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IG Group poised for growth following move to new HQ near BT’s Adastral Park

PUBLISHED: 16:29 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:29 14 December 2017

Team members at IG Group celebrating its relocation to new premises at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich.
Picture: Tom Oxley

Team members at IG Group celebrating its relocation to new premises at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich. Picture: Tom Oxley

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Technology and recruitment company IG Group is planning to double its workforce after moving into a new purpose-built headquarters near Ipswich.

IG Group managing director Matt Ellis cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the company's new headquarters.
Picture: Tom OxleyIG Group managing director Matt Ellis cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the company's new headquarters. Picture: Tom Oxley

The group’s specialist recruitment business, IG Recruit, previously based in the centre of Ipswich, has relocated to Brightwell Court in Martlesham Heath, close to telecoms giant BT’s Adastral Park research and development campus.

And the new building is also now HQ for the company’s technology transformation consultancy, IG Group Technology, previously based at Basingstoke in Hampshire, which now becomes a satellite office.

The group, which is split 50-50 between the two businesses, currently employs 25 people but the plan is to increase this to 50 over the next two years.

Its growing team of specialist consultants has expertise in areas including customer service, contact centre management, vendor management and HR and IT systems.

Earlier this year the company became an official partner of analytics software specialist Tableau and this is expected to support future growth. The recruitment side, meanwhile, is also experiencing substantial growth.

IG Group managing director Matt Ellis marked the official opening of the new headquarters by cutting a ribbon.

A spokesperson for the group said: “The event launched a new era for the IG Group and whilst the business is evolving with new staff coming on board and plans for further expansion in 2018, we have kept hold of our strong core values of trust, integrity and honesty, which the business has been built on and encapsulates our ethos and culture.

“In the forthcoming year both sides of the business have some excellent opportunities in the pipeline and look forward to welcoming new clients to IG next year.

“Moving forward, IG is thrilled to still be working with our existing customers and suppliers and bringing on new clients to benefit from their expertise in transforming organisations with technology and people.”

Matt Ellis said: “It is many years of hard work from all the staff and support from clients that has allowed us to reach this point.

“Many thanks to everybody who has supported us along the way,” he added.

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