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Monday, January 17, 2005
Zen Internet continues its search for new talent
17th January 2005 – The hunt is still on to fill a variety of vacancies at Rochdale-based, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Zen Internet. The company is looking to take on at least 70 new members of staff across all areas of the business from sales and customer billing roles through to technical support and systems development roles.

Such was the success of the company during 2004 that Zen Internet, a provider of Internet services to both home and business users, desperately needs to fill these vacancies in order to cope with its ever-increasing levels of new business. Following a successful recruitment drive in October 2004, the company managed to take on a number of new employees, but is still looking to recruit yet more new talent into the company.

"Zen Internet is 10 years old this year. In those 10 years we have never had as much market opportunity as we have today,” said Richard Tang, proprietor and managing director, Zen Internet. “We want to make the most of this opportunity but cannot do so without significantly increasing our staff numbers. We're looking for the best people to join our team and help fulfil our mission to provide the best ISP service in the UK."

In a bid to attract newcomers to the business, Zen Internet will be holding recruitment events on Thursday 20th January from 5.30pm-8.30pm at the Renaissance Hotel, Manchester and also on Saturday 22nd January from 10.00am-1.00pm at Rochdale Town Hall. The aim of these events is to give attendees a chance to learn more about working for one of the UK’s leading ISPs and find out more about the various roles that are currently available. Interested candidates will then be invited to take part in a short, informal interview.

If the company fulfils its latest recruitment plans, staff levels will double to over 200. And the company plans to expand yet further with a new headquarters which will house up to 2,000 employees. The new building will be built close to its existing headquarters, on the new Kingsway West Business Park, and is due for completion in 2007.

Last year was extremely successful for the company and it received numerous prestigious awards that recognise its consistent growth. Most recently, the company was listed 39th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, which represents the 100 fastest growing unquoted companies in Britain, judged on sales growth over the last three years. Zen also won the Growth Strategy of the Year award at the regional finals of the National Business Awards.

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Fiona Whyatt/Natalie Gross
Insight Marketing & Communications
Tel: 01625 500800
fwhyatt@insightmkt.com/ngross@insightmkt.com

About Zen Internet:

Established in 1995, and one of the first ISPs in the UK, Zen Internet provides a full range of high quality services to the home and business user, from the latest in high speed DSL Broadband Internet access and complete hosting packages to state of the art Web site design and e-commerce solutions.
  www.zen.co.uk

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