Local firm's new head office shows Havant is an attractive place to do business

On Friday (26 May), local firm P & I celebrated the official opening of their new purpose built premises in Harts Farm Way, Havant. The P & I team were joined by customers, suppliers, family and friends, along with Alan Mak, Conservative MP Candidate for Havant performing the official opening duties as guest of honour.

Alan Mak, P & I’s guest of honour for the opening, said: “I was delighted to open P & I’s new head office, which underlines the company’s commitment to Havant and the strength of our local economy. This development will provide new jobs and investment into the area, providing further evidence that Havant remains an attractive place to do business. As a local success story, I look forward to watching P & I continue to grow in the years ahead.”

Having outgrown their property in Dakota Business Park, P & I decided to take an opportunity in the new Harts Farm Way development, making them the first occupants of the site.

Martyn Butcher, NatWest Senior Relationship Manager, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to play a key role in supporting the design, development and delivery of P & I’s fantastic new premises at Harts Farm Way. Not only has NatWest been able to support the firm with a six-figure sum of funding for the project but, thanks to our strong links in the business community, we were also able to introduce them to various professionals, including the main development contractor, Leominster Construction Ltd. 

“Paul Benfield and his management team have created a superb working environment for their highly skilled and hardworking team. This new unit will allow them to push on and deliver their future growth aspirations, ensuring they remain a major employer in the Havant and surrounding area.”

Managing Director of P & I, Paul Benfield, commented: “This is an exciting time for P & I. If you had asked me 18 years ago when I started this business from a small room in my house, I would never have predicted that by 2017 we would be moving into a 1.5-acre property. Although, it has always been my ambition to be the most successful critical power company on the south coast.

I would like to thank all the companies that have made all of this possible and my staff for their continued support and hard work. I would also like to thank all of the guests who joined us on Friday to celebrate.”