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October 2022


New home-from-home environment for hybrid team

New home-from-home environment for hybrid team 1920 1440 Growth Partners

It’s part of our mission to make employees’ lives easier, happier and healthier – and that includes our own staff too. As part of our goal, we’ve moved offices to provide a new space for employees to spend quality time together.

We have always invested in city centre office space in the iconic Leicester city centre Colton Square buildings, with a focus on giving employees the very best environment to work in.  We’ve only moved a stone’s throw within the Colton Square complex and the new office space provides more areas for employees to work collaboratively and spend time together while they’re at the office.

We operate a hybrid working policy, just like around nine in 10 other UK employers, to give employees flexibility and ensure a work-life balance, but we really value time spent together face-to-face as a team.

With a new Take a Break area where employees can enjoy a game of pool together, switch off with a magazine on a bean bag or enjoy a treat at the pick and mix station, the new office space gives our hybrid workers a place where they want to spend time.


Executive Business and People Manager, Katie Taylor said:

“We fully support hybrid working to give employees the work life balance that’s so important, but we also want to provide an office space where they can come together to spend quality time with their colleagues, sharing ideas and working collaboratively.

The new office space is designed to give employees the perfect work environment to do their very best – be it at their desk with top of the range equipment or in the ideas hub to allow for collaborative working and innovation.”

CEO of Employer Services Scott Read added:

“We spend a lot of time working, so it’s important we provide our employees with a great environment to do so. When we were designing the new space, it was important to the senior management team that we provided a home-from-home environment where our employees wanted to spend time.

They are the backbone of our business, and we want to give them the best environment to support them in the work they do.”

With a new ideas hub designed to give employees a space to innovate and challenge and a new approach to desk layouts that sees different departments sharing working space, the move is very much focused on collaboration and removing barriers that working from home can sometimes present.


The new space is not just for our employees, with our confidential board room available to hire, free of charge, to Leicester-based businesses in need of a great space to meet. For enquiries, call the office on 0116 340 3116.


Further expansion, the focus for new Group CEO Imtiaz Illahi

Further expansion, the focus for new Group CEO Imtiaz Illahi 1200 1200 Growth Partners

Imtiaz Illahi is leading the company as our new Director and our new Group CEO, effective from 1 October 2022.


Imtiaz is excited to join us and introduce his corporate background to the organisation. As an investor, Imtiaz will bring his extensive experience to help expand our customer base even further.

Imtiaz said:

“I was always a firm believer in the power of employee engagement in the workplace. I have followed the successful journey and development of Growth Partners and its innovative business model for a few years.

Growth Partners offer fantastic services in payroll, pensions and employee engagement for businesses, which is unrivalled. I believe there is  great opportunity for extensive innovation and business growth, and I am excited to lead this talented team of experts in this area.”

Imtiaz takes over the ownership from previous Group CEO Paul Bresnihan who, after establishing the company five years ago, has decided to focus on his mergers and acquisitions interests.

Paul said:

“I established Growth Partners to help SMEs access the same tools that help larger businesses prosper. I am proud to have helped unburden so many companies, both locally and across the UK, from payroll and pensions compliance while helping to improve their employee wellbeing offering.”

The news comes as we work to help employers retain talent and prepare a new training support package to help larger businesses make the most of the apprenticeship levy.