David Cameron has announced the creation of 70 new jobs at a Preston call centre on the first day of his trade mission to India.
The Prime Minister, who is on a three-day visit to the sub-continent, made the announcement that Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) is taking on staff at the call centre at Tulketh Mill which is runs for TalkTalk.
He also announced the company was moving its global headquarters to London.
In a statement released by Number 10, Mr Cameron said: “It is great they’re also expanding their operation in Preston, creating 70 new jobs.
“It is a vote of confidence in the team in Preston and the service they provide for TalkTalk clients across the UK.”
HGS, then operating as Careline Services, took over the operation of TalkTalk and immediately began consultation talks with 190 of the 250-strong workforce with a view to cutting jobs.
It is understood the majority of these jobs went with just 60 customer retention staff transferring directly over to the new company.
In October, HGS managing director Charles Cooper-Driver told the Evening Post it had brought the workforce up to 200 staff with a further 90 to be added.