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We unveiled our brand-new HQ to the public last week when we hosted the first Professional Oldham event of 2020.
The reveal of our new working space was a momentous occasion, so it seemed only right that we reveal our £250,000 redevelopment project from children’s play centre to bespoke offices alongside Oldham’s biggest and best business networking group.
Professional Oldham is run by volunteers from companies and organisations in the Oldham area including Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, Breakey & Nuttall, Caremark Oldham, Oldham Business Edge magazine and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.
On the night, visitors got the chance to meet our team, see how our different departments operate and take a look at the different types of work we’ve completed over the years.
Suzanne Wright, of Pearson Solicitors & Financial Advisors, opened the evening with a welcome speech and spoke about Pearson’s legal services for Cornerstone including work associated with moving to our new premises. We’ve also worked alongside Pearson on certain graphic design and copywriting elements for advertising campaigns.
Next up was David, our MD, who spoke about the agency’s growth over the past 12 years and explained more about our full-service offering, clients and commitment to Oldham.
Founded as a one-man business initially based at his home, Cornerstone grew to employ three staff in the early years and moved to a bigger office at Woodend Mills in Lees. Work and staff numbers continued to rise over the next few years, prompting us to move again to a larger office on nearby Lees High Street, where we were based until last year. Team numbers have risen steadily over the years and we currently stand at 22 strong!
Speaking about the importance of our clients to the company’s growth, David highlighted various clients including Hill’s Panel Products (HPP), North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), Cancer Research UK and Oldham Community Leisure.
All of these clients are still working alongside us today, as well as the many new clients who have joined us in more recent years.
Professional Oldham visitors were then taken on guided tours of our new building with our digital team lead Jess, account manager Sarah, PR manager Robbie and David leading the way. Following the tours, it was time to socialise, network and enjoy a beer!
As a not-for-profit organisation, Professional Oldham donates any proceeds from its quarterly events through the year to local charities. At the Cornerstone event, Professional Oldham presented a £1,500 donation to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice which serves the Oldham area.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first official event in our new home. We look forward to welcoming even more new faces as time goes on!
By Robbie Macdonald.
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