Crown acquires Premier Workplace Services
Crown signals commitment to workplace change services with sizeable London acquisition
Crown has announced the acquisition of Premier Workplace Services as the group underlines its commitment to the workplace change sector.
The acquisition is a catalyst for Crown’s continued expansion in the workplace services space and is one of the business’ most significant in its 53-year history.
Crown Workspace, one of the group’s key growth brands, already provides a range of services within this market sector and this acquisition will allow the business to grow, increase its market share and deliver a wider range of services to corporate customers.
With a 20-year plus track record, Premier Workplace Services is a recognised leader within the industry with £20m turnover, 200 staff and a blue-chip client list of 600 including businesses such as KPMG, Tesco, Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and Man Group.
Combined group services will include: workplace consultancy, space planning and interior design, fit-out and refurbishment, furniture consultancy and procurement, specialist IT, storage and commercial relocations and a range of sustainable services to meet the needs of today’s CSR objectives.
Steve Hardie, Managing Director UKI & Northern Europe, commented:
“This acquisition enhances our total offering and provides a wonderful opportunity to share skills and expertise. We will provide a business-as-usual service for our customers, who we believe will benefit from the many synergies and shared values, such as Premier’s ‘business class’ service and commitment to sustainability.
“We are very excited about developing this market together as we welcome Premier Workplace Services to the Crown family.”
The purchase offers new opportunities for both brands to capitalise on Crown Worldwide’s global footprint across its 265 offices in all four corners of the globe.
David Russinger, Director of Premier Workplace Services, added:
“I am immensely proud of what our teams have achieved over the last 22 years. We have a strong platform for growth and an exciting new phase in the company’s development to look forward to.
“We had many offers from prospective buyers to consider and Crown stood out. Finding the right cultural fit was a very important consideration for us. Despite Crown’s much larger size we could see straight away how our common values and culture would benefit our staff and clients.
“We are looking forward to developing our service offering further and widening our geographic reach as part of the Crown Worldwide group.”
Established in 1965, Crown Worldwide operates in some 60 countries, with services spanning workplace services, global mobility, relocation, records and information management, logistics and storage
Simon Gammell, Director of Crown Workspace, concludes:
“I am very excited to begin working with David and his team and to further enhance the services we currently offer to our clients both within the UK and internationally. These are exciting times for the Workspace brand within Crown and we are looking forward to developing our unique position within the market even more.”
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