The European leader in automotive and mobility service contracts, providing key automotive and insurance services, Opteven UK  has officially opened  its new national headquarters at Birchwood in Warrington, marking a significant six-figure investment in one of the most successful business areas in the North-West of England.

The move to Birchwood Boulevard marks a significant milestone for the business, which began operating in the UK in 2015. Having previously traded from another local office, this new 2,000 square foot space demonstrates Opteven’s confidence in the automotive market and the business’ future growth potential.

Embarking on ambitious plans to double the size of its business by 2025, as part of its Highway 25 strategy, the new office allows Opteven to recruit and train more employees and invest in the UK business. It currently employs over 100 people in the UK, across its Birchwood and Thame offices.

Opteven UK’s business encompasses WMS Group, which offers a market-leading range of specialist vehicle warranty services to the motor industry, as well as a range of asset protection products. The team in Birchwood manages the business’ contracts with Volkswagen Financial Services for maintenance and warranty and the RAC breakdown and roadside assistance service.

Reflecting its desire for growth, Opteven UK has also bolstered the team this year with a number of key senior appointments. Craig Grant has taken on the role as Managing Director, Neil Monks is now Retail Sales & Customer Services Director and Martin Quail has moved to a new role  as International CEO. A new Operations Director, Madjid Hadj-Amar will also be relocating from Opteven Group, joining the UK team this summer.

The Mayor of Warrington, Councillor Maureen Creaghan, attended Opteven’s launch event to cut the ribbon to officially open the new headquarters at Birchwood Boulevard.

Martin Quail, International CEO at Opteven, said: “We are delighted to have moved into our new office in Warrington, which provides a brand-new home for Opteven UK. Since launching our UK business we have shared offices with other local companies and following strong and encouraging 2021 financial results, together with a recent organisational restructure, we felt now was the right time to move into an office of our own to better suit our evolving needs. This provides the business ample space to accommodate our ambitious growth plans including taking on new contracts and employees.

 “We’re extremely grateful to Mayor Maureen Creaghan for joining us to officially open our new office and for having the opportunity to show her our business and future growth plans.”

With its global headquarters based in Lyon (France), Opteven also has international offices located in Thame, Warrington (United Kingdom), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain) and Berlin (Germany). For more information on Opteven, visit https://www.opteven.co.uk/