Bristol, 02 March 2010
Macquarie’s new premises in St Thomas Street, Bristol, were officially opened today by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, in his capacity as the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.
The St Thomas Street building in Bristol, known as The Core, has become the new headquarters of Macquarie’s retail operations in the UK. Bristol was chosen due to the South West’s expanding retail financial services infrastructure, access to its growing professional financial planning community and the ability to attract and retain quality staff.
Peter Maher, Group Head of Macquarie Banking and Financial Services said: “We are delighted that The Duke of York was able to open our state of-the-art new office. By opening the headquarters of our Banking and Financial Services business in Bristol, we demonstrate our continued commitment to the UK.
“Our new premises provide us with space to expand as our business develops and it gives our staff the working environment that is necessary for us to capitalise on the new opportunities in financial services.”
Jason Huddy, Head of Macquarie Banking and Financial Services Group in the UK, said it had already established a number of businesses in the UK and aimed to continue to expand its presence both geographically and also by providing its award winning service to its United Kingdom clients.
“We aim to become an employer of choice in the UK by partnering with local businesses, as well as providing quality financial services to clients throughout the UK,” said Mr Huddy.
Peter Maher said: “Macquarie, as a global organisation, continues to embrace sustainability, not only in the design and construction of its workplaces, but also in its work practices.
“This new workplace being opened by His Royal Highness, will achieve a significant reduction in storage capacity and reduced power utilisation and has already witnessed a dramatic reduction in paper usage. Not only is this environmentally friendly but it also makes good business sense.”
Further details of the new office are available from the Macquarie Group Corporate Communications team.