Global snacking group pladis agrees new London headquarters
Global snacking group pladis has revealed plans for establishing a new headquarters this summer in Chiswick, west London, UK, after 21 years at its present base in Hayes, Middlesex, writes Neill Barston.
The company, which is behind a wide range of household brands including McVitie’s and Jacob’s, the new facility will provide space for 16,000 colleagues and 25 bakeries worldwide.
According to the company, the office at Chiswick Park will also be home to the UK&I regional office, led by David Murray, and has been purpose-designed to meet the businesses’ needs as it continues to expand its operations.
Spread out over approximately 28,000 sq ft, the site office offers a fresh environment, yet also pays homage to the history and heritage of pladis, as a family of bakers. It includes a range of workspaces, quiet zones and collaboration settings have been designed to enable employees to come together, work and think creatively, and foster an inclusive, innovative culture.
The company joins a number of other brands already situated in Chiswick Park, including Danone, Discovery, Pernod Ricard and Starbucks.
Salman Amin, chief executive officer, said: “We have been looking for an office space which better reflects our needs and our ambition to be a defining snacking company of the 21st century. The new office will be much more than just a place for us to work, it will be a space where we can truly showcase our exceptional portfolio and grow and inspire our ambitious team.
“Chiswick Park is in a great location that will be appealing for current and future talent, and we are looking forward to welcoming our pladis colleagues and partners to our new home.”
“We are delighted to welcome pladis to Chiswick Park. The company is a perfect fit for our Campus and will connect with an exclusive group of like-minded businesses and individuals. We look forward to pladis joining our collaborative workplace community,” said Matt Coulson, CEO Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work.