One of the country’s leading business organisations has chosen Coventry city centre for the new location of its only office outside the capital.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents more than 100,000 businesses through 52 credited chambers across the UK, has moved into Greyfriars Court in the city centre.
Its regional office had been based in Binley for three years but had to move when the building was let to Coventry Building Society.
But the organisation decided to move into the heart of the city alongside several other businesses in Greyfriars Court, which is owned by Hortons.
It has taken a three year lease on almost 2,500 sq ft at the building which has been marketed by commercial property specialists D&P Holt and Shortland Penn + Moore.
Ronan Quigley, pictured, corporate service director for the BCC, said: “We have about 15 staff that provide a number of functions for the BCC, including business services and international trade.
“We have had a presence in the city for around 20 years. We had space in the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce building on the Binley Business Park, but had to find a new home.
“We could have gone onto a business park again but we are delighted to be in the city centre. We are in the business quarter yet very close to Coventry station which gives us access to London inside an hour and it is good to be surrounded by other businesses.”