Newcastle software firm to recruit 200 in North East

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by Stephen Chapman

A Newcastle software consultancy has outlined plans to recruit 200 staff over the next few years.

Scott Logic made the announcement as it moved its headquarters to the flagship Lumen Building at Newcastle Helix.

“Scott Logic has always been about integrating with the communities around us and having an influence beyond our core business,” said Steve Foreshew-Cain, CEO, Scott Logic.

“We are embedded within North East communities and committed to future talent development, from close ties with Newcastle University and Durham University, where we fund scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to the continued expansion of our graduate hiring programme in Newcastle.”

The company currently employs more than 400 people across its 6 UK offices.

“We have locations all over the UK, but our HQ will always be in Newcastle,” added Gary Scott, chairman and founder, Scott Logic.

“It’s important to us to remain an active participant in the North East community, and I can't think of a better place than Newcastle Helix for us to be based as we continue our growth over the coming years.”

Newcastle Helix is a partnership between Newcastle City Council, Legal & General and Newcastle University. The 24-acre development has been specifically designed for science and technology businesses and with a focus on sustainability.

Scott Logic has designed its office space for “the modern tech worker” and hybrid working. This means there is a significantly different ratio between desks, collaboration facilities, and socialising spaces, all designed for particular purposes, from 1:1s, interviews and calls, to team working and collaborative workshops.

“The pandemic has changed how we all work forever,” continued Foreshew-Cain.

“The Lumen readies us for a new era of hybrid working. Our space has been designed to get maximum value from in-person interactions, and people choose the space that best suits their needs for that day.  We will be welcoming more people into our business in the coming years and we want to provide a working environment that works for everyone.”

 

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