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Opening Belfast Global Client Service Centre

Opening Belfast Global Client Service Centre

John Collington

To review the original article click here 2nd Jul 2015

International recruitment firm Alexander Mann Solutions has announced plans to establish a service centre in Belfast, reports The BBC. The new centre is expected to create 250 new jobs for the region.

First Minister Peter Robinson said: "I am delighted to welcome another world-class company to Northern Ireland and to announce 250 new jobs in our important business services sector."

Mr Robinson said that Northern Ireland was: "[Achieving] global recognition as a premiere location to invest. One of the key reasons for our continued success in attracting investors is that we have a population that is young, educated, highly skilled, and ready to work.”

"Northern Ireland continues to successfully meet the needs of large international companies, like Alexander Mann Solutions, and these new jobs will offer a broad range of employment and training opportunities," he added.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: "The business services sector is one of our fastest growing sectors in terms of employment and has been developed largely by inward investment by many major international investors."  

CEO and co-founder of Alexander Mann Solutions, Rosaleen Blair sold the business to private equity firm New Mountain in 2013 for £260 million.

Ms Blair, who continues to manage the business, said: “There is no doubting why Northern Ireland is the leading UK region for inward investment outside of London. In particular, we were attracted to Belfast’s compelling combination of a highly-educated and multi-lingual workforce, a cost competitive infrastructure, and a pro-business operating environment.”

"We are confident that the city is the best strategic destination for the next stage of our global development, and we are delighted to be working with Invest NI to generate high value jobs that boost the local economy," she added.

Invest NI is supporting the investment with a grant of £1.6 million, while the Department for Employment and Learning has also offered £400,000 through its Assured Skills programme. 

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