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A vehicle showroom could be moving from Besses over to Bury, if plans for relocating are given the go-ahead to move forward. Apparently, the Mercedes-Benz showroom is planning on shutting down its present base, which is located on Bury Old Road, in order to open up a new multi-million-pound showcasing site that will be located on Manchester Road. The site where the Mercedes-Benz company is planning to move to, has been vacant since 2008.
It was previously the site where Volvo used to reside. The firm has asked permission for the Bury Council to demolish the garage that is located on the Manchester Road site, and opt to construct a new dealership, garage, and a MOT testing centre. On top of building all of these facilities in the area, one hundred forty eight parking spaces, will also be available in the region as well.
A report by the council states that the garage in Besses is presently not suitable for what the firm needs it to be used for. The site does not provide the opportunity for the firm to expand their dealership, and be able to develop their business. The new site will be able to adhere to the requirements of the firm.
The new site provides the opportunity that the company is looking for, regarding its dealership. It is a larger area, which makes it more suitable for what the firm would like to do. The proposed construction alterations, will enable the company to be able to improve and modernise the appearance of the site. It will enable the company to be able to appeal to passerby’s that are driving in traffic.
Enabling the Mercedes-Benz organisation to move to the new site, is not only going to provide the company with an attractive site that they will be able to operate on, but it will also allow the company to bring a high level of attention to the residents that locally reside within the area. This will bring attention to individuals and people that utilize Manchester Road, which will be where the new proposed site will rest.
Allowing the new site to be built in the area, will also help to boost the small town’s economy a lot. It will raise the commercial profile of the town, as well as enhance the reputation of this often overlooked portion of Bury. There are presently, forty-four individuals that work at Besses, none additional individuals will be added onto the working crew, in order to assist with the move.
The firm has held some pre-application conversations with the council, as well as a public consultation meeting with neighbors that presently utilize the site. The talks were conducted at the Hebrew Synagogue located in Bury, on June the 18th. The communities proposal to Mercedes-Benz moving into the area, were received favorably. The majority of the individuals residing within the area, are pleased to see that the open site will be put back to use.
The Bury Council has sent out written surveys to ninety neighbors, asking what their opinions on the move are.
Ebbon-Dacs, which is an Oxford-based virtual fleet’s provider, is preparing for expansion, and furthering the development of their business, by relocating to a brand new facility, just outside of their present city. Ebbon-Docs, which presently supplies an exclusive e-procurement platform, known as Leaselink for fleet management industries that are engaged in contract to hire leasing programmes, has managed to outgrow its present offices.
Its current offices are located in Cumnor. The organisation has been utilizing its present offices for the past twelve years, and for that time frame, they have been able to suffice. However, as new business developments, are continuing to flood the offices of the organisation, the only way that they can keep their business operating to its full efficiency, is to relocate.
The office is planning on introducing new business development ideas, furthering its course of business overseas, and adding on new members of staff. With all of these new additions in the works, the business demanded new facilities and new offices, in order to keep their business afloat. The new offices, needed to be able to match the growing aspirations that the business has for itself.
The organisation has decided to move to Wooton Business Park. The newer high-tech offices, will provide the business with increased space, enhanced resources for staff, and on-site training facilities, for the new staff members that they are hoping to hire, in the near future. The managing director for the organisation, Robert Pilkington, states that the organisation required new offices that would be able to match their expansion and growing ambitions.
Along with furthering development plans for Leaselink, the organisation is also planning on opening up a few new offices in Germany, this year as well. These offices will be added to the present offices, that the organisation, already has erected in the Netherlands. There is a development team that is presently working for the organisation, in the Eastern section of Europe.
At the present time, Germany, is the largest automobile market in the world, and it is also one of the largest fleet marketers within Europe. By opening up commercial offices in the country, the organisation is hoping that they will be able to attack the market, in a good way. The organisation has recently started developing a second generation product for Leaselink.
The second generation product, is being used by thirteen of the fifteen top leasing companies within the UK. The platform is used by fleet and leasing management companies, in order to be able to track deliveries in a more efficient manner. The organisation is more than 100,000 newer fleet vehicles per year, away from purchasing a community of motor manufacturers, and there are presently 1500 different franchised dealers, nationally, that work with the organisation.
With all of the product enhancements and developments taking action, the need to fuel the expansion of the organisation, could not have come at a greater time. Pilkington states that he feels that right now is the perfect time for the organisation to relocate, and the entire team is ready for the next phase of the organisations development.
The chief executive in charge of Tullet Prebon, Terry Smith, reiterated in later July, his plans to possibly relocate the broker service that is presently operating in London, to an overseas location. The announcement made by Smith, does not come as any surprise. He is hoping that by relocating the brokerage service that the firm will be able to eliminate the European rules and taxes that have been placed upon the firm, recently.
After speaking with Financial News, following the release of the firms first half results, Smith stated that their firm would consider moving, to a place that suits their business better, or to set up new businesses along the way. They made an example out of the new business that the firm recently set up in Singapore in 2012. Smith has made regular threats, regarding moving his current broker business overseas.
His threats come due to brand new rules that have been implemented upon broker firms that operate in Europe. Certain rules include capping the bonuses that bankers are able to receive. The threats that Smith has been giving, and the new rules that continue to be passed, has caused Smith to reignite fears that the business may be closing shop and going elsewhere.
Back in 2009, Smith made a few statements about relocating the brokerage firm. He wanted to be able to relocate all of his staff members that are stationed in the UK, with him, allowing all members of this staff, the ability to avoid taxation regimes. The comments made by Smith came shortly after the UK decided to implement its personal regime for taxes.
At the time when Smith made his threats to relocate, it was believed that Smith was wanting to relocate his offices in Singapore, Bahrain, and Switzerland. Since making the threats to relocate his business, Tullet launched a unit in Singapore that strictly handed risk management cases. Teams that were once stationed in UK, were moved over to Singapore to work in the new division.
In their results, Tullet had revealed that they had recently opened a few additional new offices. A few of the offices were located in Dubai as well as in Geneva. Smith believed that with these moves, this will allow the company to strengthen its stronghold that it presently has on the Middle Eastern markets.
Tullet reported a slight fall in this numbers, over the first half of the year. The organisation fell by three percent in revenues, in comparison to the amount of revenues that the company had in 2012. When asked about the decreased revenue that has been experienced, Smith reported that his firm does not have any big plans or plans on engaging in any exercises in order to recoup the costs that were lost.
Smith did reveal that the market has been challenging during the first half of the year, but stated that since the last numbers were released, that things have begun to pick up, allowing Smith to be a little bit more optimistic concerning the future.
Ecosse Subsea Systems, a company that also goes by an acronym name of ESS, has decided to move their present business location, in order to prepare for a significant amount of business growth that they believe their company will experience in the near future. The subsea technology specialist group, was initially established in 1996.
The company provides a variety of innovative technologies that they have personally patented themselves. Some of the technologies that the company has produced include a trenching system, as well as the SCAR plough. These technologies are in great demand by specialty projects within the gas, oil, and alternative energy fields.
The news about expansion, came after ESS received their largest contract to date. This contract is for a boulder removal service, as well as a cable trenching service. The project was given to the organisation by Siem Offshore Contractors, who are located within the Baltic Sea, and operate wind farms.
The move that will have the company presently moving from their present location, which is in Aberdeen, over to Brathens Park within Banchory will enable the company to give the facilities the proper amount of space that they need to be able to expand their team. The present team that the company uses is full of thirteen office staff employees, along with fifty offshore members of personnel staff.
This relocation will force the organisation to have to invest roughly £400,000, in seeing it through. The funds that the company that will invest for the move, will include developing and researching a manufacturing unit for the organisation. Presently, there is an employment drive that has commenced, in an attempt to be able to fill a large amount of positions in senior management that have recently opened up, along with business development spots, administration, and accounting positions.
ESS is expecting within the next three years, that they will be able to double the amount of individuals that are employed with their organisation. Mike Wilson, who is the managing director for ESS, stated in an interview that the business has been taking large leaps forward, in terms of growing their revenue and expanding their client base into various new markets. At the present time, the organisation is planning for their future endeavors.
With moving to a new office, the organisation will be able to grow. They will also have access to a wide variety of clients that are located within Westhill, the airport, and surrounding areas. Wilson stated that there have been a lot of bid invites that the company has been given permissions to place bids on, and he believes that by doubling the amount of people that work for the organisation, that the company will be able to take on more work, to expand their business sufficiently.
Wilson added, that the green ethos that are located in Brathens is going to fit well with the philosophy that the organisation is trying to convey. By relocating their facilities, members of staff will be able to greatly cut back on their carbon footprints.