Tyne & Wear

Sky TV call centre creates 400 jobs in Newcastle

Satellite broadcaster Sky has announced it is to open a call centre in Newcastle, creating at least 400 jobs.

The company said the site, to be located at Wellbar Central in the Gallowgate area of the city, was due to open in October.

Sky already has a number of UK-based call centres in Yorkshire, Scotland and Cheshire.

The site will also house a training suite and be a base for installation engineers and technicians.

Chris Stylianou, deputy MD of operations for Sky, said: "We are looking forward to establishing a base in Newcastle.

"Our customer contact centres are the lifeblood of our business and we've had much success in the city to date, so opening our own premises here is a natural step."

The company hopes to eventually increase the workforce in Newcastle to about 800.

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