Larger headquarters launched for growing fast broadband provider
Rural broadband specialist, Quickline Communications, has opened its new headquarters in East Yorkshire, signalling a huge expansion for the company.
Quickline has already more than doubled the size of its workforce this year to over 130 people and has plans to double that again over the coming year.
The move comes after the complete transformation of three buildings in Willerby into the company’s new office space.
Chief executive Sean Royce said: “This is such an essential and positive move for us and we’re pleased to finally be in.
“Having grown so quickly, we simply didn’t fit in our previous offices anymore. Albion Mills is a much bigger space, is easy to get to and allows us to manage our next recruitment phase more easily.
“But it is much more than this. It is about investing in our people, making them proud to work for Quickline. We want to make this a great place to work and for our people to want to be together.
“Since the pandemic, we have developed a flexible working approach and we want people to continue to work from home, but also to have a dedicated workspace where they can collaborate, create solutions together, build strong relationships and have some fun with their colleagues.”
Quickline say the more rural location of its new home brings it closer to the communities it serves.
The move also comes a year after new owners Northleaf Capital invested £500m into the business, allowing it to accelerate plans to bring lightning fast broadband speeds to over 500,000 homes and businesses in rural communities.
Royce offered his thanks to local firm, Chameleon Business Interiors, which was commissioned to design and fit-out services for Quickline’s workspace.
Kevin McIntosh, head of design at Chameleon, said: “We harmonised our designs with the original features in the building – highlighting the exposed brickwork and bringing focus to the oak beam roof trusses. Everything we’ve done has complemented the history of the building.
“The new space now boasts a mix of cellular and open plan workspaces, an impressive mezzanine break out space and a welcoming meet and greet area, giving Quickline’s staff and customers an office environment that really works for them and accurately reflects the business and its vision of the future.”