New headquarters as recruitment firm expands and recruits

New headquarters as recruitment firm expands

St Nicholas Building chosen as base for more than 300 staff at Frank Recruitment Group

A Newcastle-based technology recruitment specialist has moved to a new headquarters in the city centre as it continues to grow and recruit.

Frank Recruitment Group has moved more than 300 staff into 19,000 sq ft of office space which span two floors of St Nicholas Building opposite St Nicholas Cathedral and a short distance from the Central station.

FRG, which was established in 2007 with the launch of the original Nigel Frank brand, specialises in the enterprise software market, employing over 700 people across sites in Newcastle, London, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco and Singapore.

In 2016 US investor TPG Growth acquired a majority stake in FRG from its founders, as well as private equity firm Livingbridge, which had invested in the business in 2013 to help it continue to diversify and grow.

To accommodate this growth the firm identified St Nicholas Building as its new regional base and has relocated staff from a number of offices in Newcastle including Collingwood House.

James McDonagh Director EMEA at Frank Group said: “With the new space available at St Nicholas Building, Frank Recruitment Group is looking to recruit an additional 150 sales roles in Newcastle before the end of the financial year.

“The investment in quality space and personnel underpins Frank Recruitment Group’s ambition and dedication to deliver the best freelance and permanent niche technology experts to vendor channel partners, SME and Enterprise organisations across the world.”

 Commercial property specialist Naylors completed the letting on an 11 year-lease and is is now close to completing a £1m refurbishment project.

In the past six months St Nicholas Building has also attracted new tenants Sir Robert McAlpine and Lichfields, who have taken over 13,000 sq ft across the 1st and 3rd floors of the 64,000 sq ft building.

Jessica Simpson, senior surveyor in office agency at Naylors said: “We are finding that there is genuine demand for offices which have been refurbished to a high standard and provide first class working environments such as St. Nicholas Building. 

“Following this recent spate of lettings we now only have 3,400 sq.ft of office accommodation available at St Nicholas Building together with 25 car parking spaces, which can be made available independently.” 

London-based property agency Savoy Stewart acted on behalf of FRG and LSH acted as joint agents for the landlord alongside Naylors.