Businesses join forces to help firms get a move on

A GROUP of Yorkshire companies have teamed up to launch a service for businesses that are relocating or expanding.

The Buying Solutions Group is the brainchild of Phillip Allum, director of telecoms company TGE Solutions.

Having dealt with hundreds of businesses that have moved premises over the past 18 years, Mr Allum said he wanted to bring together a group of sector specialists that can help any business planning to relocate or expand.

The group consists of independent companies from different industry sectors and plans to work with managing agents, facilities managers and architects as well as clients in the public and private sectors in Yorkshire and further afield.

Along with TGE Solutions its members include business relocation specialists Harrow Green, commercial flooring company Signature Flooring, fire detection and electronic security firm Logic Fire and Security, and Nor-Rak Systems, which provides pallet-racking, shelving, mezzanine floors and partitioning.

Office furniture supplier D3 Office Group, display and signage manufacturers De-Signs, printing company Think Colour, recruitment business, Recruitment 2000 and PR firm Go Publicity have also signed up to the consortium.

The group will also partner with a number of other companies, including lawyers and finance experts that provide associated products and services.

Mr Allum said: “Sourcing numerous unfamiliar products and services and then having to coordinate the delivery of these over one or two days to minimise disruption and downtime is a nightmare for most businesses.

“It was from seeing this firsthand over many years that the concept was born to create a group of trusted suppliers that could work together to assist with the whole process, from finding the appropriate premises, finance and legal aspects through to the removal and supply of products and services.”