Health and beauty retailer, Boots has officially opened a new
service centre in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. The new £50 million facility
supports order processing for the 25,000 product lines of the companys
e-commerce operation. The 460,000 sq ft building will employ up to 1,000 people
during peak times.
Technology giant Apple will expand
operations in its European headquarters over the next 18 months creating 500
jobs in Cork and increasing the Cork workforce to around 3,300.
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is building an
80m teaching block and is investing 54m on refurbishment, as part of the
expansion of its engineering faculty. The number of staff at the faculty will be
increased by 381 to 1,181. Its turnover is expected to reach 100m in 2012.
West Midlands-based computer games developer,
Codemasters, is recruiting 125 staff after securing new investment. Twenty-five
of the jobs will be based at headquarters in Birmingham, with the remaining
roles at other locations in the UK. Year to June 2010: turnover 123m; 778
Call centre operator HEROtsc is to
recruit a further 100 staff following the opening of its seventh Scottish site.
Advanced Industrial Solutions
Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) is
building an offshore training complex in North Tyneside, creating 80 jobs over
three years. The centre will provide training in working at height, in a
confined space, rigging, lifting, and specialist training for the renewable
energy sector. The expanding company has 32 employees.
AJ Social Care
Social care recruiter AJ Group is expanding its community care
team with 50 new jobs. The company has launched the Sunflower Project which
offers female recruits training and support in starting a career in social care.
37 staff have been appointed between January and April 2012.
Diageo Northern Ireland is creating 39 jobs at its customer service support
operation in Belfast. Diageo employs 400 staff across its Northern Ireland
sites. It is the world's leading premium drinks business trading in over 180
global markets. Year to June 2011: turnover 9.9bn; 24,020 employees.
US-based cloud computing company Enstratus
Networks is establishing its European headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, after
receiving £240,000 of Scottish Government funding. Up to 30 people will be
employed at the office by the end of 2014.
Metro Bank Plc
is opening a new branch in Reading, Berkshire, creating 25 jobs. The branch is
opening for business in August 2012. It will open seven days a week, 361 days a
South Wales helpline provider Connect Assist
has won a 123,000 Welsh Government grant. The company will create 23 jobs,
increasing its headcount to 75. It is seeing high levels of interest in its
services and has won several new contracts.
design company Omnisoft Services has invested £392,900 to expand its web design
services and develop a new product for schools. 14 new jobs will be created in
County Down. The company hopes to increase sales to over £3m per year.
Specialist education travel firm WST Travel, based in
Lancashire, has doubled its business in the 12 months to April 2012. The firm
has also increased its staff from 5 to 18. WST was founded as Wirral Schools
Travel in 1991 and was bought by a team of educational travel specialists from
the Fylde coast in 2010 and moved to Bispham, Lancashire. br>
Adaptis Solutions, which develops cashless payment platforms, has
secured £500,000 from the Highgate Tech Fund to expand. The company will employ
10 new software staff and launch a call centre in Liverpool, to carry out work
currently outsourced in Nottingham.
specialist Dulas is doubling the size of its operations in Scotland. The company
has gained work with a number of high-profile clients since opening its Stirling
office in October 2010. The office will hire an additional 8 staff, taking its
headcount to 16.
Global design and innovation company
Dragon Rouge will continue the expansion of its London office with new