Opencast is expanding into Glasgow’s thriving tech scene, in a bit to create jobs and opportunities.
Opencast, a rapidly growing independent tech consultancy company, has announced the opening of its latest office in Glasgow. The move looks to capitalise on the city’s technology sector and local talent.
Opencast currently has over 400 specialist consultants, including 19 professionals already working in Glasgow. With the move to Glasgow, the company plans to expand its Glasgow team to 30 over the next year.
Glasgow was ranked in the top three tech cities in the UK outside of London, according to a report from Savills. The report also positions Glasgow as the number one city in the UK for digital tech graduates, filling almost a quarter of graduate jobs in the past 12 months.
The report suggests that the high university education rates (46%), mixed with a government-backed plan to double the city centre population by 2035 makes it a vibrant city to live and work in. The projected city centre and tech sector growth is expected to create 25% increase in gross value added (GVA) to the Scottish economy over the next 15 years.
“Glasgow is a thriving city of growth and investment and also has an unrivalled talent pool, particularly in technology. Opencast is proud to open a new centre in the city and to be a part of this exciting time for Glasgow,” said Tom Lawson, Opencast CEO.
The Glasgow hub will host consultants specialising in various domains, including user-centred design and data. It further strengthens Opencast’s Scottish presence following the recent opening of its hub in Edinburgh.
The company was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2012, and has offices in London and Leeds, in addition to Edinburgh and Glasgow, all of which opened in the last year.
The consultancy’s rapid growth is driven by major client wins across the UK, including government bodies such as HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Government Digital Service.
Opencast is a technology consultancy that provides consulting services to businesses in various industries, such as user-centred design, data analysis, and technology implementation, to help clients optimise their operations.