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Prometheus progress fuels demand at The Deep

26th March 2014

A Stateside success story is highlighting the benefits of a base at a business centre, completing a move into a 250 square-foot office just in time for New Year 2012. 

Continuing expansion has seen the team expand to 11, now occupying 1,000 square feet.

Their growth is being held up as an example to other businesses by Freya Cross, Business and Corporate Manager at The Deep, as she unveils a rare opportunity for other businesses to relocate to the site.

And Rick Taylor, Director of Professional Services at American-owned Prometheus, said the group’s rapid growth owes much to being able to occupy more space at just the right time.

Freya said: “For such a well-positioned business centre it’s remarkable that people know little about what goes on here, but our tenants employ more than 250 people between them.

“Some of them are sizeable concerns and others are just like Prometheus, who saw The Deep as the ideal place to base their UK operation and have expanded quickly.”

Rick, who has led the expansion in the UK of the enterprise application software company, added: “We didn’t have an office, I didn’t have any staff and when I looked at The Deep in December 2011 I needed to be up and running for the start of 2012. But the people here were so accommodating. We started off in a single unit and expanded to what we have now.

“We provide enterprise software for some of the biggest companies in the world, and what was particularly helpful here was the level of support from The Deep, helping us get things done at a time when I was on the road a lot recruiting our team and expanding our business in the EMEA region.

“We expanded from 250 square feet to 500, then 500 with an adjoining office of 250 square feet and now 1,000. The flexibility of The Deep has enabled us to expand at exactly the right time for our business needs.”

A re-location by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – Cafcass – will make available 4,000 square feet for occupancy from July. Paul White, Associate Director for Office, Retail and Leisure at Garness Jones, expects strong interest in the space.

He said: “The Deep Business Centre really does occupy one of the most striking locations in our region, on the banks of the Humber and right next to The Deep aquarium. 

“The offices are very high quality, right next to the A63 and in the perfect place for any businesses looking to share in the success of the burgeoning renewables industry.

“The opportunity has only arisen because, as a public body, Cafcass has to move into a Government-owned property. Generally, when tenants settle in at The Deep they don’t want to leave.”

Freya added: “Wipro were our first tenants in 2001 and they’re still here. ABB Engineering Services have an office here, as do Wood Group PSN. We’ve shown we can look after some big players, and they are the sort of companies that are now showing interest in moving to Hull.”

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