Tulketh Mill address: Tulketh Mill, Balcarres Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, Pr2 2AA
In the last few years, Carphone Warehouse has become one of Ashton’s biggest employers. The giant mobile phone company is showing an increased commitment to the local area.
Carphone Warehouse’s links with Ashton began towards the end of 2005 when the company sought planning permission to set up a call centre at Tulketh Mill. The first rumours spoke of ‘dozens’ of jobs being created. Those rumours, however, proved to be a huge, and fortunate, underestimation.
The new call centre was officially opened on 19 December 2006, by Carphone Warehouse’s founder and chief executive, Charles Dunstone and the mayor of Preston. At that point, the company had refurbished Tulketh Mill to include a restaurant, a relaxation area and a gym.
At that stage, 300 jobs were planned for Carphone Warehouse’s Preston operations, but those ambitions quickly grew with an announcement, at the beginning of 2007, that the workforce was to be increased to up to 2,000.
It is clear that Carphone Warehouse is going to play an important part in Ashton’s future.
More information about Carphone Warehouse:
Visit the company’s corporate website.
Visit the company’s marketing portal.