Major investment in new Hawarden facility will create 18 jobs


Owen Evans

MORE than a dozen jobs have been created after the £1.5m investment in a document management company.

Cleardata UK Ltd is making the major investment in the construction of new offices and warehouses on a 1.8 acre site it has bought from the Welsh Government at Hawarden Business Park.

The investment, which is supported by a £304,000 Property Development Grant, will create 18 new jobs and safeguard a further three.

Cleardata’s managing director David Bryce said: “Our company grew by 22 per cent last year and is set to grow faster again, after winning almost £2m of new contracts, attracting business from around the UK.

“In order to sustain the growth, we needed to create additional operational space and to increase the capacity of our archive storage facility.

“I’m delighted we have taken the decision to expand in Wales, creating inward investment into the region.

“The expansion will support economic and employment growth through the creation of exciting new job opportunities within the area.

“Our business also needs to train and recruit new members of staff for varied roles within the organisation.”

The company currently has a small regional office in Broughton, Flintshire where it employs three staff.

The Welsh Government’s cabinet secretary for economy Ken Skates said: “We are a very pro-business Government and committed to working with companies to support their growth.

“Cleardata will be creating a range of new job opportunities as it expands its operation to meet the growing demand for its document scanning, archive storage and document management services.”

Northumberland-based Cleardata, which employs 75 people, promotes a range of services to help organisations reduce costs and go paperless, by transforming the way data comes in and out of their business.

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