22nd February 2021.
Communications and connectivity provider EVAD has revealed it is to relocate to Derby – the city its chief executive has lived all his life.
The move, on 22nd February, will see the specialist communications and connectivity provider bring nearly 40 staff to the historic CUBO Derby building in Victoria Street offering enhanced flexible working solutions for all staff.
Initially founded in 2011, EVAD is renowned for providing a personal customer service experience across all the solutions it offers.
This includes independent, leading-edge telecoms, audio-video collaboration and conferencing, 5G Mobile and network services to businesses across the globe.
EVAD also has a long history of contact centre solution design, implementation and support, across a wide customer portfolio, including for SMEs and large corporates, as well as other organisations such as the NHS and charity/not-for-profit sector.
Chief executive Matt Hill said: “It feels like the right time to relocate our team to Derby. I myself am a Derby person – but there are a host of other reasons why we chose to relocate to the heart of the city centre, not least the growing impact we are having in the East Midlands, Derby in particular."
As a team EVAD encourages individuals with personality and passion and are excited to tap into the innovative, up and coming talent Derby has to offer.
In return, individuals have the opportunity to work with emerging technologies, leading the way in business communications and connectivity alongside our world-class experts.
“We are very much looking forward to our move to Derby and integrating ourselves within the local community.
“We are already the official telecoms provider to Derbyshire County Cricket Club, as well as proud sponsors.
"We also have links to local charities and are Marketing Derby Bondholders.
"Our intention is to further integrate with the local communities, helping where we can, while growing the business along the way."
Matt said: “EVAD started out over 10 years ago in London and will retain its London presence.
“However, we have been headquartered in Burntwood over the past seven years, which was really by chance.
“The current situation made us look at how we work. So, we have decided to further practice what we preach by allowing complete flexible working - and part of that decision was the move to Derby.
“We believe that Derby is a great city in which to do business – we know that because we already have a significant number of clients here from SME to corporate, manufacturing to professional services and from healthcare to charities. We really do have an extensive local client-base.
“We were also very impressed with the CUBO building and its facilities and felt it was a perfect fit for our business.
“While it may seem unusual timing to relocate to a city centre, we believe that in the longer term it will reap dividends.
“Once the pandemic eases, life will return to the city centre and we want to be part of that renaissance.
“Also, the area of Derby that Cubo is in is very much up and coming. Nearby is the Becketwell regeneration site, where millions of pounds are currently being invested.