Plush new £8.4m HQ for family company

Danbro Jubilee House opening in Lytham.  Helen Broughton and Damian Broughton.
Danbro Jubilee House opening in Lytham. Helen Broughton and Damian Broughton.
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After starting in the box room of their family home, a husband and wife are set to officially open the doors to their 66,000 sq ft business.

Damian and Helen Broughton set up their accountancy business Danbro back in 1999 and have gradually expanded ever since.

This Saturday, friends, family and employees of the former Land Registry building will be in attendance to look around Jubilee House in Lytham, which has reportedly cost £8.4m to develop.

Among the guests will be Sharon Oldham, Helen’s auntie, who is the first and longest serving employee at the company.

She will cut the ribbon to reveal the plaque – just over the road from where she was born at Lytham Hospital.

Damian said: “It’s certainly been a process getting here and there have been some risks along the way.

“We are incredibly proud of Jubilee House and when we started this process, we wanted to ensure it’s something that everyone was proud of too.

“It’s been nice to hear that lots of local residents have been very complimentary about how the building looks so we like to think we have achieved this.”

Helen added: “There have been some tough moments before today, especially at times when you don’t know where the money is coming from, but it helps when you have a business that continues to expand.”

Danbro is one of the fastest growing businesses in Britain with 200 members of staff and 8,000 clients across the UK.

The company has also set up a number of groups and initiatives to make people feel more comfortable at work.

Employees can already participate in the choir and running club while ideas are already set in place for a gym, beauty salon and cinema room.

Helen said: “All these additions fit in with our family theme, we like to get staff together and build relationships.

“If someone is feeling a little down then we want to help them out by creating a community feel.”

The company also want local residents, starter groups and charities to become involved.

Danbro will be working with Brothers of Charity, an organisation that helps people with learning disabilities integrate into society.

Adults with learning difficulties will help with the running of the cafe in the building.