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Ascensos creates 100 home-based jobs in Stranraer

John Devlin

John Devlin: ‘working from home has opened up opportunities’

Call centre company Ascensos is creating 100 mainly home-based jobs in Stranraer as part of a planned roll-out of local hubs.

Ascensos Local is a new community-focused arm of the business that will employ 500 digital staff, working mainly from home in rural communities.

Six hubs will be created in a £1 million investment in towns across the UK over the next 12 months.

The Motherwell-based company currently employs 3,000 staff across its network of offices in Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, Bucharest and Istanbul. It serves some of the world’s best-known brands including B&Q, KFC and Peloton. 


John Devlin, CEO and co-founder of Ascensos, said: “We know a lack of job prospects for young people in the area is a real concern, and we are setting out to change that.

“The new jobs we are creating will offer a variety of opportunities, and not just for young people.  This type of role is ideal for people returning to the job market after a break, and for those looking to switch career. 

“Galloway is a place I know well, and Stranraer was top of the list of Scottish towns we wanted to invest in. It offers an amazing quality of life that dovetails perfectly with a working from home career.

“As a company we also understand the importance of community. The community spirit in Stranraer is inspiring and it’s something we very much want to be part of. 

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