Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; Isle of Wight
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Activities Of Call Centres
82.20 - Activities of call centres

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2017
Foreseen end date


Call centre operator Ascensos has announced plans to create up to 600 new jobs when it opens a new call centre in Cowes, Isle of Wight. The initial phase will result in the creation of 400 jobs, with a further 200 to follow. The company, which was founded in 2013, currently operates sites in Motherwell and Clydebank, as well as in the Netherlands and Romania. The new venture on the Isle of Wight is therefore the first UK site outside of Scotland. The new jobs are being supported by a new contract which Ascensos has signed with a high street retailer. The Island's council is supporting the new development with an investment of GBP 2.1 million (€2.4 million). 


  • 22 May 2017: BBC Website
  • 22 May 2017: The Herald Scotland


Eurofound (2017), Ascensos, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91066, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91066.