Job boom as South West marketing, media and tech firm expands

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

The jobs market had a boost recently when a South West firm announced 200 jobs were being created in marketing, media and technology.

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The Ascot Group has offices in London and near Bristol, and has recently acquired its third site at Worle Park Way, North Somerset – adjacent to a mainline train station, the M5 motorway and 20 minutes from Bristol international airport.

The new base will not only provide a unique office space but will be an employees’ haven of physical and mental wellbeing, with an onsite gym, café, lounge, happiness-boosting indoor ‘living wall’ and more.

Over 500 people applied for roles during a three-day socially distanced recruitment event. Groups of five people were shown around the new head office, with an opportunity to learn about various roles and answer questions.

The company is creating jobs in media, publishing, events, web design and social media, as well as call-centre and customer services.

Ascot Group CEO Andrew Scott said: “This was a hugely successful recruitment drive and we have seen a clear pattern of people wanting to return to an office, but dreading the commute. In a post-Covid world, having workplaces that are enriching the happiness, physical and mental health of people is absolutely essential. We want people to ditch the commute and work local – it saves money, is better for the environment, reduces stress and gives people more time to spend with family and friends.”

Jobs are available from junior level up to senior executive and technical roles, and the firm hopes to attract people with features like on-site parking, bike racks and electric vehicle charging points.

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