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Construction Company Expands At Oberoi Business Hub

Picture shows, from left: Jodie Brady, Kirsty Howard, Kavita Oberoi and Jody Waldron.
A Derby company, which specialises in refurbishing social housing properties across the East Midlands, has expanded into larger serviced offices at Oberoi Business Hub in Pride Park in line with its growing customer base.

Gratton Construction was launched in April 2022 by experienced surveying and construction professionals Jody Waldron and Kirsty Howard and relocated to Oberoi Business Hub last summer.

The company recently added another major refurbishment and on-going maintenance contract to its growing customer base of local authority and housing association clients across the Midlands which prompted a recruitment drive.

The larger offices at Oberoi Business Hub will house the current team of nine with capacity to accommodate even further growth.

Operations director Kirsty Howard explained:

“Just six months after moving our operations to Oberoi Business Hub, we have secured several contracts including a two-year programme to handle kitchen and bathroom replacements and general building repairs for a major social housing provider in Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

This has enabled us to re-structure the business into north and south divisions with site supervisors and coordinators in both and our first directly employed trades people.

We were keen to stay at the Oberoi Business Hub which has been a factor in our business growth.  As well as a prestigious business address and central location our team have benefited from high quality serviced office space, a great support team, plentiful parking and even electric vehicle chargers.

Having experienced such rapid growth, the team at Oberoi Business Hub have gone out of their way to accommodate our urgent need for larger office space and we are grateful for their flexibility.

As a young growing business, it is vital to have the right support services around us who are responsive to our needs.”

Oberoi Business Hub founder and managing director Kavita Oberoi OBE continued:

“Oberoi Business Hub founder and managing director Kavita Oberoi OBE continued: “Our goal has always been to provide high quality yet affordable business premises with a prestigious address and a wide range of services that facilitate growth and job creation in the local area.”

Hub manager Jodie Brady concluded:

“We recognise that flexible support can be the difference between growth or stagnation for our SME hub community and will find ways to accommodate our clients wherever we can to ease the challenges of their business journey from office space to call answering and other support services as required.”