SharkNinja pushes ahead with impressive UK expansion

Global manufacturer of vacuums and home appliances, SharkNinja, has continued its impressive UK expansion today by opening further office space in Leeds.

The new 17,000 sq ft. office, based in the Thorpe Park area of the city builds upon the existing footprint SharkNinja has in the region after relocating its UK headquarters from Wakefield to Leeds in 2019.

The new office, at 2180 Century Way, will provide seating for 125 people, doubling the number of employees in the city and taking the total UK headcount to 450 people.

The 3.5-year lease, which was brokered by global property consultancy Knight Frank, has been described as one of the major out-of-town office deals in Yorkshire this year.

Shark is the UK’s best-selling vacuum cleaner brand, selling more in the UK than any other brand, whilst Ninja home appliances continues to grow rapidly since their launch in the UK and is the best-selling brand in the multicooker category. It is the continued growth of both brands which has allowed SharkNinja to expand its network and footprint across the UK.

SharkNinja’s VP of people & culture, Jon Wright, said: “SharkNinja’s continued growth is spurred on by the success of new product launches and our fantastic staff in the UK. We are continuing to invest in our staff, drive innovation and develop our international expansion. As a result, we will be increasing our workforce in Leeds, hence the need for more quality office space.

“Since the opening of our first Leeds office at 3150 Century Way, Thorpe Park has continued to prove to be an excellent location for SharkNinja and our staff and we are delighted to be able to continue to expand our footprint across the northern region.”