TEESSIDE law firm Endeavour Partnership has advised the owners of a fast-growing e-commerce firm on its move to a bigger headquarters.
The Stockton firm acted for Dean Benson and Richard Bendelow, the owners of Visualsoft UK, on their purchase of Gloucester House from Stockton Borough Council.
Gloucester House is a listed Georgian building on Church Road, next to the Splash Centre in Stockton town centre, formerly used by the borough council for some of its own staff.
The transaction also included an adjacent car park, which will remain available for use to members of the public outside of office hours.
Stockton-based Visualsoft is one of the leading e-commerce companies in the UK, providing a range of etail solutions which give retailers the optimum platform to sell their products online.
The company has over 500 clients from around the UK, including Charles Clinkard, BigDUG and Psyche. The relocation is part of Visualsoft’s ongoing expansion which has seen the company grow to nearly 100 staff in three years, with offices in Stockton, Newcastle and London giving the company a national presence.
The firm’s owners wanted to keep the business on Teesside and move from its overcrowded offices on Portrack Lane and found that Gloucester House was perfect.
Endeavour managing partner, Simon Wake, who advised on the deal, said: “This is a really positive story for a local business which has found itself in the position of needing more space.
“We are delighted to have helped Dean and Richard as they grow their highly successful software business.”
Bendelow of Visualsoft said: “Moving into Gloucester House brings us the advantage of additional space as we make plans for further growth .”