OMEETO act for East Midland Chamber of Commerce

13th December 2022

Althaus was launched in 2019 with a focus on offering fully remote digital apprenticeship training across the UK. 

It has since branched out into delivering innovative 12-week Digital Bootcamp programmes on behalf of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to tackle the growing skills gaps in the sector by enabling people to upskill online.

The company currently has 27 employees and, with plans to double in size and turnover year on year, Althaus has bought new 4,055 sq ft offices in Victoria Way, Pride Park, from East Midlands Chamber in a deal jointly secured by property consultants OMEETO and FHP.

Althaus co-director Josh Stamp said: “Having established Althaus in Sadler Bridge Studios in Bold Lane, we have outgrown these premises and are delighted to move into our new HQ in Pride Park.

“The offices are in a prime position with excellent transport links for our team of advisors and training consultants and also gives us the capacity to expand our studio space where our online training materials are produced in-house.

“Despite launching in the middle of a global pandemic, we have grown to be a highly regarded training provider both within the East Midlands and nationwide.  From our head office in Derby, we currently employ a team of 27 staff who deliver impactful training courses in IT, Cyber Security and Digital Marketing.

“We have already trained more than 300 individuals across over 80 organisations with 75% of our learners gaining employment or progression in their workplace.

“With excellent feedback in our first interim Ofsted inspection and from employers who are recognising the high quality of our provision, we predict rapid growth of the next two years and these premises will cater perfectly for this sustained expansion.

“Chris at Omeeto has been a pleasure to work with from start to finish, keeping in regular communication throughout and proactively working with myself and the Chamber to ensure a timely transaction. The Chamber have particularly been super helpful.”

Chris Wright, director of OMEETO, continued: “The commercial property market in Pride Park continues to be in high demand and this deal reflects the continued desire for growth amongst SMEs – particularly those focused on and servicing the growing IT and digital sectors.”

Joint agent Darren Severn from FHP added: “I am pleased the sale has completed in what has been a great result for all parties.  There continues to be a lack of good quality office buildings available on Pride Park and, as a result, capital values and rents remain strong.”

Lucy Robinson, Director of Resources at East Midlands Chamber concluded: “We took the strategic decision earlier this year to co-locate the Derby office with the University of Derby at the Enterprise Centre and contribute to the overall regeneration of the city centre.

“We are delighted this prominent office will now support the expansion of Althaus, which has a vital role to play in addressing much-needed skills in our local and regional economy.

“The teams at OMEETO and FHP have done a sterling job in bringing this deal to fruition.”

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