Communications firm in jobs boost

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EMPLOYMENT opportunities in the Isle of Axholme have improved after the announcement of 21 new jobs.

Dick Communications Ltd in Scunthorpe will create 21 new jobs thanks to £254,045 of support from the Government’s Regional Growth fund.

The company provides telecommunications services to the rail industry and is based on Normanby Enterprise Park in Scunthorpe.

It is expanding into wider telecommunications services and increasing the range of services provided to customers.

New jobs include project managers, financial analysts, engineers and support staff. Existing staff will be retrained.

The money will support investment in equipment, staff training and research and development.

Coun Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I am delighted to be able to help the company grow and create jobs for local people through the Regional Growth Fund.

“The Fund is vital in helping businesses develop and expand and many companies have benefited since its launch just six months ago.

“Never before has there been so much support for businesses – financially and otherwise.

“I wish the company the very best of luck in its continued success.”

Jonathan Lovell, Alan Dick Communications Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the RGF, as part of their drive to support progressive companies. We are rapidly developing our business to meet the growing demand for telecommunications specialism within the UK rail sector ad will continue to grow our headcount significantly over the next 18 months.

“With the support of the RGF we are able to accelerate employment opportunities for people and invest in retraining new employees in rail telecoms. In addition, a substantial proportion of the funding is earmarked for development projects.

“At Alan Dick Communications we pride ourselves on offering our customers innovative solutions and are very excited about having this additional resource to draw upon”.

If you want to apply for a grant under the RGF fund, please contact the council’s economic development team on their Business Hotline 01724 297330 or email