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Link Group To Create 400 Finance Jobs In Leeds

18 Sep 2019

Link Group To Create 400 Finance Jobs In Leeds

The Australian-owned Link Group company has announced plans to create around 400 new finance jobs in Leeds.

The financial services firm will set up a base at Leeds’ Central Square in the city centre and will have 850 staff at the hub.

450 of the company’s existing 1,500 UK staff will move to the Leeds headquarters of Link Group, whilst a further 400 new roles will be advertised at the building.

Link Group will join the likes of PwC and BDO who already have offices in the Central Square building.

Announcing the plans, Link Group’s managing director, John McMurtrie, said: “This move is a key step in our growth plans for Link Group. Not only is this investment a clear demonstration of our commitment to the region, but it will also enable us to further enhance the services that we offer to our current and future clients.”

“With a great university sustaining a strong talent pool, Leeds is hugely attractive for financial services companies. Bringing together our northern operations into one state-of-the-art central hub at the heart of the city will also allow us to attract and retain high quality staff,” added Mr McMurtrie.

Chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, Roger Marsh, also commented, saying: “I was delighted to welcome Link Group’s managing director, John McMurtrie, and his colleagues and hear about the scale of the ambition and plans to recruit 400 new roles by 2021. This adds further momentum to our financial and legal services sector, which is the largest outside London.”

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, welcomed the announcement, saying: “I am thrilled that Link Group has decided to create its new Northern Hub in our city. Link Group’s choice of the landmark Central Square office development makes a real statement of their intention to further grow the Link Group brand in the UK.”

“I look forward to working with Link Group and to them becoming a keystone employer in our fantastic and thriving fintech sector,” added Councillor Blake.

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