A cleaning and catering supplies firm sees major growth potential in the West Midlands as it expands its operation in the region thanks to help from commercial property agency John Truslove.
Ben Truslove, joint managing director at John Truslove, spent the best part of two years searching for premises that would suit the future needs of Pattersons Cleaning & Catering Supplies before sealing a deal for ten year lease on the 15,625 sq ft unit at 24 Walkers Road, on the North Moons Moat industrial estate in Redditch.
The Bristol-based family business, which started out as an ironmonger in 1889, is targeting the West Midlands for growth.
Chris Patterson, fourth generation owner of the family firm, said: “This move is a statement of our confidence in the future of this region. Cleaning products are the primary products sold and distributed from our Redditch branch and we see enormous scope for growth serving the local authorities, universities, schools and care homes in the region, as well as the leisure and hospitality market.
“Our new premises provide probably three times the space of our previous branch – it has twice as much floorspace but also greater height in terms of more storage. Once the country has been able to move past the Covid-19 crisis, we are confident we will be able to create more jobs in addition to our 12-strong team currently working at Redditch, led by general manager Lee Woodward, as our business grows.
“We have three branches in addition to our Bristol headquarters, setting up our operation in Redditch about six years ago. Our previous lease was coming to an end and it was clear we would need more room for expansion going forward.
“We had very specific needs and Ben at the John Truslove agency has worked very closely with us over the last 18 months to two years trying to find the right premises.
“We must have looked at up to five different premises in that time. Ben took on board everything we asked for until he found us the unit on Walkers Road. We are very pleased with the result.”
Ben Truslove said: “It is vitally important in any deal to ensure that both the landlord and the tenant are satisfied. These are long-term agreements that will see both sides working closely together into the future. Pattersons had very clear requirements but gave our team at John Truslove the time needed to find the premises that would exactly suit their needs.
“It was a pleasure to seal a successful tenancy agreement and we look forward to seeing Pattersons’ continuing growth in the region. The company’s decision to retain its regional base in Redditch underlines the strength of the local offer in terms of the range and quality of business premises that are available.”
Ashfords Solicitors represented Pattersons in the tenancy negotiations.
Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was recently named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.
Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.