Construction firm expands into larger offices at business hub

Jodie Brady, Kirsty Howard, Kavita Oberoi and Jody Waldron

A Derby company specialising in renovating social housing properties throughout the East Midlands has expanded its operations by moving into larger offices at the Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park.

Gratton Construction, established in April 2022 by Jody Waldron and Kirsty Howard, made the move last summer to accommodate its increasing clientele.

The newly acquired offices at Oberoi Business Hub will accommodate the current team of nine employees and allow room for further expansion as the company continues to grow.

Operations director Kirsty Howard explained: “Just six months after moving our operations to Oberoi Business Hub, we have secured several contracts including a two-year programme to handle kitchen and bathroom replacements and general building repairs for a major social housing provider in Derbyshire and Leicestershire. This has enabled us to re-structure the business into north and south divisions with site supervisors and coordinators in both and our first directly employed trades people.

“We were keen to stay at the Oberoi Business Hub which has been a factor in our business growth. As well as a prestigious business address and central location our team have benefited from high-quality serviced office space, a great support team, plentiful parking and even electric vehicle chargers. Having experienced such rapid growth, the team at Oberoi Business Hub have gone out of their way to accommodate our urgent need for larger office space and we are grateful for their flexibility.

“As a young growing business, it is vital to have the right support services around us who are responsive to our needs.”

Oberoi Business Hub founder and managing director Kavita Oberoi OBE, said: “Our goal has always been to provide high quality yet affordable business premises with a prestigious address and a wide range of services that facilitate growth and job creation in the local area.”

Hub manager Jodie Brady added: “We recognise that flexible support can be the difference between growth or stagnation for our SME hub community and will find ways to accommodate our clients wherever we can to ease the challenges of their business journey from office space to call answering and other support services as required.”


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