Advance Unveils New Birmingham HQ

Advanced has officially launched its brand new Midlands HQ at the Mailbox in Birmingham. The company is undergoing one of the largest transformations of any UK business today, which includes the launch of a major talent acquisition programme creating 1,000 roles over the next 18 months.

The unique high potential entry level programme is designed to attract Britain’s best talent. The drive welcomes both graduates and non-graduates of all ages and backgrounds looking to pursue a career in IT.

Four hundred of the new roles will be based in Advanced’s newly refurbished Midlands HQ at the Mailbox in Birmingham. Occupying 45,000 sq ft of space on the famous building’s third floor, this is one of the city’s largest commercial accommodations on a single floor.

Gordon Wilson (pictured), CEO, Advanced said: “The launch of our new Birmingham office is a key milestone in our business growth strategy and the talent acquisition programme represents a great opportunity for individuals considering a career in IT.

“We are passionate about identifying dynamic, high performing and motivated individuals who are invaluable to our future expansion and who will make a major contribution to our company culture. Birmingham is the clear choice given it has the UK’s largest regional urban economy and is the most popular destination outside the South East for mass millennial migration.”

Advanced is recognised as a British business success story having grown to a £750m company in just eight years. Following its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, in March 2015, the business has undergone significant transformation and investment in its people and solutions, creating a solid platform for further impressive growth.

Part of the transformation includes the appointment of a new C-suite, comprising high calibre employees in the tech industry. The business is also completing a four stage programme of re-branding, relocation, restructure and recruitment.

Mark Rogers, Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council said: “It is great news that Advanced has chosen to launch in Birmingham, creating hundreds of new training and career opportunities for the city’s workforce.

“With over £1 billion of investment in the last year, the Greater Birmingham region is enjoying significant growth. We are building an unprecedented amount of modern office space and investing record amounts to improve transport links. Advanced’s arrival demonstrates the strength of Birmingham’s offer for major British brands looking to locate here.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine