Business deal to create 700 jobs in Plymouth

The iconic office 'The Ship' which has been redeveloped by West Country based property developers, Burrington Estates Credit: Burrington Estates

Nearly 700 jobs could be created in Plymouth after US-based business Sitel announced it will be moving its new workforce to the city.

The telemarketing company has signed a multi-million pound deal to takeover part of the iconic offices 'The Ship' in Derriford.

It's a move which has been heralded as a boost for post-Brexit Britain, and the South West economy:

This is terrific news on so many levels. To see that kind of investment in Plymouth, that amount of new job creation and to see The Ship returned to its former glory is simply fantastic.

Johnny Mercer MP

Sitel has call centres around the world, and it's new headquarters in Plymouth, is a direct result of previous success in Exeter.

The company says it's had "phenomenal growth" in the region and hopes to build on it with expansion into Plymouth. Sitel are hoping to be on site by February 2017.

By leveraging our existing experience of delivering outstanding customer experiences for major global clients from our other South-West site in Exeter, we are confident that our newest location in Plymouth will be a great success and a quality location for our client partners.

Karl Brough, General Manager for Sitel UK & Ireland