Bede Corry breaking ground at Gallagher European headquarters.

When most businesses are being extremely cautious with investment, Gallagher, a leading manufacturer in security and agricultural technology, has officially celebrated the start of groundworks at its new European headquarters in Warwick, United Kingdom.

A socially-distanced ‘breaking ground’ ceremony was held last week on 23 September to mark the beginning of development for the 1500 square meter office and 670 sqm warehouse. Development of Gallagher’s European headquarters is set to be completed in mid-2021.

Established in New Zealand, Gallagher now has offices and warehouses located across the world. With its business expanding rapidly, Gallagher made the decision to further invest in the region with the development of a new European headquarters.

The ceremony was attended by New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Bede Corry; The Right Honourable Matt Western, MP for Leamington Spa and Warwick; and Nick Swallow, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to United Kingdom and Ireland.

“It was an honour for us to host such distinguished guests at our ceremony as we celebrated the site-work starting on our new European facilities,” says Richard Huison, regional manager for the UK and Europe. “The new office and warehouse will give us even greater scope to showcase our world-class technology, host events, and support our channel and customer network across the region.”

Bede Corry, New Zealand’s High Commissioner in London, said Gallagher Group was an iconic Kiwi company and “it was great to see them expanding their presence in the UK”.

“This new headquarters is a vote of confidence in Gallagher’s British and European markets, and the investment is yet another example of the diverse and sophisticated trade relationship between New Zealand and the United Kingdom,” Corry said.

Matt Western, MP for Leamington Spa and Warwick, said he was delighted that Gallagher has chosen to locate its UK and European Headquarters in Tournament Fields in Warwick.

“Being at the centre of the UK transport networks and with such a terrific pool of skills and talent, it makes perfect sense for businesses such as theirs,” Western said.

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