HOME Secretary Theresa May officially opened a Henley public relations and communications firm?s new offices
HOME Secretary Theresa May officially opened a Henley public relations and communications firm?s new offices.
The Henley Group has moved from the Newtown industrial estate to Market House in the Greys Road car park so that it can expand.
Mrs May, who is MP for Maidenhead, unveiled a plaque on the wall of the firm?s new conference room on Friday after meeting and talking to staff and guests, who included Henley Mayor Lorraine Hillier. She said the new premises looked ?very smart?, adding: ?I?m always pleased to see businesses doing well. Every business plays its part in our overall economy.?
The company, which employs 12 people, was founded in 1984 in Alton, Hampshire, and has been based in Henley since 1986, including a spell at the royal regatta headquarters. Its new home took three weeks to refurbish with a lick of paint, new doors and a new phone system. Managing director James Tate said: ?It gives us a lot more room to expand and it?s nice to be in the town centre as well.?
Founder and chairman Michael Pitts said he wanted to focus on growing the events side of the business. The company has organised polo matches for the Prince of Wales and his two sons as well as the Henley Royal Regatta 150th anniversary fireworks.