New regional office to be located in Bellshill

Leading energy and services group ENGIE is creating a new base in North Lanarkshire

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Around 120 people including helpdesk operators, facilities managers, engineers, managers and directors will be employed at the company's Scottish business operations centre at Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill.

In addition, 55 remote workers will continue to work within various North Lanarkshire Council properties across the area.

Engie provide Facilities Management Services to 24 PPP (Public Private Partnership) schools in North Lanarkshire as well as several hospitals throughout Scotland and a number of large corporate organisations in the private sector.

The new hub will also support the company's recently acquired Scotland-wide regeneration business.

As part of new office development, 14 new posts have been created, with eight being filled by people from North Lanarkshire.

And the company has further plans to grow the new regional office, including regeneration contracts when the Scottish Places & Communities office moves to Bellshill later this year.

Wilfrid Petrie, Engie's UK chief executive, said:  "We are delighted to be expanding our presence in North Lanarkshire with the new Bellshill office, where we are bringing together a number of our Scottish activities.

"Bellshill is well located to service all our customers and also builds on our 12 year relationship with North Lanarkshire Council. This move will enable us to better offer our clients our full capabilities across energy, services and regeneration."

Cllr Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, added: "It's great news for our area that a company of the size and stature of Engie has chosen to consolidate their business operations here.

"It is part of a concerted effort by the council to support businesses in our area and attract new ones here; clearly our central location and strong infrastructure is a major selling point."

The new regional office opened in February this year and will be fully occupied by the summer.

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