New HQ project to support company’s global growth strategy across all its furniture brands
Monarch Education Furniture and LapCabby are excited to announce plans to move its production factory and global HQ to a purpose built new facility in Nottingham, in December 2016.
The multimillion pound facility will see Monarch move all its UK production, logistics and office employees under one roof – to deliver an enhanced production facility and warehouse as well as centralise all office staff in one location to foster an open and collaborative working space for its 100+ employees. The new offices will also include a product design lab and demonstration suite that will welcome partners and clients.
Stuart Hopkin, Managing Director, Monarch Furniture adds: “The new HQ will fully support Monarch and LapCabby’s strategy for growth and enable us to increase production, invest in new machinery, create a highly efficient facility and streamline business operations, in their entirety.
With some recent, major contract appointment, large tender wins and major Distribution partnerships, we see the next few years being very busy.
In addition to the new facility, our global operations continue to strengthen and diversify. This month also sees the relocation of LapCabby Managing Director and Head of Product Development set up a LapCabby US base in New York – to further support our growing distributor, partner and client base across The Americas.”
The new development is being collaboratively delivered by Lindum Construction, Nottingham Airport, and Monarch. Spanning 98,000 sq feet, the new development remains firmly on track, with key stakeholders and local MP ‘cutting the turf’ last week.
Brian Wells, local landlord from Nottingham City Airport adds:” Nottingham City Airport are delighted to be able to support Monarch in their exciting expansion plan and wish them every success for many more years to come in their long term relationship with them.”
Simon Gregory, MD of Lindum Construction further adds: “It is very rewarding to be able to use our extensive expertise to create a purpose built facility to meet the growing global requirements of Monarch Education Furniture and LapCabby. Working in partnership to provide the right solution has secured this major investment in Nottingham and, as an East Midlands based Construction Company, it is particularly pleasing to be part of this exciting development.”
Debbie Mason, Rushcliffe Borough Council Cabinet Member and Tollerton Borough Councillor adds: “Rushcliffe Borough Council is dedicated to supporting and working with local businesses to help them expand. This partnership between Monarch Furniture, Trueman Aviation and Lindum Construction will see significant investment, in our local community, that will protect local jobs and provide further employment opportunities. I look forward to seeing the finished building later this year and the success of these business flourish as a result.”
About Monarch Furniture
Monarch Education Furniture is a family run company that has been manufacturing furniture for schools for 30 years. Our company has grown considerably over the last 10 years and in 2014 we had our busiest trading year.
As market leaders in educational storage furniture we have developed our manufacturing techniques using state of the art machinery and innovative fixings. We operate a very strict quality control process in our factory and only dispatch furniture that we are proud of. We take pride in our craftsmanship and offer a high level of quality.
The entire Monarch Team work very hard to excel in four areas – service, quality, delivery and lead times. Our excellent team helps us to exceed in each of these areas from our happy Sales Administration team, the production staff who are busy all day manufacturing our units, the friendly drivers who always go the extra mile when delivering our furniture and our efficient accounts team.
Committed to designing Education solutions for over 20 years, LapCabby delivers the most robust and innovative ICT Storage solutions to over 44 countries across the globe. With a passion for all things digital – we are committed to delivering portable and static ICT storage solutions to deliver class and work ready devices in a secure and safe environment.
This year Lindum celebrates 60 years in the construction business and has been listed in The Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Companies in the UK to Work For’ consistently for the past 12 years – in 2016 Lindum was named as the top construction company and ranked 22nd overall. Employing over 550 people from offices in Lincoln, Peterborough and York, Lindum is a leading member of the Employee Ownership Association with the majority of employees being shareholders, ensuring a high level of commitment and service.
For further information, contact Nikki Cobb, Marketing Communications Manager for Lindum on 01522 852463 or visit www.lindumgroup.com