Professional services giant Deloitte is planning to create 200 jobs in the North of England as it expands its consultancy practice in the region.
The business services group plans to create the jobs within the next four years as it looks to grow in the North West, Yorkshire and the North East.
Deloitte plans to offer more services in the region including “digital transformation, cloud deployment, analytics and helping clients to adopt new ways of working”.
It said staff would “continue to support a number of the most significant retail businesses and public sector bodies to address some of today’s biggest challenges and drive responsible growth in the region”.
Earlier this year, Deloitte bought global tech consultancy Keytree to grow its digital transformation services.
The northern consulting team currently includes more than 100 staff across the Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle offices
The recruitment drive will start in the new year and will be led by partner Richard Bray, who has recently relocated from London.
He said: “I am extremely proud and excited to be responsible for expanding our consulting team in the north.
“The region is home to a wide range of ambitious businesses and public sector organisations that are looking for support on transformation projects and how to adopt new ways of working.
“We are already supporting job creation in the region and have access to a wealth of talent, which will help to drive economic growth and recovery.”
Rosina Murdoch, director at Deloitte, said: “Being part of the leadership team to expand our consulting practice in the north means I can combine two commitments – to the growth of my home region and to the clients I love to work alongside.
“I am hugely passionate about offering consulting careers to those based in the north and look forward to working with our community of talent as we grow.”