NG Gets Creative To Find App Developer AppInstitute Bigger Premises
30th March 2015
Small business do-it-yourself mobile App building platform creators, AppInstitute, have expanded into new offices in Creative Quarter in a deal brokered by commercial property specialists at NG Chartered Surveyors.
AppInstitute has moved to 2,700 sq ft offices at 39 Stoney Street in the heart of the city’s Creative Quarter. The deal was completed by Jonathon Seddon, director at NG, on behalf of landlord GW Price, which itself has historic roots in the Lace Market area.
Jonathon said: “The Creative Quarter is incredibly important in promoting businesses and giving them the space and encouragement to grow. App Institute is such as business, and we reacted quickly to their needs and worked with our client to find them room for their fast-expanding business.
“We’re always keen to talk to businesses in the creative sector, and to help them realise their growth ambitions. Indeed, we have another high quality suite of around 1,500 at 39 Stoney Street, which is fast becoming a real hub for the creative industries. We’d urge any expanding firms to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Ian Naylor, founder and CEO of AppInstitute, said: “As a business we are expanding, and needed bigger premises to house our team. We’d been searching for suitable premises for some time, and had a specific requirement to remain in the Creative Quarter. NG were able to help us with that.
“The core benefit of moving into our new offices is that we’ll be able to continue to grow. Also all our team can now breath out a little, as we’ve been packed like sardines in our present office for the last few months.
Speaking about his experience of working with NG, Ian said: “Jonathon has been great to deal with. He helped us through the move, and made the whole process as pain free as possible.”
Michael Price of GW Price added: “For us, this has been a great deal. It’s great to have a company of the calibre of AppInstitute as tenants, and we wish them every success in their new home. I have nothing but praise for Jonathon for the way he and the NG team handled the deal.”
The Creative Quarter area is centred on the historic Lace Market and Hockley areas in Nottingham, but it also includes BioCity and Sneinton Market. It is the key focus for the city’s ambitious Growth Plan, put in place to support economic growth.
Kathy McCardle, CEO of the Creative Quarter, said: “At the Creative Quarter, a major part of our remit is to encourage businesses to locate themselves in the CQ. To help us with this process we offer several support mechanisms such as the CQ Loan Fund and New Business Rates Relief funding that companies can apply for, as well as promoting lots of other funding and support opportunities that our partner organisations offer.
“AppInstitute is one of a number of companies that has taken up some of the support that is available and due to their success over the past couple of years is now moving into bigger premises to accommodate their growing team.”