Worcester-based internet service provider Airband has announced an office expansion and new recruitment drive following several large contract wins.
The announcement follows a period of rapid business growth and the appointment of Mark Stansfeld as chair earlier this year, as part of the firm’s wider strategy to drive further growth and invest in digital transformation in rural and hard-to-reach areas.
The telecoms firm relocated to larger premises in Kirkham House, Worcester in December 2018 and now one year later it has acquired part of the upper floor of the building, which was formerly occupied by training provider CHS.
Earlier this month, Airband gained the Worcestershire Works Well accreditation. The scheme is operated by Worcestershire County Council and is designed to support businesses to improve the health and well-being of their employees.
Human resources director, Miranda Peel, said: “We are investing in the future and want to attract the best engineering and digital talent, who will thrive in a vibrant and rapidly expanding business like Airband.
“We were delighted to gain our Worcestershire Works Well accreditation, which is a great testament to our dedication to creating a positive working environment for all our staff.
“Our mission is transforming connectivity for people and communities who deserve better and in order to do this we need to grow our engineering teams and our sales team. We’re currently recruiting for engineers in Oxford and Shropshire, field sales advisors in Worcestershire, and we also have five apprenticeships available – in business admin, customer services, IT and telecoms.
“Our Worcester headquarters is conveniently based off the A38, one of the main arterial routes into the north of Worcester city, and we are known for having strong family values,” said Mrs Peel.
Airband has made 64 new hires so far in 2019, bringing the total number of employees to 113 – an increase of nearly 50 per cent in the space of a year.