Up to 100 jobs could be created after credit management group BCW said it was returning to Stratford-Upon-Avon after an absence of three years.

The Glasgow-based firm, which previously sold a subsidiary in the town, said it would officially open its doors in April and was likely to employ staff who had originally trained with the group.

The company also plans to expand its operations in Glasgow and Manchester.

BCW Group chief executive Bryan Mouat said: “It brings particular pleasure to resume our association with Stratford since there are a lot of very experienced agents in the area, many of whom may have originally trained with BCW Group.

“Stratford is a place we know well and we look forward to seeing some familiar faces as the local recruitment drive gears up.”

The Stratford office, which is expected to create between 60 and 100 jobs over the next two years, will specialise in banking and finance work for a range of BCW Group’s blue chip clients.

BCW Group has also opened new offices in Manchester, where a specialist collection team has been established, creating thirty new jobs in the city.

And at BCW Group’s Glasgow headquarters, a significant number of new posts are planned.

Mr Mouat said: “It is often blithely assumed that credit management companies prosper during times of economic downturn. This is true to some extent but sensitivity and professionalism are paramount through testing times.”