Leading communications agency and business tax advisor relocate to Warrington SME hub

Two new tenants have signed up for space at The Base in Warrington, the enterprise hub which supports the growth of advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses and their supply chains.

Business tax advisors R&D Tax Claims (North) Limited and digital marketing agency Carpe Diem have moved to the new development as part of their strategy of supporting high growth manufacturing companies.

“We have one focus: to help company owners legally reduce the amount of tax they pay so that they are left with more funds to invest in growing their businesses,” said Pamela Cunliffe of R&D Tax Claims (North) Limited.  “Manufacturing businesses, particularly in their early stages, are very investment-heavy so The Base is perfect for us as it’s home to growing companies in need of our expertise.”

Bill Carr of Carpe Diem echoed those views but added that the centre’s outstanding broadband capability was also a key reason for his decision to move.

“We can help advanced manufacturing businesses develop a strong online strategy that will enhance their brand and help market their product or services to customers globally, which being tenants at The Base will help us to achieve.  The sort of on-line presence manufacturing businesses need means that communications and connectivity are very important and The Base gives us outstanding benefits in that regard.  Plus, it’s a great place to meet with clients and gives us the flexibility we need as we grow.”

The lettings follow the recent appointment by the building’s manager, Langtree, of Sylvie Morton as business development manager for The Base.  Sylvie said “The Base is a first of its kind for advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses, as well as their supply chains.  Our focus is on helping ambitious SMEs grow via outstanding facilities and support and our latest lettings prove that this strategy is the right one.”

Warrington boasts the sixth highest number of start-ups in the country, the highest in the north west and it is in the top ten places in the UK for high growth SMEs.  The Base was opened in January 2016 to help the town capitalise on this key strength and provides 50,000 sq ft of grade ‘A’ flexible space from a single desk up to a whole floor plate of 10,000 square feet.