Whittard of Chelsea has taken space at Milton Park for its head offices.

The tea and coffee retailer chose the park due to the many science and technology companies already there and the opportunities for growth.

More than 60 employees will work from the 5,635 sq ft space on the first floor of 25 Park Drive following the move from Witney.

The fit-out plans feature concepts from Wittard’s store layouts including a tasting area where buyers can sample various blends.

Chief executive Nathan Smith said: “Whittard is entering an exciting period of growth, and to help us realise our brand ambitions, we require a head office that fuels colleague inspiration,  innovation and collaboration.

“We believe that being part of Milton Park will do just that, and we’re delighted to be joining such a great community.

“The park has excellent amenities for our employees to enjoy and the transport links are also first class, especially given its proximity to Didcot train station.

“There are many wonderful businesses on the park, and we look forward to being part of this community.”

Philip Campbell, commercial director, MEPC Milton Park, said: “The Whittard brand is admired all over the UK, creating some of the best tea, coffee and hot chocolate varieties on offer in the shops today.

“Being particularly partial to their hot chocolate, it’s great to know that each time we buy one of their ‘quali-tea’ products, we’ll also be supporting our newest member of the Milton Park community.

“We look forward to Whittard getting stuck in with all things Milton Park, while at the same time doing everything that we can to support their plans for growth. You could say it’s a matcha made in heaven.”

As part of its move to Milton Park, Whittard is in the process of recruiting new staff.

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