Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new head office in Glasgow city centre as part of its continued investment in Scotland.
The newly refurbished building was opened on September 12 by Pernod Ricard chairman and CEO, Alexandre Ricard and Chivas Brothers chairman and CEO, Jean-Christophe Coutures.
Situated on the north side of Blythswood Square, containing more than 27,000 square feet of office suites, the move follows a relocation from its previous headquarters in Paisley.
The change of location is in the interest of the Scotch whisky company to transform its working environment across Scotland and London.
As a result of renovations, the new office features an on-site bar and a modern open plan workspace which will act as a hub for uniting colleagues from across different locations and encourage more creativity.
Chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, Jean-Christophe Coutures, said: “We need to keep moving with the times and this is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for Chivas Brothers as we continue to explore new ways to work better, more efficiently and creatively.
“It’s in that spirit of ambition that we’ve made this move to Glasgow, which will propel us into the next phase of growth and give our teams greater flexibility, adaptability, and ability to innovate.
“Our investment in the city is a vote of confidence in the future of Scotch, in the city of Glasgow, and the strength of the Scottish economy.”
The opening of the new headquarters coincides with the nearing completion of Chivas Brothers’ construction of a £50 million bottling plant at its manufacturing facility in Dumbartonshire, Scotland. The expanded site will host a team of 864 employees.
In addition, the global drinks producer is expanding capacity at its Glenlivet, Scapa and Aberlour distilleries, upgrading its visitor centres at The Glenlivet and Strathisla, as well as opening a London head office in Chiswick that will unite Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard UK and Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail under one roof.
With respect to these changes, by the end of 2020, reportedly one-third of Chivas Brothers’ employees will have moved to a new workplace.
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