Box has opened new offices in London which will act as its international headquarters.
The building, situated in Mayfair, will provide enough office space for around 80 of the company’s employees, partners and customers. It’s the company’s second office in the city, having previously taken on a property in June 2012.
The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, and Box’s senior vice president, David Quantrell, were on hand to cut the ribbon to the new headquarters.
Mr Quantrell, speaking to IBTimes UK, commented on the reasoning behind opening Box’s new headquarters in London.
He said: “We established the roadmap to move to London in 2012, but there have been some changes along the way, because at that point we hadn’t considered London as a location for an international headquarters.
“Six months ago we formed a decision that we needed an international HQ. We spent quite a bit of time with London & Partners and the Mayor’s office to work out what to do – and the Olympics were nicely timed because of the various initiatives (aimed at helping technology startups) launched there.”
Established in 2005, Box is a company that specialises in file sharing and cloud content management.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, also spoke about the new office opening, describing it as “fantastic news” for London.
“This comes after Box took part in my programme held during the Olympic Games last year that gave investors a taste of all that London has to offer. This arrival is further welcome evidence of London’s status as a leading tech capital helped by the availability of a talent workforce, the work space and world beating universities,” Mayor Johnson added.
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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