January 30 2015 Latest news:
Shaun Lowthorpe , Business editor
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Bosses of a Norwich-based fundraising call centre have unveiled plans to create 25 new jobs after accelerating their growth plans.
Thirtyone Fundraising, based at St Vedast House, St Vedast Street in Norwich started off with five employees calling for Amnesty International back in February.
Now just ten months later it has grown to a team of 27, have International clients such as Greenpeace and Operation Smile and local clients the East Anglian Air Ambulance and hopes to have the 25 new tele-fundraisers in place by the end of the February.
Jonathan Green, managing director, said: “Our office started out on the fifth floor of the building and we’ve just signed a new contract to also lease the fourth floor.
“We’ve installed a state-of-the-art telephone system and will continue to invest in IT infrastructure and our brilliant staff to make sure this investment leads to further growth.”
Mr Green said that support from the Future50 had also helped fuel the firm’s growth drive.
“The support which we have received from our clients, together with the encouragement from the EDP Future50 business network, has resulted in the company moving faster than originally projected,” he added.
Joe Winnard from the Norwich Jobcentre Plus said: “This is fantastic news for anyone in Norfolk who is out of work. Thirtyone fundraising is really committed to Norwich and its managing director, Jonathan Green, and his team have an infectious enthusiasm for their business.”
Kevin Horne, chief executive of NWES, lead sponsors of the Future50, said the news highlighted the strength of the Future50.
“That’s what the Future50 is all about,” he said. “By linking with like-minded people you encourage creative ideas which materialise into actions.”