AVC Studios Host BT’s multi-million pound investment launch
With TELECOMS giant BT plough millions of pounds into refurbishing its flagship Riverside Tower building after Belfast was confirmed as a key location in the company’s future plans, AVC Studios were the chosen partner to host this virtual announcement.
A five-year programme was announced that will improve and consolidate BT’s footprint of more than 300 locations to around 30, including corporate offices, contact centres and specialist sites.
During the launch, Angela McGowan, regional director of CBI, said: “BT’s investment in Belfast is great news for the city and we are pleased that as one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, it has confirmed its long-term presence here and its investment in modernising its office space in the city centre.
On the day Graeme Paton, BT’s Managing Director of property and facility services, said:
“Our refurbished building in Belfast will bring our people together in an impressive and modern collaborative environment, transforming the way we work.
“Belfast will continue to be an important location for BT Group, and our colleagues at Riverside Tower will benefit from working in a completely refurbished future-fit office which sits in the heart of the city.
BT Group’s UK director Jane Wood said:
“This is a real sign of our continued commitment to Belfast and also to Northern Ireland as a key strategic location for the business.
“Although many of us have been working from home successfully over the last year, we also know that modern office environments are vital.
“This announcement further highlights BT’s confidence in Northern Ireland’s ability to make a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”
BT Group, which in the year to March 2020 made a pre-tax profit of £2,353m on revenues of £22.9 billion, generated a £655 million contribution to the north’s economy during the 2019/20 financial year, according to a recent economic assessment report by Hatch Regeneris.
Shane McGillian, AVC Studios Manager later said
“I am delighted that BT choose AVC for such a prestigious and important event, given the success and fabulous feedback from the event AVC is delighted to confirm BT have already made a further booking in our studios in the coming weeks”.