by Angela Delaney
New state-of-the-art World Options headquarters opens in Accrington
L-R: Stewart Butler, Group CTO of World Options, Mayoress Mrs Noreen Ayub of Hyndburn Council, Mayor Councillor Ayub and James Edwards, Group CFO of World Options
We’re delighted to announce the opening of our new state-of-the-art headquarters in north west England, which will be the hub for our franchise training and meetings with world-leading carriers.
As one of the fastest growing franchise firms in the country, the new site includes a high-spec customer support and training centre, which will be used to support our 81 franchisees in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and the USA.
International business partners from our global offices and representatives from the world’s largest logistics carriers will also meet for regular industry updates at the new site in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn Council cut the ribbon at the launch event on Thursday 28th June, which was attended by local business leaders, current employees, and people from the local community.
Stewart Butler, Group CTO and Managing Director of World Options, said: “I am incredibly proud to be one of the company’s original founders and to have seen it grow so phenomenally in just 14 years.
“Born and bred in Manchester, and a resident of Lancashire, I’m thrilled to be able to give something back to the community and bring jobs to the north of England. I hope that we get plenty of applicants for the new vacancies we have already announced, with more to come in the near future.”
Employees will be able to unwind in our new site’s ultra-modern breakout space, with computer games, a pool table, TV area and lunch room. They will be working on state-of-the-art computer systems with the highest security features, while a VoIP calling system has replaced all telephones in the office.