An established family-owned company are celebrating after opening a new 6,000 sq ft office building.
Aston International Limited provides professional and discreet company administration, trustee and accountancy services to an international client base of private and commercial clients.
The business has been located at premises known as Aston House on Peel Road in Douglas for the last 25 years.
Now the company, which holds a licence from the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission to provide financial services, has been handed the keys to new offices in Hope Street, Douglas.
Managing director David Griffin, together with his brother and fellow director, Robert, are the second generation of this independent privately owned business.
David and Robert said they were very proud to have succeeded in their ambition to invest and move to attractive purpose built office premises with modern infrastructure.
David Griffin told Business News: ‘The new premises on Hope Street in Douglas has taken the name Aston House to show continuity. This is a clear message that the business is securing its future in the Isle of Man for the long term.’
Aston was an early pioneer specialising in company and trustee services when it began in 1979 from premises in Prospect Hill.
Mr Griffin said: ‘A recognition of the quality of service provided is that some of the earliest client relationships have continued over 30 years. These clients continue to be served by a dedicated established professional team.’
Some of the team, similar to David and Robert, have spent their careers at Aston.
David said he started at the company as an accounting clerk and had risen the career ladder over the years.
Susan Cubbon and Gillian Caine have been with the business ‘since day one’.
The mission to find new premises started in 2008 after the company secured the site comprising Russells the Butchers on Hope Street and a cottage on Drinkwater Lane. With the assistance of Barry Murphy of Construction Design Limited, a vision for a new office developed and the process began with the demolition of the site early in 2010.
Planning permission for the office development was finally secured in March 2011. Auldyn Construction Limited were selected as the building contractors and building works started in July 2012.
David Griffin said the 24-strong Aston team were occupying the first and second floors giving so much more room than at the old premises on Peel Road.
The ground floor and third floor office spaces are being marketed by Black Grace Cowley.