Close Brothers Motor Finance revamps Head Office as it commits future to Doncaster
Close Brothers Motor Finance has unveiled its newly revamped Head Office in Doncaster. The refurbishment forms part of Close Brother Motor Finance’s commitment to the Doncaster region, following the signing of its new lease at the premises.
The major refurbishment of the headquarters includes new employee collaboration stations, upgraded kitchen and dining facilities and technology enhancements. The new revamp and the signing of the lease ensures the company’s presence in the area for the foreseeable future.
Close Brothers Motor Finance, which has a loan book of £1.7bn, has been based in Doncaster since 1991 and is one of the largest employers in the region. Nearly two thirds of Close Brothers’ employees commute from outside of Doncaster, with many citing superb transport links, such as the M1, A1, M62 and fast-train to London, as of one of the main advantages of working in the region.
A third of employees who work within Doncaster reference its wide-ranging amenities, picturesque villages and strong commitment to community values as the main reasons for living in the town.
James Broadhead, CEO of Close Brothers Motor Finance, comments: “It is our intention to stay in Doncaster, which is why we have completely refurbished our Head Office and signed of a new lease at the premises. The final decision was primarily based on our commitment to an area which is an important part of our heritage, but more importantly it demonstrates a commitment to our people, who clearly enjoy living and working in Doncaster. Our proposition is built around people – it’s what makes us unique in our industry – and we didn’t want to take any decisions that would pose a threat to losing any of the great people who make our business what it is.
“As a resident of Doncaster for over 14 years, I know first-hand what Doncaster has to offer from both a business and personal perspective. Doncaster is a true ‘commuter-city’ and the local road infrastructure, rail links and surrounding airports make the city a hotbed for business activity, helping us attract and maintain the best personnel in the industry.
“I am greatly looking forward to the next chapter in Close Brothers Motor Finance’s history, which will be written, continued and enhanced by being based in Doncaster”