Leading security and fire system specialist, Allcooper Group, has recently completed its move to a new head office, located in the centre of Gloucester.
The site is a former car dealership and sits in a prominent position on Kingsholm Road, an area famous for being the home of sporting giants, Gloucester Rugby. Allcooper Group acquired the building in September 2015 and under the stewardship of company director, Roman Cooper, it has since undergone a major transformation.
What was previously a car showroom and workshop is now home to a smart, open-plan office space where teams including installations, customer service, sales, finance and IT work behind the scenes to support the day-to-day running of the security and safety business. There are also fresh facilities for the firm’s engineers and additional space for hosting meetings, seminars and customer demonstrations.
“Overseeing the move has been a huge challenge but it’s one I’ve personally really enjoyed getting stuck in to,” explained Roman Cooper. “The building was in need of a lot of care and significant investment. Our plan was to strip it back and start again, so we could tailor it to meet the specific needs of the business going forward. We’ve injected a new lease of life into the entire site and I think you can really see how we’ve looked to create a modern and state-of-the art facility for our staff, where the business can continue to grow and develop.”
The site in September 2015
Newly branded with Allcooper Group
In addition to a change of location, the move to Kingsholm coincides with a significant milestone for the family-run business. Established in June 1987, this month marks Allcooper Group’s 30th year of providing electronic security and fire safety systems to customers in Gloucestershire, across the UK and overseas.
Roman said: “We’re all immensely proud to have been in business for 30 years. Having started off with just my father (Gary Cooper), brother (Gerard Cooper) and myself doing almost everything between us, to now having over 100 staff and further offices in London and Birmingham, it’s amazing to look back on how far the business has come.”
Allcooper Group has now vacated its premises in Hucclecote, Gloucester, where it had been based since 1997. Roman said: “Amongst the excitement of the Kingsholm move we’re of course sad to leave the Hucclecote area, especially having been based there for such a significant period. We have some great memories but we still own the site and plans on how that moves forward are underway. We’re also keen to remind residents and businesses in Gloucestershire that the move only makes us better placed to serve customers across the county and beyond for their security needs.”
The Allcooper Group brand was recently introduced to serve as an umbrella for the company’s four core divisions. These include Allcooper for home security and business security; Allcooper Garrisons for private client security and Gerard Cooper Security Consultants, a specialist security consultancy division. The latter two divisions are headed up by Roman’s brother and fellow director, Gerard Cooper.
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