The fast-growing business founded by a former winner of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year has signed for a new office in Alpha Tower.

Glide, the brainchild of James Villarreal and his business partner Sandeep Krishan, have signed a five-year lease for 3,700 sq ft on the 25th floor of the city centre building.

The company, which was founded in 2006 and now has more than 20,000 customers, simplifies utility bills for shared tenants so each pays only their share.

Mr Krishan said: “We’ve grown so quickly over the last six years and our staff are one of the main reasons why. A fast-moving and dynamic team needs office space to match all that innovation. And that’s what we’ve found in the iconic Alpha Tower.”

Julian Perry, from building owner Catalyst Capital, said: “Our objective is to create high quality office accommodation, provided in a flexible and mutually beneficial relationship, which is one of the reasons that we’re so pleased to welcome Glide to Alpha Tower. Working with local, entrepreneurial businesses in such economically tough times and hopefully contributing to their success, is an added bonus to completing this deal.”

Joint agents for Alpha Tower are Knight Frank and Savills. CBRE and Harvey Ingram LLP acted on behalf of Glide.