The new premises will help us to grow the OnScale team further in Scotland with new engineering, developer and enterprise sales jobs. The goal is to further develop cutting-edge software and cloud technologies to allow high tech companies to reduce research and development costs and get new technology to market quicker.
Image shows L-R Suzanne Sosna, Head of Global Companies at Scottish Enterprise; Andrew Tweedie, OnScale UK Director; David Freed, OnScale Chief Technical Officer, Derek Mackay MSP Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work; Ian Campbell, OnScale Chief Executive Officer.
To announce the exciting news we had our CEO, Ian Campbell and newly appointed CTO, David Freed over from California to visit the new office. Our team welcomed MSP Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair work, Derek Mackay to discuss how OnScale is helping to build the future of engineering. During the visit, Derek Mackay, said “This is a great demonstration of the confidence that major foreign investors have in Scotland as a place to lay down roots, in spite of the continuing uncertainty around Brexit.
“Of course this investment and the accompanying jobs created is great news for Glasgow, and will provide the next generation of software engineers even more opportunity to work and develop their skills in Scotland.
“As outlined in this year’s Programme for Government, we are determined to maximise foreign direct investment in Scotland, in order to grow the sectors that we can claim to be world class in, as well as building on emerging expertise and enabling technology to address major global challenges around ageing, climate change and wellbeing.”
Ian Campbell, Founder and CEO of OnScale said: “Scotland was and is home to countless engineers, scientists, and innovators. OnScale’s Cloud Engineering Simulation platform uses the electromagnetic equations formulated by James Clerk Maxwell of Edinburgh and the unit of power is named after James Watt, inventor of the steam engine and Greenock native. By expanding our investment in Glasgow with support from Scottish Enterprise, OnScale will continue a long tradition of scientific and engineering innovation in Scotland.”
Suzanne Sosna, Head of Global Companies at Scottish Enterprise, said: “We’re thrilled that OnScale as a global leader in software development, has taken the decision to expand its operations in Glasgow.
“OnScale is a great example of an inward investor harnessing skills and talent in Glasgow by tapping into Scotland’s existing research and development assets to increase their skills and innovation capabilities.
“Providing support to innovative international companies, such as OnScale, to attract them to Scotland is a major priority for Scottish Enterprise as part of our Strategic Framework. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with OnScale as the company develops its presence in Scotland.”
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