Tertiary / Customer Relationship Centres

Tertiary / Customer Relationship Centres


Many factors for growth

The efforts of Troyes and Aube to initiate a transformation in the economic fabric have borne fruit, with a very dynamic tertiary sector involving a wide variety of activities.

Customer relationship centers

With its size (189,000 inhabitants) and its closeness to Paris (150 km), Troyes offers ideal solutions for setting up contact centres on a human scale thanks to:

- Strong efforts by local stakeholders to boost the sector
- A network of subcontractors specialising in IT and telephony, working on behalf of service companies and local outsourcers (tier 1 and tier 2 hotlines)
- Technical resources: high-speed networks, full unbundling and fibre-optic infrastructure

A strong commercial tradition

- Troyes, the European capital of factory shops and designer outlets, totals 2,000 shops and 450,000 m² of retail space across the entire built-up area
- New commercial development projects are in progress or under consideration
- Nearby towns benefit from new commercial locations thanks to the recent development of high-quality retail parks (Romilly-sur-Seine and Bar-sur-Aube)

Destination: innovation

- Research programmes on behalf of service companies
- Favourable environment at the Technopole de l'Aube  for innovative companies in their incubation, start-up or development phases

Dynamism in the sector

Le Cercle des Services: organised by the Troyes Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this club promotes Aube service providers to their clients. Its events include the Magic Business evening, which helps them spread their reputation and encourages new relationships

Plug and Start days :unique in Europe, these are dedicated to innovative entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur is mentored and benefits from a listening ear, analysis and advice from a network of 230 experts. The Technopole de l'Aube organises two events a year, including a "Campus" event for students with entrepreneurial projects.

Customer relationship centers: a packaged offer
To encourage new businesses to set up here while taking care not to saturate the market:

  • Tertiary business facilities, available immediately at attractive prices
  • Recruitment: provision of a specific unit to help with recruitment; specialist temporary employment agencies; nearly 9,000 multilingual students
  • Employment forums; actions to promote customer relationship activities
  • Networking between the main contact centres
  • Website creation
  • Set-up support: assistance with project management, investment, training and family mobility


Call centers                                                       3media, Sitel
Innovative tertiary businesses                     Provexi, Fremen Corp
Communication / Advertising                        Sinfin Communication, Samarkand, Okénite, Rézomédia
Engineering / Technical studies                   SAT Manager, Cerene Services, 3IA , CR2I
Tourism / Leisure                                             Nigloland 

Training and Research


  • DUT technical diploma in Marketing (IUT Troyes)
  • Degree in Marketing Financial Products and Services (IUT Troyes)
  • BTS technician's diploma in Commercial Unit Management (Lycée Chrestien de Troyes)
  • BTS technician's diploma in Negotiation and Customer Relations (Lycée E. Herriot Ste Savine)
  • Call centre operator training (ADPS - the region's leading professional training institute)
  • Vocational degree in Internet and Multimedia Techniques (IUT Troyes)

Following the establishment of the 3 Media call centre, a work-placement training course has been set up to prepare students for the role of call centre supervisor, "Sup 3 Call" (3 Media and Randstat).


  • Degree in IT, Digital Technology and Management Engineering (Supinfo Troyes)
  • Master's degrees from higher education institutes (Groupe Esc Troyes)
  • Master's degree in Applied Design and Creation with a Communication, Space, Products or Global specialism (ESAA Troyes)


  • Tech-Cico (UTT): research into the analysis, modelling and instrumentation of cooperative activities

More informations:

Email : info@aube-developpement.com
Phone:03 25 43 70 14

Key figures

  • 1,005 companies
  • 11,625 jobs
  • 1,400 jobs in call centres
  • 1st economic sector of Aube

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