A design company in Shropshire has cut the ribbon on its new home after a major investment.
Creative design and marketing agency Source has spent around £250,000 buying and converting a run-down building near Frankwell transforming it into a new home that will allow the business to expand.
The refit has included new cladding on the front of the building and a
new interior. Shrewsbury’s Mayor, Councillor Beverley Baker, cut the
ribbon on the newly refurbished premises at a ceremony attended by 60
local business people. On the corner of Nettles Lane, near Theatre
Severn in Shrewsbury’s town centre, the new office was previously used
by a gaming company as a storage facility which was accessed by a
roller door and had no official frontage.
Source’s business development manager, said there had been calls from
residents for the building to be knocked down. He said; "It effectively
looked like a redundant building and lots of people nearby were hoping it would be knocked down. It was an eyesore.
"Sally Tringham, the
managing director, had seen it over the years and when it became
available we snapped it up.
"Source is going through a stage of business
development and we hope to expand the client market. To do that we have
specialist in-house people. We are expanding our services to clients and
to do that we have to expand the size of our working operation and
The investment was met with funding from Shropshire
Council’s Business Enterprise Fund, and has seen the front of the building refitted.
The 23-year-old company, which employs 10 people, has already taken on one new member of staff from the move.
specialise in different areas, and this allows us to expand into areas that we don’t necessarily already concentrate on," Mr Millar added.
the guests was the mayor, as well as Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski.
Mrs Baker said 'What a transformation. It is fantastic to see this sort
of creativity and investment in Shrewbury.’ Mr Kawczynski praised the
building saying that it was an 'incredible transformation of what was a
visually awful building to fantastic and inviting new space. The
frontage is particularly enhanced by the greenery,’ he added, 'which is a
brilliant finishing touch. It’s really encouraging to see such
investment in Shrewsbury.'