Aquira creates 220 jobs in city
Friday 11th October 2013, 5:12PM BST.
A direct marketing company has announced plans to create a further 220 jobs in Glasgow.
The announcement was made as the First Minister visited Aquira to officially open its sales lab in the city.
It brings the total number of new jobs created in Glasgow by the firm to 420 after an initial 200 vacancies were unveiled in June.
Aquira specialises in helping businesses to find new customers, with Vodafone and Scottish Power among its clients.
A total of 90 posts have already been filled at the Glasgow centre.
First Minister Alex Salmond said: “Today, Aquira has committed to creating a further 220 jobs, which will bring their total Scottish workforce to 420 and I look forward to continued work with Aquira to grow its presence in Scotland even further.
“The sales lab is a fantastic facility, which includes an important training resource allowing Aquira to meet its commitment to give some of Glasgow’s young unemployed a practical and promising career.
“I’m delighted to announce these further jobs, which demonstrates Aquira’s commitment and confidence in the Scottish workforce, and strengthens our position as an attractive country to invest in.”
Mark Walton, chief executive officer at Aquira, said: “Our new investment in Glasgow is a strong reflection on the success of our current operation.
“It is also a ringing endorsement of Scotland’s reputation for business and the skills of the local workforce.
“We have ambitious plans for growth and the expanded team in Glasgow will have a significant part to play in realising them.
“Our growth plans will also open up exciting employment opportunities for all ages, including young people.”