Oceans Connect moves HQ to Speke

Global outsourcing provider Oceans Connect is relocating its headquarters to Hurricane Court at Liverpool International Business Park in Speke, Liverpool.

The company's head office is currently based in Regent's Place at 338 Euston Road in London.

Oceans Connect also said it will safeguard the existing workforce currently based at the Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.

The move has been supported by the North West Development Agency and local partners including The Mersey Partnership and Liverpool Vision.

Steven Broomhead, chief executive of the NWDA, said: "This investment is great news for the Liverpool city region and the agency is pleased to support the company's decision to locate its headquarters in Speke. This relocation will make a real difference to the local community, creating over 200 new employment opportunities as well as safeguarding existing jobs. Oceans Connect is also committed to investing in skills and training for its employees and so will add significant value to the local area."

Howard Sarna, chief executive of Oceans Connect, added: "We are delighted to be expanding our investment in the Liverpool area. The positive experience we've had with our initial operation, coupled with the help and support provided by the NWDA and local partners, has led us to decide to locate our company headquarters in Speke. An educated and plentiful workforce, good building availability and a strong transport network makes the area around Liverpool Airport an ideal location for us to develop our business."

Oceans Connect operates sales and customer service call centres on behalf of its clients from the retail, insurance and finance industries.

The firm also has customer service advisors based at facilities in India.

Hurricane Court was developed by Gladman and in the hands of administrators after being sold to an unnamed fund.

CB Richard Ellis and Knight Frank were joint agents on the scheme.

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