On Friday, February 14, Frank Rogers Building Contractors handed over the new build offices of Wild Thang’s upgraded headquarters.
Andrew Dwerryhouse, managing director, said: “This represents a major step forward for the business and it is amazing to see this investment start to come to fruition. When you embark on a development on this scale, you take a deep breath. It’s a huge commitment in time, planning and of course monetary terms – but when you see it start to become reality, you know it is the correct decision.”
Central to the new development was to create a high-quality working environment for staff. Mr Dwerryhouse added: “The really big news is that I actually had my first lunch break away from my desk in 24 years, which is quite a revelation!”
Frank Rogers and the architects at K2 completed the job to a high level, even with the added complexity of the work being undertaken while Wild Thang continued to manufacture. The demolition of the old building still needs to be completed to create the new cladding and windows around the rest of the outside and also create a completely new production configuration.
Mr Dwerryhouse added: “As a company we have enjoyed growth of around 18-20% for the past three years and are aiming for further 20-25% growth following completion of the project. The transformation of the headquarters will allow the business to significantly increase manufacturing capacity and will require a rise in headcount to meet our aspiration to be one of the leading branded clothing, merchandise and print companies in the UK.”
Wild Thang is now the biggest company in the promotional product’s sector in the Liverpool city region. Full completion of the entire development will be towards the end of April.