Leading digital enablement specialists, AND Digital, plans to create 100 digital roles at its new office in Edinburgh over the next 18 months. The £11 million cash injection from BGF will help the firm to accelerate its growth and global expansion over the coming 12 months.
The firm helps companies across the UK to meet their digital goals by providing fast access to tech talent, working along-side in-house teams to upskill and to accelerate product development. The company’s services help other firms to bridge the digital skills gap, which is widening in Scotland despite its robust tech sector.
With more than 13,000 unfilled digital positions annually in Scotland, recruiting specialists struggled to find the necessary tech talent many firms are desperate for.
Paramjit Uppal, founder and CEO of AND Digital, explains: “Scotland’s digital and tech sector has a worldwide reputation. The country is at the forefront of digital innovation, demonstrating global impact in many growth industries including robotics, space and data driven innovation.
“We’re proud to be joining such a thriving tech community to collaborate with a diverse range of businesses and help them to achieve their digital ambitions.”
The company has rapidly expanded, now employing over 600 technology experts across a network of autonomous ‘Clubs’. In line with previous launches, the Edinburgh ‘Club’ will recruit 100 tech positions within 18 months of opening, including UX designers, platform developers, full stack engineers, product analysts and Scrum masters.
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Uppal continued: “Scotland’s close-knit, supportive tech community is the beating heart of its blossoming digital sector and we look forward to becoming part of that community as we work in partnership with businesses across Scotland.”
Alex Snodgrass, an investor at BGF who will join the board of AND Digital, said: “AND Digital is a fantastic business, with a truly innovative and scalable approach to delivering technology services of the highest quality.
“Paramjit and the team have built an excellent track record in the market through working with some of the UK’s biggest enterprises. We’re delighted to be joining the business at such an exciting time, supporting the next stage of its growth journey to further expand across the UK and build an international offering.”
This will be the company’s tenth club to open in the UK, with others already established in London, Manchester, Reading, Leeds, Halifax and Maidenhead.