Funding Grant to Create 40 Tech Jobs in Dundee
Cherwell Software has announced that 40 new jobs will be created at its Dundee facility following a £3.1 million research and development grant.
The £3.1 million forms part of a larger investment of £22 million from Cherwell, £8.9 million of which will go to Scotland for the development of cutting-edge automation technologies.
The aim is to create tech that will help businesses to automate their services across their enterprises, driving efficiency and productivity. The leading global service management firm says the new jobs will be based at its site in River Court, Victoria Dock.
Scotland’s Minister for Parliamentary Business Graeme Dey, who announced the funding, said: “I am delighted that this £3.1 million Scottish Enterprise grant will result in 40 new jobs in Dundee, a city which is fast becoming one of Scotland’s leading technology hubs.
“Cherwell’s decision to invest £8.9 million into their operations in Scotland is also testament to the highly-skilled and talented workforce we have and our reputation as an innovative nation. The Scottish Government and our skills and enterprise agencies look forward to working with Cherwell to deliver their ambitious plans for the Dundee base.”
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Josh Turpen, Chief Product Officer (Global) at Cherwell, said: “It is an honour to have received this support from Scottish Enterprise, which has enabled us to continue our expansion in Scotland and in the Dundee area in particular.
“As our growth accelerates globally, our Dundee R&D centre has proven itself to be a boon for our engineering efforts with highly-skilled talent available from a thriving tech hub.”
Neil Francis, Director of Trade and Investment at Scottish Enterprise, commented: “We’re thrilled that Cherwell, as a global leader in software technology, has taken the decision to expand its operations in Scotland.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Dundee and the surrounding area to harness high value jobs and enhance the regions reputation for computer science. We look forward to continuing to work with the team at Cherwell to deliver its growth ambitions.”
A company statement added: “Dundee is uniquely positioned as Cherwell’s only location for R&D outside the U.S, embedding world-leading technical expertise within the facility and enhancing Dundee’s reputation for computer science as the birthplace of the next generation Enterprise Service Management software.
“Since the opening of the Dundee R&D centre last year, Cherwell has demonstrated a commitment to diversification of their workforce and has been actively working with local universities to develop a stronger recruiting pipeline for women into engineering.
“The company also has ambitions to develop its own talent pipeline to sustain its ability to conduct R&D in Scotland over the long term.”