BizSpace Boosts Portfolio with Focus on Development

Nick Smith, development director, BizSpace

Flexible business space provider, BizSpace, has appointed Pure Offices founder Nick Smith as its new development director.

Nick’s role involves identifying sites for new-build opportunities and leading the development of those spaces to create purpose built BizSpace centres.

Since its purchase by global alternative investment adviser Värde Partners in 2015, BizSpace has maintained a strong focus on growth and expansion, leading to the creation of the new development director role.

Nick already has four development projects underway.

“I’ve worked with the BizSpace team previously, since I set up Pure Offices with Highcross in 2008, who also owned BizSpace at the time.  It’s great to be on board with them at such a crucial time of growth, and to be bringing new skills and experience to the company,” he said.

“We already have projects well progressed and soon to be contracted, so it is a really exciting phase for BizSpace.  Watch this space for news of new developments over the coming 12 months.”

Nick is a Fellow of the RICS and was also managing director and operations director at Basepoint, over five years.

BizSpace’s commercial director, Emma Long, commented: “Previously we have grown via purchase of existing properties, so this is a major step in the development of the BizSpace brand throughout the UK.

“By planning and developing new business centres from scratch we will be able to offer our customers the full BizSpace experience right from day one, as every element of the centres will be tailored to our customers’ needs.”

BizSpace is known as ‘the place small businesses call home’ and one of its key focuses is to support start-ups and microbusinesses, giving them the assistance and flexibility they need to become successful.

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    A bit about BizSpace

    Founded in 2000, with one site, BizSpace has seen sustained growth to 100 locations which it owns across both England and Scotland, offering more than 6million sq ft of commercial units, offices, studio space, industrial premises or simple storage.

    BizSpace offers companies all the benefits of a business premises, but without the burden of a fixed-term lease, as well as allowing them to choose from a variety of well-appointed locations and types of workspace, including a number of co-working locations.  It also offers a range of beneficial additional services, including virtual offices, mailboxes, meeting rooms and training facilities.  Customers receive a single bill each month, making administration easy.

    For more information see or follow on Twitter @BizSpaceUK.

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