One of the UK’s most successful international property consultants has recommitted to Kent and Kings Hill by renewing its office lease.
Gerald Eve, which is based in London and serves clients across the UK, Europe and North America, moved its client accounting division to Kings Hill in 2004 and has just renewed for the third time.
The firm employs more than 500 staff and counts 40% of FTSE100 companies as clients and as well as operating a network of UK offices it has an international alliance of independent real estate advisers covering Europe and US markets.
“When we first moved to Kings Hill we were in a small office with three staff and since then have moved into larger premises where we now have 34 staff and are always looking to recruit,” said Andrew Rudd, head of client accounting.
“From this office we provide services in connection with business rates payments and property management finance. We wanted to remain in Kings Hill because it offers a well-maintained contemporary workplace with good connections to London and motorway links.
“It is also convenient for our staff and provides an unparalleled range of on-site retail and leisure amenities.”
As well as attracting new tenants Kings Hill has an excellent track record of retaining businesses. “As a large business park with a wide range of office options we are usually able to help tenants to grow, thus avoiding the upheaval for staff having to relocate,” said Caroline Binns of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust.