Construction firm brings 200 jobs to Newcastle
Construction giant Balfour Beatty is creating 200 jobs in Newcastle with a new customer support centre.
The firm said the Quorum Business Park site would provide central accounting, payroll and buying services.
A company spokesman said a 10-year lease had been taken on the 41,000 sq ft complex, which would be operational early next year.
He said Newcastle was chosen because of the availability of a "skilled and flexible workforce".
Ian Dawson, who will head the new operation, added: "We have already started recruiting for the centre, both from Balfour Beatty and in the local area.
"When the centre is up and running early next year, we will have a dedicated and highly motivated team delivering an excellent service to our customers."