One of Britain’s best entrepreneurs launches recruitment drive – even during the Covid19 crisis

By Jill Dando News

Andrew Scott of the Ascot Group in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is advertising for a host of new appointments over the next few months at their State of the art HQ next to Worle train station.

The positive and innovative entrepreneur took what he described as a “nuclear strike” on his business during the start of the coronavirus crisis, but is now bouncing back and looking to take on dozens of people this year.

He has taken on hundreds of young people over the years. One of this week’s jobs has received a whopping 2500 applications.

Since starting the company in 2004, it has grown to 75 staff, and had plans to grow to 200 this year before COVID-19. It is also launched one of Britain’s biggest business magazines, Business Leader.

Andrew said “I’m really sad to see all the job losses and predictions of job losses across the UK. But it’s also true to say that some sectors of the economy will need people to take jobs.

“We deal a lot with the home improvement market, which is going through somewhat of a boom. People perhaps would be well advised to think of retraining at this time.

“We realise how massive COVID19 has struck, but we are determined and eager to turn good out of this bad situation, and we believe the best is yet to come.”

Some of the jobs Andrew is advertising for includes Digital and tech project managers, data analysts, web developers, customer account managers and telesales and telephone researchers.”

Other roles in marketing, SEO, content, tech and media as well as sales, customer support, finance will be announced soon. 

Andrew (far right) and Oli Ballard, Editor of Business Leader, (Scent left) attended the launch of the Jill Dando News Centre at Priory Community School Academy in 2018, with special guest Jeffrey Archer. (Pictured)

Ascot Group’s lovely, air conditioned HQ is close to the beach and countryside at Weston-super-Mare, next to Worle mainline train station and M5 motorway and 20 mins from Bristol Airport.