AIR IT MOVES HQ TO INTERCHANGE 25 BUSINESS PARK
Award-winning Managed ICT Service Provider, Air-IT has relocated its headquarters to new 5,400 sq ft premises at Interchange 25 Business Park, Nottingham, owned by Hortons’ Estate Limited.
By retaining their previous 4,000 sq ft head offices at Nottingham Business Park, the move more than doubles its footprint to almost 10,000 sq ft of office space, supporting the company’s ongoing growth strategy to increase current turnover to £10m and the size of its workforce to 100 by 2022.
“The decision to relocate supports our continued growth and ambitious plans for the future”, said James Healey, Managing Director of Air-IT. “Since we were founded in 2005, we’ve enjoyed consistent high growth of 30% year on year. As a result, we needed more room to accommodate our growing team and to help us attract and retain the best talent.
“With 45 staff at present, we plan to create 10 new jobs by 2018 taking headcount to 55, so will soon be looking for new people to join our technical and back office teams.
“Located centrally between Nottingham and Derby, and ideally situated at Junction 25 of the M1, the move has opened our doors to a wider geographical area and will increase our ability to service clients based throughout the East Midlands and across the UK.”
With a £200,000 investment in fit out alone, the new high tech offices boast an open plan design over two storeys, with informal spaces for staff to meet and collaborate in a spacious environment. The service desk function fills a whole floor and an all-new break out area known as “The Hub”, provides staff with a special space to relax. Table Tennis and a pool table are available to play as well as a games console and brand new kitchen and dining area. New meeting rooms named Innovate, Commit and Excel have been inspired by the company’s culture and values. Overall, the contemporary design aims to reflect the company’s status as the region’s leading ICT provider, as confirmed by the recently released MSPmentor 501 world rankings where they came in at position 224 globally and no.1 in the East Midlands.
Mark Tomlinson, an Associate Director at Commercial Property Consultancy, FHP said:
“When we were invited to take the agency role on at this site, these buildings required a level of modernisation and Hortons has carried out an excellent quality of refurbishment and are now reaping the rewards for their efforts. These are now some of the best quality offices in the area.”
Jeremy Boothroyd from Hortons’ adds:
“We’re pleased to welcome Air-IT to Interchange 25. They are a successful, growing IT business and their presence on the park will complement the existing mix of tenants.”
Air-IT joins Interchange 25 as new neighbours to some well-known businesses including Coleby Associates LLP, Gamestec Leisure Limited, Renew Holdings and Nurture Fertility. Healey adds:
“This is a very exciting time for Air-IT and a lot of work has gone in to this development behind the scenes to create a space where staff flourish, feel at home and can really live the company vision. We’d like to reassure our clients that it’s very much business as usual, and we look forward to welcoming visitors at our new offices from Monday 10th July.”
Established in 2005, Air-IT help businesses take advantage of technology to deliver growth and success. Providing a range of tailored services locally and nationwide, they offer service desk support, cyber security, backup and business continuity, consultancy and cloud, as well as telephony, mobile and broadband and connectivity solutions. Managed Business Communications (MBC) which was acquired by Air-IT in 2013, has also moved into the new building, keeping both companies under one roof. The firm’s additional premises at Nottingham Business Park have now been freed up as a training facility for customers and as a second base to support ambitious plans for the future.
Founder and CEO, Todd McQuilkin said:
“I’m extremely proud of how far Air-IT has come. We’ve enjoyed consistent and rapid growth over the years, and we intend to continue this upward trend. We believe the move will accelerate our plans to the next level, and we look forward to further and continued success at our new site as the first choice Managed Service Provider in the East Midlands and beyond.”