Leeds recruiter invests £850,000 in its future

LEEDS based recruitment company Futures.co.uk has expanded into new premises after acquiring a modern purpose built office building, as part of an £850,000 investment, as it looks to grow its team and embark on its next phase of growth.

new-office1The two-storey, 5,300 square foot building is located on Horsforth’s New Street and will now house 34 of the company’s team in a large open plan office space on the first floor.  The company is currently expanding its team of recruitment consultants who work across both the public and private sector.

The building’s ground floor offers an impressive employee breakout area, as well as a range of interview suites, training areas and a conference centre that the company’s clients will be able to take advantage of.

Futures.co.uk bought the building for £750,000 from Bottle Green after the wine merchant vacated the property when it was acquired by Kingsland Drinks earlier this year.  Before moving in, Futures.co.uk has invested £100,000 installing a new air conditioning system along with a heat sensitive lighting system and two new kitchens.  The building has also been decorated and carpeted, and the property’s main staircase has been completely wrapped with a large-scale image of Yorkshire’s iconic Malham Cove.  Outside there is an outdoor seating area as well as parking for 20 vehicles.

Tom Liptrot is managing director of Futures.co.uk, which also has offices in Manchester and London and was previously based on Horsforth’s Feast Field Office Park.  He says: “As part of our long term strategy we always wanted to buy our own premises and have waited more than seven years for the right building to become available, and as soon as we saw this property we knew it was right for us.

“It’s very close to our previous office, just a short walk from Horsforth’s bustling Town Street, and gives us the space we need to continue growing our team.  It also enables us to offer a fantastic range of facilities that our clients can immediately benefit from, such as dedicated interview and training areas, which will further enhance the level of service we have become renowned for.”

Futures.co.uk, which employs a 41 strong team across its three offices, recently delivered a 68% increase in turnover to £10.6m and enjoyed its best ever trading period in its 25 year history last year.

The company offers complete interim and permanent recruitment solutions within the private and public sectors.  It has core areas of expertise in education, social care transformation, supply chain & logistics and manufacturing, which also includes a specialist food & drink manufacturing division, under the brands of Education Futures, Care Futures, Supply Chain Futures and Manufacturing Futures.  More recently Futures.co.uk moved into the oil & gas sector and IT industry with the launch of Energy Futures and IT Futures.