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A new Glasgow office has been opened by one of the UK’s leading, fastest growing providers of HR, employment law and health and safety services to employers.
Creating 35 new jobs, the £1 million investment by Ellis Whittam in its first Scottish office, in the city’s St. Vincent Street, underlines ambitious plans to grow the firm’s current Scottish customer base of 200 organisations. Allied to this are plans to expand the Scottish based workforce from 15 currently to 50 staff within the first two years.
The new Glasgow office is opened officially today (Thursday, February 16th 2017) by Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader, Glasgow City Council.
Established originally in Chester in 2004, to offer high quality fixed fee support services, Ellis Whittam has grown to employ 175 people across the UK, supporting around 10,000 employers of all sizes from all sectors. The firm provides unlimited support, with clients able to use the services as often as they like, without worrying about extra costs.
Welcoming Ellis Whittam’s decision to locate in Glasgow, Councillor McAveety said: “I am delighted to see Ellis Whittam opening an office in Glasgow, another vote of confidence in the city from an employer looking to grow in a business-friendly environment. Even more pleasing for me is their commitment to recruit key positions in their team, offering fantastic opportunities for local people to gain high-quality jobs. Glasgow is an attractive location for business and employees, and I wish everyone at Ellis Whittam’s Glasgow office every success.”
Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Ellis Whittam to Glasgow, and to Scotland, as they open their first office here with a £1 million investment that will create 35 new jobs. The company’s investment is a very welcome boost to the great city of Glasgow, and one which shows confidence in the Scottish economy too. I wish the team at Ellis Whittam all the best for the future as they recruit their new colleagues and expand their operations in Scotland.”
Mark Ellis, CEO, Ellis Whittam said, “For us, Glasgow was the ideal base to launch our growth ambitions in Scotland. We estimate that less than 20% of organisations in Scotland currently use fixed fee professional support services and we know, from the growing demand for our services across the UK, that the market potential is significant. Over the next three years, we aim to treble our existing customer base in Scotland and our investment now in new infrastructure and new talent reflects our serious intentions to grow in Scotland.”
The company is currently recruiting for a number of roles in Glasgow, including employment lawyers, health and safety practitioners, sales, telesales and administration staff.
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