RSVP Media Response is the only contact centre to be staffed entirely by actors and opened its first northern headquarters at MediaCityUK on Tuesday 4 October.
Expanding its 370-seat base in London Docklands by employing an additional 50 agents at MediaCityUK, RSVP forecasts it will grow to 150 within the first year of northern operations.
Mark Abernethy, managing director of RSVP Media Response, said: “MediaCityUK is such a great place for us to be situated in the north.
“It’s a vibrant and creative environment and it suits us perfectly to be so close to The Lowry Theatre, BBC North, ITV, and the Coronation Street set.
“It will be great to have so many casting directors close by and they in turn will have easy access to our pool of actors, should they need to fill last-minute castings.
“This is the perfect location for our actor agents, and also for our business growth.”
As well as housing its call centre at Digital World Centre, the northern division of RSVP will provide a base for the company’s in-house theatrical agency, RSVP Artists.
Running in tandem with the call centre, RSVP Artists actively looks for performance roles for its agency staff.
RSVP, now 28 years old, is enjoying exceptional year-on-year growth. The turnover in 2016 is forecast to be £14m, rising to £15.5m in 2017.