DataCentred commits to 200 jobs

SALFORD data centre firm DataCentred has reiterated its commitment to creating around 200 jobs over the next few years.

The business was set up by Dr Mike Kelly, an early pioneer of the data centres sector and founder of Telecity, and has since been backed by the investor Jon Moulton, the Greater Manchester Investment Fund, and the North West Fund for Venture Capital.

It is looking for computer science graduates to carry out software development and also engineers to maintain equipment at the data centre in Michigan Park.

At an event to mark the first anniversary of the business Dr Kelly said: “In Greater Manchester, our leaders are taking a long-term view to create the right conditions in which ambitious companies can thrive and look to achieve.

“As businesses we can attract and retain gifted staff and we can work in a city once again thinking entrepreneurially and confidently; we can have public and private sector partners and clients, who have a shared view of what is possible and who expect much to be possible.

“It’s hugely exciting to be in Salford and at MediaCityUK, where Peel and the BBC also contribute to an environment in which much can be achieved by early stage companies, who are attentive and listening, keen to be engaged and keen to solve problems.”