Tech job boost for the city as firm relocates
Helmsley Group, the York-based property investment and development specialist, is celebrating continued confidence in the city’s office market after securing a 20,000 sq ft letting at Artemis House, Heworth Green.
boxxe, a rapidly expanding technology firm, is relocating to the space from its current offices near Huby, in a move and expansion which will not just boost York’s reputation as a technological hub, but could create future job opportunities in IT and cybersecurity.
The tech business, which looks to support digital transformations stated the move was key to helping it make its growth plans a reality.
The newly fitted-out office space has been designed with modern working in mind, with the original plans being redesigned to include more collaborative spaces, as well as an auditorium that will allow large groups to come together safely for training and development.
Max Reeves, director at Helmsley Group, said: “We are delighted to see a significant investment made into the city by an exciting technology company. Despite the challenges of the current economic climate, it is great to see companies prospering and continuing to explore opportunities for expansion.
“The space not only looks great, but the larger premises will allow boxxe to scale up their operations and recruit the best talent from York and further afield, helping the city to further establish its reputation as a provider of cutting-edge technology.”
Paul Jenkins, finance director at boxxe, said: “The move to Artemis House will help us make our growth plans a reality, as well as having a positive impact on our operational culture. We wanted to make the experience of coming into the office as safe and enjoyable as possible for our staff and the feedback that we have had so far has been fantastic.
“The larger space will support our ambitious growth targets, and has given us the opportunity to introduce new facilities, including a dedicated recording studio for our multimedia work. The new space is testament to our passion for collaboration and creativity and it’s been great to work with Helmsley Group to make our vision a reality.”
Simon Middleton, business growth manager at Make It York, said: “This investment is fantastic news for York and I was delighted to support boxxe in making a successful grant application from the Strategic Inward Investment Fund, operated by the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, to help make this project happen.
“It stands to reinforce York’s position as an attractive business destination for technology and other businesses within the IT, Digital and Creative sector and it is hugely positive that they have been able to pursue their growth and expansion plans in a city centre location.
“Coupled with retaining talent and investment in the city as well as creating new job opportunities, this is a beacon of hope in the challenges of the current economic climate.”