John Good Group announces environmentally conscious Head Office, strengthening local presence

John Good Group, a purpose-led group of businesses, which put people, planet and performance at the heart of its operations, is pleased to announce the construction of its new head office in Hull, set to be completed in early 2024.

J.P. Zanatta (Brooklands), Ben Norman (JGG), Debbie Barbor (Brooklands), Adam Walsh (JGG) onsight at Hesslewood Hall, inspecting the building progress on John Good Group’s new head office under construction.

Founded in 1833, the sixth-generation family business has deep roots in Hull and a longstanding commitment to the local community. Passionate about the area, the company is eager to continue its growth and contribute to the local community while preserving its rich heritage and legacy.

The new office aligns with the company’s FastForward plans, which focus on growth and expansion whilst maintaining a strong focus on People, Planet, and Performance. The construction of the head office utilises sustainable materials, reinforcing the company’s commitment to its Planet pillar. Sustainability has been at the heart of the new office build, even down to the boardroom carpet being made from recycled fishing nets.

The new office will also feature several chargers to encourage employees to choose electric cars and participate in car-sharing initiatives. This eco-friendly infrastructure demonstrates the company’s dedication to reducing its environmental impact and a greener future. This aligns with the recent announcement that John Good Group is operationally carbon neutral, with a commitment to further reduction plans.

Designed to inspire collaboration and innovation, the new office space will serve as a hub for business activity and community engagement. It will provide a state-of-the-art environment that not only motivates the current team but also attracts top talent to the John Good Group. The new head office will be home to the John Good Group central services, Good Travel Management, and DAN Shipping with space to accommodate the company’s ongoing growth and success.

Adam Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of John Good Group, says, “The move to Quarry House is an exciting one for the John Good Group and its people. One of our major ambitions is to be a company that offers its people the best opportunity for personal and professional development, and to help achieve that, you need a great working environment.

We have a very capable and growing team at the John Good Group and they all deserve a first-in-class place to work. The new location will help us retain and attract talent and act as a hub for our businesses and customers.

When you add a superb new office, into the beautiful grounds at the Hesslewood Business Park, you’ve really got the perfect combination and it will be a place we will proudly call home. Moving day can’t come soon enough!”

The office will be strategically located at Hesslewood Office Park, a prime development owned by Brooklands Property Holdings. Established in 1957, Brooklands is a reputable, privately-owned property development and investment group, that provides exceptional services in the industry. This strategic location ensures a strong collaboration between the two companies, aligned in their shared commitment to excellence.

Debbie Barbor, Chief Executive Officer of Brooklands Property Holdings, says, “We are delighted to see the John Good Group continue their journey at Hesslewood Office Park with the construction of their new head office. They are dedicated to sustainability, community engagement, and growth which resonates with our values at Brooklands. We are excited to support their transition and provide a space that encourages innovation and collaboration, allowing the John Good Group to flourish whilst enhancing their contributions to the local Hull community and beyond.”

John Good Group’s new head office reflects its commitment to the people of Hull, the environment, and its ambitious plans for the future. As the company prepares to move into this state-of-the-art facility in early 2024, it can embrace the opportunities and growth that lie ahead.