A COMPANY that takes millions of sightseers on open-top bus tours in cities around the world has made its new home in Redditch.
The move puts City Sightseeing Worldwide in position for fresh growth after expanding for the last two decades to run bus tours in more than 100 destinations worldwide, across more than 30 countries on five continents.
Moving from its former home in Henley-on-Arden, the company has taken 1,800 sq ft of space at Suite 8 in the prominent Grosvenor House in the centre of Redditch, in a deal handled by Ian Parker of leading commercial property agency John Truslove.
City Sightseeing’s Andy Lawrence is enthusiastic about the company’s new home and the opportunities the move provides for the company as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
“We had outgrown our previous home and needed bigger offices, but Redditch also has a demographic that fits the bill for us in terms of future recruitment of high quality staff,” said andy.
“There is clearly a lot of ambition for new development in the area, which was also attractive to us.
“Ian Parker at John Truslove quickly understood our needs and Grosvenor House is ideal for us. As well as space for our 25 staff, the offices offer the ability to continue growing without having to move again.
“The nature of our business involves a lot of international travel – as well as the cities where we operate we have another main office in Seville – so easy access to Birmingham Airport also made Redditch attractive.
“As an international operation we employ more than 3,400 people worldwide and Grosvenor House is a strategic location for our business. As we continue to expand globally, that is going to mean more growth for us here in Redditch.”
City Sightseeing Worldwide is the world’s leading operator of open-top, double decker buses that provide hop-on hop-off tours.
It also offers its services on boat and trains in some cities.
Last year it handled more than 14 million customers.