Financial services companies are
increasingly choosing Peterborough as the ideal location to establish
or open new premises due to its excellent transport connections and
the availability of a highly skilled workforce.
First4Brokers was created to provide a
unique network service for commercial and residential mortgage
brokers. It offers compliance, mortgage and insurance services and has
a membership of over fifty brokers based around the UK. It was
established in early 2004 and opened its Peterborough headquarters at
Tesla Court later that year.
We looked at a number of possible
locations around the UK including Milton Keynes, Bedford and
Northampton before choosing Peterborough as our base, said Charles
Gooding, managing director at First4Brokers.
The city has excellent transport links
across the country by both rail and road, which was essential when
choosing a location. It is also home to a number of well-established
financial services companies and therefore has a highly skilled
workforce which was important when recruiting locally.
The company already plans to expand
its workforce from 11 and envisages appointing additional staff within
the next six months. First4Brokers plans to increase its premises at
Tesla Court to cater for the expansion.
Plans for the extensive development of
Peterborough over the next 20 years were also a major factor when
Peterborough is entering a period of
significant expansion and we are looking to support builders and
developers when they open new sites in and around the city. We are
also keen to work with other financial services organisations for the
mutual benefit of all involved, Charles added.
This is an exciting time for local
companies and we are looking forward to establishing and growing the
business to plan for the future.