The Rubus internet consultancy, formerly known as NVision, is investing in new offices and infrastructure in Manchester, its third new office in the UK, to capitalise on the growing opportunity for e-business in the region.
The office will employ internet designers, business strategy staff and technical experts. Rubus operates from serviced offices in central Manchester, but will open new premises next January.
Recruitment in the region is under way, and a team of 18 consultants in place. This office will enable the company to respond to demand for e-business services in the north of England and service existing clients, including Fleet Management Group.
David Hesketh, a co-founder of Rubus said: `The new Manchester office will be pivotal in building our reputation in the north.
`There is a wealth of really strong businesses in the region, as well as universities and colleges with excellent reputations in the business and technology fields.
`This means there is lots of opportunity to help the large, blue-chip businesses we normally work with to develop interactive initiatives, and also a rich pool of talent from which to recruit.’
Rubus was founded in April 1998, and was named by the CBI as The Most Promising Young Company in the UK, in December 1999.
Rubus has more than 200 employees, and offices in London, Bracknell, and Paris.
The company provides intelligent strategy, creative design and technical architecture to turn e-business ideas into practical businesses.
Rubus has developed e-business solutions for clients including Thomas Cook Interactive, Waterstone’s, Granada Media, ONdigital and Confetti.co.uk.
Investment: not disclosed; Jobs: 200; Completion date: January 2001.
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