(l-R) Transiris CEO Silvian Centiu and SDI MD Paul Lewis
Silicon Valley technology and data consultancy Transiris Corporation is set to create 26 jobs in Glasgow, following support from Scottish Enterprise
Transiris Corporation has selected Scotland for the next stage of its international expansion, supported by £250k of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funding from Scottish Enterprise, which was awarded following a competitive review.
Most of the new roles will be ‘high value’ jobs (i.e. with salaries approximately 20% higher than the national average), and a number of these roles will be targeted specifically towards graduates.
This major announcement follows the publication of the EY Scotland Attractiveness Survey, which highlighted a 56% growth in the number of digital foreign direct investment projects coming to Scotland, and a recent Tech Nation report also noted that Glasgow is attracting a new generation of tech start-ups and workers, with a strong focus on data science and data-driven innovation.
Transiris, which also has operations in Canada, Spain, Romania and Austria, develops technology solutions in areas such as digital automation, digital marketing, big data, and data analytics.
The new base in Glasgow will provide services to global Fortune 500 companies. Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Ivan McKee said: "Foreign Direct Investment is a significant contributor to Scotland’s economy with over 2,350 foreign-owned companies operating from 8,850 sites. Companies like Transiris recognise what Scotland and its workforce has to offer. I look forward to working with them as they roll out their plans for Scotland.
"Scotland has huge economic potential and we are well placed to take advantage of the economic opportunities that come from our established strengths in innovation and technology.
"As a government, we have increased our investment in the economy this year by 64%, as part of our £2.4bn investment in enterprise and skills. We have the most competitive business rates system in the UK and we are supporting sectoral and business growth, for example through delivery of the National Manufacturing Institute (NMIS) and the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB)."
Transiris’ CEO, Silvian Centiu, said: “We’re always looking for the best people anywhere in the world – that’s how the workforce generally develops these days. Scottish universities include some of the best in the world, and there’s a strong culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We found a very good business infrastructure here, and a culture that’s viable for a growing company.”
Paul Lewis, managing director of Scottish Development International, which worked with the company to secure the investment in Scotland, said: “By connecting a fast-growing, global company like Transiris to a hub of talent, academic expertise and an integrated supply chain, we are able to deliver fantastic jobs and training opportunities for the people of Glasgow and anchor the company within Scotland’s dynamic data and technology ecosystem for long-term economic impact.”
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