Post by Everton News. on Jan 10, 2018 17:49:23 GMT
Everton are to relocate staff from offices at Goodison Park to new facilities at Liverpool’s “outstanding” Royal Liver Building in August, it has been confirmed.
The Club will, however, maintain a day-to-day presence at the stadium to handle supporter enquiries.
The move comes after major shareholder Farhad Moshiri became joint-owner of the iconic waterfront building in spring last year.
Staff from the Club’s finance, HR, marketing and media and communications teams are among those who will switch over to the new office space from the start of the 2018/19 season.
“Robert [Elstone, CEO] has previously spoken about the issues we face in accommodating a growing workforce at Goodison Park and the business benefits we would reap from having all of our staff under one roof,” said Deputy CEO Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale during a presentation at Tuesday’s General Meeting.
“You may have also read recently that as part of Mr Moshiri’s commitment to our city, he has jointly purchased the Liver Building, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, the outstanding jewel in Liverpool’s crown only a stone’s throw away from Bramley-Moore Dock.
“I’m delighted to announce that over the past few months we have been devising a relocation plan for the staff at Goodison Park and that we will take up occupancy of the seventh floor of the Liver Building towards the end of this year.
“The benefits of this move are many; having our football club in the heart of our commercial centre, having enhanced internal communications and efficiency for our staff, and much improved staff facilities.
“But, most importantly, having a business continuity plan as we prepare for our move to Bramley-Moore Dock."
Barrett-Baxendale later confirmed that the move would not affect supporters seeking face-to-face interaction with the Club on a daily basis, with an improved open-door match day facility also planned.
Everton in the Community staff will continue to be based out of The People's Hub on Spellow Lane and other existing L4 locations.
“Please be assured, we will ensure there is a team at Goodison Park for your day-to-day queries and we will be establishing a full match day operation centre,” Barrett-Baxendale added.