A BROADBAND operator has made a seven-figure investment in the Dearne Valley by opening up a new 700-space call centre.
Origin Broadband, which hosts the sixth largest broadband network in the UK, has pumped £2.5 million into its new premises at Callflex Business Park in Manvers.
The company launched in 2011 and hopes to reach more than 250,000 customers by 2020.
Its new 53,665 sq ft is said to allow plenty of space for growth as it has the capacity to seat up to 700 people across all three floors.
Cllr Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Borough Council’s cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, said: “We would like to welcome Origin Broadband to Rotherham, with plans to create many hundreds of jobs over the coming years the company will make a huge contribution to our growing local economy here in the borough.
“Rotherham’s flexible and skilled workforce is proving irresistible to service sector and manufacturing companies alike, and we look forward to building on the relationship between the Council and this exciting new investor in our borough as their new operation expands.”
Oliver Bryssau, chief executive of Origin, said: “We are really excited about Origin’s head office moving to Manvers.
“Doncaster has been a fantastic home for us, but our two current sites are no longer big enough to accommodate our future growth plans.
“Trips have been put on for colleagues to visit the new building and everyone has been impressed with its size and the opportunity it provides for future growth.”