Hamilton HSBC Contact Centre set to benefit


HSBC has announced an expansion of over 500 jobs to Scotland, with the HSBC centre of excellence in the Hamilton International Technology Park set to directly benefit.

The announcement comes after HSBC established a £500 million lending fund to support small and medium size businesses in Scotland. The bank added that the jobs would be phased in over the next six to nine months, with the total amount of employment offered by the bank in Scotland rising to 4,500.

Local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie MSP commented:

“It’s always great news when companies decide to invest in my constituency and with HSBC, we have one of the most dynamic and forward thinking businesses in the country.

“I had the pleasure of visiting the contact centre last year and I’ve seen first-hand the incredible work ethic and employment practices that HSBC embody.

“The announcement of more jobs for my constituents will have a fantastic effect on not just our local economy but for the economy of Scotland as a whole.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, said the move was "fantastic news for the economy".

She added: "This is testament to our skills and expertise and builds on HSBC's significant business presence here.

"Scotland remains open for business and this announcement further demonstrates our position as a prime location for investment and growth."

Alison McGregor, chief executive of HSBC in Scotland, said: "This expansion programme spans different locations, skills and disciplines, supporting lots of communities in different ways.

"We are absolutely committed to helping businesses and individuals to achieve their ambitions.

"The successful establishment of our global risk function demonstrates that Scotland has the talent we need and HSBC is a place that talented people want to work."