The opening of a new sales centre in Glasgow will result in the creation of more than 200 jobs, the firm behind the development has confirmed.
Opened in early October, direct marketing company Aquira said its investment in the site was a reflection of Scotland’s growing reputation of supporting business development.
Helped also by many factoring companies in Glasgow, there are more and more firms in and around the city accessing several pathways of support.
The firm first suggested that around 200 jobs would be created at the site. At the official opening by first minister Alex Salmond, however, this was confirmed to be 220 positions.
Talking at the opening, the chief executive of Aquira, Mark Walton, said:
“We have ambitious plans for growth and the expanded team in Glasgow will have a significant part to play in realising them.”
Walton went on to say that continued plans for growth would see the creation of further roles and that these employment opportunities would not just be for job seekers already working or looking to step back into work, but for young people too.
“We believe in the value of recruiting young people and growing their talent for the benefit of the business.”
Many of the positions at the new facility will be filled by young people with the right talents, Walton went on to confirm.
Based in Shrewsbury, Aquira supplies sales and marketing teams to a number of top name firms, including Scottish Power. The company operates email, phone and internet sales streams for its client base.