Leading national and international companies and organisations have located in Newport, including Gocompare.com, Admiral Group, Quinn Radiators, Cassidian (an EADS company), Alcatel-Lucent, International Rectifier, Next Generation Data, Ministry of Justice Shared Services, the Office for National Statistics and the Intellectual Property Office.
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“We are very proud of our Welsh roots and locating the Gocompare.com business outside Wales was not an option for us. For me, building a successful business is about finding the right people and we have found plenty of talented people in the area, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”
Hayley Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
“Since we opened our first office in Newport in 2008, it has been a great success. We are committed to the city and hope to grow our operation there. As well as great transport links our staff will have access to all the amenities and facilities of Newport city centre.”
Huw Llewellyn, Head of Property
“Newport has lots of high quality, high specification office space available with plenty of car parking and great links with the M4. There’s also a large pool of motivated, friendly and smart people keen to work in our industry.”
Stuart Morgan, Head of Claims
Next Generation Data (NGD)
“Next Generation Data was established to create an out of London data centre campus to provide a secure, low risk facility for the vast global growth in IT and data services. As a person originating from South Wales, I had always wanted to set up a business in the area.
NGD now operates a world class facility in Newport with a number of blue chip clients who have also been attracted to the location due to the physical security the site offers and the area in general. The Celtic Springs Business Park, opposite NGD, is developing quickly and we are already doing business with a major company located there.”
Simon Taylor, Chairman
“Newport has a long manufacturing history and the workforce is highly skilled, motivated and dedicated which has contributed to Quinn Radiators’ success. This combined with the area’s accessibility makes Newport an ideal strategic business location for Quinn Radiators”
Mark Smith, UK Sales Director
"SPTS Technologies designs, develops, and manufactures wafer processing solutions for the semiconductor industry. Our etch and deposition systems, made here in Newport, are used by device manufacturers across Asia, Europe and the US to make a wide range of electronic components. We have been based in Newport for over 15 years, and the city provides excellent transport links, essential as we export over 95% of our products. Home to a number of large and small high tech manufacturing companies, the region also provides a highly skilled workforce with appropriate experience for our requirements. We are pleased with the on-going city centre regeneration, so important when overseas customers come to visit us, and the business support from local government has been invaluable."
Kevin Crofton, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer
HM Prison Service Shared Service Centre (now Ministry of Justice Shared Services)
“We chose Celtic Springs, Newport after a thorough and robust selection process. Our criteria included good transport links, the quality of the building itself and the ability to attract the right quality of workforce – Celtic Springs ticked all those boxes. We were delighted with both the quantity and quality of response throughout the interview process.”
Steve Hodgson, Former Head of Shared Service Centre
“One of the key factors to our success in staying at the top of a very competitive market is our workforce. More than anything this industry needs a pool of dedicated employees that also demonstrate a willingness to adapt to new working patterns. This can be a difficult combination to find, but our employees are the basis of our success. Another factor is the location, and from Newport the links to the M4 motorway are superb, which helps us to make on-time deliveries of food products to our customers.”
Robin Williams, Head of Human Resources
“Wilkinson has a deep appreciation for the value of good human relationships at work and Wales has not disappointed. Since we opened our Distribution Centre at Magor, Newport, we have found an unrivalled enthusiasm amongst our workforce and customers which promises well for the future.
Our 850,000 sq ft Distribution Centre is ideally located to serve not only Wales but also the south and south west of England. ”
Simon Lowe, Manager Wilkinson Hardware Stores Distribution Centre.