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Landmark Plc is excited to unveil a brand new reception at its unique Art Deco business centre, Holland House. Long considered one of the City’s hidden architectural gems, Holland House was one of the first steel-framed buildings in Europe designed by Holland’s most famous architect, Hendrik Petrus Berlage.

 The building was erected during the First World War in 1916 and was commissioned and built for Wm. H.Muller & Co., a Dutch company involved in shipping and ore mining. In association with this, an image of a ship is evident in the prow like granite sculpture in the Southeast corner of the building as well as throughout the interior features. 

The new reception was designed by award-winning designers Magnus Associates (M+A) and compliments the stunning lobbies and public areas. Landmark and M+A were careful to consider the building’s origins when renovating the reception. The high-quality finishes and carefully chosen artwork brings Holland House into the same five-star class as its other award-winning business centres, 110 Bishopsgate and 125 Old Broad Street.

Holland House has always attracted a lot of attention, especially from Dutch tourists who are keen to see the work of their native Berlage first-hand. It recently attracted over 1,500 visitors in the City’s Open House Day.  Today, 101 years on from when it was first built, Holland House is home to nearly 60 small-medium enterprises.

Richard Gill, Managing Director of Landmark Plc said, 'We are delighted with the new look at Holland House. It has significantly enhanced the entrance and creates a super first impression, without detracting from the beautiful mosaic interiors. It’s definitely added to the overall ‘wow’ factor.’

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Landmark Plc, London’s leading professional serviced office provider, has been honoured with a top award at the Annual Business Centre Association (BCA) Awards held at the Sheraton Grand, London Park Lane Hotel.

The 125 Old Broad Street team headed by Client Liaison Lindsay Bartlett were delighted to take the "Business Centre of the Year" title at the BCA Awards on Friday 25th November, 2016. This latest award brings the total number of BCA Awards won by centres operated by the Group to four since 2011.

The business centre location was the former home of the London Stock Exchange and provides high levels of natural light with full height windows and offers unrivalled amenities in a central City of London location. Landmark Plc's serviced office centre is strategically positioned on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors and has an open roof terrace with views across the City, for the exclusive use of the business centre clients.

BCA Executive Director, Jennifer Brooke, says: “Landmark Plc continues to raise the bar as an exceptional operator, developing its service for the digital age by providing IT solutions through its dedicated team. This latest award demonstrates their commitment to innovation and outstanding service, which enhances their reputation and that of the flexible workspace industry.”

Richard Gill, Managing Director of Landmark Plc, says: “This latest award is a tremendous achievement for the 125 Old Broad Street team. Our teams are very focused and constantly strive to deliver a five star service and go beyond the call of duty in an effort to ensure all Landmark clients are as well looked after as possible.”

Landmark Plc has business centres in key City of London locations including 110 Bishopsgate, 125 Old Broad Street, Lombard Street and Holland House, opposite the Gherkin Piazza, as well as 48 Dover Street, in the heart of Mayfair. The newest addition to the Landmark portfolio is award-winning Garden Studios in Covent Garden.
Now in its 16th year, the BCA Awards is the highlight of the flexible workspace industry calendar and an opportunity for delegates to celebrate their achievements over the past year and to reward team members for their hard work and commitment to delivering outstanding service for their clients.

The Directors of Landmark Plc are delighted to announce that the Company has acquired Atelier London Ltd, the operating company of Garden Studios, the Business Centre Association (BCA) multi-award-winning business centre in Covent Garden.

Occupancy at the centre has consistently been over the 90% level and this marries up with the overall Landmark portfolio performance which has been achieving 93% over the last year.

Kim Britton, who has sold her shares in Atelier to Landmark and who will become a non-executive Director of Landmark Plc, commented,

'I am delighted to be joining forces with David (Todd) and Richard (Gill) and the rest of the Landmark team. We are all excited to have the opportunity to invest further in Garden Studios and work together to deliver the growth vision for the Company'.

Richard Gill, Managing Director of Landmark Plc said, 'It's great to have Kim on board. We have been friends for many years and have long thought that working together would be good for both companies. We have plans for the centre and now we have done the deal we can get on and implement them.'

One of the City of London’s oldest buildings proved to be a popular attraction last weekend, as part of the Open House series of events taking place across London. Landmark Plc opened the doors of its Holland House Business Centre for the first time over the weekend of 17th and 18th of September, and an immediate queue formed around the building with enthusiasts eager to see the Art Deco interiors.

Designed by the Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage in 1916, Holland House is located on the Gherkin Piazza and boasts a wealth of stunning features. As one of London’s first steel framed buildings, it attracted a lot of attention when it was opened. Today, Holland House is a busy serviced office business centre and home to a wide variety of businesses following an extensive restoration in 2007.

Open House event organisers expected around 200 visitors to the building located opposite The Gherkin, but an amazing 1,500 people were welcomed through the doors. One visitor said: ‘‘everybody wants to see The Gherkin, but Holland House is the one with the ‘wow’ factor.’’

The lobbies and the public areas of Holland House are the result of a collaboration between the architect Berlage and the artist Bart Van Der Leck. Proving popular with the visitors, these interiors combine beautiful stained glass windows with unique glass lanterns and colourful tiles.

David Todd, Chairman of Landmark Plc, said: “We are proud to keep the spirit of Berlage alive so that visitors and office occupiers alike, can enjoy these unique and special surroundings.”

Landmark Group operates from five business centres in the City of London and West End and had a turnover of £22.1m in 2015/16. It remains debt free and was recognised by The London Stock Exchange Group as one of the top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain in 2015.

Landmark Plc, London’s leading independent provider of professional serviced offices is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Moore as Head of Marketing.

Stephen has over a decade of experience in the serviced office and flexible workspace sector, having worked for both operators and brokers.

During his marketing career, Stephen has gained an extensive level of marketing experience across a number of sectors in addition to commercial property and has created marketing strategy, campaigns, and digital channels for both new and existing businesses.  

David Todd, Landmark Plc's Chairman commented: "Stephen’s experience and expertise will help provide the marketing platform for the company's current growth plans, we are delighted to welcome him to the Landmark team.”

Landmark Group operates from five business centres in the City of London and West End and had a turnover of £22.1m in 2015/16. It remains debt free and was recognised by The London Stock Exchange Group as one of the top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain in 2015.

Landmark Plc, a professional serviced office provider, has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard for the eighth time, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management and confirming its reputation as an ‘outperforming place to work’.

The company understands that to run a five star client-led service it must recognise the people and teams who strive to deliver and make the everyday difference. Staff are engaged and empowered, which is why the average job tenure of front-of-house staff is 5.4 years, ensuring a strong and unwavering working relationship between employee and client. This is a strength seldom found in the industry and Landmark Plc is proud to be recognised as one of the leading employers in the capital.

Commenting on the award, Richard Gill, Managing Director of Landmark Plc, said: “I am delighted that Landmark Plc has received the Investors in People accreditation for the next three years, an award it has held since 2002. The team and I have taken utmost care in ensuring the positive culture of the company remains strong as we have grown. Landmark’s mission is to create a brand synonymous with the very best of office interiors whilst at the same time providing stimulating environments with an emphasis on professional service and leading edge technology. This goal is only achievable with the full support of our staff and so ensuring they have a strong sense of being valued and are recognised for their contribution encourages loyalty to their teams, the company and therefore greater business growth and service level.

We continue to use Investors in People’s support to maintain standards and competency in all areas of management and personnel, and we look forward to seeing what the next three years brings in time for the next accreditation.”

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Landmark Plc, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Landmark should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

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Landmark Plc is pleased to announce the opening of an additional floor at its prestigious Mayfair centre 48 Dover Street. Since the launch of Landmark’s West End portfolio, the Company has maintained record occupancy levels averaging over 90 percent and the addition of the third floor marks the continuing success of Landmark’s premium product within the serviced office sector.

The first clients have already signed up to occupy suites early in the New Year. The Company expects to attract a healthy interest in its serviced office suites and add to its already diverse range of occupiers, including private investment and wealth management companies, renewable energy consultants, fund managers and banking clients.

The building itself has been designed and fitted out by award-winning architects Squire and Partners, while the interior design is every bit as exciting as that of its high-profile neighbours, including The Ritz hotel, Dover Street Arts Club, the Royals’ preferred party venue Mahiki nightclub and Victoria Beckham’s boutique store.

Landmark’s Chairman, David Todd says: “We are delighted to have been offered the opportunity to add to our inventory in this high profile location.”

Landmark Plc appoints new members to its board of Directors

Landmark Plc, London's leading independent provider of high-quality serviced offices is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Todd, Landmark Plc’s Sales & Marketing Director and Carel Venter, Landmark Technologies Managing Director to its Board of Directors. The appointments follow the recent addition of former MWB Group Finance Director, Andrew Blurton to the board.

Richard Gill, Landmark Plc's Managing Director, says: "These appointments recognise the contributions Alan and Carel have made to the Company’s performance over the last few years and, as we move into the next phase of the Company’s growth, they will add to the strength and resource of the management team.”

Landmark Plc and its associated companies recorded revenue of £20.6m for the year ended 31 March 2015. The Company remains debt free and was recognised by The London Stock Exchange Group as one of top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain in 2015.

University of the Arts London announces Landmark fine art award winners 2015
The winners of this year’s Landmark Fine Art Prize of £1,000 have been announced as: Matthew Burdis, Chelsea College of Arts (BA Fine Art); Ollie Dook, Camberwell College of Arts (BA Fine Art: Painting) and Phil Sladek, Wimbledon College of Arts (BA Fine Art: Painting).
 
Landmark Plc has been supporting the University of The Arts London and Wimbledon, Chelsea and Camberwell Colleges of Arts for the past eight years. The Company initiated the coveted Landmark Fine Art Prize which is awarded to Fine Art graduates who, in the opinion of the judges have contributed the most over the course period and produced an outstanding body of work. The award is presented to one candidate at each of the three colleges during the University’s annual Degree Shows...
 

Landmark Plc has published the results of its 2015 annual client survey. Over 85 per cent of its clients responded. Landmark Plc clients comprise over 160 companies occupying office space in its centres in The City and West End with approximately 3,000 workstations. Banking and finance sectors make up 50 per cent of the client base, internet and technology companies 15 per cent, recruitment 15 per cent, legal services 10 per cent, with energy and healthcare firms totalling 7 per cent...

Landmark Plc, London's leading independent provider of high-quality serviced offices is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Blurton FCA as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.

Andrew's 35 years’ senior level experience includes 14 years as Group Financial Director of MWB Business Exchange and comes with an impeccable serviced office sector pedigree.

David Todd, Landmark Plc's Chairman says: "Andrew's undoubted experience and expertise will provide the platform for the company's future growth plans. This senior role is pivotal in our continuing success and a welcome asset”...

News release – 4 March 2015

Landmark Plc has appointed Smith & Williamson as its new auditor and tax adviser. The top ten, mid-tier accountancy firm specialises in providing professional services to SMEs and is based in Moorgate, London. Smith & Williamson will take on full responsibility for the company’s auditing, preparation of annual accounts and corporation tax computations for the Landmark Plc group of companies, which includes Landmark Technologies.

Norton Lewis & Co had been the group's financial auditor for 14 years. Smith & Williamson’s new appointment is a strategic move to support Landmark’s plans for business growth. The partnership will offer the breadth and depth of financial advisory services required to support the rapid growth of the property services and technology group.

Landmark’s Chairman, David Todd says: “We are developing Landmark’s business strategy for the next three to five years and, as we grow, it’s imperative for our advisers to be able to support our commercial, financial and taxation needs.”

Rubbing shoulders with glamorous neighbours Victoria Beckham, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, Landmark Plc, London’s high-end serviced office provider, has opened its first West End centre in fashionable Dover Street.

Modern, distinguished and perfectly located, 48 Dover Street, in the heart of Mayfair, was chosen by Landmark for its West End debut. Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is setting up shop a few doors down, the Ritz is just a cocktail shake away across Piccadilly , Mahiki, the trendy nightclub favoured by royalty, is opposite and the prestigious Dover Street Arts Club is within a stone’s throw....

It has been a tremendously exciting year for Landmark with the opening of their first West End Centre, 48 Dover Street, in the heart of Mayfair and Heron Tower Centre being presented with the prestigious BCA UK Business Centre of the Year Award.
 
2013 also saw the launch of Landmark Technologies to provide IT and Telecoms solutions to resident and external clients.
 
Landmark also announced occupancy across all City Centres running at a record level of over 95%, the result of brand recognition and the strength of the Company's team now numbering over 100 full and part time staff...

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