Security specialist moves to new Black Country headquarters
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Security specialist GMS Group has moved its HQ to the Black Country at a modernised site set up to benefit the wider community.
GMS Group has relocated to refurbished offices on a 60-acre site at Warrens Hall Riding School, in Oakham Road, Oldbury, as it embarks on the next phase of its growth plans.
As well as redeveloping existing buildings to be the home for GMS headquarters staff, parent company the Male Family Group has upgraded the riding school facilities with a view to opening the doors for local good causes to benefit service users.
Previously based at Aston Fields Industrial Estate, Bromsgrove, GMS Group is home to a family of security specialist companies employing 500 plus staff nationwide.
Customers include Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, CEMEX UK, Kerry Foods, Neovia, AF Blakemore & Son, Triumph Motorcycles, Vax, Lineage, Avison Young and Grant Thornton.
Acquiring the riding school site after identifying its potential, the existing residential dwellings were updated into offices, alongside a residential annex.
Local landmark the “muck heap” was removed, the car park resurfaced, the manège replaced and the riding school facilities all renovated in readiness for its July opening.
CEO Neil Male said: “Everyone at GMS is motivated to make a positive difference to the region so our new Oldbury HQ will not be used just for business. With a strong interest in equestrian sports and the benefits horse riding can bring to many communities, we plan to work with local charities to open the doors for them to make use of our new home in their work.
“We are driven to grow while making a positive difference throughout the year so our new home will be integral to our business strategy and our community work as we build for the future.”
Among those to welcome the opportunity to use the GMS site is Black Country mental health charity Kaleidoscope Plus Group, a long-time fundraising beneficiary of the security group. GMS will allow the charity to use the riding school facilities.