City base and jobs are all 4U

Macclesfield Express - - LISTINGS - ALEX BELL

CAR fi­nance firm Car Loan 4U has opened an of­fice in Manch­ester city cen­tre.

The Macclesfield head­quar­tered out­fit moved into the fourth floor of the Acres­field build­ing in St Ann’s Square.

Bosses say the new base will al­low Car Loan 4U to cre­ate an­other 50 jobs this year.

The of­fice is an ad­di­tion to its 12,000 sq ft at Win­ter­ton House on Lyme Green Busi­ness Park in Macclesfield, where the firm al­ready em­ploys more than 250 peo­ple.

Car Loan 4U chief ex­ec­u­tive James Wilkin­son said the move is a re­sult of con­tin­ued growth that has seen 100 per cent year-onyear pro­gres­sion over the past four years.

James, who was axed as a pro­fes­sional foot­baller at Rochdale Foot­ball Club just over a decade ago, said ear­lier this year that the firm he co-founded in 2006 was on course to turn over £23m in 2015.

The 33-year-old added: “We’re very ex­cited about mov­ing into Acres­field.

“The fa­cil­i­ties in the build­ing are ex­cel­lent and for us to grow in line with our am­bi­tions we need a first class work­ing en­vi­ron­ment that, along­side a great benefits pack­age, will en­able us to con­tinue build­ing a world class team here at Car Loan 4U.

“Mar­ket­ing, tech and prod­uct teams will be mov­ing to Manch­ester and along with the fit-out in Acres­field we are also plan­ning to over­haul our ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Macclesfield and grow our Sales and Op­er­a­tions teams by 25 per cent this year.”

OBI Prop­erty rep­re­sented Car Loan 4U on ac­quir­ing the new lease and was ap­pointed to de­sign and project man­age the new fit out.

Will Lewis, of OBI Prop­erty, said: “It has been great to work with such a dy­namic busi­ness and we are sure Acres­field will pro­vide a per­fect plat­form for CarLoan4U to con­tinue its rapid growth.

“The OBI ap­proach has en­sured that our client ben­e­fit­ted from best value in ac­quir­ing the new lease, in­te­rior de­sign and project man­age­ment of the fit out”.

Aberdeen As­set Man­age­ment com­pleted a re­fur­bish­ment of the build­ing in late 2014 which has trans­formed the qual­ity of the space on of­fer.

The deal closely fol­lows the re­cent let­ting to Mor­gan Hunt in the build­ing.

The build­ing is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from both Pic­cadilly and Vic­to­ria Rail­way sta­tions and the Metrolink can be reached at both Pic­cadilly Gar­dens and St Peter’s Square.

Sav­ills rep­re­sented the land­lord on the trans­ac­tion.

Car Loan 4U join com­mer­cial es­tate agents, Christie & Co and Tush­ing­ham Moore as ten­ants of the build­ing.

●● Car Loan 4U chief ex­ec­u­tive James Wilkin­son at the firm’s Macclesfield head­quar­ters. The firm is now ex­pand­ing to Manch­ester city cen­tre

●● The King’s School pupils jazzed up the school’s main hall

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