Relocation aids business growth
A South Yorkshire company is undergoing further expansion – three months after moving into larger headquarters at Sheffield Business Park.
Richard Fletcher Associates moved from Wath-Upon-Dearne into serviced accommodation in Sheffield Business Centre in August. Now the firm, which provides a full range of professional building services, has snapped up extra space and is expanding its team.
“We were looking for a bigger place when we came across Sheffield Business Park. We were very impressed by both the facilities and the location – most of our work is in this region, so the easy access to the motorway is perfect,” says owner Richard Fletcher.
“Originally we were looking at a smaller office but we were beaten to it. At the time we were very disappointed, but it was the best thing that could have happened!”
Having initially taken two offices, the firm is now expanding into a third and has just recruited another member of staff to join the 11-strong team.
“We are extremely busy at the moment, which is very encouraging in the current climate,” says Richard. “We are very committed to bringing young people into the profession, with three graduates starting their final years and a new student beginning his placement with us.”
The business provides chartered quantity surveying, project management and a health and safety consultancy as part of its professional building services. Richard believes that the move Sheffield Business Centre has played a role in its current success.
“This is a very nice place to bring visitors and we have had nothing but positive remarks from our clients,” he says.
“The services provided are first class and the facilities available are excellent. We have just started to offer health and safety training, using the conference facilities in the centre’s management suite.
Sheffield Business Park managing director Graham Sadler said the site was delighted to play a role in the firm’s ongoing success.
“Richard Fletchers Associates is a dynamic business providing professional services and we’re happy to provide it with flexible accommodation and support it needs. It’s a valuable addition to the business park community.”
Notes to editors:
- Sheffield Business Park is one of Yorkshire’s largest business parks. It currently covers over 200 acres of development land in a prime location bordered by Junctions 33 and 34 of the M1, with primary access via the Sheffield Parkway (A630).
- Detailed planning consent has been granted for over 600,000 sq ft of offices, with outline consent for a further 900,000 sq ft of offices, manufacturing and distribution in Phase Two, a joint venture between Sheffield Business Park and Peel Land and Property. Bespoke units can be designed and ready for occupation within twelve months.