Dahua Technology is expanding its presence in the UK with the opening of a new office in Leeds. This is the first time that Dahua has expanded in the UK beyond its existing offices in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The new northern office will be located at the White Rose Office Park in Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds.
The main aim of establishing a permanent presence in the north of England is for Dahua to provide better support for its local distributors, integrators and installers, as well as to offer training locally and provide a local base for partner events and client demonstrations.
Dahua Technology’s global HQ in China is located in Hangzhou, a city that has been twinned with Leeds since 1988. So, it was no surprise when the company approached Leeds City Council to help find a suitable location for its new offices. The link between the two cities generates cooperation in the fields of business, education and culture. Last year, officials and representatives from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership visited Dahua’s global HQ as part of a delegation to Hangzhou and Shanghai.
Dahua’s connections with Leeds and the fact that its home city of Hangzhou is twinned with the northern powerhouse have resulted in links with many local companies and public bodies. “Working with a proactive organisation such as Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership really helps us, because the partnership goes out of its way to create mutually beneficial business activities. It has also helped us set up the new office,” said Ben Perkins, Head of Marketing, Dahua UK and Ireland.
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said “Leeds has a long and prestigious relationship with China. Our trade and investment missions have helped build relationships and it is great to welcome Dahua to Leeds as a result of this activity. ”