Tiling specialist Topps Tiles is making a substantial investment into the business with a £2million refurbishment of its Leicestershire headquarters. This news comes as the business unveils its brand new careers website, and embarks on an accelerated store opening plan.
The investment will see a complete redesign and refurbish of its head office, based in Grove Park, transforming it into a state-of-the-art retail support centre. The remodel, which is due to be completed before mid-2017, will modernise the building, offering specific areas for team members to channel their creativity, as well as an innovative speciality product lab and team zones. Social spaces, an outside area and meetings rooms will also be refreshed to create a more open and contemporary place to work in.
As one of the biggest employers in the Leicestershire area, with more than 270 staff on site, Topps Tiles is also placing a significant emphasis on its people with the introduction of its new careers website. The site will support the growth of the business across the UK, with new store openings creating extensive employment opportunities.
Having been headquartered in Leicestershire for more than 12 years, Topps Tiles prides itself on its family feel and offers significant rewards as well as plenty of scope to progress through personal development plans. To date, the business employs almost 2,000 people around the country.
The investment comes at a time when the company will be accelerating its store opening programme, with an ambition to take the total number of UK stores from 350 to 450 by 2021. Dan Little, Director of Property at Topps Tiles, said: “This is a very exciting time for Topps Tiles, and we are delighted to be able to enhance our plans for growth with work on our new look headquarters.
“The refurbishment will offer our employees a much more contemporary and creative space to work in, ensuring we can always retain our title of being the UK’s number one tile specialist.”
Head of Human Resources Mark Taylor added: “The careers website is our shop window for a career at Topps Tiles. We wanted to showcase the great culture and benefits of joining Topps Tiles to potential candidates through a modern and engaging careers website. The ‘Topps story’ is told by our colleagues who feature throughout the website and are happy to showcase why Topps is a great place to work.”
Gareth Costello, Associate Director of building services consultants BSD, said: “Topps understands the value of an inspiring workspace. The new office will provide the staff with an energy efficient, open flexible working environment and BSD have been pleased to be a part of that journey.”