Promethean details expansion plans5 July 2010
The interactive learning technology provider is set to open new offices in Maidenhead, UK, and create up to 100 jobs over the next three years. The new initiative by Promethean will help to satisfy the requirements of the company’s "fast-paced growth", with the new jobs to be focused primarily on sales & marketing and research & development.
Headquartered in Blackburn, Lancashire, Promethean currently employs more than 900 people worldwide in 15 global locations. Following hot on the heels of the company’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange in March, the new recruitment drive is already underway and aims to have key positions filled in time for the opening of the new 8,000sqft offices (pictured) in August.
Theresa May, UK Government Home Secretary and MP for Maidenhead, responded to the development: "I strongly welcome new investment in the Maidenhead area, and these new jobs will provide a timely boost. Maidenhead is a great place to work and it is important that we continue attracting successful businesses to the town. This is another vote of confidence in our local business community."
Explaining the selection of Maidenhead for the new office, Paul Berry (pictured) – Promethean’s president of sales and marketing for Europe – told IE: "A strong southern base is key to our continued global expansion plans. Presence in Maidenhead places Promethean in the high-tech ‘M4 Corridor’ business belt and gives us easy access to London, Heathrow Airport and other transport links. Opening in August 2010, the Maidenhead offices will complement our existing North West operations, and enable us to tap into the local skills base as we build sales & marketing and research & development teams in the south."