If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:
Media company Rebellion has bought a disused newspaper factory in Didcot, Oxfordshire with plans to convert it into a film studio. The complex is expected to open in the Spring and will create 500 new jobs.
Phusion, a Billingham-based information management software specialist, has secured a six-figure investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). The firm intends to use the funding to support its product development, pursue bigger projects and create new jobs.
Nottingham-based training company Learning Pool intends to create 20 new jobs after increasing its annual revenues by over 40% year-on-year. The firm will be recruiting across all departments, from graphic design to software development.
Cambridge-based biotechnology firm Fluidic Analytics has raised $31m (£24m) which will allow it to launch two new products and invest further in business development. New jobs are expected as the firm continues to expand.
Proskins Limited, a Mansfield-based sports and fitness apparel manufacturer, has secured £250,000 in funding from the Midland Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The investment will be used to market the firm’s products in Germany and the US and to create 10 new roles in North Nottinghamshire.
MK2 Real Estate
Birmingham-based property consultancy MK2 Real Estate, which specialises in investment, property management, building consultancy and landlord and tenant work, is targeting significant growth, aiming to reach £4.5m turnover in the next few years. The firm is also planning to increase staff headcount from 11 to 30.
Mediaworks, a North East-based digital marketing agency, has relocated to new offices in Gateshead. The move will allow the firm to further expand its team, with new jobs expected.
G2O Water Technologies Limited
Country Durham-based water treatment technology business G2O Water Technologies has secured a £1m investment. The funding will allow the company to expand its research and development facilities at its North East Technology Park-based laboratory. New R&D jobs are expected.
Source: HN Global