The UK’s largest residential property manager, FirstPort was delighted to welcome over 65 staff and customers to the official opening of their new Halesowen office.
Special guest, former West Bromwich Albion and England football player, Tony Brown delighted the audience with tales about his monumental career. He officially opened the office with the cutting of a specially commissioned cake alongside FirstPort Chief Executive, Nigel Howell and Chair of Knight Square (FirstPort’s parent company), Paul Lester.
Residents from local Halesowen developments, Pegasus Court and Lyttleton House attended the event, giving them an opportunity to meet the team who support them via FirstPort’s Customer Service Centre.
Resident of Lyttleton House, Mary Goddard, said: “I have lived at Lyttleton House for 20 years and it was wonderful to be invited to meet the team who, alongside our Development Manager, support the running of our development. The new office is modern, bright and welcoming and we very much enjoyed the chance to be part of its official opening.”
The official opening welcomed 50 FirstPort employees to their new home at Trinity Point which will create a new centralised hub for the business. The staff there work as part of FirstPort’s customer service team, supporting customers across the 173,000 homes it manages in England, Wales and Scotland, including nearly 60,000 specialised retirement properties.
Nigel Howell, FirstPort Chief Executive commented: “This was a very special occasion for our staff and residents and it was great to see the office abuzz with excitement. Tony provided some great colour about his lustrous career and life in the local area, and we were honoured to welcome our residents to enjoy the occasion.”
Residents from Lyttleton House and Pegasus Court join in the celebrations.
(Left to right) Nigel Howell, Chief Executive, FirstPort; Tony Brown; Paul Lester, Chair of Knight Square.