Growing business travel and events firm on the move

Capita Travel & Events head of facilities Mike Woodhouse, left, with CEO James Parkhouse and Orbit's James Nicholson

Capita Travel and Events, a 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 14,500sq ft, taking the whole of the fifth floor and half of the sixth.

Employing 220 people, the regional contact centre is part of a business which manages more than £500m of business customers’ spend on business travel, meetings and events.

Mike Woodhouse, head of facilities, Capita Travel and Events, said: “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 pound 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 more than 90% full.”

Regent House is one of 12 commercial properties in Orbit Developments’ Stockport portfolio.

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.