Growth spurs Enra Specialist Finance into new green office space
Enra Specialist Finance has moved into an environmentally-friendly office in the centre of Watford to accommodate its continuing growth.
Staff numbers have risen by a third in 2021 with 66 new starters taking the headcount to 180 across Enra and its subsidiaries which include the specialist lender West One and broker firms Enterprise Finance and Vantage Finance.
Enra’s new building is SKA rated which means its fit-out has been environmentally assessed and benchmarked by RICS approved assessors. Obtaining a SKA rating requires achieving the prescribed SKA standard in over 100 ‘good practice’ measures covering energy, CO2 emissions, waste & water management, materials, pollution, wellbeing and transport.
Having outgrown its old headquarters, Enra took the opportunity to search for a larger office space that met the firm’s ESG requirement for a sustainable working environment. The new premises offer ample space to host clients and partners for events, as well as creating a smart, collaborative and inclusive working environment for staff.
Stephen Hogg, Enra’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “I am tremendously excited about our new office. It represents a huge shift in the quality and quantity of the space we can offer our staff and a major investment in the future of the firm.”
He explained: “We have designed the new office to be an appealing, comfortable place to work with high quality spaces that support different ways of working; including quiet space in our new library, a large breakout area for presentations and events, as well as more traditional desk-based and collaboration areas.”
Hogg concluded: “Our company culture and ESG strategy are very focused on creating a supportive working environment for our colleagues, facilitating great customer service and minimising our environmental footprint as much as possible. The new office represents massive progress against all of these objectives and heralds a really exciting time for Enra as we continue to grow our business.”
Enra’s new location registered address is: The Edward Hyde Building, 38 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JW.