A Bury-based business’s ‘portable office’ could create more than 1,000 new jobs.

Alcedo Care group on Walshaw Road has invested £100,000 into a ‘portable office’ to take the brand onto the road.

The fast-growing company is looking to recruit more than 1,000 new people to the company with 100 of these vacancies being based in Bury.

The facility, the first of a kind in the care industry, has been designed and fitted with an office-style meeting room, wall-mounted television screen and a reception area with welcome refreshments.

Group head of recruitment for Alcedo Care, John Townley, said: “The new vehicle will really support our focus on recruitment ensuring we stand apart from others in the industry and achieve our goal of employing 1,000 new people by the end of this year. 

“As we continue to grow and expand, we need to recruit the right people with shared values and standards who may be looking for a new and exciting career in care and are really looking forward to getting out across Bury. 

“Having our own purpose-built portable office enables us to get out into local communities and really engage with people, communicating the exceptional range of care services that we provide and our commitment to continued professional development and career opportunities for the right people.

“We will also be able to interview and process applications for the right people who step on board.”

The Bury firm is confident the office will support its ambitious expansion plans throughout the year.

Adam Garvey, a full-time events manager, has been appointed to manage the day-to-day logistics of the vehicle.

The portable office will start its journey by visiting all 13 of Alcedo’s offices before attending large events this summer including the Southport Flower Show and the Blackpool illuminations switch on in September.

Mr Garvey said: “With significant expansion our goal over the next three years, we need to grow our team by at least 1,000 individuals annually which equals to approximately 10 people per office per month. 

“Those looking for a fulfilling new career in care should keep an eye out for our vehicle as it will be coming to an event or town centre near them in the very near future.”

The firm is also looking for collaborations and partnerships with schools, colleges and universities as well as large supermarkets, leisure attractions, job centres, return to work providers and charitable or not-for-profit organisations.