Finance sector office insights and trends | SHB


The UK’s finance sector is one of the biggest in the world. Leading the way with fresh innovation and dynamic resilience it contributed £164.8bn to the UK economy in 2020.* We have extensive years-experience working with top finance organisations, and understand their needs and the commercial motivations that drive them.

Did you know?

Finance was the no.2 industry for take up of office space in 2021
All 17 Fintech unicorns are based in London
The average size space for finance companies SHB has placed is 4,762 sq ft

Discover Finance businesses by location

This chart shows the location of deals completed by SHB in the finance sector over the past three years.

Success stories

Lancaster investment management office space
Lancaster Investment Management

After an extensive search, we found Lancaster Investment Management the perfect off-market office solution, offering a great floor plan which was fully fitted with the perfect mix of meeting rooms, open plan desks and breakout space.

International Register Office Space
International Registries

We were instructed by International Registries in 2019 to advise on a stay vs’s go.

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