Recruitment Drive for Fast-Growing Firm

Article date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:22 GMT

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones

Hosting and cloud firm UKFast is bringing 50 skilled job vacancies to Manchester as it launches a huge recruitment drive to double its technical team.

The fast-growing firm, which is now on target to smash its £30m turnover target by the end of 2014, is looking for Windows and Linux specialists as well as data centre engineers.

Having previously championed technical talent in Manchester over that of the capital, and urged other businesses to create skilled, exciting jobs to keep talent up North; UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones is certain the city has the skills that the hosting company is looking for.

He said: "I have long said that Manchester firms must step up and keep our skilled workers here, rather than leaving them no option but to head to the capital. Now, once again, we're able to do just that.

"We're recruiting for more than 50 technical engineers across all areas of the business - from the support engineers who help keep our clients online, to solutions architects who create bespoke hosting environments.

"It's an exciting time for UKFast; we've had a fantastic year so far which has enabled us to create more jobs than ever. We started the year on an apprentice recruitment push and now have a whole new wave of apprentices starting next month."

In 2013, UKFast secured a new HQ on the edge of the Manchester Technology Park in a landmark property worth an estimated £3.2m, and is now fast filling the 50,000sq ft space with a team numbering more than 220.

UKFast Campus has an onsite gym, steam room, creche and auditorium, and was created to rival the innovative workspaces of the world's biggest tech firms like Google and Facebook.

Jones added: "The past year has exceeded all of our expectations and I am so proud of our team. I cannot wait for the plans we have for the next 12 months to materialise."

UKFast recently announced its year-old cloud product range eCloud now equates to 18 per cent of revenue, around £5m, as well as launching the range's latest offering eCloud Vault - S3-compatible, drag and drop cloud storage built and hosted in the UK.

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