Northampton business to expand its workforce by 30 per cent this year


A smartcard specialist based in Northampton has announced that it will grow its workforce by 30 per cent in 2014.

Novacroft, the company behind London’s Oyster card, has announced that it will create a wide range of new job opportunities across its two Northamptonshire sites in Brixworth and Moulton Park this year as it embarks on the next phase of its development.

After the unveiling in January of four new companies - Novacroft, DeploySmart, LoadMore and UCan-Do-It - the Novacroft Group is now looking to recruit people in fields ranging from software development to contact centre management.

Combining its 2014 recruitment plans with last year’s 57 per cebt rise in employee numbers means that Novacroft will double in size within 24 months, a period in which it has developed innovative solutions for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOGOC), West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority and the Greater London Authority.

Novacroft accredited Investor in People and its commitment to employee engagement and development was cited as a key factor when it was recently named Northamptonshire Business of the Year.

Debra Charles, Novacroft founder and chief executive, said: “As a business we are committed to helping our public sector clients get more for less and I am convinced that providing a stimulating, supportive and fun place to work helps our people work together to give their best and get the best for our clients.”