N, the company founded by extrovert entrepreneur James Dyson, has bucked the recessionary trend and decided to double the number of engineers it employs.
The appliances manufacturer will hire 350 new engineers, bringing its total to 700. It is part of the company’s plans to increase research and development (R&D) investment during the recession.
The move follows James Dyson’s recent report Ingenious Britain, which calls for education reforms and greater R&D tax credits to make Britain Europe’s leading high tech exporter.
James Dyson, chief engineer, said: “I am extremely proud of the new technology developed by our engineers in Malmesbury. It is vital that Dyson and the UK continues to invest in the nation’s engineering talent if we are to stay ahead.”