The North East is home to more than 7 million people and the third most populous region after the South East and London while accounting for more than 11 per cent of employment and over 10 per cent of UK GDP. A large number of companies including foreign corporations are choosing to settle here due to the low cost of living and high quality of life. Major employers include the public sector and hospitals but the region also employs heavily in the banking industries where the biggest employers are RBS, HBOS and Barclays. Manchester, Preston, Blackburn and Liverpool are all attractive cities for sales professionals and telesales staff are in high demand in a range of service industries.
Call centres are common in the region and contribute significantly to new jobs being created in the telemarketing and telesales services. Greater Manchester alone is home to large companies such as Kellogs, Russell Hobbs, Makro and JD Sports, all of which engage in sales operations and contribute to the cementing of the region as a centre for commercial and industrial activity.
The business developments in the region's larger cities are well supported by the local government and on the back of the global financial crisis a number of regeneration projects have been initiated which have helped the revival of major centres for retail and commercial development. The centres have helped create thousands of jobs in the construction, architecture and design fields but also in sales and telesales jobs as more and more businesses are attracted to these bustling centres. New industries involved in IT and new green technology are also establishing their headquarters in the North East and local governments are highly committed to sustainable development in order to keep the region attractive to as many professionals as possible.
The region is well connected to the rest of England and also features excellent transportation links between cities. Professional employment agencies such as Daniel Adams will help prospective employees with everything from job searches to applications and other services such as teaching interview techniques. Face to face interviews will be rehearsed to ensure candidates are well-prepared and able to secure the perfect job with a suitable employer, while professional advice for telesales staff also guarantee they find a position that suits their skills.