May 30, 2024

Tech giant SafetyCulture unveils new Manchester office as it plans for expansion in the UK

Manchester, UK – 19 February 2024: 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 they look to add to their client list, which already includes the NHS, National Grid, British Airways, and Transport for London.

Alongside its purpose-driven culture, SafetyCulture 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.

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.

 

Officially opening the new office, SafetyCulture’s COO and CFO, John Blake, said: “The UK is one of our biggest markets, so it was only a matter of time before we needed a bigger office. 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.”

“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 100 million deskless workers globally by 2032.

 

Joe Manning, 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.