Global software company recommits to Kings Hill

Infor, one of the world’s largest providers of business software, has recommitted to Kent by renewing its lease on offices at Kings Hill, near Maidstone.

The company, which is headquartered in New York and has more than 70,000 customers, employs 12,700 staff worldwide and has an annual revenue of $2.7billion.

Infor (United Kingdom) Ltd moved to Kings Hill in 2004, where it occupies 5,259 sq ft in 39 Kings Hill Avenue. The company has already extended its lease once and has now signed for another five years. The company’s Kings Hill office employs 45 people

Mary Trick, Senior Vice President of Infor said: “We have decided to extend our lease for another five years because Kings Hill is a great location, offers a very pleasant working environment, the local amenities are excellent and it has great motorway links.”

Infor specialises in enterprise software ranging from financial systems and resource planning to supply chain and customer relationships. Its customers include 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies; 12 of the 13 top high tech companies; 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, 19 of the largest US states and 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers

“We have a very high rate of lease renewal at Kings Hill which is great endorsement for the park,” said Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd. “But it is especially encouraging when tenants renew their lease repeatedly and illustrates that we are providing what today’s successful business requires, which is modern, flexible accommodation.

“I am delighted Infor will be staying with us for another five years, and, hopefully, many more to come.”

Altus Edwin Hill, Knight Frank and Hanover Green acted for the landlord.

Kings Hill is set in 800 acres near the county town of Maidstone and is just two miles from junction 4 of the M20. It was a former airfield and is now home to around 7,700 residents and more than 200 businesses employing some 5,000 people.

There are also schools and a village centre with shops including Waitrose; Costa Coffee; Domino’s and restaurants, as well as a surgery, dry cleaners, shoe repairers, pharmacy and opticians.