Back to nature as CPP moves corporate HQ to city centre
CREDIT CARD insurance firm CPP Group has relocated its corporate centre, consisting of around 35 people, to Leeds.
UK operations and some corporate functions will remain at the firm’s existing Holgate Park site in York.
The new CPP workplace in East Parade, Leeds has been designed, built and fitted by Yorkshire-based workplace interior specialists Ben Johnson.
Jason Walsh, chief executive of CPP Group, said: “Moving the group’s corporate centre to Leeds is an important step in our ongoing transformation programme.
“Being located in the city centre will give us all the benefits that Leeds can offer, from excellent access to talent in the marketplace to being in the middle of the fastest growing financial services and technology centre in the North of England.”
Emma Dodsley, from Ben Johnson Interiors, said: “CPP wanted to create a vibrant and creative Corporate Centre where everyone working there would feel inspired in informal and collaborative surroundings.
“You enter the workplace to be greeted by a refreshment hub and a ‘living wall’ moss map of the world showing all the CPP locations.
“There are other natural elements included in this workplace design such as real birch trees, rustic wood cladding and a central curved meeting pod.
“Bringing elements of nature into offices has been proven to be a crucial determinant of employees’ success and happiness in the workplace and CPP has embraced this with most attractive results.
“All the furniture is rustic with exposed welds to complement the interior.”
Justine Shaw , CPP people and culture director, said: “Our new workplace in East Parade, Leeds, totally embodies the spirit of the new CPP culture.
“Collaborating with Ben Johnson Interiors, we have created a modern environment that reflects our values through the use of nature and design to provide an innovative and collaborative space.
“The creative element supports the wellbeing of our people and will enable them to thrive in vibrant surroundings.”
‘... an important step in our ongoing transformation programme.’