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Plans for 50 new jobs announced

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

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A GROWING Burton business has revealed it is creating 50 new jobs as part of ambitious expansion plans.

Active Fleet Solutions (AFS), based on the Centrum 100 business park, revealed that it was doubling its workforce on the back of a number of contract wins with the likes of Europcar, United Rental, Sixt, BRS, Waitrose and John Lewis.

The firm, which handles vehicle insurance claims, already employs 52 people and bosses have predicted that they could eventually see that figure rise to 130 in the next 12 months.

The company has secured a £250,000 finance facility from HSBC’s Derbyshire commercial team to support the recruitment drive and ongoing growth plans.

Managing director Andy Rowe said: “We have developed our services over the past six years and offer a comprehensive and quality proposition to our customers.

“We are now set up for a sustained period of growth, starting with our recruitment drive, which will double the number of employees at the company. We invest a lot in our staff and ensure they are thoroughly trained, so HSBC’s support is important to the success of this project.”

The company wants to grow turnover from £7.5 million currently to £17 million within two years.

Active Fleet Solutions was formed in 2008.

Darren Joyce, HSBC Derbyshire area commercial director, said: “Active Fleet Solutions has experienced strong growth since starting in 2008, but this growth is set to accelerate significantly over the next two years. The company is creating jobs and boosting the local economy, and HSBC is pleased to be able to support its expansion plans.”

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