Orbit Development’s Regent House.

The company, which has been based in Stockport town centre for a decade, employs a team of six people managing a range of placements 24/7, 365 days a year for local authorities like Stockport Council, as well as private and charitable sector clients.

“It’s been great being based in Stockport for all this time. We’re an agency which prides itself on providing the highest level of quality personnel for roles, so candidates need to visit our offices in order to be screened and interviewed before we can consider them for a position.” said Director Zara Shannon.

“The town centre not only provides easy access for both my team and our customers by car, but also offers a choice of transport options too thanks to the extensive bus and rail networks which has proven key to the business.”

Recent improvements to the town centre including the retail and leisure development Redrock and public realm area around Stockport Exchange have further aided the team and been of direct benefit.

Zara commented: “It was great to see a leading UK social care agency like Creative Support making the conscious decision to move its head office from Manchester into Stockport town centre. The relocation reflects the improvements and level of investment that has been made into the changing face of the town.

“The growing businesses community in Stockport and support from Stockport Council through the redevelopments shows ambition for the town and bodes well for us.”

PS Recruitment specialise in social and health care recruitment and provide a tailored, caring service to some of society’s most vulnerable children and adults.

The company now operates across multiple sectors of the market in Greater Manchester working with experts in learning disabilities, homelessness, mental health, youth offending, children and families and the elderly as well as niche areas like acquired brain injury, refugee and asylum.

Zara commented: “We currently manage a wide range of experienced professionals in post and get consistently positive feedback from customers with very specific needs. We always work to the highest standards of safe recruitment and vetting practice – compliance in social care is fundamental – and have excellent relationships with clients.

“When you work in the care sector the recruiting of the right person brings a special satisfaction and reward – you are really making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people.”

Orbit Developments Leasing Director, Rhys Owen, said:

“We offer many congratulations to Zara and her team on the 10-year milestone with us – it’s a great achievement.”

“There are a lot of stories about Stockport attracting new businesses keen to take advantage of all the £multi-million investments, but it’s equally encouraging to hear that companies who put their faith in the town 10 years ago, are still committed to the area and will benefit from the improvements and new amenities.”

Stockport in a boom after £1bn investment

“Three years ago we were marketing commercial space in a town suffering from long-term under-investment,” says Leasing Director for Orbit Developments, Rhys Owen. “Today we have a very different story to tell.”

Six months into 2017 – 36 months since the town began to see the results of a £1 billion investment programme - Orbit Developments has experienced significant growth in leasing enquires across its 12-strong Stockport portfolio.

Several properties are now completely full following record-breaking years in 2015 and 2016, but what is proving interesting is the new type of customer being attracted to the town centre for the first time. The businesses attracted to the town are looking for the quality of workspace previously only seen in city centres, they are creating new demand for larger floorplates and are willing and have the ability to pay higher rents.

High quality, aspirational businesses – including several UK leaders in field – have relocated. And relocated in numbers.

Stockport now hosts Acuma Solutions Limited, part of the Saksoft Group, which is a leading specialist in information management and business intelligence. The company has relocated their Northern office to Stockport taking 4530 sq ft on the second floor in Applicon House, which is now fully let.

The centrally located, modern office complements Acuma’s sales operation in London and accommodates staff involved in digital transformation and information management projects across the UK and overseas.

Stockport town centre is also now home to Click Finance, a specialist brokerage providing secured and unsecured loans up to £100,000. The company relocated from Hazel Grove to better serve their growing customer base from a more easily accessible and central location. The company has taken 1400 sq ft on the 9th floor of Regent House, citing access to a high-quality talent pool for future recruitment as one of the main drivers for the move.

Wrightsure Insurance Group – one of the largest privately-owned insurance brokers in the UK - has also taken space in Regent House (see case study right) pushing occupancy levels in Orbit’s flagship office building up to 90%.

And relocating its national head office to Stockport is Creative Support - a high quality provider of health and social care services across England. The organisation recently moved into Wellington House, leasing the whole 18,000 sq ft, multi-storey building. Making the move from central Manchester – which had been its HQ location for the last 20 years - the leading not-for-profit agency said they chose Wellington House to better accommodate their people and services and to allow for growth.

And Travelodge celebrated a 30-year association with Greater Manchester by opening its first hotel in Stockport in January, as part of an expansion plan of seven new hotels across GM that will create 200 new jobs in the area. The 86 room hotel was the hotel chain’s 19th to open across Greater Manchester and is located within Orbit’s Regent House.

Quality, of course, comes in all sizes. This is why Orbit has been able to accommodate a range of other professional services and health businesses moving from smaller offices - sometimes from district centres, into smart, town centre environments, with room for growth.

Rhys Owen again: “Our customers tell us that the investment and improvements made to the town make Stockport a more appealing place to work, which in turn helps with the recruitment of new staff.”

“The fantastic mix of food and drink outlets, shopping and accommodation amenities on our doorstep means businesses are in a better position to attract and recruit skilled and quality staff who in turn will contribute to and benefit from the new and improved leisure economy around them.”

“And it’s not just about the big ticket items like Stockport Exchange and Redrock. Every business that chooses Stockport town centre will increase footfall and generate additional spend in the independent retailers, cafes and restaurants, so the local economy directly benefits from an increase of the number of businesses in the town.”

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Click Finance chooses Stockport to continue business growth

Click Finance, a specialist brokerage providing secured and unsecured loans up to £100,000, has moved into Stockport town centre from Hazel Grove to better serve its growing customer base from a more easily accessible and central location.

The company has taken 1400 sq ft on the 9th floor of Orbit Developments’ flagship property Regent House, citing access to a high-quality talent pool for future recruitment as one of the main drivers of the move.

 “Our people are important to us,” said Managing Director Matt Meacham.

“We are very keen on developing staff, giving them a clear view of a long-term career with us and investing in qualifications to get them there.

“We also knew that a town centre location would attract more people with the quality of skills and experience we needed. And of course they could get here easily.”

Excellent transport links in and out of the town centre and Regent House’s proximity to rail and bus stations also had an influence on the move.

Six new people have joined the company since February. The firm has also gained a new Investors in People accreditation and been shortlisted as Best Company to Work For in the Credit Strategy Awards 2017.

Click Finance provides tailored loan packages from a panel of established UK lenders and has seen strong year-on-year growth since 2012 thanks largely to a bespoke loan sourcing software programme, an excellent lead generation strategy and an uncompromising approach to treating customers fairly – with the programmes and strategies all handled and designed in house.

“It is key to everything we do,” said Matt. The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Preferred lending partners include Stockport-based Together, Shawbrook, Avant Credit and moneyway and the plan is to expand into mortgages and insurance protection in the future.

Matt again: “The move into Regent House will help us achieve our ambitions and gives us the opportunity to grow within the building or alternatively move into more space within one of Orbit’s other town centre properties.

“It’s a professional environment – smart fit out and impressive main reception – to welcome existing and future lending partners and for our team to work in.

“Our staff are also enjoying the range of amenities on our doorstep – both for grabbing a bite to eat at lunch or after work or doing a bit of shopping.”

Orbit Developments’ Leasing Director Rhys Owen commented:

“Employee amenity is becoming more and more important for businesses in order to recruit and retain quality staff, so it’s encouraging to see business owners recognise this and choose to relocate from the suburbs into the town centre and benefit from the redevelopments and improvements to the retail and leisure offer.”

“Every business that chooses Stockport town centre as a place to base their business is helping to drive and support the local economy through increased footfall and spend in our local cafes and independent retailers so we’re very pleased to welcome Matt and his team to Regent House and wish them all the best for the future.” 

For more information on availability in Stockport and Regent House, please call Orbit Developments on 01625 588 200

UK business travel & events company moves into Orbit's Regent House

Capita Travel and Events, the specialist business travel, meetings and event services provider, has relocated its regional office in Stockport, moving it closer to the town centre.

Capita Travel and Events has moved into Orbit Development’s flagship commercial property - Regent House – in space totalling over 14,500 sq ft, taking the whole of the 5th floor and half of the 6th.

Employing 220 people, the regional contact centre is part of a business with which manages over £500m of business customers’ spend on business travel, meetings and event management.

Mike Woodhouse, Head of Facilities/SH&E, Capita Travel and Events, explained the reasons behind the move:

 “We want to offer the best possible working environment for employees as part of our aim to be an employer of choice in the area. 

The office space in Regent House is modern and provides the flexibility we need for comfort and practicality. Located close to major transport links, it’s a nice central location for our employees and visitors to travel to.”

A £multi-million investment in Stockport is also bringing a range of food, entertainment and leisure brands into the area.

Rhys Owen, Orbit’s Leasing Surveyor for the town centre, said the decision by Capita Travel and Events had been a significant one for Regent House.

He said: “Capita Travel and Events’ move into Regent House, together with the space Travelodge has taken, plus the successful letting of a further four floors of smaller suites means Regent is now over 90% full.”

Regent House is one of 12 commercial properties in Orbit Developments’ Stockport portfolio situated just metres away from the M60 and the A6, the bus terminus and train station are just a few minutes’ walk away.

The building has undergone a major internal transformation in the last few years with a modern, welcoming reception area with building manager and security team.

A level of onsite parking is available and an arrangement on Heaton Lane car park directly across the road means significant savings are available for parking on the door step.

For more information on offices to let in Stockport, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Rhys Owen on 01625 588200.

Creative Support move in to Stockport

Leading UK Health and Social Care Company, Creative Support, now occupy the whole of Wellington House.

Creative Support, a high quality provider of health and social care services across the UK, has relocated its national head office to Stockport.

The organisation has moved into Orbit Development’s Wellington House property, taking the whole 18,000 sq ft, multi-storey building.

Making the move from central Manchester - where they have been for the last 20 years - the not-for-profit agency said they chose Wellington House to better accommodate their people and services and allow for growth.

Creative Support currently employs 160 people in Wellington House with another 5000 support workers located around the country.

The organisation works alongside local authorities on a range of services including supported living, supported housing, residential care, community and home support, floating support, extra-care and day services.

They work with people who have a wide spectrum of needs, ranging from those who require short term support to regain their independence to people with complex needs who require intensive support to enjoy a good quality of life.

Creative Support also develops and manages high quality housing to provide supported accommodation.

Olivia Turley, from Creative Support's property developments team, said:

When looking for a new head office base in Stockport, Orbit were able to show us a range of high quality commercial premises.

“We have found it very useful to have a building manager on hand for all of our day to day queries and to deal with any issues at the property. We also have a client liaison officer and appropriate contacts at Orbit’s head office.

“We have been very pleased with how smooth the relocation process has been and Orbit Developments’ involvement in this.”

Wellington House is located in the very centre of Stockport, across the road from the College and a few minutes’ walk from Stockport train station that serves a wide variety of routes and destinations.

It is close to a wide range of local amenities, quality independent retailers and major shopping chains at Merseyway and the Peel Centre. It will also only be a short walk away from the current £multi-million investment programme at Redrock and Stockport Exchange and two new hotels.

Rhys Owen, Orbit’s Leasing Director for Stockport said it was the perfect time to relocate to Stockport. “Olivia and her team will benefit from the central location of Wellington House, its parking and transport links, high speed broadband and proximity to the new retail and leisure offers in the next 12 months. We are delighted to welcome them to the property.”

The agency’s employees will also benefit from Orbit’s unique SKone card which provides people with discounts and offers from a range of local shops and service providers. Rhys again: “It will introduce them to some of the best cafes, restaurants, gyms, beauty outlets and independent shops in the town centre.”

To find out more about Creative Support, visit the website here.

Gateway to Stockport – Road to improvement?

Rhys Owen, Leasing Director, Orbit Developments shares his thoughts on improving the gateway to Stockport:

“If you’ve recently passed through Stockport train station, you couldn’t fail to notice the new hotel and modern office space at Stockport Exchange. The same goes for the much increased greenery in the town centre – creating a more welcoming and appealing environment in which we work, shop and live.

These improvements reflect the changing face of Stockport, but are they evident to the everyday commuter?  Does the Managing Director of a Manchester business recognise the future importance – and significance – of this gateway to Stockport and the town centre?

We are all aware of Stockport’s biggest benefit – its excellent transport connections, especially the prized train links with direct and frequent services to London. However, the station’s customer facilities are in need of improvement.

There has been recent talk of station investment and, if the renovation goes ahead, the wider area will soon see Stockport’s importance as a key station outside ‘Manchester All Stations’.

Another area of improvement should be the visual aesthetics of the A6, which should create a warmer welcome into the town centre than it currently does. And whilst the changes from Phase 1 and 2 of Stockport Exchange are complete, it may be years before the full masterplan reaches the A6. I feel that more is needed to help showcase what the future of this area holds and that these early phases aren’t the beginning and the end.

It is also important that the A6 ‘barrier’ and customer journey is improved between the new Stockport Exchange, the town centre and the revitalised Old Town.

And the likes of the former sorting office, Cobden’s and other derelict buildings nearby are in desperate need of new life. We may even have to lose them to replace them.

We hope that the planned £1.8 million investment into the Market Underbanks Conservation Area – as well as the residential development of what was The White Lion in the heart of the Old Town – will highlight the positive contribution such buildings can have on the town as a whole.  I look forward to seeing how Stockport changes and how we embrace our transformation.”

Co-operative Bank Commits to Stockport Town Centre

The Co-operative Bank has renewed its lease at Orbit Developments’ 1 St Peters Square in Stockport to continue to provide high street banking services to local people and businesses.

The bank, which has been trading since 1872, will now retain its presence in the town centre.

The good news comes in the wake of announcements, expected to impact in March, concerning loss of management and head office jobs in Manchester and Stockport as part of the Bank’s three year plan to rebuild the business. It almost collapsed in 2013.

It also supports the Bank’s commitment to avoiding branch closures whenever possible.

1 St Peter’s Square is located right next door to Merseyway shopping centre and just a couple of minutes’ walk away from bus and train stations.

The move has been welcomed by Orbit’s Leasing Director for Stockport, Rhys Owen.

He commented: “We are delighted that the Co-operative Bank has renewed its high street commitment to the town and in St Peter’s Square, which is so central and convenient for town centre visitors, residents and businesses.”

Travelodge opens in Stockport’s Regent House

Travelodge is celebrating 30 years of operating in Greater Manchester by opening its first hotel in Stockport

Travelodge also announces expansion plan of seven new hotels in Greater Manchester that will create 200 new jobs in the area.

Greater Manchester’s first budget hotel brand, Travelodge, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the county this week and to mark this milestone, the company has opened its first hotel in Stockport town centre – in the landmark building, Regent House.

Travelodge, one of the UK’s largest independent hotel brands, opened its first Greater Manchester hotel in 1987, on the M62 at the Birch Eastbound services. Over the last three decades, the hotel chain has expanded across the country and now operates 19 hotels – which include five properties in Manchester city centre and hotels in most of the Greater Manchester boroughs.

Stockport Travelodge is the company’s 540th hotel. The 86-room hotel with Bar Café is situated over several floors in Regent House, Stockport’s tallest building owned  by Orbit Developments.

Tony O’Brien, Travelodge UK Development Director said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary of trading in Greater Manchester by opening our first hotel in Stockport’s landmark building, Regent House. Over the last three decades, Travelodge has become famous across the county for offering unbeatable value and making travel affordable for everyone, which has helped attract more business and leisure travellers to the area.”

The hotel represents an investment of £5 million for the landlord and has created 30 new jobs within the local community.

The hotel has been designed in the company’s new contemporary brand design and features Travelodge’s latest upgraded room concept and bespoke luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed.

It’s also located within walking distance to the train and bus stations, giving easy access to Manchester city centre and across Greater Manchester.

A champagne reception was held to celebrate the opening of Stockport Travelodge where the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon joined Tony O’Brien, Travelodge Development Director, who was born and raised in Greater Manchester, to officially open the hotel.

Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon said: “As a regular customer of Travelodge, I welcome the company’s first hotel in Stockport and I was delighted to be asked to officially open it as Mayor.  I appreciate the positive statement of trust in the renewal of the Town Centre by this major investment by a respected national company, which will greatly contribute to the economy of the borough.”

At the opening event, Travelodge also announced that Greater Manchester is a key growth area for the company and is looking for seven new hotel sites across Greater Manchester to expand its local portfolio.

Locations include: two sites in Manchester city centre, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Worsley and Swinton. This expansion programme will boost Travelodge’s portfolio to 26 hotels in Greater Manchester and create an additional 200 new jobs.

Stockport is on the up as BID vote is a yes!

Just last month the town centre gave a resounding yes to the introduction of a business improvement district (BID) at the heart of Stockport and captured the mood of an ambitious town on the up.

The mobilisation of nearly 200 (193) businesses in a ballot to decide on whether the BID could go ahead was a victory for the Vision Stockport group – with the support of Stockport Council – who battled hard to present the concept and win confidence in it.

With 125 town centre companies or nearly 65% in favour of creating a Stockport BID, the scheme – number 252 UK-wide and working well in other towns and cities – will unlock almost £2.5m of additional funding over a five-year-period.

Orbit Developments – with its 12 commercial properties in Stockport – was involved in the early days of the campaign for the Stockport Town Centre BID – and is a strong supporter.

Tony Jones, Managing Director of Orbit Developments, said:

“The town centre has gathered momentum like never before – and not just from large corporates and local government. Small businesses are backing the BID, and in so doing backing their futures in the town. It’s an exciting time to be building a business in Stockport.”

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “This scheme will really complement all the regeneration work that the Council is doing around the town as part of our Investing in Stockport programme.”

From April next year £480,000 will be available to spend on projects during the following 12 months that the businesses themselves have indicated as priorities, bringing vitality and viability to the centre.

Vitality is already shining through according to Javed Ashraf, Managing Director of Reactive Recruit – a growing professional services business in Orbit’s Beckwith House on Wellington Road. He can see the town changing through his window.

He commented: “A quick glance out of our Wellington Road office provides a daily reminder of the progress this great town is making.
“We can actually see real headway on the £multi-million Redrock project, whilst further up the road the Stockport Exchangedevelopment is barely recognisable from before.

He continued: “We are already seeing the knock-on benefits of this. There is a wider choice of local suppliers, a range of new client companies to recruit for, a better choice of staff for ourselves and, at long last, some really nice places to eat and take our clients to.”

In 2016 alone Stockport has seen the arrival of a host of new bars and restaurants including Remedy BarSt Petersgate Tap and Where The Light Gets In run by Samuel Buckley. Buckley has worked in Michelin-starred restaurant Juniper and L’Enclume with Simon Rogan.

Vegan restaurant The Allotment has also opened its doors close to the marketplace and is taking the town by storm.

To compliment the growing evening economy, a number of new hotels are due to open in the town centre in late 2016/early 2017. Heading up the improved accommodation offers are Travelodge and the Holiday Inn Express brands.

The 86-room Travelodge hotel will be housed in Orbit Development’s flagship property Regent House on Heaton Lane and includes a bar/café.

In the second phase of developments at Stockport Exchange, the new Holiday Inn Express has taken shape, together with a new 50,000 sq ft office with ground floor retail, and new public realm.

Payzone Creates Centre of Excellence in Stockport Town Centre

Stockport town centre has attracted a new business to Orbit Developments’ Highbank House property.

The recent deal saw Payzone – the UK’s leading consumer payments acceptance network – move into the property close to Stockport train station on Exchange Street.

Now occupying 9,000 sq ft across the 4th and 5th floors of Highbank House, the company has installed the latest dialling equipment within the smartly modernised call centre environment - creating the perfect workplace setting for its team of telemarketing executives.

Now each team player enjoys a space with carefully planned acoustic, comfort and brand considerations.

Payzone has a heritage of 25 years and a UK HQ in Northwich, Cheshire and has opened its Stockport-based satellite office to create an additional centre of excellence for telemarketing.  

The working environment - combined with the area’s recruitment potential and excellent transport links – made it the perfect location for Payzone’s ambitious growth plans.

Eighty Payzone jobs are currently based in Stockport and due to the success of the move, there are already plans for further recruitment.  

Its connection to both BT Openreach and Virgin – and the affordable high speed broadband it offers - has further strengthened the appeal of Highbank House.

Andrew McCann, Head of Contact Centres at Payzone, said of the move into Stockport: “We specialise in providing payment solutions for SMEs, enabling all sorts of businesses and convenience stores to accept debit and credit card payments to help drive footfall and sales.

“Our potential customer base is ever expanding and developing so it is important that we are as connected, agile and skilled as possible. And because we’re on an accelerated growth plan – with the aim of becoming a leading player in the card payment market – it was important to find an office facility that can grow with us.

“We worked in partnership with Orbit to find the best solution to our expansion requirements. They provided the most excellent and understanding customer service and they we most flexible to our needs. They just got it.”

Tony Jones, Managing Director of Orbit Developments, said: “We are delighted to welcome Payzone as customers. The company is truly committed to creating the right working environment – understanding its importance and impact on staff satisfaction, performance and commercial success.”

To find out more about Payzone and the services they offer, you can visit their website here