rradar’s Grand Impression and official opening ceremony
On 3rd October, rradar officially opened its doors to their brand-new and impressive Head Quarters at Hull’s Beacon development. Guests included many local businesses along with rradar’s national partners who were all invited to enjoy the amazing facilities that rradar’s staff enjoy on a daily basis.
As one of the fastest expanding law firms in Yorkshire, it’s no surprise that rradar outgrew the old offices and needed to expand into larger premises and the launch event was the ideal opportunity to showcase rradar’s ambitious plans for the future.
Highlighted on the day were the many new additions to the building, such as the multi-media studio and the Marianne Suite, a room which is likely to be the part of the building we see regularly. With the capacity to seat up to 80 people, this meeting space will no doubt be the hub for rradar’s future legal updates, seminars and training events.
The event offically kicked off at noon with business partners and guests sharing welcome drinks and donning VR goggles to explore a virtual reality world developed by rradar’s in-house tech team.
The official welcome speech was made by rradar’s CEO Gary Gallen and Hull’s Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Pete Allen who carried out the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the building.
Watch the video of our Grand impression event:
Councillor Allen said: “I’m absolutely delighted to see this kind of business setting up in Hull and also pleased for all the people the company has brought in from out of the town.”
Guests were then invited to go through to what’s been dubbed the “fun room” for refreshments and a chance to experience the leisure activities, including games consoles, putting green, the pool table, ping pong, arcade machines and, most popular of all, the swings.
Throughout the event, there were full tours of the building and demonstrations of rradar’s ground-breaking high-tech products, rradargrace and rradarreport as well as rradar’s client support service, rradarstation.
rradar’s CEO, Gary Gallen, said:
“Our fantastic new building is a big, bold statement about what rradar is and where it’s going. Five years ago, it was just me sat in a conservatory at home. Now I have over one hundred people working in three prime locations around the country and we don’t intend to stop growing. We’re delighted to be winning more contracts and word of mouth is driving lots of interest in what we’re doing here in Hull.”
“Our team at rradar are determined to make Hull the centre of enterprise for smarter legal services. We are here to stay.”
Commenting on the facilities and the rradar event experience, consultant Claire Russell from Perry Appleton said:
“What a fantastic working environment for the lucky team that work at rradar – who wouldn’t want a swing and a putting green in their office? I have worked with many law firms over the years but rarely have I seen a business with such vision.”
During the event there was also an opportunity to present a cheque to rradar’s nominated charity of the year, Downright Special. The money had been raised by rradar staff taking on the recent TrekFest challenge, rradar bake sale and donation tins.
Gillian Bowlas, charity manager at Downright Special said:
“It was a lovely surprise to be chosen by rradar to be their charity partner for this year and they’ve got off to a fantastic start by taking on the challenge of TrekFest. The donation is a huge amount for us as a charity and it’s going to make a huge difference. We’re absolutely delighted and thank you very much for inviting us along today.”
Plans are in place to host more events at rradar’s HQ including using the meeting spaces and interactive media facilities for joint ventures with leading business groups and associations.
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