The article below was featured in Business Insider in June 2017.
Business consultancy RTC North’s expansion into new premises in Sunderland has led to a number of new opportunities.
Last year, the company doubled the size of its workspace by establishing its new headquarters in Sunderland Enterprise Park’s Loftus House. As a result, it has been able to provide a hub with space for co-habiting businesses, along with a flexible training and events area, different-sized guest offices and breakout zones.
With contracts across the North of England, its new North-East headquarters provides a high-quality venue from which it can deliver new training contracts, hosting open courses in ‘Leadership & Management’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Lean Manufacturing’ and ‘Bootcamps’ for new businesses.
Jamie Ollivere, director at RTC North, said: “Our staff love their new offices and have totally embraced the changes. “The flexible, open-plan work space has had a beneficial effect in many ways because the layout means our teams are interacting more and as a result, clients are getting a better service. The ability to offer a smart, multi-sized training zone has really helped in delivering our strategic aims to be a focal point for training as well as consultancy and we can look forward to a sustainable period of growth. It’s been a great move.”
Clare Bodak, project manager for Ben Johnson Interiors, which created the workspace, added: “This was a great project to work on as RTC North were forward-thinking in their approach, genuinely keen to create a great work space for their staff, and happy to embrace new ideas. “We’re delighted that our finished design has been so successful.”
Loftus House is also home to organisations including The North East Process Industry Cluster, the North East Automotive Alliance, Northern Housing Consortium, Service Network and Design Network North.
Ben Johnson Interiors also got a similar printed in the Sunderland Echo as well as in print in the Newcastle Journal.