Global sales firm set up centre in Sunderland

top team: NRS Media staff with global chief operating officer, John Antunes, second right, back row.
top team: NRS Media staff with global chief operating officer, John Antunes, second right, back row.
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A GLOBAL media sales firm has opened its first international call centre in Sunderland.

NRS Media – founded in New Zealand in 1992 – has moved into new offices at Doxford International, creating 10 new full-time permanent posts, a number which is set to rise to 25 over the next 12 months.

The firm delivers professional media sales packages for television, radio and print companies across the world, and has offices in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa, as well as a UK base in London.

Global chief operating officer John Antunes, said: “The North East has an exceptional talent pool of sales professionals, as well the infrastructure and facilities we were looking for, and Doxford International was always a strong contender.

“This is the first time NRS Media has established a global contact centre and we’re delighted to be operating our new venture from Sunderland.

“We’ve already recruited a small, but exceptionally-strong team who will be responsible for selling to customers in the UK, Ireland and South Africa to begin with, and we then plan to expand this into some European countries, from our new North East base.”

City council leader Coun Paul Watson, said: “Sunderland is one of the leading locations in the world for contact centre companies, and our profile continues to grow thanks to the talented, friendly, adaptable workforce of our city who help each of these world-class businesses to succeed.”

NRS Media is recruiting for posts starting in late autumn. Applicants can send their CV to careers@nrsmedia.com