450 jobs announced at Royal London's base in Wilmslow
Plans have been announced by Royal London to create an additional 450 new jobs in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The town’s largest employer wants to increase full-time staff numbers to 1,350 at its campus on Alderley Road.
Royal London is the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company and is made up of several businesses. The company also operates at sites in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bath and the Republic of Ireland.
The new roles will be accommodated within new, modern office accommodation on land owned by Royal London to the east of the existing campus. This land has been allocated by Cheshire East Council for a high-quality, sustainable, mixed-use development that includes new playing fields for Wilmslow High School.
Royal London’s Jerry Toher said strong new business results for 2014, plus the government’s imminent pension reforms, mean that Royal London is expanding in Wilmslow, where it already employs 900 people. He said: “Wilmslow is a key part in our success story, both in respect of our achievements to date and our aspirations for the future. Many of our staff live locally and are proud of the economic and social ties between Royal London and the town. That is why I am pleased to confirm that Wilmslow is our clear preference to accommodate future growth within Royal London. We anticipate growing our Wilmslow operation over time, increasing the number of full time staff by 50 per cent and providing significant new employment opportunities for the town.”