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Chester’s Ellis Whittam creates jobs with £1m Glasgow expansion
Posted by Richard Bell on 17 Feb 2017
HR, employment law and health and safety services provider Ellis Whittam has launched its first office outside the North West.
The Chester-headquartered company invested £1m in its new Glasgow base, creating 35 jobs.
The move forms part of a wider plan to grow its current Scottish customer base of 200 organisations.
Ellis Whittam chief exec Mark Ellis said: “For us, Glasgow was the ideal base to launch our growth ambitions in Scotland.
“We estimate that less than 20% of organisations in Scotland currently use fixed-fee professional support services and we know, from the growing demand for our services across the UK, that the market potential is significant.”
He added: “Over the next three years, we aim to treble our existing customer base in Scotland and our investment now in new infrastructure and new talent reflects our serious intentions to grow in Scotland.”
The company was founded in 2004 and today employs 175 people across the UK.
In September last year, Ellis Whittam received a multi-million-pound investment from from the Manchester office of private equity firm LDC.
Richard Ibbett, investment director of LDC and a non-executive director at Ellis Whittam, commented: “People are the foundation of any business and the opening of a permanent base in Scotland not only signifies the increased demand for services such as HR and health and safety advice, but the quality of Ellis Whittam’s offering.
“Opening in Glasgow will underpin the continued growth of the business north of the border, and we look forward to working with Mark and his team to support this."