Europa Gears up to Double in Size in Nottingham
Leading independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has strengthened its base in the Midlands by investing in a new, larger office for the business to grow in to in Nottingham.
Europa has quickly outgrown its former Nottingham office following MD Andrew Baxter’s acquisition of the business. Since the acquisition in 2013, the business has almost doubled its turnover - which is now nearing £145m - and has increased staff numbers from 485 to 650 through a targeted and strategic growth plan.
The Nottingham branch currently employs seven people who work for customers across a broad range of sectors and geographic areas, from blue chip customers to retail giants.
HR director at Europa Carl Potter said the new office would provide space for more than twice the amount of staff the old office could accommodate with a 10 year lease on the 1,250 sq ft space. He said: “Our previous site in Nottingham no longer had the space to meet the requirements of our growing team and so it became a priority for us to find a larger serviced office. We picked the site in Colwick Quays because it met all of our requirements and now that we have had it fully refurbished it will be big enough for up to 17 staff.
“We strongly believe in investing in our teams – both through training and through providing them with high quality work spaces – because we know this creates a happy workforce. The Nottingham team is thrilled to be moving to an office which fits their ambitions and we’re looking forward to seeing them continue their impressive track record of growth in their new home.”
Sales Director at Europa Dionne Redpath added that taking up a bigger space in Nottingham serves to further establish Europa’s long term presence in the region. She said: “Everyone knows that the East Midlands and particularly Nottingham is very dear to us and it’s great to be setting down anchor in our heartland. We aim to continue developing our Nottingham team apace and the working environment, location and experienced team will push that along quickly.”
Managing Director at Europa Andrew Baxter, said: “Our new Nottingham office is another indicator that we are on the right track with our plans for expansion. We recently announced our decision to set out on the acquisition trail following an established trend of 25 per cent organic growth across the business and strong regional branches continue to play a key part in cementing this success.
“Investing in our regional branches, through recruitment, training and improved facilities has always been part of our plan because we know that the commitment and dedication of our brilliant staff is the key to our success. Our new Nottingham office is set to be the source of even more good news and impressive achievements for the business, I have no doubt!”
Europa Worldwide Group is a privately-owned operator which delivers air, sea, road and warehousing services, operating across 11 sites in the UK plus Hong Kong and is represented in 100 countries.