Lauren Docksey joins expanding Portixol Relocations business

Portixol Relocations have appointed Lauren Docksey as their new Business Relationship Manager. Portixol, who are based at Darley Abbey Mills in Derby, offer home finding and relocation services to companies and individuals across the UK.

Lauren joins the business to manage key client relationships following a period of rapid growth at the firm.

In recent months, Portixol have attracted new clients in Cheshire, Wiltshire, East Anglia and the East and West Midlands – as well as from Derby itself. The growth has been overseen by Managing Director Mark Averill, who himself joined the business in May 2015. Mr Averill stated that “We have received glowing recommendations from companies including Derby-based Ford and Stanley and this has given other businesses the confidence to work with us. By finding new employees a home and helping them quickly settle into the area, they hit the ground running in their new job straight away. Employers have found a winning formula when we work closely with their recruitment teams and Lauren’s remit will be to enhance this benefit for employers”.

Miss Docksey was previously the wedding and events co-ordinator at a local employer and Carl Bridge, owner of Portixol Relocations, is ebullient about the new recruit. “We’ve known Lauren for a while and I have always been impressed with her professional, calm and personable manner. Lauren is tailor-made for this role and I’ve been hugely impressed during the two relocations that we worked together on in Milton Keynes last week. Our sister company The Birchover Residences will also benefit from Lauren’s experience when we open our apartment-hotel at the Bridgford Hall wedding venue next Spring”.

Lauren takes over the role from Rebecca Hewitt, who has spent a placement year with the company as part of her studies towards a Business Management degree at Nottingham Trent University. Mark Averill was full of praise for Rebecca, commenting “Rebecca joined the business in our embryonic stages and has been pivotal in helping us to define and build our brand. Rebecca worked tirelessly to attract new businesses and carry out relocations. It is credit to her professionalism and friendly manner that many of our clients, as well as us, are sorry to see her return to university for her final year. We’re pleased that Rebecca has indicated she would like to return to us next year as we continue to grow”.

Portixol Relocations is part of The Cirena Group, which includes The Birchover Residences, Birchover Sales & Lettings and Azure Cleaning & Maintenance Limited.