Patent attorneys relocate York HQ

Patent attorneys relocate York HQ
Jason Boakes and Charlotte Watkins

Secerna has relocated its York headquarters to the Old Fire Station develop as the firm of patent attorneys continues to expand.

The firm, which also has offices in Newcastle, has moved its head office team of patent attorneys and support staff into a 3,000sq ft office at the newly completed scheme on Clifford Street.

“Secerna has been based in York since we launched in 2011. The city has given us a fantastic base for doing business with clients throughout the world, and we’re very excited to begin the next stage of our growth from such a landmark city centre building,” said Jason Boakes, one of the firm’s founders and partners.

“It’s great to see that so many of the building’s original characteristics have been retained in its redevelopment and blend seamlessly with the modern interior. It’s a superb space that suits our business perfectly.”

Owner and partner Charlotte Watkins added: “As the firm continues to grow, these new, larger premises will give us the space we need to bring new people into the team and fulfil our growth ambitions.

“They will also make it easier for us to travel between our York and Newcastle offices and provide space for clients to visit.”

The Old Fire Station scheme is a joint venture between Helmsley Group and fellow York-based property development business London Ebor. The £14.5 million mixed use scheme combines commercial space alongside 14 town houses and apartments.