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Origin Broadband invest £2.5 million in move to Manvers

posted 26 Jan 2018, 01:05 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 26 Jan 2018, 01:06 ]
Award winning network operator, Origin Broadband, is excited to announce a £2.5 million investment in its new premises at Callflex Business Park, Rotherham. The move has come as part of a wider growth strategy for Origin Broadband, as the company continues to compete with the top five players in the UK telecommunications market. 

Since its launch in 2011, Origin has developed its own infrastructure and now hosts the sixth largest broadband network in the UK. Future growth forecasts suggest Origin will continue to grow its customer-base, reaching 257,000 customers by 2020.  

Origins’ staff base will flourish too. This time last year Origin employed 54 people, however, in the last 12 months employee numbers have now tripled, exceeding growth targets set in May last year. The move to the new building provides an even bigger opportunity for employment growth, with 53,665 sq. ft. it has the capacity to seat up to 700 people across all three floors.

Oliver Bryssau, CEO of Origin said; “We are really excited about Origins’ Head Office moving to Manvers. Doncaster has been a fantastic home for us, but our two current sites are no longer big enough to accommodate our future growth plans. Having both our Residential and Business divisions under one roof will help us share best practice across the whole of Origin.

Trips have been put on for colleagues to visit the new building and everyone has been impressed with its size and the opportunity it provides for future growth.” 

Origins’ new premise benefits from a robust transport network, including links to the M1 and A1(M), as well as integrated rail and bus routes from Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield. 98% of Origins’ employees have confirmed they will be moving to the new site, but the company will be offering CV workshops to those who will have to look for work elsewhere. 

Oliver continued; “We want to make the move as easy as possible for our colleagues. Exciting announcements have been made about contract changes; including shorter working hours and increased holiday allowances, with salaries remaining the same. 

The next phase for Origin is to continue our work on enhancing the customer experience. We set out to offer a better standard of broadband service nationwide and we will continue to do just this. Our values still remain the same, we will still offer industry leading prices and outstanding value for money, without ever outsourcing any of our operations overseas.”