Foxhall Business Centres started in August 2002, when Mr John O'Neill acquired the freehold properties of Foxhall Lodge and Premier House on Gregory Boulevard in Nottingham's NG7 area. He was joined by his nephew Tom Wilton just a month later in September 2002.
From purchasing a very large empty building (formally the headquarters for the Tenon Group PLC), they decided to adopt the fast growing concept of 'Serviced Offices' to develop Foxhall Lodge & Premier House, which opened in January 2003.
The ideology behind Foxhall Business Centres was to create a flexible and versatile approach to office management. It was about providing an affordable base for start-up and established businesses who do not want the hassle of managing their own offices from an operational point of view, so they can concentrate fully on their own business.
As Tom says "The original concept was to firstly educate ourselves in our first Business Centre on how to develop and run successfully in terms of sales growth and profitability. More importantly, develop a long term, sustainable business operation."
Having worked out what works and what doesn't work, the next step was to grow the business through provision of its products and services.
Since 2003, Foxhall Business Centres has added two more buildings to its portfolio. Hamilton House was purchased in June 2006, and late 2007 it acquired Two King Street, a Grade 11 listed building on King Street in the heart of the City of Nottingham. We consider ourselves to be one of the region's most impressive independent providers of serviced and leasehold offices.
An illustration of Foxhall Business Centres' unique selling point is that because both founders of the company have a love of architecture and period properties, their appeal is shared with a lot of the business community. By concentrating on restoring buildings of architectural interest we have been able to offer clients an interesting environment with up-to-date facilities and individual personality.
Foxhall Business Centres also added new services, such as 'Virtual Office', and 'Hot Desking' to attract start-up businesses who require a business address and support services, yet aren't quite established or able to afford office space. A reception service handles full secretarial and admin support.
Now in its 10th year, Foxhall Business Centres has not only provided a haven for SME's, but has acted as a valuable outsourcing office for both national and international companies such as British Telecom Plc, Kumon Educational, Carillion Plc, and Harper Collins Publishing.
We are proud to have helped many businesses gain a foothold in Nottingham, and generate employment opportunities as they've flourished. We aim to provide an inspirational environment to grow your business and keep your staff happy and content.
Everything we do is about freeing you from the usual hassles of finding, renting and running office space so you can get on with building your business.
You will notice many of our competitors offer a similar 'product' to us, but we are sure as professional business people, you will benefit most from our ability to be flexible.
We want to make a difference to your business by being independent, accessible and innovative.
Our Nottingham offices provide over 40,000sqft of space housed in a stunning, landmark buildings of great architecture located within the heart of a dynamic and growing East Midlands Business Community. We are very committed to Nottingham and wish to ensure it remains a vibrant regional business incubator. We continue to review our operations and hope to expand further in the East Midlands in the near future.