We received fantastic legal advice from the Property team at Ward Hadaway in Newcastle to ensure the smooth move. Nick Lambert, Finance Director, said “Having been in our previous office for twenty years, it was vital that our new premises provided the right atmosphere for the business and allowed the company to grow further. Ward Hadaway’s help was invaluable in sorting out the legal and commercial arrangements with our old and new landlords. With such an important move, it is vital knowing that you can trust your advisers to deliver the best deal for your business and this is just what Alex, Tessa and the team at Ward Hadaway did”.
A great achievement as part of the move was continuing to help Crisis, a charity who we work closely with striving to end homelessness . We donated some of our furniture and equipment from the King’s Manor site to Crisis who plan to reuse a lot of it as part of their office refurbishment.
Andrew Burnip, Director of Crisis Skylight (Newcastle) commented: “I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you all for the kind donation of office furniture, fridges, tables and chairs and all the work put into organising transport the Skylight. The furniture will be put to good use following our refurbishment, but more than that, it will mean that even more of our budget can be spent on helping members to end homelessness. I hope that your move went well and you have settled into your new premises. Looking forward to our continued partnership”.
Managing Director, Ian Shard commented: “We were very impressed with Aptus from the outset. They delivered on their promise to deliver a first class refurbishment on time and to budget. They have helped us create a first class working environment for the Orchard Team that has already improved productivity and communication throughout our business. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others embarking on similar transformational projects.”
*All pictures courtesy of Jill Tate Photography