Ten years on: Businesses celebrate growth and success at Marshall’s Yard

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Gainsborough businesses say they have seen their teams almost double in size since the opening of Marshall’s Yard, which is celebrating its 10th birthday.

The premier commercial office space, which is today at 95% capacity, offers a number of shops and offices for growing SMEs and start-ups.

Accountancy firm Wright Vigar snapped up one of the premium offices just months after they opened. Pete Harrison, director of Wright Vigar, said: “Our firm jumped at the chance to secure office space at Marshall’s Yard in 2007 and it has proved to be the ideal location for us to expand our offering across the region.

“Our team has grown by more than 40% since opening an office here, which is fantastic as we continue to recruit the right individuals to join our talented team.

“We have seen an upsurge in enquiries, which has allowed us to increase our client base within the town and surrounding area too.

“Gainsborough is going through some exciting changes, so we’re delighted that Pygott & Crone recommended Marshall’s Yard to us. Now with a 14-strong team at this site we certainly made the right decision to invest in the town.”

Similarly, Sills & Betteridge Solicitors opened premises in Marshall’s Yard seven years ago, expanding several times to cope with an increase in demand for its services.

Solicitor Shan Jaehrig said: “Basing ourselves at Marshall’s Yard has had a hugely positive impact on our business. We started with one suite and have since expanded twice to accommodate for the increase in business we have seen – the flexibility of Britannia House has given us the option to do that which many other commercial spaces lack.”

Alison Hall, centre manager for Marshall’s Yard added: “In addition to commercial office space, the Marshall’s Yard has several well-known High Street stores including M&S, Laura Ashley, Costa Coffee, Brown’s department store and a gym with a pool, with plenty of onsite parking, which is a real selling point for many of our commercial tenants.”

Pygott & Crone continues to work with Marshall’s Yard and the Invest Gainsborough team to boost job opportunities in the area and help drive economic growth.

William Downing, director and Pygott and Crone which manages the commercial tenancies at the development, said: “Now the retail and leisure development is well established, and with greater investment into the town’s tourism and housing, Gainsborough continues to be an affordable choice for businesses looking to gain a foothold in the region, and is ideally located near Sheffield, Lincoln and Hull.

“Our commercial team has introduced 25 potential clients to the development and the town is fast becoming a place where more businesses want to invest.”