UP to 60 new jobs are going to be created by a fibre broadband provider as part of plans to expand in Hale.

4th Utility, which specialises in ultra-fast fibre broadband installations, is set to increase the size of its workforce more than five-fold, with new roles being created in a range of areas including sales, IT and administration.

Recruitment giant Morson Group, headquartered in Salford, has been appointed to manage 4th Utility’s entire HR function during a three-year recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partnership.

The announcement also comes just weeks after 4th Utility unveiled a new long-term partnership with DIF Capital Partners, which included a £25million investment package to support thousands more ultra-fast fibre broadband installations.

Tony Hughes, CEO at 4th Utility, said: “We’re embarking on a really exciting period for 4th Utility and we’re thrilled to be making up to 60 new roles available as part of our strategy for future growth.

“Morson Group is recognised as an industry leader when it comes to finding the very best talent, so we’re pleased to be linking up with them at such an important time for our business.

“Increasing our market share and bringing commercial-grade fibre broadband to even more people is a strategic priority for us right now and in order to do that, we need a strong team of people behind us. With the support of Morson, I’m confident we will be well placed to drive the entire operation forward.”

As well as domestic installations, 4th Utility works closely with residential and commercial landlords, property developers and housebuilders to deliver high-quality fibre infrastructure.

A third of the positions expected to be live and filled before the end of 2020.

Jimmy Acton, Chief Technology Officer at 4th Utility, added: “Our ability to support developers and builders with state-of-the-art FTTP infrastructure has been an important part of our success so far, but we know we need extra resources to really build on this at speed and scale.

“Confirming the partnership with DIF Capital Partners has already made this a landmark year for 4th Utility and it’s fantastic to now be putting the wheels in motion on our expansion plans so soon afterwards.”

The company also has former British & Irish Lion, England and Sale Sharks winger Mark Cueto leading business development as sales director.

For more information about the vacancies available and details on how to make an application, e-mail Danielle.Nixon@morson.com