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Tuesday, 11 December

Crown Takes Premier Position

Steve Hardie, MD UKI & Northern Europe at Crown Worldwide Group and David Russinger, Director of Premier Workplace Services

Crown Worldwide announced the acquisition of Premier Workplace Services on the morning of November 28 - underlining its commitment to expansion in the workspace sector.

Crown Workspace, one of the group’s key growth brands, already provides interior design, fit-out, space planning, move management and commercial relocations.

Premier Workplace Services is a £20 million turnover business employing 200 staff. The company has 600 clients including KPMG, Tesco, Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police and Man Group.

 Combined group services will now include commercial relocations, space planning, design, interior refurbishment, fit-out, specialist IT, and sustainable furniture.

 

Name remains the same

Premier Workplace Services will retain its brand, with both businesses running in parallel. The heads of each reporting to Steve Hardie, MD UKI & Northern Europe at Crown Worldwide Group. Hardie said: “This acquisition enhances our total offering and provides a wonderful opportunity to share skills and expertise. We will provide a business-as-usual service for our customers, who we believe will benefit from the many synergies and shared values, such as Premier’s ‘business class’ service and commitment to sustainability.”

The purchase offers new opportunities for both brands to capitalise on Crown Worldwide’s global footprint across its 265 offices.

David Russinger, Director of Premier Workplace Services, added: “We have a strong platform for growth and an exciting new phase in the company’s development to look forward to. We had many offers from prospective buyers to consider and Crown stood out. Finding the right cultural fit was a very important consideration for us. Despite Crown’s much larger size we could see straight away how our common values would benefit our staff and clients.”

Crown Worldwide operates in some 60 countries, with services spanning workplace services, global mobility, relocation, records and information management, logistics and storage services.

Picture: Steve Hardie, MD UKI & Northern Europe at Crown Worldwide Group and David Russinger, Director of Premier Workplace Services.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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