EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: North Lanarkshire; South Western Scotland; Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Motherwell


Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
82.20 - Activities of call centres

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-10-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2016
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Motherwell based call centre company Ascensos has announced plans to create 200 new jobs, approximately doubling its current workforce. The company was established in 2013 with the help of a GBP 1.8 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and at the time said it expected to create 500 jobs in its first five years. These latest jobs follow the award of several major contracts from large retailers B&Q and Wickes and from energy company Scottish Power. The company is currently recruiting for the 200 vacancies and expects that the positions will be filled over a six month period.