Express Solicitors acquires new office with plan to offer up to 500 new jobs
The move will allow the top 100 Manchester firm to double in size
Express Solicitors has announced the £4.4m acquisition of a new office in Manchester, to support its strategic growth plans. The firm is consolidating its four offices, relocating approximately a mile away from its longstanding base in Northenden to a modern 40,000 sq. ft. building.
The firm said the move would offer the potential to double in size and offer up to 500 new jobs in Manchester, which would support its goal “to become the No. 1 personal injury practice, the ‘go to’ brand in the UK”, according to managing partner, James Maxey.
Maxey commented: “It is wonderful to see our firm expand to the point where we require offices of this magnitude. We are pleased to be on track with our growth plans aided by the continued support of RBS, our long-term banking partner.
“We operate a hybrid office working policy across the business. This modern space will give us room to grow towards 1000 staff. We will continue to recruit people from the local South Manchester area at all levels in the organisation and are always look for growth opportunities in terms of acquiring caseloads and competitors”.
He concluded: “We are in a very strong position and have the funds available to further increase our marketing spend.”
The site has excellent access from public transport networks and includes 170 car parking spaces. Express Solicitors is keen to undertake a number of green initiatives as part of the move, including the installation of several rows of electric car charging points for clients and staff. There is also scope to utilise solar and air source heat pump technology to increase the efficiency of energy consumption across the 1.75-acre site.
The firm was advised by JMW Solicitors (Manchester) in respect of conveyancing and O’Connors Legal Services (Liverpool) in respect of commercial matters. Specialist tax advice was provided by accountants, DJH Mitten Clarke, who dealt with VAT and capital allowance points.