Northern Powerhouse minster Jake Berry MP will open the newly acquired offices of Bridgewater Finance Group in what has been an outstanding year of business for the Manchester based company.
Friday 12th October will see the official opening of the 6,920 sq ft first floor offices in Bridgewater House, Whitworth Street, Manchester for the Bridgewater Finance Group. It is also an opportunity for employees to be recognised for their contribution to the Northern Powerhouse and for the owners Charles and Suzanna Elliott to be commended on their impact to the local economy through continued growth and employment within the city.
Talking about the office being opened by Jake Berry MP, Charles Elliott who started the company and remains the head of the group said “A sustainable business only gets what it needs to survive and thrive if it helps people get what they need to enjoy their lives. By going above and beyond what is expected we succeed”
The occasion also marks a year since the leading brand within the Bridgewater Finance Group, DFH, achieved full authorisation from the FCA regulation in what was a huge 3 year shake up of the debt management industry. Suzanna Elliott founder and director of the Group said "Over the last three years the landscape of the debt management industry has definitely changed for the better and we are we looking forward to this next chapter “
The office deal was agreed in April 2018 with a five-year lease which saw the 110 strong team move from Manchester House on Princess Street which had been their home for 14 years, move into the newly renovated offices next to the Palace Theatre on Whitworth Street.
Bridgewater Finance Group signs a 5-year lease in the newly renovated Bridgewater House, Whitworth Street. The move underpins the investment in the groups portfolio of companies to drive forward the business and create dynamic and fresh working environment for its 110 strong employees.
The move see’s Bridgewater Finance Group take over 6,920 sq ft first floor space from landlord Britannia Invest in a deal represented by Savills.
Charles Elliott, founder and director of Bridgewater Finance Group which includes the DFH, Financial Support Systems, Westberry Financial and Belvadere Limited under its umbrella of companies, said “This move marks a new era for Bridgewater Finance Group, where it was important for us to find a building that could adapt to our strong growth plans, both in terms of size and technical connectivity.
Not only this, but the grade II-listed building offers an exciting place to work and its central location is key for both retaining and attracting the very best talent in our industry.”
Bridgewater Finance Group originally started out as DFH in 2004 and has grown to offer multiple solutions to consumers in debt. The shared passion across the group of companies to help the customer allows the company to talk through a range of debt solutions.
Bridgewater House offers more than 200,000 sq ft of high-quality office accommodation across 10 storeys and features many original characteristics, including cast iron columns, exposed brickwork and historic lift shafts.
APAM, on behalf of Britannia Invest, has invested more than £1m into refurbishing the reception area, to create a business lounge with coffee shop, meeting pods and informal seating areas as well as a state-of-the-art cycle hub, changing facilities and free WiFi.
Financial Support Systems are delighted with the recent appointment of Jim Gibson, licenced Insolvency Practitioner. Jim joins the company with over 14-year experience within the personal insolvency industry.
The hire comes as parent company Bridgewater Finance Group look to expand their in-house product offering to consumers in debt. With over 14-year experience in helping customers who find themselves in financial difficulty, with help, advice and debt solutions. Jim will oversee the underwriting of the in-house Individual Insolvency Arrangements.
Charles Elliott of Bridgewater Finance Group said, “Bringing Jim Gibson into the fold at Financial Support Systems means that we can expand our current offering to clients.”