Helios opens new and larger office in Zilina, Slovakia

27 February 2015 Consultancy.uk 1 min. read
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Aviation consultancy Helios has opened a new and larger office in Žilina, Slovakia.

Helios has had a presence in Slovakia since 2004, using the hub to serve clients located across the region, including the Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia. In line with the firm’s pure focus on the aviation industry, Helios works for among others governments, airports, airlines, and other players in the industry’s ecosystem.

Helios - Opening office
Juraj Jirků (left), Andrew Garth (centre) and Nick McFarlane (right).

On the back of a growth trajectory and growing team, the firm’s management recently decided to search for a larger office. Following a due diligence on possible locations the decision fell in the favour of an office located at Legionárska 1. “This new office provides bigger and better facilities for our growing team and for our customers, including training and conference rooms”, says Nick McFarlane, Helios Managing Director. “The office is within a newly renovated and beautiful building with an interesting history”, relating to the fact that the formerly Czechoslovak Commercial Bank was used to hide the Bohemian Crown Jewels from invading forces during World War II.

Nick McFarlane with Petr Homola and Ludovit Gabris
Nick McFarlane (centre) with recent joiners Petr Homola (left) and Ľudovít Gábriš (right). 

To celebrate the opening of the new office a ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed by Andrew Garth, British Ambassador to Slovakia and honorary president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia. Then, to showcase the new facilities, the consulting firm hosted a customer seminar on ‘Hot Topics in Aviation’ later the same day. 

Helios Slovakia is led by Juraj Jirků, who has been with Helios since it first established a base eleven years ago. As part of its growth ambition, the team was recently strengthened with Ľudovít Gábriš and Petr Homola. Helios in addition has offices in Farnborough (headquarters) and Dubai.