Workspace service providers settle into shared northern base

A trio of companies dedicated to helping others run smart, clean and smooth-running businesses have moved into their own new workplace.

Acerta, Logic 360 and Chemisure, all subsidiaries of Assured Group Ltd, have taken on shared premises at Platinum Park in Doncaster.

Assured Group has bought the new-build 2,250 sq ft unit to provide the three enterprises with their first northern base.

Acerta delivers facilities management, property maintenance, small projects and contract services to clients. Logic 360 provides recruitment and workforce management support and services. And, Chemisure supplies chemicals, consumables and equipment to businesses for vehicle and property cleaning.

The aim of their new Doncaster base is to strengthen their presence in the North.

It combines an office facility for training, development and meetings and a warehouse hub which will improve efficiency – and reduce the carbon footprint – of deliveries across the North.

Existing Assured Group bases are in Warwick, Shrewsbury and Colnbrook, near Heathrow Airport.

Managing director of Acerta Richard George, who has led on the property purchase and fit-out, said: “We wanted to establish a base in Doncaster to give us representation in the North and provide a quality working environment for our dedicated teams who mostly work remotely across 200-plus clients’ sites.

“We’re very pleased with our investment and have already seen the benefit of bringing everyone together, in terms of improved interaction and development. The team love it and we only anticipate expansion here in Doncaster.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure our workplace is quite quirky, stylish and meets our needs. When existing and potential clients come to see us, it shows what we can offer to others.”

He stressed that it was important for Assured to buy the premises rather than rent, so that it could take full ownership of the space.

George added: “We always like to do this in The Assured Group. We feel it is a good investment and shows commitment to the business and the local economies we’re working in.

“We chose Platinum Park because it provided us with the opportunity to buy a brand-new empty unit which we could make our own.

“It also offers us great visibility and excellent motorway links, in a city where there’s a lot of interesting things happening in the business community. We’re very pleased to be here.”

Platinum Park and neighbouring Jubilee Park are new developments by Priority Space, backed by HG Sites, bringing 16 new industrial and warehousing units to the region’s commercial property market.

Director of Priority Space, Lee Buchanan, said: “It’s great a to see Assured Group investing in the purchase of one of our Doncaster units to strengthen its portfolio of workplaces across the UK.

“Opportunities for owner-occupiers are still quite rare in the commercial property market, and it remains a USP for us, as an independent developer of speculative new-builds, that we’re committed to giving businesses the option to buy, rather than let, premises.”

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