Software provider Advanced makes 200-job pledge for 2017
One of the UK’s largest software providers has pledged to create more than 200 jobs at its Birmingham HQ.
Advanced, which is based at the Mailbox, has successfully created 200 new roles in the past nine months.
So far, 75 per cent of the appointments have been from the Midlands region.
Secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, Greg Clark, has stated that his goals for establishing a modern industrial strategy for Britain will be made up of connected cities that are fit for the future.
Visiting one of Birmingham’s biggest commercial buildings, he said: “Advanced is a great example of an innovative British business that is growing and creating skilled jobs across the UK.
"Its investment in regional hubs, such as today’s opening of its extended West Midlands office here in Birmingham, is attracting new talent and creating exciting regional career opportunities.
The Mailbox, in Birmingham
“This fits with the vision of our industrial strategy which will make the UK the place where businesses choose to start, grow and prosper.”
On Friday, Advanced officially opened its newly extended regional HQ.
CEO Gordon Wilson added: “We are keen to create a sustainable growing business.
“With 200 new staff already in place and a further 200 roles to be filled, we are positively contributing to the jobs market here in the West Midlands.
“By attracting the best talent, we’re confident that our ambitious plans can be delivered.
“We are encouraged by the Minister’s ambitious plans for Britain and strongly support a connected business community that will underpin a culture of innovation and growth.”
Advanced is currently undergoing a sizeable transformation and April 2016, announced its goal to recruit 400 new staff members over the next 18 months.
The firm is on target to recruit these roles by the autumn after growing into a £750m company in just eight years.