York-based Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company (“Inclusion”), a fast-growing social enterprise business, has received £455,000 funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial to purchase new headquarters.
The new, larger office on Heworth Green, York, has enough capacity to allow the firm to grow threefold, and forms part of Inclusion’s wider plans to increase staff by 5% each year as a direct response to the increase in schemes under its management across the UK.
Established in 2007, Inclusion works with commercial landlords and investors to build and manage high-quality, socially responsible care accommodation for vulnerable individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
Inclusion’s team includes a number of experienced professionals from the property, supported housing and finance professions who work closely with commissioners, care bodies and developers to offer those in need bespoke accommodation. The company’s portfolio includes wholly owned, short-term and long-term leased housing units across the UK. The funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial has enabled the company to move out of rented shared offices and to plan more effectively for future growth.
Neil Brown, CEO, Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company, said: “The funding from Santander has been central to our aspirations. We have a growing portfolio and an increasing number of staff managing the business and it was vital that we relocated to accommodate this growth. With our business rapidly expanding, our new offices will provide a base large enough to support a team connected with nationwide partners.”
Andrew Russell, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Neil and the team at Inclusion with their new office move. The firm seeks to provide much needed support to highly worthwhile target market and we welcome the change to support them in this endeavour.”