Leicestershire-based Blue Light Card has moved to a brand new 21,000 sq ft head office, after a raft of new recruits saw its work force increase by over 150%.
Launched in 2008, Blue Light Card is a specialist discount service for emergency services, NHS and social care workers.
The move has seen its headquarters relocate from Loughborough to a new open-plan facility based in Cossington, Soar Valley, Leicestershire.
With 86 dedicated parking spaces, its interiors feature high ceilings, twisting staircases and industrial-style décor. The new office also includes large kitchen and break out areas for staff, and several meeting rooms, with a fully equipped gym along with a games area.
Blue Light Card currently employs 94 members of staff, up substantially from just 36 employees in April 2020 after a significant growth period last year saw its membership numbers soar.
Chief Executive of Blue Light Card, Tom Dalby, said: “We’ve always known how important the blue light community is, but this last year has highlighted just how crucial they are for keeping us safe and helping the world to get back to normal.
“It’s fantastic to see how rapidly Blue Light Card has grown in the last year, but we could not have done it without the support of our 15,000 retail partners as well as our hardworking Blue Light Card teams. With their help, we now have more than two million members.
“Our culture is so important to us, and we know that the office environment will be a big part in creating a first-class employee experience. We’re committed to prioritising our staff’s needs, and we’ve taken this into account when designing our new hub.
“This move marks a significant milestone for us and is a real testament to the hard work of each and every member of our team. Leicester is a central hub for so many in the Midlands, with easy access to Nottingham, Birmingham Derby and London, so it places us in the perfect location for further successes too.
“We look forward to being able to help support even more NHS, social care and emergency services workers over the coming months, while thanking them for their unfailing hard work and dedication to keep the nation safe – especially this year.”