Crown Worldwide acquires Premier Workplace Services

Crown Worldwide has cemented its commitment to growth in international workspace services with the acquisition of Premier Workplace Services, hailing it as “one of the most significant in its history.”

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Crown Worldwide, an international workplace services, global mobility, relocation, records and information management, logistics and storage services company, already provides interior design, fit-out, space planning, move management and commercial relocations.This latest move underlines the company’s commitment to the workspace services business, with Crown Workspace one of Crown Worldwide group’s key growth brands.

Building economies of scale

Steve Hardie, Crown Worldwide’s Managing Director UKI & Northern Europe, commented: “This acquisition enhances our total offering and provides a wonderful opportunity to share skills and expertise. “We will provide a business-as-usual service for our customers, who we believe will benefit from the many synergies and shared values, such as Premier’s ‘business class’ service and commitment to sustainability.“We are very excited about developing this market together as we welcome Premier Workplace Services to the Crown family.“The purchase offers new opportunities for both brands to capitalise on Crown Worldwide’s global footprint across its 265 offices in all four corners of the globe.”

Premier Workplace Services brand to stay

With a 20-year plus track record, Premier Workplace Services is a recognised leader in the workplace services space with £20m turnover, 200 staff and a roster of 600 clients, including a wealth of blue-chip businesses such as KPMG, Tesco, Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and Man Group.The deal will see Premier Workplace Services retain its brand, with both businesses run in parallel.The combined group’s services will include commercial relocations, space planning, design, interior refurbishment, fit-out, specialist IT, and sustainable furniture.

Strong cultural fit

David Russinger, Director of Premier Workplace Services, added: “I am immensely proud of what our teams have achieved over the last 22 years. We have a strong platform for growth and an exciting new phase in the company’s development to look forward to.“We had many offers from prospective buyers to consider and Crown stood out. Finding the right cultural fit was a very important consideration for us.“Despite Crown’s much larger size we could see straight away how our common values and culture would benefit our staff and clients.“We are looking forward to developing our service offering further and widening our geographic reach as part of the Crown Worldwide group.”

Workspace, growth and productivity

Today’s announcement comes at the same time as a study commissioned for Crown Workspace, which suggests growth and productivity could be held back for three-quarters of UK SMEs because of poor technology adoption.Crown Workspace surveyed 500 UK SME owners (150 employees or less) and found cloud adoption is a particular barrier for smaller businesses.Over two-thirds also said their current workplace is limiting engagement with employees and their ability to retain the best talent, highlighting the role of workspace organisation in growth and organisational effectiveness.Crown World Mobility tracks policy in changes in over 120 countries, so you don’t have to! Find out more.Join our Think People Global Communities. 
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