Cloud-based payment and cash management firm, AccessPay has opened a new office in Manchester as it seeks to grow across the UK “and beyond”.

The company has already raided a series of tech firms in the the North West as part of its recruitment drive.

Rob Illidge, formerly of Shaping Cloud has been named digital marketing manager; ex-Synergy Cloud new business sales manger, Rachael Howard is its new regional sales manager; while operations manager, Lauren King joins from Arrow Electronics.

“We have developed a support team based in Manchester, focused on providing unrivalled assistance to our growing customer base. The team combines customer service expertise with a passion for innovation that will add to the success of our growing business,” explained Ali Moiyed, CEO and founder of AccessPay, which has its headquarters in London.

“Manchester is the ideal location for a pioneering cloud-based business like ourselves. There’s a real entrepreneurial spirit in the city, with regular tech events taking place and lots of initiatives for start-ups. Manchester is really establishing itself as a high-tech hub, and it’s great to be a part of it!”