News : Call Centre Firm to Create 600 Jobs in Motherwell
Oct 24, 2013 -- Three former executives of call centre operator BeCogent have launched a new venture in Motherwell, promising to create at least 600 jobs over the next three years.
Ascensos, the brainchild of John Devlin, Dermot Jenkinson and Katrine Young, has secured a regional selective assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise to bring its plans to fruition.
Devlin, the firm’s managing director, said: "In terms of roles created, our focus is not just on youth employment as we will also be looking to retrain and develop our people skills across the spectrum, including return-to-work mums and those affected by redundancy over recent years.
"We want the very best people to play a big part in our success."
Jenkinson, who is also a non-executive director at Edinburgh-based logistics group John Menzies, is executive chairman of Ascensos, while Young is its chief financial officer.
The company has moved into a site previously occupied by Lloyds Banking Group and will initially create 100 jobs, but that figure could rise to more than 1,000 over the next five years.
Devlin added: "We are in discussion with a number of top-name clients in the retail and e-commerce sectors.
Finance Secretary John Swinney said the firm’s creation was a "great boost" for employment in North Lanarkshire.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Friday, October 25, 2013