Consultancy company plans 400 new jobs

from The Herald, 4th August 2000

At least 400 new jobs are to be created in Scotland over the next three years with the expansion of a marketing consultancy company, it was revealed yesterday.

Marketing Management Services International (MMSI), based in Glasgow, made the announcement as it opened its new 1.5m headquarters in the city's Wellington Street.

There are also plans for the company to open an office in Houston, Texas, as well as future bases throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and in the Asian Pacific.

MMSI was established in 1988 and already employs 20 full-time and 100 part-time staff in its Glasgow office. It moved into the international market two years ago.

An MMSI company spokesman said that one of the keys to the firm's growth had been the development of it's unique Global Market Advantage System.

This allows MMSI to provide round-the-clock services using Internet-based and other technologies, so that customers, mainly in the information technology and electronics sectors, can benefit from up-to-the-minute and detailed market intelligence.

Mr Gerald Michaluk, MMSI's founder and managing director, said: "Our expansion reflects a growing demand for innovative solutions that provide long-term stability and profitability for our customers. This is just the beginning for MMSI and we plan to continue to target major global business."

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