Next-gen market leader doubles office space in city

The market leader in next-generation endpoint security and cloud-based collective threat intelligence has made a major commitment to Derby and will create around 50 jobs across the next year.

Webroot arrived on Pride Park in 2013 when it acquired Prevx and invested in 7,128 sq ft new-build offices - a sale led by Bondholder BB&J Commercial. Since then, Webroot has been enjoying significant success in Derby and has been on the lookout for similar space in order to grow the firm's operations within the city.

BB&J Commercial were able to successfully secure the letting of a prestigious office building at adjacent Mallard Way, taking the firm's total occupancy on Pride Park to around 14,000 sq ft with the potential to expand further.

Chris Wright from Bondholder BB&J Commercial, who secured both deals, said: "It's great to see a company such as Webroot, which is the global market leader in its field, committing once again to Derby. Their expansion demonstrates the confidence they have in the market and the strength of Pride Park in particular as a professional centre for businesses from around the world."

Bill Evans, Senior Manager of Facilities at Webroot, said: "We are inspired by the innovation in Derby and, after more than three years successfully building our team and operations in the city, the time is right to expand our business again by taking on additional premises and recruiting 50 new employees. We are thrilled to be expanding our presence within such a successful commercial area and to be part of the city's thriving tech industry."