Saga's Hastings operation opens for businessThursday 13 January 2011
Saga's Hastings operation opens for business
Saga’s new insurance operation in Hastings, East Sussex, officially opens for business today, Thursday 13 January.
In December, Saga purchased a new, six-storey building - One Priory Square which stands in the centre of Hastings’ new Priory Quarter business district, created as part of the economic development programme for Hastings.
The new offices will eventually accommodate 800 people. Recruitment started in October last year and the company’s first 45 newly recruited and trained employees are in place to take sales and customer services calls today. A further 30 complete their training on Monday and the 100th new member of staff will be welcomed in February.
Saga is actively recruiting people for a variety of positions from contact centre agents and managers to positions in HR, IT, property management, cleaning and catering and is very keen to hear from people interested in a new start for the New Year.
Roger Ramsden, chief executive, Saga Insurance commented:
“Saga’s commercial success is built upon providing the over 50s with great products supported by outstanding service from well-trained staff. We are confident that we will quickly grow to be the town’s largest private sector employer and in doing so provide a range of jobs and careers for those who want to be part of the Saga success story. We are very excited to be opening our new offices in Hastings and are proud of our part in the town’s renaissance.”
To mark Saga’s opening for business, local economic development agency Sea Space—developer of the Priory Quarter business district—is holding a reception this evening. This will introduce Saga’s management team to business, education and political leaders in the Hastings area.
People interested in a career with Saga in Hastings should call 01303 774776 for an application form, download one from www.saga.co.uk/hastings or email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact the Saga Press Office on 01303 771529
One Priory Square has been developed by Coastal Land (Sussex) LLP – a joint venture between Sea Space and property firm The Land Group.
Sea Space (www.sea-space.co.uk) is the economic development company for Hastings, Bexhill and the wider East Sussex area, backed by East Sussex County Council, Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and the area’s MPs. It is working on behalf of these partners to deliver a long-term, £400m economic development programme for the area.
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