Two service companies – Loch Associates Group and Professional Insurance Agents – have taken offices in Pacific House on Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park to help drive their next phase of expansion.

Loch Associates Group is a legal and HR services firm. Established in 2007, it has grown rapidly since, doubling its turnover and staff numbers over the last three years.

Loch offers a wide range of services – from HR support to legal advice, training and mediation – to help organisations manage their staff and protect their business.

The company has offices in London, Tunbridge Wells and Brighton and now, to support its expansion, has opened an Eastbourne office within Pacific House.

Loch’s partners outside Pacific House

The office can accommodate 10 employees and the company is busy recruiting additional staff.

Pam Loch, MD of Loch Associates Group, said: “Over the years, we’ve been helping organisations to nurture their people and protect their business. Our new office really helps us to cement our position in Sussex, where we’re witnessing continued growth.”

James Bradshaw, Loch’s Director of Strategy & Delivery, adds: “We conducted a thorough exploration of locations and office options before settling on Pacific House. Our choice was driven by the belief that this location not only taps into a rich pool of local talent but caters well to our existing staff. Pacific House, with its modern and well-appointed design, is complemented by excellent local amenities and transport links.

“Being in this building aligns perfectly with our style of business and offers the ideal environment to support our growth ambitions. It represents a significant milestone in our strategic expansion plans.”

Professional Insurance Agents is a commercial insurance broker which specialises in professional indemnity policies. Established in 1995, the company has developed its own online ‘quote and buy’ platform to make it fast and easy for small businesses to obtain the best policies, while the company’s staff is on hand to support larger clients.

With 11 employees, the firm was recently acquired by US insurance giant Brown & Brown and has bold plans to expand. It had been based in its own building in Eastbourne’s Sidley Road, but recently decided it was time to move on.

The firm wanted to stay in Eastbourne and its management team assessed several local property options, selecting Pacific House as the most suitable.

Director Ellie Smith explained: “Pacific House impressed us as a modern, low-maintenance property in a great location, so we’ve taken an office on the ground floor. It’s a major benefit that it’s a serviced office: that takes away the headache of managing our own property so we can focus on growing the business instead.

“We’re excited to be here. And it’s great for our staff, who are all happily settled into their new office.”

About Pacific House: Developed by Sea Change Sussex, Pacific House is a contemporary, three-floor business centre. It is largely occupied but has a small number of offices available for small and medium companies.

The low-energy building incorporates a light-filled atrium, conference facilities and break-out areas for informal meetings.

In addition, the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park has sites which can accommodate further premises up to 80,000 sq ft. Companies can commission Sea Change to develop bespoke properties for them or can buy serviced sites to create their own.

The Innovation Park is designed to provide an economic boost to the area by providing high-quality premises and sites on previously disused land. It is three miles from Eastbourne town centre and five minutes’ walk to the cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Sovereign Harbour’s marina and retail park.

Anyone interested in offices in Pacific House or sites on the Sovereign Harbour Innovation Park should contact one of Sea Change’s agents:

They can also visit www.sovereigninnovationpark.co.uk for more information and to download a brochure.