Northgate Public Services plans new Regional Business Centre for Nottingham
17 February 2015
Northgate Public Services (NPS) has signed a lease to set up a new Regional Business Centre in Bulwell, Nottingham. The new centre, which has resulted from a partnership with Nottingham City Council, is due to open in late August and will create over 160 new jobs in the City over the next five years.
NPS’ new regional office, located on the eastern side of Cinderhill Road, Bulwell, will serve as the company’s key centre for its Document Services business, which delivers document outsourcing capabilities to help NPS Public Sector clients deliver services at lower cost. The building is due to become operational before the end of August 2015.
The development of a new Regional Business Centre in the City reinforces the company’s partnership with Nottingham City Council, signed last November, which is helping to deliver and improve its Revenues and Benefits services, whilst protecting Council jobs.
The partnership has offered the Council an innovative approach, with a new company owned by Nottingham City Council, set up to deliver services.
NPS, as well as introducing new technologies and processes to the Revenues and Benefit service, is also looking to bring new work and contracts to the City and help create employment.
The new jobs to be recruited for the Regional Centre will include 60 staff responsible for back scanning and others responsible for administrative preparation. An important element of the recruitment programme will be attracting 25 modern apprentices, to help to tackle the region’s youth unemployment.
Councillor Graham Chapman, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio holder for Resources, said: “This is really good news for Nottingham and strengthens our drive to boost the City’s economy and create jobs.
“Our partnership with Northgate Public Services has proved a great success so far in helping us to deliver a better service to residents, and is expected to save us £6 million as well as guarantee continued employment for our staff. Now we can welcome the prospect of over 160 new jobs to come.”
Joe Bradley, Northgate Public Services’ Executive Director, said: “We are delighted to be establishing a base in Nottingham with a new Regional Business Centre in Bulwell. Not only will it give us a chance to build on our existing links with the Council and the City, it will also enable us to create new opportunities through our scheme for modern apprentices.
“We are looking forward to opening our new base in the summer and starting to recruit in the area.”