A global tech business has been praised by Prime Minister Theresa May for its continued investment in the North East.
Sunderland Software Centre based Saggezza, which develops technology solutions for ambitious clients around the world, plans to invest a further £1m into its UK operations over the next year following a string of major contract wins.
The company, headquartered in the US with two additional offices in India, has already recruited ten highly skilled employees this year and hopes to recruit a further 70 over the next 12 months, tripling its headcount.
Speaking at London Tech Week, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May dubbed the UK ‘one of the best places in the world to start and grow a tech business’ before heaping praise on the businesses at the heart of this.
Thirteen businesses, including Saggezza, announced plans to continue investing in the UK at the event. This featured plans for a £1 billion investment by VMware over the next five years; a £12 million investment by Mastek in a new digital skills programme for graduates in Leeds; and a £150 million investment in a new data centre by Markley Group which will create 200 jobs.
The Prime Minister said: “British tech is thriving and it is fantastic that tech companies around the world are backing Britain today, with news of further investment totalling £1.2bn. I am looking forward to meeting a number of these key investors later on, as well as the leaders of some of the UK’s biggest tech start-ups.”
Martin Williams, UK managing director of Saggezza, said: “The UK is home to some of the world’s most innovative and fastest-growing tech businesses, and for Saggezza to be named among them, is testament to the fantastic work put in by everyone at the company over the last few years.
“As a company, we’ve grown rapidly over the last 12 months, securing a number of new clients and continuing to grow our headcount. However, over the next year, we plan to really capitalise on this by tripling our headcount and continuing to expand our service offering. It’s a really exciting time for our staff and everyone involved with the company.”
Saggezza is actively recruiting for a whole host of roles in the North East including java developers, technical recruiters, software consultants, software testers, analysts, GMC developers and .Net C# developers.
As well as its growth in the UK, the firm has also recently expanded its footprint in the US, with the acquisition of Omni, an employee-owned technology consulting company headquartered in Milwaukee, primarily servicing clients in Wisconsin and Iowa.
Omni’s consulting team is comprised of experts in IT strategy, business process management, business intelligence and software development and will complement Saggezza by servicing mid-market clients in the Midwest.
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