More than 100 VIPs – including members of parliament, local officials, school/college principles and some of the UK’s leading business people and entrepreneurs – recently attended the official opening of the new Ascot Group HQ.
The offices – which are located at Worle Parkway Business Park, adjacent to Worle train station and 2 minutes from Junction 21 of the M5 – were acquired by the Ascot Group at the end of last year, as part of a £1m investment programme.
Guests at the opening were served drinks and canapes on arrival before having a tour of the 5,000sq ft offices, which houses a film making and photography studio, training and conference facilities and a technology hub for computer programmers, web designers and social media marketing specialists.
Andrew Scott, Managing Director of the Ascot Group, made a formal speech discussing the history of the company and its plans moving forwards followed by a few words from John Penrose MP and the cutting of the ribbon.
A select number of guests then went on to dine at a top-notch eatery in the town’s centre.
Commenting on the event, Andrew said: “The official launch was a great opportunity for us to connect with influential business people and raise the Ascot Group’s profile.
“Our mission is to put Weston on the map as a serious place to do business. As part of this, we will be scaling up the business from 60 to 100+ staff over the next two years, creating fulfilling roles for talented people in the area who would otherwise be commuting to major cities for work.”
Formed in 2004, the Ascot Group encompasses many brands including digital marketing agency Purplex, business data provider Insight Data and B2B media platform Business Leader Magazine.