Telecommunications company Plusnet has announced that it will stop using its call centre operation in Durban, South Africa, pledging to move it to its headquarters in Sheffield instead.
Plusnet has recently started a marketing campaign that aims at presenting the company under a positive light as a provider of "Good honest broadband with a price that's un-chuffin-beatable".
Up to 250 jobs will be created up north with the financial backing of the regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. The chief executive of the company, Jamie Ford, said that "The new jobs in Sheffield mean all our customer contact people will be based under one roof, which is good news for the city and our customers, and will contribute to the continued success of Plusnet."
Plusnet was acquired back in 2007 by BT and inherited a number of overseas operations and the divestment comes as the firm has been gradually (and consistently) bagging awards from the likes of uSwitch and moneysavingexpert from providing great broadband packages at honest" prices.
Its £6.49 Plusnet value broadband package is currently the cheapest currently on the market although you also need to get line rental.