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Worcestershire business relocates to larger location reflecting exceptional growth

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With an increase from 90 to 130 employees in the last 12 months, electrical connections provider Rock Power Connections continues to go from strength to strength.  An office move was the next logical step for the Mitie owned company.  The new location accommodates their growing business, expanding workforce and continued success.  The new location offers a larger office setting and on-site stores.

Richard Chavasse, Managing Director commented “Moving to our new location in Bromsgrove is a momentous step forward for Rock, finally securing a stores and office space that reflects the exceptional growth of the last few years.

Finding a suitable new site proved to be a real challenge, as feedback from all teams made it clear that we needed to keep the whole of ‘Team Rock’ (Operations and Back Office) running from the same site, in the Worcester area. It’s fantastic that we have managed to achieve this, as it will allow us to grow while maintaining the close team environment that has made the business such a success.

Mitie’s investment in the new facilities, including training rooms, canteen and the substantial stores, means that we are now properly set up to make a huge impact on the national challenge to connect more power capacity over the coming months and years.”

Longest serving employee, Jenny Parkes, Audit & Control Manager comments “I’m technically classed as the longest serving employee at the company after joining Reece (co-owner) in the office 9½ years ago. I joined Reece to help him out with everything office based.  We operated out of just the one unit in Worcester which was the office and stores. Then our contracts were pretty much working on Western Power Distribution  (now National Grid Energy Distribution) substations.

Within the next couple of years, the company expanded its Distribution Network Operations business while also moving into Independent Connections Provider projects and with that the office grew, we needed all of the unit we were in to be an office.  Around us units became available, so we took the opportunity to lease those units to make our stores and a larger office.

With the company expanding into Electric Vehicle charging Rock continued to expand at pace and it was only COVID that allowed us to make better use of the office space with more working from home, allowing us to desk share.

However, it was clear there was a need to move to somewhere with a lot more space. With Rock’s sale to Mitie in 2021 the expansion of the business has taken on a new level and the need to move became critical.”

The new office in Bromsgrove is everything the business needed for it’s evolution and continual growth. The extra space allows everyone to be able to work together again as a team. Stores that can accommodate our supplies and deliveries and a training room for electrical training. Even a kitchen area that gives us the opportunity to have lunch away from their desks.

This is a new chapter for Rock as part of Mitie.

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