Simply Business, a company based in Northampton with over 400 employees, has opened a new office in Northampton Business Park. The opening was marked by Lewis Ludlam and George Hendy, both Northampton Saints stars, who joined the company’s UK CEO, Alan Thomas, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The office at 900 Pavillion Drive is an investment in the company’s award-winning contact centre.
Simply Business is one of the largest providers of small business and landlord insurance in the UK, with over 900,000 customers. The company has received multiple awards for its company culture and has been named the Sunday Times Best Company to Work For twice. Its Northampton-based contact centre was recently awarded the Best Large Contact Centre of the Year at the UK Contact Centre Forum Awards 2023.
Recognised for its positive social impact and commitment to socially responsible practices, Simply Business has been an accredited B Corporation since 2017. The company has a significant impact on the local economy, employing 400 people and insuring over 3,000 local businesses and 2,500 landlords.
The company’s commitment to supporting the success of small businesses is reflected in its current ‘You name it. We insure it.’ TV advertisement, featuring real businesses with punny names. Furthermore, Simply Business has given over £85,000 in grants to small firms since 2020 through their Business Boost grant.
The company also supports local businesses and suppliers wherever possible. During the week of their new office opening, 10 local businesses will provide lunch and treats to Simply Business staff.
Alan Thomas, the CEO of Simply Business UK, expressed his pride in the company’s growth in Northampton and its commitment to providing an excellent working environment for its employees. The company recognizes the importance of engaged staff in delivering exceptional service to the 5,000 customers it insures in Northampton.
Finally, Northampton Saints Captain, Lewis Ludlam, commented on the importance of employers like Simply Business investing in the local community. The company’s commitment to the success of small businesses and its positive impact on the local economy was lauded.
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