The name of the new building, The Beacon, is in honour of the site’s local history. Previously part of Hatfield Aerodrome, the premises used to be the home of the Hatfield Beacon, which was used to alert pilots during World War II.
Air Business, in partnership with SEC Interiors, has been working around the clock over the past few months in order to ensure that the purpose-built site was live and ready for all staff to relocate to by Monday 17th September. The move from Air Business’ old St Albans premises - just five minutes down the road - took place in stages. Operations staff were the last part of the business to transfer, following a tightly run schedule, to ensure no disruption to customers, says Air Business.
Tuesday 18th September saw Adam Sherman, Air Business Group Managing Director, officially welcome all employees to The Beacon during a welcome breakfast. Adam commented: “It’s been a lot of hard work and a long journey of over two years of planning and execution but I’m so proud to welcome everyone to our new home, The Beacon. This building marks the start of a new chapter for Air Business and will help us to become more efficient and collaborative than ever before; keeping our customer’s needs and delivering them an exceptional service at the core of everything we do here.”
Lenka Booker, Customer Experience Director, who has led this ambitious project, added: “I am so proud of what we’ve all achieved and it’s so rewarding to see everyone excited about The Beacon. Throughout the build, we have kept our core values in mind, one of which is accessibility. We really look forward to welcoming all our customers to visit the new Head Office in the near future.”
The new Head Office will continue to act as the main hub for Air Business’ distribution services for clients. Meanwhile, Air Business Subscriptions in Haywards Heath continues to drive the subscriptions and digital services offering of the Air Business Group.