Ashford’s Connect 38 attracts global leader in flooring solutions

The Leader of Ashford Borough Council has welcomed Tarkett, the global leader in flooring solutions, to Connect 38 and has credited the collaborative efforts of local stakeholders in driving Ashford’s success by creating a thriving commercial quarter.

His comments followed a visit to Tarkett’s new offices on Thursday, 5 September. Cllr Clarkson, along with the developer of Connect 38, Mark Quinn, CEO and Chairman of Quinn Estates, were given a tour and an update on the company’s progress since moving to Ashford. Tarkett has credited its new location in helping to attract talented people to drive the company forward, as well as remaining connected to their global headquarters in Paris.

Cllr Gerry Clarkson, Leader of Ashford Borough Council, said “This is yet another example of an international company coming to Ashford and occupying a large office space, which is indicative of inward investment in Ashford. The office gives Tarkett staff a great space to work with state-of-the-art facilities and panoramic views of the town and countryside. Tarkett is a modern, progressive company and we are delighted that they are here in Ashford.”

Mark Quinn, CEO and Chairman of Quinn Estates, the developer who delivered Connect 38: “From the start, our vision for Connect 38 was to bring industry-leading companies that are making an international impact to Ashford and that can create job opportunities for local people. Tarkett have certainly delivered with new jobs for the local economy as part of a grade A office scheme.”

Sustainability and wellbeing were fundamental to the design of Connect 38 and a major consideration for the new Tarkett UK headquarters. Using fit-out specialist Peldon Rose, Tarkett wanted to create an inclusive and collaborative office environment that supported flexible working. The tour of the office showcased how well the new set-up is working for its staff.

The office space has been designed to the highest quality and showcases the quality of Tarkett products, including Tarkett iD Loose Lay and Tarkett’s DESSO AirMaster® collection. It is home to the company’s marketing, finance, customer service and HR teams.

Simon Rogers, Marketing Director of Tarkett: “We are really proud to base our business in Ashford. Having access to a pool of quality staff and fast transport links to our London design showroom and Paris HQ makes it an ideal location for us. Creating a positive work environment for our employees was at the heart of our office design process and we believe we have achieved just that.”Share this story