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Announcing our new parent brand: The 55 Group

Date: 23/08/2021

Categories: Pagabo News


We are excited to announce that we have entered a new era in our history as we become part of a new parent organisation, The 55 Group. Alongside leading cross-industry businesses including risk, management and compliance software company Sypro, social value specialists Loop, and digital-first training platform Tequ, we take the next step in our mission to build a better future for all.

Our new home at 55 Whitefriargate in Hull city centre inspires the name of our new parent organisation, as well as a new chapter in the evolution of the businesses involved in the brand.



Our chief executive, Simon Toplass, said: “Pagabo has always been an organisation that works closely with others and takes a holistic approach to making the procurement process better and smoother than through independent resourcing. Our decision to help form The 55 Group is a statement of intent to not only build bridges across various industries, but also to align ourselves with other leading organisations achieving great things.

“We are confident that the new brand accurately represents who we are as a collective and what we are all about, which is particularly important as we tackle current and future challenges alongside our partners.”

The new structure has been implemented to provide a platform for growth and an opportunity for each of the individual business to work together – sharing knowledge, vision and expertise as we move forward.



Gerard Toplass, group chief executive officer at The 55 Group, said: “It’s an exciting time for everyone involved in the restructure as we begin building better together and harnessing the power of a collective strategy. Our mission at The 55 Group is to use technology and innovative thinking to establish a better, faster and greener approach to the built environment and beyond.

“The group has been formed on solid foundations, with each company already excelling in its own unique mission. But as a collective force we are underpinned by values including togetherness, innovation, creativity and results. By joining forces, we can work together to challenge the status quo and introduce new technologies that make people’s lives easier, safer and greener.

“It’s an opportunity for us all to thrive. We’re looking forward to moving into our new home in Hull and to be ensuring flexible working allows all our staff to lead fulfilling personal and professional lives. The new facilities and workspaces blend creative and social environments to suit any task, which will allow us to combine our collective creativity and disruptive thinking that challenges the status quo in order to create a better future and get things done.”

“We believe this new direction will help our staff to access more opportunities and knowledge while being part of an organisation driven by helping create a better future for everyone.”


Visit our group website to find out more: 

The 55 Group