Global technology company SafetyCulture has expanded into a new ultra-modern Manchester office as the company looks towards its next phase of growth.

SafetyCulture will now occupy 10,000 sq ft at the iconic former 19th Century bank Bond following its redevelopment. The office will initially accommodate 60 people, with the potential to accommodate over 100 team members as the company continues to grow. 

In the UK alone, SafetyCulture’s workplace operations platform is used across more than 18,000 businesses to enable better ways of working and boost productivity. 

The new office space will house SafetyCulture’s growing EMEA team as it looks to add to its client list, which already includes the NHS, National Grid, British Airways and Transport for London.

SafetyCulture says it has designed the new office to help attract and retain some of the top talent in the North West and beyond. The office includes a range of unique features, such as a library that converts into a games room and an in-house chef providing breakfast, lunch and snacks.

SafetyCulture office, Manchester

The office also boasts themed meeting rooms inspired by the workplaces of SafetyCulture’s customer base, as well as special touches like ‘recording booth’ meeting pods that give a distinctive nod to the rich history of Manchester’s music scene.

The business is also supporting local suppliers by using products from Ancoats Soap Company, Brew Tea Co and Ancoats Coffee.

“The UK is one of our biggest markets, so it was only a matter of time before we needed a bigger office,” said SafetyCulture’s COO and CFO John Blake (pictured left). 

“Manchester is a key base within the EMEA region, and our immediate plans are to keep investing in our team here so that we can continue to support the diverse needs of our growing customer base.

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“We’re known for putting our customers at the centre of everything we do, and we’ve really tried to do that in this new space. The goal was to create an environment that’s dynamic, inspiring and functional. Based on the team’s reaction so far, I think we’ve achieved that.”

Founded in Australia in 2004, tech unicorn SafetyCulture is now worth £1.38 billion. The company’s growing UK operations will help support its aim of reaching over 100m deskless workers globally by 2032.

Joe Manning (right), managing director at MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency, added: “Manchester has become a magnet for global tech businesses and it’s great to see SafetyCulture’s latest investment, a prime example of innovative thinking to this fast-growing sector. 

“We look forward to seeing and supporting SafetyCulture’s continued UK growth from its Manchester base.”

Interior design for the offices was provided by AXI, and the fit-out was completed by CubicWorks.

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