Cork-based outsourcing company SouthWestern has announced an expansion of its operations, which will see 40 jobs created here and up to 200 jobs in England.

The company, which provides outsourced business process services to a wide range of clients, opened a London office in 2012.

Last year SouthWestern won a five year contract to deliver a new livestock database for the UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 

The contract is for an electronic movement reporting system and accompanying database for sheep, goats, and deer in England.

SouthWestern employs 650 people at its headquarters in Clonakilty and at Lodz in Poland. 

It manages over five million customer calls per year and throughputs over €6 billion per year in transactions for its clients.