This is in stark contrast to the current downturn faced by many of the region’s commercial property businesses over the same period.
Part of this trend-bucking success is attributed to the recent acquisition of new clients, in particular that of national IFA 2plan Wealth Management.
The new office at 35 St Paul’s Square will become 2plan’s first Midlands location and forms part of the company’s UK expansion plans. The new Birmingham base supplements 2plan’s existing offices in Leeds, Southampton and London.
Mike Whitehouse, recruitment director of 2Plan Wealth Management comments: “We are very excited to be opening our new Midlands office within the City Spirit St Paul’s complex. The professional and flexible services they offer coupled with the Birmingham city centre location for us are a winning combination.
I am sure that we will feel very much at home and the offices will provide all of our existing and future IFAs with the facilities and resources they require to continue to work efficiently and effectively in the region.”
Anne Corstorphine, Managing Director of City Spirit St Paul’s comments: “We are delighted to welcome 2plan to City Spirit St Paul’s. I believe that key to our success is our continued customer-centric approach to business.
Whilst undoubtedly clients are expecting us to compete on price, especially at the moment, we continue to stay true to our values of delivering an exceptional service and finding ways of helping our clients generate more business by being based at our premises. We also work with our clients to deliver flexible packages that meet their changing requirements.”
Anne continues: “It is our customer focus ethos that generated the initial enquiry from 2plan. They have recently formed a strategic alliance with Uniec Financial Solutions who have offices within our building.
Uniec provide a specialist redundancy advice service that complements 2plan’s financial expertise and has agreed to join 2plan to kick-start the firm’s Midlands operation. The alliance presented a requirement for both businesses to operate in the same premises so Uniec referred 2Plan to City Spirit. By focusing on looking after our existing customers, we are also attracting new ones – a strategy that we hope will help us to continue bucking the trend this year.”