Around 100 jobs and millions of pounds will be coming to Arbroath over the next year after an Angus company confirmed its move to the town.
Journeycall, which currently operates from Brechin and Laurencekirk, has signed the lease for new premises at Arbroath’s Kirkton industrial Estate, which will allow the award-winning contact and fulfilment specialists to expand their operations in Scotland.
The company’s 200 plus employees will now consolidate at their new home in James Chalmers Road, with a further 100 full-time positions expected to be created over the next 12 months.
Chief operating officer of Journeycall’s parent company ESP Group David Burdett said: “This is an exciting new chapter for Journeycall in Scotland. We have a fantastic team here which we can now bring together on one site in a move that not only helps us consolidate our presence in Angus but gives us the ability to continue to develop new services with the confidence that we can cater for that expansion.
“We have been searching for new premises for some time and are extremely grateful to both Graham and Sibbald and Angus Council for the assistance and support of their economic development team.
“We are a very ambitious company and the creative partnership approach we’ve been able to take with this venture has opened the door for our further development.”
Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson councillor Mairi Evans welcomed the move: “Journeycall is a valuable part of the Angus economy and with these new premises they will be able to grow their business in this area, which is great news for the existing workforce and the wider economy.
“Our business development team has been working with the company for some time and this move provides them with a property solution with the space they need; securing existing employment and enabling the creation of new jobs.”
The total number of staff at the new premises could be up to 235 in the short to medium term; with the creation of around 100 new full time jobs in the near future.
It is anticipated that the move will bring around £30 million into the local economy in the first 10 years.