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Communications company expands into new premises and plans to recruit

Jamie Eborall, director, Ricky Rickets, director of BT Local Business, Mayor of Kempston Carl Meader and Tim Ferris, director.

Jamie Eborall, director, Ricky Rickets, director of BT Local Business, Mayor of Kempston Carl Meader and Tim Ferris, director.

A firm which provides communications solutions for around 50,000 small businesses across Bedfordshire and further afield is planning to recruit more staff after moving into new, bigger offices in Kempston.

BT Local Business, which trades as JTalk Ltd, made the move to the new offices in 1 – 3 Wolseley Business Park, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, to meet the growing demand for high-speed broadband and other new services.

The firm which started ten years ago, currently employs 23 people, and is looking to expand its workforce to more than 30 in the coming months.

The new office space was officially opened by Carl Meader, Mayor of Kempston, who said: “It was a pleasure to open the new office for the BT Local Business and I am delighted that they plan to grow their business and employ more local people.

“It’s encouraging to see and support business success stories like this within our region and hopefully we’ll see many more in the future.”

Jamie Eborall, managing director of the BT Local Business, said: “These fantastic new facilities will help us expand in the future. We’ve already taken on some new staff from Kempston and we are looking to carry out further recruitment. The growing demand and availability of fibre broadband, and higher speed services, are among the major factors driving our need for new staff and office space.

“Being a small business ourselves, we are better placed to understand the special needs of other small businesses. As we emerge from the economic downturn, more and more small businesses are recognising the importance of using high-speed communications and information technology even more effectively to help them retain customers and remain competitive, here and internationally.

“They realise communicating effectively with their staff and suppliers, as well as their customers, is paramount. Businesses are also looking for advice on how to reduce costs and invest wisely in technology to help their businesses remain profitable. The availability of high-speed broadband has made working from home more viable than ever.”

BT Local Businesses are an independently-owned and operated companies licensed to trade exclusively in products and services provided by BT. There is a network of 40 BT Local Businesses around the UK who each cover their own local area.

Anyone wanting more information about the products and services available should contact the Local Business office on 01234 844999 or email zoe.hobbs@btlocalbusiness.co.uk

 

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