Top Recruitment Firm to Join UBC's Southampton Offices

Since the official launch of its newly refurbished Enterprise House Business Centre in December 2013, interest in UBC's contemporary workspace in Southampton's Ocean Village has soared.

In addition to small and medium-sized businesses looking for a professional base in Southampton, UBC's Enterprise House has attracted interest from larger corporations that are keen to relocate to the area.

Among them, top-flight recruitment firm CDI AndersElite has recently confirmed its decision to relocate its head office to Enterprise House.

"From the start we wanted a more flexible approach that allows our business the potential to scale, in line with our growth strategy," commented Managing Director Simon Trippick. "UBC's all-inclusive turnkey offering is a straightforward solution that fits our company's requirements."

As a global company, CDI AndersElite required a workplace that matched their professional image, and Simon felt that the image and curb appeal of Enterprise House was in keeping with CDI's identity. Its fresh, bright work environment not only benefits visitors, but also CDI's regular team members who will use the offices and meeting room facilities on a daily basis.

"Enterprise House fills our key criteria, including office layout, a reception service and telecoms services. Given the nature of our industry, we have high communication demands and our team needs information at their fingertips, so fast broadband and quality telephony is key."

UBC has already installed high-speed fibre optic broadband through its technology partners ip-Xchange, which negates any expensive set up costs normally associated with conventional office leases. UBC's telecoms services are flexible and scalable, with the option to easily adjust requirements on-demand, enabling the client to retain control at all times.

Another important factor to CDI AndersElite is an accessible location with extensive car parking.

"We receive a large number of visitors on a daily basis so parking is extremely important. We have offices all over England and abroad, in the USA and Australia, so connectivity and local travel and accommodation options are a must."

Ocean Village is a popular, stylish development on the waterfront which offers marina views and a pleasant location close to the seafront, along with shops, cafes and restaurants. The area is attracting large amounts of inward investment and as such, the construction and redevelopment of many leisure amenities are in the pipeline.

A new hotel is also in planning which, if completed, will be positioned directly adjacent to Enterprise House - ideal for CDI's visiting representatives.

"This location offers plenty in the way of business support and on-site facilities, which is a key requirement for a professional client-facing business such as ours," Simon added. "The interior space is fresh and modern, delivered thoughtfully so as to preserve its historic value. It's a building we can be proud of and we look forward to welcoming our clients and staff here in the years to come."

In addition to its head office in Southampton, CDI AndersElite has UK regional offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, and London.

AndersElite is the European subsidiary of CDI Corporation and has been providing high quality recruitment services for over 30 years supporting clients across the construction, engineering, rail, IT, oil & gas and aerospace sectors. 

Find out more about CDI AndersElite at

Visit the UBC website for further information on Enterprise House, Southampton