Enra’s new building is SKA-rated which means its fit-out has been environmentally assessed and benchmarked by RICS approved assessors
Enra Specialist Finance has moved into an environmentally-friendly office in the centre of Watford to accommodate its growth.
Staff numbers have risen by a third in 2021, with 66 new starters taking the headcount to 180 across Enra and its subsidiaries, which include West One, Enterprise Finance and Vantage Finance.
ENRA Group is the parent company of three brands providing specialist financial services and products. The Group first entered the specialist finance market back in 2002, and was formed in 2013.
Enra’s new building is SKA-rated which means its fit-out has been environmentally assessed and benchmarked by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) approved assessors.
Obtaining a SKA rating requires achieving a standard in more than 100 ‘good practice’ measures covering energy, CO2 emissions, waste and water management, materials, pollution, wellbeing and transport.
Stephen Hogg, chief operating officer at Enra, said: I am tremendously excited about our new office. It represents a huge shift in the quality and quantity of the space we can offer our staff and a major investment in the future of the firm.
We have designed the new office to be an appealing, comfortable place to work with high quality spaces that support different ways of working; including quiet space in our new library, a large breakout area for presentations and events, as well as more traditional desk-based and collaboration areas, he said.
Our company culture and ESG strategy are very focused on creating a supportive working environment for our colleagues, facilitating great customer service and minimising our environmental footprint as much as possible, he said.
He said: The new office represents massive progress against all of these objectives and heralds a really exciting time for Enra as we continue to grow our business.
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