Up to 40 Telecoms Jobs in Shropshire Could Be Made If Plans Approved

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A telecoms company in Shropshire is planning an extension of its home as it plans to grow, which could lead to as many as 40 new job opportunities.

Network Telecom has applied for permission to extend its current home at Communications House in Hadley Park, Telford.

The company’s move to Hadley Park back in 2007 started the business development of the site.  Now they are planning to bring all of its 100 staff together in a single building, as well as adding to its team.

Network Telecom has expanded rapidly in recent years, helping land a place in the the London Stock Exchange’s recent 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

This came off the back of revenue which has jumped from £6 million to £10.5 within the past three years.

Head of Marketing, Chris Parkes, commented:

“At the moment the workforce is spread over two buildings. We have had a bit of a review into whether it would be better to have it all in one building.

“We are looking to expand our workforce. We have about 100 members of staff and various job roles and departments in which we can see growth.

“We are now having a restructure around growth, and have liaised with the company who build the original buildings, Wagstaff Group, about this.”

Network Telecom was set up in 1993 and now has a customer base consisting of more than 3,000 businesses all over the UK.

Its expansion has come from a growth in the business base, providing customers with business telephony and hosted voice services, among others.

Mr Parkes added:

“We are doing a higher volume of business now.

“We have a lot of outbound activity with a bigger call centre operation now, and have a marketing department which we didn’t have 18 months ago. We are generating more opportunities.

“We do pride ourselves on being with he times and are moving people away from traditional phone systems to cloud-based hosted systems, and are moving a lot of our existing customer base onto that platform.

“We have seen strong growth over the last three years and have now been listed in the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, that’s based on things like business growth.

“We were turning over about £6 million three years ago and are not at about £10.5 million, and our forecast will be for that to keep improving. To deliver that we need more personnel and room to put those personnel – hence the expansion.”



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