Software company to create 500 jobs in Loughborough

Software company to create 500 jobs in Loughborough

The Access Group will create 500 jobs in Lougborough after revealing it is in negotiations to move to the new Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

The software consultancy and developer, which sells primarily to UK mid-market businesses, has 14 offices, 1,290 staff and 11,000 customers across the UK and France.

The firm already has an established office on Ashby Road, Loughborough, which employs around 230 people.

The company develops software to help with everything from payroll and absence management to finance and accounting, homecare and education.

Some clients of the software company include Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers and the Natural History Museum in London.

As part of the company’s five-year plan, it wants to develop an ‘East Midlands Hub’ at the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park which would employ around 1,000 members of staff and create 500 new jobs by October 2019.

The roles being created include jobs in sales, marketing, developers, support engineers and implementation consultants.

The software company also plans to have a turnover of £275m, with around 25,000 customers and more than 2,000 staff, which would make it one of the top 10 software companies in the UK.

Jonathan Jorgensen, chief sales officer for The Access Group, said: “We are a very fast growing company and are expanding all the time, so the vision is to have an East Midlands Hub at the Loughborough site.

“This will encompass staff already at the Loughborough office, and staff currently based in Lockington near East Midlands Airport, but it will also mean we will create around 500 new jobs.

“We are looking at also incorporating the Leicester office into the new offices in Loughborough but we are not certain about this yet.

“These jobs will not just be for new graduates from Loughborough University, they will be for anyone who is interested in working in the software industry, and who has the skills and desire to learn about the group.

“We have seen a lot of success from people who had decided to have a change of career and have started working with us when they are 30, 40 or 50 years-old.

“We already have some brilliant graduate programmes, but hopefully with such a good university on our doorstep I am sure we will benefit even more from this too.”