The Stockport office for global intellectual property experts Dennemeyer is celebrating 40 years in the centre of the town.
Started in 1962 in Luxembourg, Dennemeyer set up its first UK office in Stockport in 1973 in a Portakabin on Birdhall Lane. Two years later the firm moved to Regent House, Orbit Development’s flagship commercial property in the town centre.
Over the last 53 years Dennemeyer has spanned the world with offices in 11 countries and currently handles over 2.2 million intellectual property (IP) rights, but it was the Stockport arm which led the way with the first computer-based patent annuity payments beginning in 1973.
Dennemeyer is a global specialist in protecting and preserving IP rights for well-known brands, working across sectors including manufacturing, technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, energy, chemical and consumer.
The business has built an enviable reputation and client base through its innovative solutions to patent and trademark management, IP management software and IP consulting services, allowing thousands of businesses to protect and maximise the economic potential of their brands.
As you would expect, there have been many changes over four decades for the Dennemeyer employees in Stockport, but Orbit Developments Regent House has remained a constant base for the business. The team now occupy an office on the first floor of the 11-storey building.
Stockport’s excellent transport links, 24/7 building access and the fact that Orbit have provided a flexible and friendly service, means Regent House continues to be perfect for Dennemeyer.
Gill Lennon from the Patent Annuities Department, said: “The quality of space, security team and the friendly service from Orbit’s management team has been consistent over all the time we have been here and they have been particularly helpful around our latest move.
“They found us space in the building which suited our new requirements perfectly. They also assisted with all the technical side of the move including installing cabling in the office and provided a team from Emerson Management Services to transport our furniture to the new office.”
“The location, just a short walk from the station, makes commuting to work easy for all the team and as we’ve built up great relationships with the building managers we feel like we’re part of a wider community in the building. A security team are here when the building managers leave for the day, so we always feel safe and secure – this was a key factor when looking for an office.”
Tony Jones, Managing Director of Orbit Developments, said: “We congratulate Dennemeyer on their 40th anniversary with Orbit Developments and are delighted they are still with us in Regent House. Keeping customers for a long time is about being responsive to needs, maintaining quality of service and adding value. We wish them well for the future.”