It was during 2009 we decided that, after almost 30 years, the business had outgrown its premises just over the county boarder in Hawkhurst. Somewhere larger was required to meet our needs and to facilitate our plans for expansion. The village and its environs had nothing of a suitable size and it became clear that a town location was going to be preferable.
Half our existing staff were travelling up from Hastings each day so it made sense to consider the town in preference over Tunbridge Wells for example.
At that time Cavendish House was being refurbished so we invested in fitting out the whole of the 5th Floor to our own specification. All was finished by March 2010 and we moved in.
The local business community was of course very welcoming, especially 1066 Enterprise (now the Lets Do Business Group), but we have since discovered through our Hastings & Proud campaign just how passionate many businesses are about our much-maligned seaside town. It’s infectious and we’re really glad to be here serving the business community, employing local people, supporting the Pier campaign, spearheading the Hastings & Proud initiative and looking after the insurance needs of some of the town’s businesses and charities.
Chris Knott Insurance
Tel: 01424 200477 / 0800 917 2274