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Sunday Times award winner Kainos expands UK footprint and creates jobs in the South-West

Published on Wednesday, 26th March 2014
Recruitment drive and new Bristol office opened to get closer to key customers

Digital Solutions leader Kainos have announced a significant expansion of its operations in the UK.  This will be focused on the South West of England and will involve creation of up to 50 new jobs in the region and the opening of a new centre in the busy South West’s commercial heart of Bristol.

The new office adds to the company’s growing network of local support and engineering centres, joining branches in London, Belfast, Dublin and Gdansk.

The company has launched a focused search for new talent in the area – relying on its proven track record in attracting exceptional candidates through the work culture and benefits it offers (confirmed by its central place for two years in the annual The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For).

“Our move to Bristol reflects our growth, plus our commitment to our UK customers,” said Kainos’ Managing Director Brendan Mooney.

“Bristol is a central, well-serviced and business-friendly hub for us, with a great graduate and tech professional pool to draw on. We look forward to bringing our unique workplace culture to Bristol, as well as our community initiatives around digital education.”

Mooney and the rest of the firm’s leadership see this move as key to improving service to its growing UK customer base, noting the city’s excellent transport infrastructure and easy reach of the Midlands, the South West regions and Wales.

The company also cites Bristol’s strong support for business, as well its strength as a source of graduate talent with two first-class local Universities, which is fostering a growing community of high-tech firms and digital agencies.

Professor Joe McGeehan, chair of Invest Bristol & Bath (and founding MD and Senior General Advisor, Toshiba Telecommunications Research Laboratory), which helped cement the opening of the new centre, commented:  “We are looking forward to welcoming the Kainos team to Bristol and supporting them in its ambitious growth plan.

“As a proven global technology leader we are hopeful Kainos will make great contributions to our city and local economy, as well as to the established Bristol digital community.”