Kwintessential, has continued its expansion by opening a new office close to Croydon town centre. The new premises in South End were officially opened by the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Graham Bass on Thursday, June 2.
The company started life in Purley in 2003 and was run single-handledly by the now managing director, Neil Payne.
As the company, which specialises in translation and interpreter services, expanded it relocated to Somerset and opened a series of global offices including in the USA, Argentina, South Africa and the UAE. UK operations alone now turn over in excess of £1m a year with sales continuing to grow.
Company chiefs see the move as “coming home.” Asif Afzal (pictued above with Mayor Graham Bass), the company’s Sales Director who lives in Sanderstead, said: “At our heart we have always been a Croydon company. Although the company moved for tactical reasons in its early stages, there was always a longing to come back. We feel at home here. We see potential in Croydon and want to be part of an exciting future.”
As part of the opening celebrations the company hosted a seminar entitled “Doing Business Abroad – the Pitfalls of Language and Culture” which was attended by local businesses and stakeholders.