Copylab Asia will be headed up by Paul Lees, who joined the firm in 2013 from Ignis Asset Management. Lees will initially look to develop client relationships in these two new locations, with further plans to expand into China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Australia.
The new venture has been supported by Scottish Development International (SDI) and the move follows the launch of a Boston-based business announced by founder Ross Hunter in March 2016, Copylab's first venture outside of the UK.
Ross Hunter, founder and CEO of Copylab said: “Copylab is now operating in all three of the world’s major financial centres and is open for business 24 hours a day.
“We have researched the Asian market closely for over a year now and believe now is the right time to take our proposition to the region. This is exciting in terms of new business opportunities but will also add significant value for our existing clients, more than half of which are large multi-nationals.
“We are now able to give their marketing functions a consistent approach globally and maximise content opportunities with their colleagues elsewhere in the world.
“We believe there is no equivalent company operating in Asia and, following the launch of our US business, it gives us a true global perspective and local presence to match our client base.
“I am delighted that we have someone of the calibre of Paul Lees to strategically develop our proposition across the Far East”.
Copylab currently has offices in Boston, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Its revenues have grown 7-fold over the last 3 years and it now employs more than 40 people.
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