A Silicon Valley tech company backed by Goldman Sachs has announced plans to create more than 40 jobs in Bristol as it expands its presence in the UK.
California-based digital engineering firm Infostretch said the roles would be created over the next 12 months and would include entry-level and senior-level positions in full software development, Salesforce and software testing.
According to the company, Bristol has been identified because of its proximity to “world-class universities”, including the University of Bath, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE) , as well as its booming technology sector.
Recent research commissioned by Tech South West suggests the West Country’s tech industry is set to reach almost £20 billion in gross value added (GVA) a year by 2026, creating over 125,000 new jobs and positioning Bristol as one of the UK’s fastest growing technologies. hubs.
Martin Williams, managing director of Infostretch UK, said establishing a presence in each of the UK’s regional technology centers had been “a key priority” for the company since its acquisition of Saggezza – a technology solutions provider that employed hundreds of people in its offices in the UK, US and India – last year.
He said: “Bristol was naturally at the top of our hit list. As well as being home to world-class universities, the city has a thriving tech sector which has attracted over £100m in venture capital l last year and accounted for more job opportunities than almost anywhere outside of London.
“Add to that the fantastic work-life balance it allows you to offer employees through its world-class arts and culture offerings and beautiful coastline, and it’s no surprise that so many companies are turning to the city and we are really looking forward to launching our recruitment campaign.
Infostretch was founded in 2004 and today employs over 2,000 people in its 15 offices around the world.
Over the past 12 months, the company has created more than 60 additional full-time positions in Birmingham, Edinburgh and Leeds, and doubled its workforce in Sunderland.
“Infostretch has built a real reputation over the years for promoting from within and providing career progression opportunities for its staff, and we will certainly look to continue to build on this culture through our expansion into Bristol,” added John Wright, Head of Talent Acquisition. UK.
“From fully-funded training courses to wellness initiatives and paid volunteer opportunities, we truly invest in our employees and that’s reflected in those who have stayed with us and risen through the ranks since we opened our very first UK office in 2011.”
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