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Moonpig opens tech hub in Manchester


Moonpig, has announced plans to open a new tech hub at 1 Spinningfields, Manchester.

It’s part of a wider expansion of the Photobox Group in the North and London, with the multimillion pound investment creating 50 new technology jobs.

The Spinningfields operation is set to open on 1st November and will lead development and rollout of a new “world-class ecommerce, data and personalisation platform”.

The project will be led by chief technology officer, Peter Donlon, who joined the group in December last year. He was previously head of development at Sainsburys and head of software at Glue Home.

“Moonpig produces over 15 million completely one-off items for customers every year, each one uniquely personal to the sender and receiver, and powered by our ‘emotionally intelligent’ technology” explained Donlon.

“We’re seeking the best engineering talent out there to turbo-charge the Moonpig business going forward.  We selected Manchester for its thriving tech scene and wealth of exceptional talent.”

Mark Evans will lead the new office.

Photobox Group is owned by Exponent Private Equity.

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