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As well as being a major headquarters location, Milton Keynes has all the ingredients necessary for middle and back office teams.

Access to a talented workforce, both locally and further afield, makes MK a great place to locate sales, customer services, outsourced IT functions or finance and administrative teams.

Some of the world's biggest companies run crucial operations out of Milton Keynes. One of the largest employers in the city is Santander, which employs around 4,500 people in a range of teams including a major contact centre, and a host of other teams including key head-office functions like marketing, finance and risk.

Coca Cola's National Call Handling Centre is located here with a team that handles more than 5,000 calls per day. US firm TSYS recently moved into a new 57,000 sq ft call centre from where it provides multilingual financial services support for clients across Europe.

Other back-office investors in the city include Konecta, Merchants, along with call centre functions within many of the headquarters offices here such as Volkswagen Finance Services, Mercedes Benz and Home Retail Group.