The financial technology company WorldPay has revealed its intention to hire as many as 200 new people at its recently opened offices in Manchester.
WorldPay, which provides payment processing services to companies of all sizes and on a global basis, has become the latest big name business to open an office in the Spinningfields area of what is the largest city in the north of England.
The announcement that the firm plans to take on 200 new staff comes as good news for the local economy and builds on the success of redevelopment initiatives like MediaCityUK, which is making progress toward establishing Greater Manchester as a international hub of media enterprise.
WorldPay has taken offices at Hardman Square in the heart of Spinningfields and joins the likes of HSBC and the accountancy firm Grant Thornton in doing so. Two of the company’s main back office functions are now based in Manchester, namely those involving business services and risk.
“We have made significant progress in evolving our business since we became an independent company. We are investing heavily in growing and maintaining our market leading positions,” said Aidan Connolly, WorldPay’s chief financial officer in a statement.
“Investment in people is vital to our strategy going forward as we continue our journey to become the world’s leading independent payment processing company,” he said.
WorldPay’s was divested from the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in 2010 and it specialises particularly in payment processing. Its workforce currently numbers roughly 3,000 in total with its employees based out of offices elsewhere in the UK, the US, Europe and Asia.