SoPost opens up in the Empire State Building

SoPost opens up in the Empire State Building

A Newcastle tech company launched in 2012 has expanded into the USA with the opening of a new office in New York’s iconic Empire State Building.

SoPost, a finalist for this year’s BQ Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award, works with consumer brands to help them run product sampling campaigns across social media.

The company, headquartered in The Core on Newcastle Science Central, is also growing its headcount on Tyneside as it continues to grow its international reach.

Entrepreneur Jonathan Grubin, CEO of SoPost, said: “SoPost is going from strength to strength and we’re excited to be expanding into the US market.

“Newcastle has a phenomenal tech scene in which we’ve been able to thrive and grow. The city will always be at the heart of our business, and it's a place from where we can drive our domestic and international growth.”

SoPost is looking to recruit 12 extra members of staff to work in its Newcastle HQ over the next six months.

Toby Hyam, managing director at Creative Space Management, the company behind The Core, hailed SoPost as a real success story of Newcastle’s burgeoning tech sector.

He said: “When we helped establish The Core at Newcastle’s Science Central, our objective was to attract and help ambitious young businesses to develop their products and services all over the globe.

“It is fantastic that in our second year, SoPost is one such company opening a new office in New York’s Empire State Building.

“The Core is all about helping to develop new technologies for sustainable city living and we are delighted that SoPost are expanding their business in the US from their base here in Newcastle.”