Knights 1759, the fastest-growing professional services business in the UK, has announced it will move its Chester Office to one of the city’s most prestigious offices at HQ, over-looking Chester Racecourse.
The move will see a team of 65 professionals relocate from its current premises on Cuppin Street to the city-centre office space which is being leased by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Now listed as number 82 in the UK’s list of top 100 law firms, the move supports Knights’ overall growth plans in the North West.
After growing the team fivefold in three years, Sally Wightman, office leader said that the move to the new premises is an exciting step for the Chester Office and is a strategic move for Knights to continue its growth in the region.
“The space on offer at HQ is ideal and meets the needs of Knights’ team culture, working across one floor in an open-plan, high-quality environment,” said Sally.
“Our professionals have been operating across the region from our Chester office since October 2013 and during that time we have expanded our team of experts by attracting high-calibre professionals with city and niche sector expertise – something we are very proud of.
“We are looking forward to continuing our growth in Chester welcoming additional talented professionals and specialist teams to Knights.”
Knights 1759 recently opened new offices in Wilmslow to accelerate growth in the North West. Knights also has offices in Derby, Chester, Cheltenham, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Oxford.
Councillor David Armstrong for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “The units at HQ are proving to be well sought after and are attracting quality business in the region like Knights 1759 and Chester Race Company. We’re pleased to welcome Knights’ Chester team to these high-profile offices to help the business expand further.
“The signing of this lease with Knights highlights that Chester is a thriving city where businesses continue to grow.”
Knights achieved a 64% increase in turnover from £20.5 million to £33.5 million in the last 12 months having grown significantly from £8 million in 2011.
Knights became the first UK commercial law firm to be granted an ABS licence and attract private equity investment. Its unique business model providing high quality services from regional centres has allowed it to grow rapidly to 450 staff operating from six regional offices.