NORTHAMPTONSHIRE broker Silverstone Fleet Management has refurbed its converted barn premises in Preston Deanery with an £18,000 overhaul.
A new meeting room and four new workstations have been created, as well as all new furniture and a bespoke, branded glass partition wall.
The project, which was carried out by fellow Northampton-based firm Office Solutions, took four months to complete and created much-needed workspace for Silverstone Fleet Management’s growing team. Other local companies – Arnold Plastics and Ashby Computers – also supported the refurb by supplying the branded glass and IT equipment.
Scott Norville, managing director of Silverstone Fleet Management, said:
“Just before the Coronavirus pandemic, we had decided to grow our sales team and were acutely aware that we needed to reconfigure the office to create some more space to accommodate these and allow for any future growth. The new meeting room will also allow for greater privacy and soundproofing when clients and funding partners visit us.
“Unfortunately, due to recent events, we haven’t been able to really use the new space yet as it was completed just before we went into lockdown and the office had to close.”
The completion of the refurbishment works coincided with the company’s eight-year trading anniversary.
“When I started the business eight years ago, it was just myself operating from a small office at my sister’s company – in fact she was my first customer as I looked after her fleet. Now, we have a team of eight and a fantastic 800 sq ft barn conversion office that has now been refurbished to the highest standard.
“It was a big step for us to invest in an office refurbishment, but I knew that we needed more room to allow for future expansion and growth.
“It’s sad that we have not been able to use the new space after so much planning and effort, but it really puts us in a good position for when we come out of this situation. We can start the next chapter in new, fresh surroundings with room to grow and we are in the process of getting a new finance funder partner on board too, which will take our business to the next level.”
Ralph Morton is the leading journalist in the leasing broker sector and editor of Broker News, the website which provides information and news for BVRLA-registered leasing brokers. He also writes extensively on the fleet and leasing market in both the UK and Europe.