A Reading-headquartered provider of credit card machines and online payment gateways has opened a base in Manchester.

UTP Merchant Services has moved its 20-strong workforce into an office in Orbit Development’s Barlow House on Minshull Street in the city centre.

UTP was established in 2013 and is a partner for credit card machines, supplying thousands of UK retail businesses with a fast, simple and secure solution.

UTP is also the only provider to offer same day funding to merchants through its Faster Processing programme and is enjoying international as well as UK growth with new offices recently opened in Gibraltar, Ireland, and Spain.

Sales Director Jaime Lowe said they were excited to be joining Manchester’s city centre business community.

“We are looking forward to providing exciting new employment opportunities and being part of the city’s Build Back Better push as we come out of the pandemic,” she said.

“Manchester has a fantastic talent pool, including a large number of foreign language speakers, who can provide tailored native language support to our international customers.” 

Orbit Development’s Leasing Director Adam Jackson welcomed Jaime and her team to the building and Manchester itself. “Barlow House is an excellent location for the company to deliver its ambitious growth plans, provide jobs for local people and get to know the city. We wish them continued success,” he said.