SUCCESSFUL Irish firm Version 1 has moved into new premises in Worcestershire.

The firm has taken on a 6,219 sq ft location in Grosvenor House, in Redditch, in a deal arranged by property agents John Truslove.

The move to Grade A accommodation builds on the company’s acquisition of Studley-based Beoley Mill Software in 2016.

Beoley Mill Software employed 100 people. Dublin headquartered Version 1 has more than 900 staff, eight international offices and revenue in the region of £87 million.

Established in 1996, Version 1 has grown organically and through strategic acquisition to be a market leader in IT services. It entered the UK market in 2013.

Customers include leading insurance organisations, retailers, utilities, airlines and the public sector. It has agreed a five-year letting at the refurbished office block in a prominent location in the town centre.

Ian Parker, a director of John Truslove, said: “Version 1 were seeking to upgrade and searched the Redditch/Bromsgrove area looking for somewhere suitable. They chose Grosvenor House on grounds of quality and location.”

Grosvenor House has recently been transformed by one of Redditch’s property businesses, Loxton Developments.