PRESS RELEASE DATE: 30th September 2019
Company proves to be a hot prospect!
A Yorkshire based serviced office and property development company is celebrating further expansion as it welcomes new faces to its team and new assets to its flourishing portfolio.
Prospect Business Centres, with its head office in Leeds City Centre has today announced two new appointments to its sales and procurement team.
The group welcomes two associate sales directors Paul Hawkins and Becci Strawford who both bring a wealth of 20+ years’ experience to the table in businesses growth and developing & closing sales leads.
Andrew Butler, PBC chief operating officer said: “When it comes to recruitment, we want to ensure the companies ‘can do’ culture is reciprocated across the entire work force.
“Paul joins the business after helping grow M25 based business Park Royal Investments and Becci’s career in the serviced office broker world is well known; where she played an intricate role in the Office Broker business, and added value to Office Space in Town.
“Both appointments demonstrate Prospects commitment to quality before quantity. In recruiting this talented duo, we feel it complements our business as a natural fit for success, we are delighted to have them on board.”
The company has also publicised two further acquisitions to its serviced business centre offering in London, which are already in high demand – taking the portfolio of property up to nine including two popular centres in Leeds.
Mandeville Place and Furnival are the two new offerings from Prospect of which both have undergone significant refurbishment to provide Grade A office accommodation for businesses of all sizes. The centres standing at just under 25,000 sqft combined also benefit from communal meeting rooms, serviced reception areas along with showers, cycling facilities, lounge areas and roof terraces for bright and flexible working environments.
Andrew continues: “We live in a business world where the serviced office industry in many ways has been highly commoditised. Here at Prospect we aim to focus less on size and more on customer service delivery.
“Working hard on our centres means our clients feel valued and are more likely to stay with us. This focus is already paying dividends as Prospect is not only seeing larger sized enquiries, but clients are staying with us much longer. It’s also not unusual for clients to be signing up for two to five-year terms from day one.
“In uncertain times like pre Brexit, we see businesses evaluating their current office needs and assessing whether price is more fundamental than quality of premises. We believe it comes down to value for money.
“If you can offer the right service at the right price then you’re halfway to retaining your clients. The same applies to Prospect staff.”
The company is also expected to announce a new venture launch before the end of the year where it will operate a co-living concept with a 23-storey development in the centre of Leeds.
Warren Hill, chairman of Prospect Business Centres concludes: “The entire group is very excited for the future. We have a number of new initiatives, developments and ventures in the pipeline which will benefit professionals and businesses in London but very much so in Yorkshire also.”