With ambitious growth plans in place, it is important that the Ascot Group has the infrastructure in place to sustainably scale up. Andrew Scott, founder and CEO has vowed to grow the business to 200 employees within the next three years.
The Ascot Group, based just outside of Bristol in Worle, is home to three industry-leading businesses including a world-class marketing agency, an award-winning data company and a leading publishing and events venture. It currently employs over 100 highly-skilled individuals from the surrounding area, saving the commute into Bristol city centre for many. Andrew comments, ‘We are making a real conscious effort to put our locale on the map as a business destination outside of the city. The majority of our employees live within walking distance, but with our offices based just off the M5 and attached to a train station we are in a great position for slightly longer commutes.’
Keeping their goals in view at all times, the group has made 15 hires so far this year with 6 more starting in the next few weeks. Andrew stated: ‘As a group, we are so passionate about retaining local talent and providing people within North Somerset with jobs they would be perfect for. We are proving that you don’t have to move to London or commute to build a career.’
These new appointments mean that Ascot Group is now one of the largest independent employers in the South West. ‘We are always on the lookout for talented, driven individuals that would strengthen our brilliant team. It’s a really exciting time to join as we grow and achieve our business ambitions. As we house three businesses, we are in a unique position where we can offer such a wide variety of roles.’