Citibase Derby Celebrates First Anniversary in St Peters Quarter
A business centre in Derby’s St Peters Quarter is celebrating its first anniversary with the launch of special deals for new customers.
Citibase, the UK’s largest independent operator of fully-serviced business centres, opened its 29,000 sq ft centre in Colyear Street just over 12 months ago and is now over 75% full. Businesses based there range from web design and journalism to engineering, recruitment and health care.
Businesses can move in for just £2 per desk per day with additional offers until the end of April including up to two months free when signing a six or 12 month contract. There is also a special no-obligation two hour free meeting room hire offer so any local businesses can try out their great meeting rooms spaces.
To mark the anniversary, Citibase will also be opening its doors to fellow Marketing Derby Bondholders at a business breakfast at the offices on Tuesday January 26.
A tour of the facilities will be followed by a question and answer session with ex Derby County player and Radio Derby commentator Craig Ramage about his views on the season so far and his predictions for the second half of the season.
Citibase Derby, with an eye catching giant LED-screen lit exterior, offers flexible contract terms for a range of high quality, fully furnished office spaces. Services include reception and administrative services, superfast internet and telecoms packages, meeting rooms, virtual offices, personalised call answering and car parking.
Centre Manager Tom Smith said: “We attract businesses of all sizes and are particularly popular with smaller businesses who were previously home-based operations as we offer the flexibility and support that makes it easy and affordable for them to make the first step into an office environment.
“They benefit from us taking all the hassle out of premises management so that they can concentrate on running their own businesses. And with up to two months free with our special winter offer, there’s never been a better time to make the move.
“We originally earmarked Derby because of the high level of business start-ups and entrepreneurial spirit in the city and this decision has been proved right.
“Many of the businesses who started with us are now growing and we have seen increased enquiries from other new businesses who want to benefit from our central location, excellent parking facilities and the peace of mind of being based in fully serviced office space.”
Among the growing businesses at Citibase is Ellie Sunrise Healthcare which provides community-based care support.
Deputy Manager Oden Makiwa said: “We have grown from five to 15 employees in the past year and have expanded to a larger office at Citibase.
“The St Peters Quarter location is central and easily accessible for our staff and customers and having a manned reception and personalised telephone answering service is a particular benefit for our business.
“The Citibase team have taken the time to learn about our business so they are effectively part of the team here.”
Blanc de Bierges, an architectural cast stone manufacturer chose Citibase to relocate their sales office last year.
Owner Chris McBride explained: “Taking on office space and relocating is a big step for any business so having flexible contract terms was a particular bonus for us.
“Citibase has given us the support and professional image that is vital for our future growth.”
The success of Citibase has been welcomed by local businesses in St Peters Quarter, which is the core retail area between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre.
Stephen Jeffery, who chairs the Board of St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) said: “This major investment by Citibase is a great boost for St Peters Quarter and particularly The Lanes area of the BID.
“People working in Citibase Derby generate footfall for surrounding businesses and its fresh and inviting exterior has lifted Colyear Street.
“We hope that the success of Citibase Derby, along with the continued commitment by the neighbouring NCP St Peters Quarter in the physical regeneration of their car park, will show the way to other potential investors.”