Claremont Interior Solutions, part of the Claremont Group Interiors business, has acquired a two storey 7,800 sq ft office building in Birchwood to expand its serviced office portfolio. The new building, named The Breeze at Carnoustie House, is also located on Kelvin Close in Birchwood and will comprise three meeting rooms and a range of flexible office suites for four people and above.
Claremont announced the appointment of Ann Clarke and Tim Frankland as joint managing directors. Former managing director Mike Gardner is now executive chairman of the group.
2009Claremont's managing drector, Mike Gardner, takes part in the £1m buy-in management buy-out (BIMBO) of Logic Office Group.
Claremont becomes the first company in the North West to achieve the ‘WorkWise UK’ accreditation standard for the adoption and deployment of smarter and more flexible working practices. www.workwiseuk.org.
Claremont allows the divisional buy-out of its ‘Showcase Interiors’ division, specialising in showroom environments for the automotive industry. The division continues to operate as a largely separate company from its offices in Essex. Claremont is announced as winner of the ‘Company of the Year’ award at the Mix Interiors North Awards in November 2007.
Claremont purchases ‘The Breeze’, 14,500 sq ft of office accommodation in Warrington, providing a new Head Office for the company. The building is completely stripped and refurbished and the project completed prior to the company’s move in December 2006. Claremont retains its existing 18,000 sq ft warehouse facility at its previous address.
Claremont Business Environments changes its name to ‘Claremont Group Interiors’ to reflect the growth in interior design and fit-out projects.
Claremont decides to sever its relationship with Steelcase, allowing it to become an independent dealer with access to a wider range of products.
NVM, the Venture Capitalists, are bought out by the Directors and an employee shared-ownership scheme is established. Key members of the management team are invited to participate.
Claremont acquires ‘The Businessworld’, a Steelcase dealership based in Fareham, providing a base to service corporate accounts in the South. Graham Smith is now based in Fareham, heading up Claremont’s ‘Training Interiors’ division specialising in training environments principally within the Defence sector.
Following the retirement of the two founders, Claremont undergoes a management buy-out and the existing Finance Director (Mike Gardner) becomes Managing Director with other existing senior management becoming shareholders with a 30%
external investment from Northern Venture Management. Directors Ann Clarke, Tim Frankland, Simon Campion and Sarah-Jane Osborne purchase shares. Stewart Handler joins as Finance Director.
1995Claremont establishes its ‘Viewpoint’ division focusing on audiovisual and multimedia solutions for business environments. Nottingham office closes as Steelcase withdraws dealership for the East Midlands area.
Claremont’s Bristol office is established with the recruitment of Graham Smith as Regional Director.
Claremont acquires ‘Midas’, a Stockport-based space planning company and provider of office furniture.
Claremont becomes a dealer for the world’s leading manufacturer of office furniture, Steelcase. An office is established in Nottingham to provide effective customer services to our client base in the East Midlands.
Claremont Business Environments is established by Steve Chamberlain and Bill Lally to provide computer equipment and computer environments. As the computer came out into the office, the business expanded to include the design and fit-out of office environments including the provision of office furniture.