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Softcat MD Colin Brown commented: “Softcat Bristol has already exceeded all expectations of what we look for when opening a new regional office. We strongly believe a regional office in Leeds will be every bit as successful as all the key components are in place; a core team of experienced Softcat staff looking to relocate, a great city with a buoyant economy and great social scene and a huge talent pool of both graduates and experienced sales and technical professionals.”
With the UK’s 3rd largest population behind London and Birmingham, Leeds is clearly an attractive option for Softcat. Not only is there a huge student and graduate population due to the three Universities that serve the city but outside of London it now has the largest legal and financial services industries.
Sales Director Jamie Burke added: “Softcat Leeds is a really exciting project to be involved with and one that will create lots of opportunities for both current employees looking to progress but also new recruits wanting to join a great company. Softcat now has a tried and tested formula for opening regional offices, and more importantly making them successful. This claim is validated by our Manchester Office, which has just expanded premises for the fourth time in 5 years to accommodate in excess of 150 staff across sales, technical and support functions.”
The company is now recruiting for the new office including positions for graduate sales people, experienced sales people, professional and pre-sales consultants and management. “We’re not putting a number on how many people we will open the new branch with or how many we will expand to. As with all our offices it all depends on the quality of candidates but there is certainly no cap on it and quite frankly the more the merrier,” said Brown.
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