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Flooring company lays foundation for expansion with new £500k North East HQ

A North East flooring retailer has announced that it is investing more than £500k in a new Bishop Auckland headquarters.

Flooring Superstore, which has opened more than 20 stores in the last three years, is moving into a new 10,000 sq ft office at the South Church Enterprise Park.

The company is relocating from its previous HQ in Shildon as part of its ongoing expansion, after starting as an online retailer in 2012.

It also said that the new offices allow staff enough space to socially distance in wake of the pandemic.

Dan Foskett, Flooring Superstore’s managing director, commented: “Given our rapid growth over the last few years, we had outgrown our previous offices.

“We needed something larger as we continue to strengthen our online presence, as well as pushing on with our store roll out plans throughout 2020 and 2021.

“Bishop Auckland is perfect for us as it’s still close to our warehouse in Shildon, as well as being in close proximity to where the majority of our existing staff live.

“It has been designed to a high specification internally, providing everyone with a modern, fresh working environment which embodies the type of business we are and the values we have.”

“We’ve always been a very flexible and forward-thinking business, so in the light of Covid-19, we needed to have ample space for our staff to feel safe at work, whilst also recognising that home working is important too.

“We believe strongly in having a work/life balance, so we want our staff to be as happy as possible when coming to work because we know this has a positive knock-on effect for productivity and general health and well-being.

“So, this is why it’s very much more than just an office to us.”

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