Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has announced ambitious plans to grow its headcount in both the UK and the US. According to the firm, its recruitment drive follows the increased demand for innovative product development as a result of its employees’ spirits and skills.
In August, Cambridge Consultants first announced its growth plans for the US and its aim to triple its US headcount in three years’ time, from 32 to 100 employees, when it moved to a new larger Boston office. As the firm already increased its headcount by 50% in six months’ time, the consulting firm has amended this goal and now aims to reach the 100-employees goal by the end of 2016.
In its home base, the UK, Cambridge Consultants plans to create 70 new jobs. To accommodate its growing UK team, the firm recently invested £13m in state-of-the-art facilities and opened a three-storey extension to its Auton Building, giving it the capacity to house 260 staff.
Left: Paul Auton, who was CEO of Cambridge Consultants from 1983-1998, right: Alan Richardson, current CEO of Cambridge Consultants.
To fulfil the new US and UK roles, the firm is searching for engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers to work across projects in a wide range of industries, including medical technology, digital health, industrial and consumer products, oil and gas, and wireless communications.
“Our growth is based on the entrepreneurial spirit and technological prowess of our staff. The company provides the ‘platform for ambition’ for our staff to be the best they can be,” comments Alan Richardson, CEO of Cambridge Consultants. “Our ambitious expansion plans have already seen the company grow by 50% over the past three years to 470 people around the world. We’re now looking for even more top-flight people to come and join our success story.”