Automotive supply specialist Smart Fleet Solutions is investing a six-figure sum into establishing a new headquarters in Cheshire, relocating a number of its 400-strong employee base to the site.
The Holmes Chapel HQ will house all of Smart Fleet Solutions’ centralised services, and will see those staff working in HR, IT and Finance operating from the business’ existing seven UK sites relocated to the new premises, along with a number of new appointments.
The business, which is part of Greenhous Group (Holdings) Ltd, currently employs more than 400 people and recognised the need to establish a dedicated headquarters for centralised services to operate in conjunction with its existing sites in Chester, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Corby, Cold Meece in Staffordshire, Long Bennington in Nottingham, Westbury in Wiltshire and Livingston in Scotland.
Smart Fleet Solutions has a long history of working with some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the motor industry, providing remarketing solutions, retailing through its EnjoyCarLife brand, and delivering a range of technical services – handling in excess of 100,000 vehicles via its network of technical centres.
Kerry Finnon, Chief Executive said: “Smart Fleet Solutions has rapidly expanded over the past 12 months, and with the success of several new contracts and the expansion to five major refurbishment sites covering Scotland, Midlands and the South, we need more space. Our priority remains to serve and support our businesses and it makes sense to base the central services from a location central to all our business units and our clients.
“Holmes Chapel offers excellent transport links to the UK and to our other sites, and we aim to launch a state-of-the-art refit to introduce first class resources, including a training facility for up to 30 people in the coming weeks.
“This is an exciting time for the business, and as well as improving processes at a business-wide level, it will also see us creating a number of new positions at the site, providing job opportunities within the region” he added.
The new headquarters is based at The Clock Tower, a prominent location on the junction of Station Road and Manor Lane. Kerry said that the business had been attracted to the building by its setting, and the fact that it was within easy walking distance of Holmes Chapel Railway Station and well connected to the motorway network.
Work on the premises has started with the team aiming to be in situ in November.