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Flint Bishop acquires multi-million-pound headquarters on Derby’s Pride Park, making continued strides in its ambitious expansion plans.
Opening its doors on 11 April 2023, the fully refurbished, high-tech, state-of-the-art premises offers a combined 21,900 sq ft across two sites at 2 and 3 Prospect Place. The new offices elevate both client and employee experience from its previous headquarters at St. Michael’s Court, where the firm has been based for two decades.
The newly named ‘Pinnacle Building’ at 2 Prospect Place offers some 18,000 sq ft of Grade A modern high-tech office facility, symbolising the firm’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and reaching new heights, and reflects Flint Bishop’s reputation and position within the legal industry.
In addition to a comprehensive new client suite, a dedicated luxury Business Café spanning 2,300 square feet has been incorporated, which includes cutting-edge equipment and designs crafted by multiple nationally renowned teams to offer ample space for staff to relax during their breaks or have a quick meeting in comfort.
The new accommodation combines open group working areas with focus rooms and touch-down desks to support agile working and interdepartmental collaborative engagement. Green spaces have also been installed to encourage natural light and mood-boosting elements.
Chief executive Qamer Ghafoor said: “I have made significant investment into the new offices with an extensive fit-out which has taken some nine months. It was important to me that our new headquarters reflect the commitments and achievements of Flint Bishop and offer an excellent environment to our staff and our clients.
“This is an exciting time for the business. Due to our continued growth and recent sharp rise in staff numbers, significant investment in our headquarters is crucial to allow for sustainable expansion, as we continue to grow and diversify our client base and services.
“The new and improved accommodation will provide a more modern, high-tech, creative, open, and collaborative working environment and offer many additional facilities for clients and staff. It has provided us with a completely blank canvas to strengthen the way we work and support each other, elevate our combined service offerings, and help to advance our position within the legal sector.”
News of the move comes after Flint Bishop announced its strongest financial results to date. End of year figures show that turnover climbed to £19m, an increase of 13% on the previous year, with significant new client wins.
2022 was also an exceptional year in terms of firm-wide recruitment and promotions, which have materialised in response to the increase in demand across all practice areas. The current growth rate has seen the firm boost its headcount by nearly 10%, with total number of employees now standing at well over 200, the highest in the firm’s history.
Ghafoor added: “Flint Bishop is in a very strong financial position, and we have made significant strides towards achieving our ambitious expansion plans. The strategic focus is growth based on targeted acquisitions, recruitment of key lateral hires and significant ongoing investment in our people and technology.
“We now look forward to welcoming staff to our new HQ and enhancing the experience and services we can provide our clients while maintaining our excellent location, right in the heart of Derby and the Midlands.”
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