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Global payment services provider announces office refit as part of vision to create new jobs

Global payment services provider, Worldline has announced a complete transformation of  its Beeston in Nottingham site as part of its strategic vision to continue attracting and retaining the very best people.  The new space will create at least 50 new jobs for Nottingham and an all East Midlands team of contractors has been appointed to carry out the refurbishments.

Globally, Worldline design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions across multiple sectors, primarily working across transport, retail & hospitality and financial services.  The teams based at Beeston primarily support the UK rail network delivering rail operations and rail retail services. Worldline have been based at Beeston since 2009, delivering the technology that is the backbone of the UK rail system.  The company currently has over 5,000 vacancies globally and will shortly bring in a new cohort of 50 apprentices who will be inducted through the Beeston site.

Worldline has been working with Leicester based workplace consultants and commercial fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors, and Derby based workplace tech and audio-visual solutions provider TecInteractive. The project will involve the transformation of 14,000 sq foot of office space that was previously configured as rows and rows of desks into a space which places the needs of the people using the space at the forefront of design. At the heart of the transformation is a learning and invention suite, where Worldline will host industry colleagues and customers in a state-of-the-art immersive experience.

Commenting on the investment, James Bain, CEO of Worldline UK&I said, “Our people are the most important part of our business, it is fundamental for us that we provide our people with the best possible environment to work in. Our approach embodies the future culture of our business supporting our Dynamic Working principles in a post covid environment. The investment we are making in our Beeston office is not a refurbishment but a complete transformation that we hope will inspire and motivate our people, enabling them to collaborate, invent and work to the best of their abilities.”

Lee Jones, Project Manager from Worldline added, “We have worked closely with Blueprint Interiors and TecInteractive who have been brilliant and their advice has been inspirational. They have helped us to truly get under the skin of what our people need from their workplace. We are really excited to commence works and look forward to welcoming our people to use the refurbished spaces when the project is completed in June.”

Chloe Sproston, Creative & Commercial Director from Blueprint Interiors added, “The new office will provide range of flexible hybrid working solutions that can be adapted according to the needs of its people. Whether this involves collaborative sessions, focused work, or social interactions - the new space, the furniture and the workplace collaborative tech chosen can be easily reconfigured to suit all future needs.  On top of this, Worldline are totally committed to ensuring their people feel safe returning to work.”

Tom Bamford from TecInteractive added, “The new office will provide the latest in presentation and collaborative tech across all meeting spaces.  As so many meetings are now video calls, we have designed the spaces to be a great experience for all participants, whether they are in a meeting room or connecting in from home. This helps everyone feel part of the discussion and get the most from every collaborative session. The learning and invention suite along with the immersive room will provide a space focused on telling the Worldline story to customers as well as being a high-end space for training and presenting products in a futuristic and impactful way.”

As the first industry player to contribute to the carbon neutrality of its activities in the payment industry , sustainability is central to Worldline’s business model. To meet this commitment Worldline has donated all old furniture to CollectEco who will repurpose or recycle it to charities, schools, community groups, NHS trusts and other not for profit good causes.

Worldline combines long-standing proven expertise in traditional mass payment systems and innovative e-commerce and mobile payment solutions. It is currently the European leader in digital payments and ranked 4th worldwide. Its technology provides the trusted infrastructure for millions of people, businesses, and institutions around the world. With a history that dates back to 1973, Worldline systems are now used by over 1 million merchants and over 2500 clients, banks and financial institutions across 50+ countries in the world.