Crown Worldwide acquires Premier Workplace Services

Steve Hardie, Managing Director UKI & Northern Europe

Crown Worldwide, has announced the acquisition of Premier Workplace Services as the group underlines its commitment to the workspace sector.

The acquisition is a catalyst for Crown’s continued expansion in the workplace services arena and is one of the business’ most significant in its 53-year history.

Crown Workspace, one of the group’s key growth brands, already provides interior design, fit-out, space planning, move management and commercial relocations.

With a 20-year plus track record, Premier Workplace Services is a recognised leader in the workplace services space with £20m turnover, 200 staff and a roster of 600 clients, including a wealth of blue-chip businesses such as KPMG, Tesco, Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and Man Group.

Combined group services will include: commercial relocations, space planning, design, interior refurbishment, fit-out, specialist IT, and sustainable furniture.

Premier Workplace Services will retain its brand, with both businesses run in parallel. The heads of each reporting to Steve Hardie, Managing Director UKI & Northern Europe at Crown Worldwide Group.

Steve Hardie, Managing Director UKI & Northern Europe, commented: “This acquisition enhances our total offering and provides a wonderful opportunity to share skills and expertise. We will provide a business-as-usual service for our customers, who we believe will benefit from the many synergies and shared values, such as Premier’s ‘business class’ service and commitment to sustainability.

“We are very excited about developing this market together as we welcome Premier Workplace Services to the Crown family.”

The purchase offers new opportunities for both brands to capitalise on Crown Worldwide’s global footprint across its 265 offices in all four corners of the globe.

David Russinger, Director of Premier Workplace Services, added: “I am immensely proud of what our teams have achieved over the last 22 years. We have a strong platform for growth and an exciting new phase in the company’s development to look forward to.

“We had many offers from prospective buyers to consider and Crown stood out. Finding the right cultural fit was a very important consideration for us. Despite Crown’s much larger size we could see straight away how our common values and culture would benefit our staff and clients.

“We are looking forward to developing our service offering further and widening our geographic reach as part of the Crown Worldwide group.”

Established in 1965, Crown Worldwide operates in some 60 countries, with services spanning workplace services, global mobility, relocation, records and information management, logistics and storage services.