Set up in Liverpool DAM Health has expanded rapidly during the pandemic offering COVID testing in the UK and overseas and is now creating 350 new jobs. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool COVID testing firm DAM Health is creating 350 new jobs early in the New Year as It looks to continue its expansion in the UK and overseas.
DAM, founded by leading North West hospital physician, Professor Frank Joseph, has grown quickly over the past 18 months amid global demand for COVID-19 testing during the pandemic.
From its Liverpool base DAM has expanded rapidly to offer COVID testing both in the UK, in mainland Europe and as far afield as Mexico. Earlier this year the Mossley Hill-based business teamed up with technology educators Credersi to open a virtual reality training laboratory.
Now it is embarking on a major recruitment drive as it develops plans for expansion in the medical diagnostic sector. It is seeking over 350 new employees to add to a workforce of close to 1,000 people . They are employed in the UK and internationally across technical, customer service and office-based staff.
At its Liverpool headquarters in the newly-opened Spine building and further offices on Albert Dock, the jobs will include more than 20 customer service agents and an additional manager for the department. There will also be appointments for business development and asset procurement management roles.
A significant part of the recruitment drive is for technical staff with almost 300 new staff required for its laboratories to meet the ongoing demand for antigen and PCR testing and a continued preference for in-clinic tests rather than DIY at home.
By the end of 2021 DAM Health will have a total of 12 labs operational in Manchester, Kent, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Hull, Cornhill, two in Fulham, Glasgow, Antrim, Harlow and the original Rose Lane site in south Liverpool.
Liam Spence, director of partnerships and strategy at DAM, says: “Since we started with a handful of staff and one clinic we have grown to the present with an ever expanding business.
“We remain big investors in people across every facet of DAM Health and this new recruitment drive is helping us grow even further. We have our headquarters in Liverpool at The Spine, all of our labs and clinics across the UK and internationally and other areas of the business which are also growing rapidly.
“And we’ve not rested on our laurels either – we are actively researching some very exciting new ways for the business to diversify beyond COVID and the medical diagnostic world in which we plan to work in.”