After three years of record organic growth following the acquisition of M2 in 2014 by SCC, Europe’s’ largest independent IT services company, further growth is forecast at M2.
M2, the national managed print services (MPS) specialist, confirmed its future commitment to Manchester with a new 10 year lease on 10,959 sq ft of quality office space for a new HQ in Trafford Park, Brightgate House which goes live 4th September.
M2 has enjoyed exceptional growth following its acquisition by SCC, the IT services giant, in 2014. Despite the fact that much of this growth has been in the south, particularly London and that SCC have their global HQ in Birmingham, this move to Brightgate House sees M2 continued to be headquartered in Manchester. This Manchester HQ complements a network of M2 offices in London, Bracknell, Bristol, Wakefield and Glasgow and SCC’s 16 UK and 40 Global offices.
M2, recognised by renowned industry bodies Quocirca and Photizo for demonstrating best practice in MPS and Document Services will be showcasing their expertise in this new office. With open plan facilities and the use of the state of the art technology and software offered by both M2 and SCC, M2 will be well placed to demonstrate to customers the working efficiencies these enable. Indeed, M2 already helps customers remove waste, paper and unnecessary print from their operations whilst adopting cloud, electronic document management and hybrid mailroom solutions. With the move to Brightgate House M2 will also maximise their use of unified communications and video conferencing connecting M2 to SCC’s European locations in France, Spain and Romania.
M2’s new HQ in Brightgate House complements their 23K sq ft operational centre at Millington Road in Trafford Park taking their total commitment in Trafford to 34K sq ft.
M2 CEO, John Taylor comments:
“I’m delighted that M2 are committing to Head Quarters in Manchester – our base for the 20+ years that M2 has been in operation. It would have been so easy when we were acquired by SCC in 2014 to relocate the business HQ to the SCC Global Campus in Birmingham but in conjunction with SCC, our parent, the decision was made to remain in Manchester.
“This decision is indicative of SCC’s confidence in M2 as an ambitious and thriving specialist, MPS business. As we move into our flagship HQ it will serve as a reminder to the North West business community that this market leader has the drive and ambition to grow in the North West as much as it has done nationally, particularly in the South over recent years.”
OBI Property acted on behalf of M2 in relation to the search and acquisition of Brightgate House. Their Workplace Consultancy and Project Management teams went on to design and deliver the exciting new office fit out. OBI’s ability to provide integrated advice on all elements of the relocation provided M2 with a single point of contact throughout the process.
From 4th September our new address is:
1st Floor, Brightgate House, Cobra Court, Brightgate Way, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0TB.
Our telephone numbers remain the same.