Vodafone has unveiled plans to invest £100 million into the UK’s High Street by opening 150 new stores.
The new retail outlets will create 1,400 jobs in the UK and the programme is seeing support from Prime Minister David Cameron.
“This is a fantastic vote of confidence in the UK workforce from a company investing for the future to harness the next generation of digital services,” said Cameron.
“It is a sign that our long-term economic plan to create jobs and build a stronger, more competitive economy is working, helping ensure a better and more financially secure future for Britain, for hardworking people and their families.”
The investment forms part of Vodafone’s plans to inject £1 billion in 2014 in the networks and services relied upon by its more than 19 million UK customers.
The 150 shops will open over the next 12 months, increasing the total number of Vodafone’s branded UK outlets to more than 500.
The first of the new shops to open will be in Notting Hill, Fulham, Walthamstow, Wembley, Ilford, Perry Barr and Bicester.