Industrial conversion opens the door for expansion at telecoms firm

INTERNET service and telecoms provider Talk Straight has moved to bigger offices to cope with expansion.

Business partners David Tindall and Tim Sedgwick founded the Ilkley-based firm eight years ago, and the firm now employs almost 50 people.

This is the third move for the firm in six years as the workforce at Talk Straight increases.

The company’s new office is based on Leeds Road, and is a conversion from a light industrial site to new offices.

David Tindall said: “As a forward-thinking technology company we wanted to create a head office that’s exciting and comfortable to work in at the same time as being a highly-functional space that will maximise working efficiency.
“It’s taken a couple of months to convert the empty shell, but the whole office team are really pleased with the end result.”

Tim Sedgwick commented on the company’s growth. “It’s been an incredible 8 years and despite tough economic times we’re proud to have flourished so well. As a company born in Ilkley it was always our intention to maintain our base here. Finding suitable office space for a growing company was challenging, but we’re delighted with our new building and position in the town. I feel extremely pleased that we’ve been able to bring new employment opportunities to the area, particularly for young people as there are very few technology companies in the locality. Our new offices have the capacity for up to 35 additional staff and I hope the company will continue to grow over the next few years.”