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Return of debt collection agency will create up to 75 jobs

Debt collection agency Empingham is moving to offices at Uppingham Gate, Uppingham.
Photo: MSMP070114-003ow

Debt collection agency Empingham is moving to offices at Uppingham Gate, Uppingham. Photo: MSMP070114-003ow

 

Up to 75 new jobs will be created when a debt collection agency returns to its former home.

Empingham, which provides collections services to utility firms and lenders, is moving from its site in Corby back to Uppingham, where it was established 14 years ago.

The firm says it has gone through significant growth over the past couple of years and its team of 45 staff is set to become 120.

It is ready to move into its new 6,000sqft office in Uppingham Gate this weekend, doubling the size of its current space.

Chief executive Mark Bailey, who took over the business in 2007, said: “We are delighted to be back 
where Empingham started back in 2000 but this time not in an office above a hairdressers in Crown Passage but in the large prestige office complex of Uppingham 
Gate.

“We have outgrown our current offices and we believe that moving the business to Uppingham will enhance our operation and staff catchment area. We’ve got an office we can really grow into.”

Mr Bailey said he was looking to recruit in the coming months. He said the firm wanted to build good relationships with businesses in the area as it moved 
back to Rutland.

Mr Bailey said: “For me it’s about building relationships and being part of the community.

“We’re all absolutely looking forward to moving back. It’s a new year and a new start for us.”

The firm is operates under the Credit Services Association and the new Financial Conduct Authority regime. It uses telephone account negotiators to talk to debtors.

Mr Bailey added: “We’re here to say there’s a way out so don’t bury your head in the sand. We are highly regulated and make sure that we treat everyone fairly.

“We want to help people resolve the problems they have.”

 

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