Financial services firm Churchwood has revealed plans to create 150 new jobs at its new Stockport headquarters.
The company currently employs 350 staff but is looking to increase this number to 500 within the next 18 months as it embarks on an aggressive expansion plan, according to a report.
Jobs in its sales, underwriting, IT, call centre, training and human resources operations will be created as Chief Executive Paul Naden aims to increase turnover from £18.2 million to £25 million this year and continue to grow its market share.
“The business has grown quickly, but in a non-structured form – now we are focusing on integration and investing heavily in IT to make the group more efficient,” he told the Manchester Evening News
Naden added that he expects the secured loans and remortgage market to revive, which will help with the plans to expand the workforce significantly in 2009 and 2010.
Chruchwood bought its 17,000 square feet National House headquarters on the A6 in a deal worth £2.35 million. The building is one of Stockport’s landmark properties
Stuart Cooper, partner and head of agency at Roger Hannah & Co, worked closely on the sale and said the fact it went ahead, despite the current economic climate, is proof that the commercial property market in the Stockport area is alive and kicking.
Source: Invest in England’s Northwest