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Quorum Welcomes New Tenants Greggs!

North East bakery favourite Greggs has announced plans to relocate its main office site to Quorum

The move comes as the company looks to consolidate a number of its office locations across the region, bringing them into one main business hub on the business park.

Chief executive Roger Whiteside said the company settled on creating new headquarters at Quorum Business Park because of its high quality and modern office space, prime business location, good transport links and close proximity to Greggs Balliol and Gosforth Park production centres.

The company expects to complete the move in spring 2016. Roger Whiteside, chief executive officer at Greggs said: “This move is a positive and exciting step for us, and gives us the opportunity to bring all of our central functions into one location.

“Our new office space will be equipped with a modern interior and carefully designed work spaces to help ensure the best possible working environment for our colleagues.

“I am proud that although we are a thriving national company, with over 1660 shops UK wide, we continue to be rooted firmly in the North East community where the Greggs story first began over 75 years ago.”

Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor for North Tyneside Council said: “I am delighted Greggs has chosen Quorum Business Park in North Tyneside as the base for its new headquarters.

“The company is a valued employer in the North East, with two well-established manufacturing facilities already located on Balliol Business Park. We look forward to working with the company in the future as they continue to invest and create jobs in the area.”

Fergus Trim, Development Director at Quorum Business Park said: “Greggs are an outstanding success story, of which the North East is rightly proud. We are therefore delighted to welcome their new headquarters to Quorum.”

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Newly branded 555 is back on a 15 circuit loop

Getting into Quorum just got easier with our updated timetable.

To launch the new timetable Hub staff have been handing out new branded travel card holders which contain an insert with the buses travelling to and from Four Lane Ends at Peak times. On the flip side of these is a snapshot of buses travelling to and from Newcastle City Centre. A selection of other travel related freebies were handed out to staff along with access to bus timetables and ticket pass information.

Commuter Cente Manager Laura McVittie said ‘We’re proud of the fact that the numbers of staff entering Quorum by public transport are much higher than average, we make efforts to keep them running as effciently as possible’

555 & 554 Services stop on the park and are only 60p with a Q Card

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National Cycle to Work Day

Quorum host a bikers breakfast as part of a day of celebrating cycling to work.

Cycle to Work Day is a national event held on 3rd September. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work by bike for at least one day. Quorum are supporting the event alongside a host of Commuter friendly events as part of our Travel Smarter Month.

A free bikers breakfast was offered at the hub, along with info packs and maps to offer route planning assistance. Despite the weathers best efforts, it was a well attended event and its great to see so many cyclists at Quorum Commuter Centre Manager Laura McVittie said ‘We’re delighted with turn out considering the weather, we’ve served over 50 breakfasts and cyclists have reported seeing more cyclists than usual this morning’

Did you know there are 622 cycle parking spaces on the park?

Email for more info on cycling to work and route and travel advice.

We also have the latest regional cycling maps of the North East, which can be picked up in the hub for free.

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Benton Dog and Cat Shelter Dog of the Month

Meet Tessa, Benton shelter’s longest serving resident.

Tessa (dog no 432) is a stunning tan and white Staffordshire bull terrier. She is approximately 6 years old and arrived with the shelter in November 2013. Tessa is quite an energetic girl. She loves to run about in the field and can be quite strong when on her lead so some basic lead training may be required.

In our new monthly feature we’ll be bringing you info on a ‘Pet a Month’ available for adoption at Benton Dog and Cat Shelter, just across from us here at Quorum.

You can learn more about all the animals available for adoption at Benton Dog and Cat Shelter on their website:
or on their twitter page @Dog_Cat_NCLE