London Southend Airport
Southend Airport has secured approval for the second
phase of its terminal expansion. The development of the new 90 metre long
terminal and the subsequent increase in aircraft based at the airport, will
create 300 operational and service jobs. Construction. Turnover in 2011 was
£5.4m, 77 employees.
Jaguar Land Rover
Car giant Jaguar Land Rover
is to spend an extra £1 billion with suppliers in the UK over the next four
years, and plans to create 300 jobs. The company has seen increasing global
demand for its cars.
Aston Martin has opened a new
training academy in Warwickshire, to train new employees. 230 new jobs have been
created by the transfer of production of the Rapide model from Austria to
Veraco has been acquired by The Save Britain Money
Group. Veraco operates call centres in Swansea and Cardiff. it expects to create
200 new jobs in Cardiff by autumn 2012 across service and management.
Hotter, the comfort shoe specialist, is opening 20
stores in 2012, creating 200 jobs, and it plans to double internet revenues
within three years and is expanding overseas. The workforce could reach 1,200
within three years. 2011 sales were £57m.
firm Kainos is creating 50 new jobs as part of a global expansion strategy. The
company is opening new offices in Northern Ireland, creating a variety of roles
including technical architect, support engineers, software engineers and client
services managers. 2011 turnover £17m, 228 employees.
Element Six is to invest £20 million constructing the world's largest and
most sophisticated synthetic supermaterials research and development facility in
Oxfordshire creating around 50 new science jobs.
credit specialist Jumpstart has created 40 highly skilled jobs as part of its
business expansion plans. The company plans to add £10 million in turnover and
expand overseas from 2014. It has a turnover of £3 million and employs 100
Doncaster Deaf Trust
Doncaster Deaf Trust is investing £3.2m
in a social enterprise centre to offer vocational training for students. The
scheme will create 40 office-based jobs. The trust may also create facilities
for young people with autism. 2011 turnover £8.1m, 246 employees.
Allstate Northern Ireland
Expanding software development company
Allstate NI has received a high level of interest in the new jobs it is
creating. The company is creating 30 technical and processing support positions,
across a range of business services, including technical support and software
St. James Smokehouse
Scottish seafood firm St James
Smokehouse is expanding its facilities creating 25 jobs. Further expansion is
expected later in the year too. The company, which also has a base in Miami and
distributes products around the world, employs 50 staff.
and gas engineering consultant Optimus, with its HQ in Aberdeen, is opening a
new office in Inverness in order to capitalise on the skills base in the area.
The expanding company will create 20 jobs at the new office, which has space to
accommodate 50 employees.
Marketing agency Smile
Marketing, which specialises in the dental sector is recruiting for 8 new
members of staff after entering a period of accelerated growth.
Software developer Kaleida has relocated to new headquarters within Trafford
Park, Manchester, to accommodate its growth plans. The company will increase its
workforce from 16 to 24 by May 2013. Turnover in the year to October 2011 was
1m, up from 900,000, and Kaleida is targeting similar growth in 2012.