Facilities management provider Servest Group has further invested in its business by opening a new facility, near Servest’s head office in Bury St Edmunds, to house several support teams.
The new premises at Vicon House in Western Way is now home to centralised support functions including the customer support team plus teams including asset management, health and safety and IT that support all of the Servest divisions.
Around 30 staff have relocated to the new building and Servest has invested in providing good, fit-for-purpose facilities for them.
There is also room in the new building for the support teams to take on more staff to support Servest’s growth strategy to become one of the top five FM service providers in the UK, with several key acquisitions in the pipeline.
Servest was supported by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in finding the new premises, given that Servest will be creating new jobs on site. The council’s economic development team put Servest in touch with the landlords of Vicon House, which is close to the council’s headquarters at West Suffolk House.
Cllr Alaric Pugh, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s portfolio holder for economic growth, said: “We have a strong track record of working with businesses large and small, to help them achieve their plans for growth, new jobs and increased prosperity in our area.
“I am extremely proud that our economic development team was able to move swiftly to help Servest find the premise they required, and to ensure that the new jobs that they create will be in the borough, and not elsewhere.”
Rob Legge, Group CEO UK and Europe, said: “Expanding into the new premises at Vicon House in Western Way has been vital given Servest’s growth strategy. There are several key acquisitions in the pipeline and it is of real strategic importance that we have the support teams in place to effectively support our customers and all of the Servest divisions.
“It has been a real pleasure working with St Edmundsbury Borough Council, which takes such an active interest in supporting locally-based businesses. We look forward to creating new jobs on site, further supporting the local economy, as we continue to grow the Servest business.”