Travel and leisure company announces plans for new Glasgow HQ
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:11
Scottish Enterprise has announced today (Thursday 10 November)
that Minoan Group Plc ("Minoan"), the AIM listed travel and leisure
company intends to establish a new head office in Glasgow with
plans to create up to 52 full time jobs over the next three
The new head office will support Minoan's strategy of becoming an industry leading travel business through the creation of clusters of regional travel businesses, the first cluster being in Scotland.
Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise are
supporting the company with Regional Selective Assistance (RSA)
support of up to £500,000.
Christopher Egleton Chairman of Minoan said:
"We really appreciate the support given by Scottish Enterprise with this venture. It is our intention to build a travel business of substance in addition to the creation of the Group's major leisure resort in Crete. Whilst the majority of our customers will be from the rest of the UK, Glasgow is a first class city to host our head office function.
"There is a strong labour pool, the city infrastructure lends itself to easy access to staff and communications for our senior team are excellent for the rest of the UK and around the world.
"The costs of operation in Scotland are more competitive than in other parts of the UK and we anticipate creating a good number of job opportunities over the next three years."
Welcoming the announcement Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing
"This Government is working hard to increase sustainable economic growth across Scotland, and that is why I am delighted the Minoan Group has chosen to establish its headquarters in Glasgow.
"This company has ambitious plans to expand within the UK and overseas tourism sectors and it's exciting that they are doing that from a Scottish base, showing that they have faith in the local workforce to help them achieve their aims.
"This venture will provide a boost to the local economy by creating up to 52 new jobs. It will also have a role in helping this Government meet its ambitious target to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland."
Lena Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise said:
"Minoan Group is a great example of a proactive, forward-thinking company which, by deciding to locate in Scotland, will create new jobs and boost the Scottish economy.
"This is an exciting time for the company and we look forward to working with the team there as they develop their ambitious growth plans for Scotland."