Dragonfly Directors founders

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Dragonfly Directors are the latest business to take space at Ednaston Park, the new managed workspace scheme located off the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne.

The company, which was launched in April 2016 by Amanda Forester and Adam Fraser-Hitchen, has relocated to the Wyaston Suite at Ednaston Park, which was opened at the end of last year, following a major refurbishment programme.

Dragonfly Directors engineer business improvement through strategy, process and team development. Amanda and Adam are both chartered engineers and have a combined 60 years’ experience in operational leadership, management and delivering successful change to businesses in both civilian and military sectors. They apply their combined backgrounds to bring an innovative approach to business improvement.

The company works with businesses and organisations across the East Midlands and the wider UK, including London, Bristol, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. In 2017, the company was awarded a contract with the GC Business Growth Hub to provide their services to businesses across Greater Manchester.

Amanda and Adam published their first book, The Power of the Motto: 21 Business Insights towards the end of 2018 and are planning to release a second title this year.

Ednaston Park comprises of 20,000 ft2 of flexible commercial space in the form of 32 hi-spec office suites ranging in size from 54 ft2 to 526 ft2, available as single or multi-office lets across two stories.

The site is managed by property developers CWC Group who purchased the period property in September 2017 and shortly after relocated their headquarters to Ednaston Park from Brailsford Hall.

Commenting on the arrival of Dragonfly Directors, Lucy Delaney, business centre manager at Ednaston Park, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda and Adam to Ednaston Park and look forward to seeing Dragonfly Directors thrive here in this magnificent building.

“It’s great that so many local businesses have expressed an interest in relocating here and look forward to announcing more new tenants in the coming weeks, who will join us to establish a strong and collaborative business community in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside.”

Amanda Forester, managing director of Dragonfly Directors, added:

“As soon as Adam and I found out that the old nursing home was being transformed into office space, we called in and met Lucy. We instantly loved the building for its contemporary wow factor appeal and were pleasantly surprised with the prices of the rental packages.

“Being able to host clients and deliver team-building events here was a significant factor in our decision to move to Ednaston Park. The grounds are spectacular and we are looking forward to making the most of them in the spring and summer months.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Donna Hill .

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