New headquarters for Mackenzie Stuart at Wellington Place

Mackenzie Stuart, a global executive search firm, has chosen leading urban quarter Wellington Place as its new corporate headquarters. The business will be moving into 6 Wellington Place in February 2023, with fit-out having already begun in its 12,000 sq ft Grade A office space.

Mackenzie Stuart has been headquartered in Leeds since it was established in 2005 and is a thriving business which has consistently experienced double digit revenue and headcount growth. With ambitions to become a £50Million turnover business by 2026, Mackenzie Stuart has decided to relocate to a larger space at Wellington Place to both accommodate its growth and create a more dynamic and engaging workspace, in line with its vibrant and energetic internal culture.

With a focus on creating a balance between work and social space, 7,500 sq ft of office space will include meeting rooms, quiet pods, video conferencing spaces, co-working space and private offices, while a further 4,500 sq ft will be social space providing a yoga studio, golf simulator, pool tables, casual dining areas and chill-out areas.

Will Peeke-Vout, Director at Mackenzie Stuart commented: “We knew that to deliver our ambitious growth plans and business objectives, we would need not only a significantly larger office space, but one that engaged our current employees and helped us continue to attract a high calibre of talent. Our new office at Wellington Place will provide us with an amazing combination of modern workspace and inspirational social space that will do just that, and we are extremely grateful to our partners at Design Tonic for turning our vision into a reality.”

Relocating from a short distance away at Whitehall Riverside where Mackenzie Stuart have been based for 10 years, Nichola Howarth, Director stated: “We are proud of our northern roots and heritage, and when we were looking for a new base in the city, Wellington Place instantly stood out as a destination that would help us achieve our workplace vision. Not only is the office space at Wellington Place fantastic, its location and ethos are also second to none. There are lots of great restaurants and bars on our doorstep and the business community spirit from across the development is incredible. We can’t wait to join them and move into our new home.”

The Mackenzie Stuart Group of companies now occupies over 45,000 sq ft of office space across Leeds, London, Harrogate and Dubai. Dominic Paglia, Group Managing Director commented: “Mackenzie Stuart Group have delivered exceptional growth since our inception in 2005 and today we are a £26Million+ turnover business that employs over 250 employees in five locations across the UK and internationally. We have very ambitious growth plans and Wellington Place is the perfect location for us to continue our success story.”

Paul Pavia, commercial director at MEPC, the developer and asset manager behind Wellington Place, said: “Mackenzie Stuart is a fantastic business success story that’s evolved in Leeds, so we’re so pleased they have chosen Wellington Place as the destination to continue this growth. Their desire to create a workspace that places emphasis on a balance between work and social aligns exactly with what Wellington Place stands for.

“We pride ourselves on our high-quality, flexible office spaces that organisations can truly make their own to boost productivity and creativity, as well as wide range of activities and events, from running clubs to history talks, not to mention the great range of bars, restaurants and cafes. We’re looking forward to welcoming Mackenzie Stuart into our community.”

The agent letting for Wellington Place was JLL.