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It’s business as usual at new head office building

Hinckley & Rugby has opened its new head office at the heart of Hinckley, the town where it was formed more than 150 years ago.

The former magistrates court building has been transformed to become the Society’s new head office.

The Society has moved its 100-plus HQ staff into its new head office across Upper Bond Street in the town’s former Magistrates Court building, a few hundred metres from the Society’s former base since 1970.

Gone are the court rooms and the cells once used to accommodate defendants. Instead, open plan offices, meeting and training suites, informal breakout areas and a refreshments area have been created in almost 20,000 square feet of floorspace.

The open plan areas are light and bright and a far cry from the cramped former head office building.

The new HQ, which is a third bigger than the previous one, has extra space for the Society to continue growing its customer base and staff as well as fostering more collaborative working across departments and teams. Head office staff numbers have doubled since 2010.

Colin Fyfe, chief executive at Hinckley & Rugby, said: “Our new head office is not only a wonderful place for our staff to work in and for ideas and great service to thrive, it’s also a statement of our commitment to Hinckley and our homelands.

The ground floor ‘Hub’ is a communal area for staff to use socially at break times and for informal meetings.

“To be truly at the heart of our communities in Leicestershire and Warwickshire we need to be connected, visible and available through our head office, branches and agencies.

“Our heartfelt thanks go to all Hinckley & Rugby team members involved in planning and executing the head office move. And to all our colleagues, members and suppliers who have supported us in building a sound foundation for our ambitious future.”

The two training suites will enable the Society to do even more in-house staff development. All the interiors are lit using LED energy-saving technology. Furniture such as desks, chairs and tables were chosen with the help of six staff members.

The new head office address is Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Upper Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1NZ. Phone numbers and online contacts are unchanged.

The new building’s bright and spacious meetings rooms are already being well used.

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