Yorkshire IT and telephony expert, Probado, has signed a lease on the prestigious Globe Mill building in the heart of Slaithwaite as it continues to expand its nine-strong team and operations.  

The move sees Probado take on three offices within the mill across a combined space of 900sq feet, with a £30k investment into a bespoke fit-out with new furnishings, automatic height adjustable desks, video conference facilities and gaming area for the team to unwind.  

Thanks to continued revenue growth, increasing its client portfolio by 20 per cent this year, and the expansion of its technical services team with three new starters in the last 12 months, a larger space was required for the firm, which celebrates its 17th birthday this year.  

The partnership with Globe Mills was strengthened when Probado won the contract to support The Globe, and some of its clients, with network and telephony services.  

The Globe recognised that excellent internal and external networks and connectivity were a necessity to attract incoming tenants. With this in mind, they onboarded Probado to install resilient leased lines from different network providers that take different routes into the building and the internal network has been built with resilience and security in mind. 

Gordon Maclean, director and co-founder of Probado, said: “We are excited about this move to The Globe which provides us with the space and facilities to support our growing team and ambitions. The location in Slaithwaite town centre offers brilliant local food and shopping options, walking routes and rail links and we are confident that it will be a great place for the team and customers alike. 

“We have invested in new furnishings and barista training for all staff from Darkwoods Coffee, a local brand renowned for its high-quality coffee, to ensure we are creating a happy, modern and attractive environment for our team to work from. 

“We’re also thrilled with the new IT contract with The Globe, this further solidifies our relationship with them, providing us both with new and exciting opportunities to flourish and support fellow West Yorkshire businesses.” 

Established in 2007, Probado provides a range of IT services including networking, hosting, printing, telephony, IoT services, training and integration services to companies across north of England. Its client base includes both commercial businesses and third sector organisations.