A UK company is to relocate to Galway with the creation on eight jobs.
UK School Trips, a client of Galway County & City Enterprise Board client, are relocating from England to Galway and will be establishing a new sales team to be based in Ballybane.
Up to four people are to be hired immediately as part of the relocation and the move is part of the company’s plan to continue to increase its customer base and rapidly grow the business. The company already has over 1,000 established customers and over 400,000 annual searches on the site.
The company directors are husband and wife team Craig and Clare Hunter, who have been successfully developing the business for the last five years in the UK. They have grown sales revenue, customer numbers and site traffic year-on-year and are eager to continue to develop this niche internet business.
“We are very excited about the move to Galway and are confident we can find talented and experienced sales people to help us grow our business. We believe Galway is a perfect city to live and work. It offers everything we need to make family and work life wonderful,” said Ms Hunter.
Breda Fox, CEO Galway County & City Enterprise Board, said the arrival of UK School Trips demonstrates that the city can attract successful businesses.
“We have the infrastructure and people to help the company continue to grow and develop. It offers the founders of the company the opportunity to make a personal career and lifestyle choice and, most importantly, allows opportunities for the creation of good jobs in the city and county.”
The successful applicants will research online for suitable school trip providers, build knowledge of school trip providers and develop long-term relationships with their client. They will work 35 hours per week and be offered earnings of up to €27,000 per annum including bonus.
For more information and a full job description, see the Galway County and City Enterprise Board website at www.galwayenterprise.ie.
Meanwhile, health and beauty business Lifes2Good this week announced the creation of six new positions at its headquarters in Ballybrit.
Currently employing 60 people worldwide, the company is best known for flagship product Viviscal, a scientifically formulated supplement for hair growth.