Deputy PM opens new £2m Ant Marketing site in city

Anthony Hinchliffe, chief executive and founder of Ant Marketing (left) with Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Anthony Hinchliffe, chief executive and founder of Ant Marketing (left) with Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has officially opened Ant Marketing’s fourth South Yorkshire site.

Mr Clegg toured Antenna House on St Mary’s Road, which will create 200 new jobs over the next year.

The £2m facility has been refurbished to create a state-of-the-art contact centre, meaning that Ant Marketing, one of the UK’s leading contact centre outsourcers, becomes one of the region’s largest employers. The acquisition and refurbishment of the centre was backed by Santander Corporate Banking.

The new premises will deliver outbound sales and customer service for some of today’s household names including British Gas.

Mr Clegg said: “Ant is going from strength to strength and these 200 jobs are a big boost for Sheffield. I am always glad to see Sheffield companies grow and everyone at Ant should be very proud of their success.”

Anthony Hinchliffe, chief executive and founder of Ant Marketing, said: “We are seeing an increase in the number of companies outsourcing and in particular a growing demand for outbound services. Ant is well known for its ability in this area and for delivering great results. As a customer-focused business, the people we employ are the key to our success. It is a resounding endorsement of the quality of our local skills base and our business environment that we are able to undertake this expansion.”