Office Principles expands Midlands team

Following on from the division’s recent overwhelming successes, workplace consultant, Office Principles has expanded its Birmingham arm, introducing a new designer, a commercial manager and an operations manager.

Experienced designer, Joe Whittle joins the team as designer in a bid to strengthen the team’s design output and offer further creative expertise at the consultation stage of the design and fit out process.

James Ball has started in the role of commercial manager, building on over a decade of estimating and fit out experience, while Rav Kateria is the team’s new operations manager.

Joint managing director of Office Principles, Cyril Parsons is delighted with the success of the Birmingham office, which has only just completed its first half year of trading: “We’re lucky to have a highly skilled team, which has great knowledge and experience of trading in the Midlands and is so keen to see the business grow.

“This tight-knit team’s passion, drive and enthusiasm have surpassed all expectation and we are looking forward to the next six months, confident that we are going to have outstanding year end results.”

Led by business development director, Gary Tailby and project director, Tina Batham, most of the members of the senior team are well-known on the Midlands commercial property scene, having been active in the region for some time.

Cyril Parsons continues: “We invested in Birmingham as part of a strategy to put down roots in areas that would appeal to clients looking for a second base outside of London. However, within a matter of weeks, it was clear that, with this team in place, the potential was so much more.

As a result, we are currently looking at ways to expand the service offering, addressing new markets and optimising our existing business in the region to explore ways in which to achieve the best results.”

Office Principles is expert at creating agile workspaces and has developed a strong and varied commercial portfolio over the years to include blue-chip brands such as Exterion Media, Telegraph Media Group, Visa Europe, GE Capital, Fitness First, Tata Communications, ResMed, Direct Marketing Association, Land Securities, Mothercare, and Kuoni.