Claritas’s Manchester practice has signed a 5 year lease on a fully refurbished office space in the city.
The move to a new office at 196 Deansgate follows continued investment and growth this year across the firm, including the ongoing expansion of its team in the region, with a number of senior service line leads.
The Manchester team has grown from 1 to 15 in the last four years, contributing to the significant national expansion of the wider team which now numbers more than 50 specialist staff.
Matt Hodgson, Claritas Manchester partner, said: “We’re in our 5th year in Manchester and despite the economic challenges presented by both Covid and a relatively benign economy, we’ve still managed to grow rapidly and employ some of the best talent in the market.”
“Committing to our first long-term lease demonstrates that we’re absolutely committed to the region and see the huge ongoing potential to grow our presence, workforce and market share.”
“I am clearly biased, but I see a fantastic future for Manchester and the North West in contributing to the future economic growth of our country, and it’s great to be at the heart of that.”
As part of the Manchester office redesign, the company is also rethinking the traditional office layout to cater for new and developing ways of working. The space will be repurposed to prioritise meetings, presentations and informal get-togethers between colleagues, clients and the firm’s wider networks.
Iain Wright, Claritas partner and founder, added: “We believe it’s important to listen to what our people want to see in the space and how they want to use it, and therefore reflected this in the office rebuild.”
“I am delighted we can make these significant changes and commitment to our Manchester office, supporting our own growth and that of our clients in the region.”