Software consultancy Scott Logic opens fifth UK office in Leeds

26 March 2021 2 min. read
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Software consultancy Scott Logic has opened its sixth office, and its fifth in the United Kingdom. The new Leeds office on East Parade will initially employ 12 people.

Based in Newcastle, with hubs in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Copenhagen, Scott Logic employs more than 300 people. As a software consultancy, it provides a range of technology services, including architecture and technical strategy, software development, and data engineering, helping clients to address an array of digital challenges.

Scott Logic works primarily with organisations in financial services, investment banking and the public sector – such as DWP, NHS Digital and NatWest – all areas which will rely heavily on digital solutions for a future recovery from the current crisis.

The firm has seen a busy start to 2021, with the firm looking to expand both its headcount and geographical reach throughout the first quarter of the year. On the heels of recently appointing a fresh CEO in the shape of Stephen Foreshew-Cain, the firm has now announced it will launch a new Leeds locale to meet growing demand in Yorkshire.

Nigel Wilson, General Manager - Scott Logic

“We already have clients in Leeds and know that it’s a great place to do business, with a strong tech ecosystem including initiatives like the Leeds Digital Festival,” Scott Logic General Manager Nigel Wilson stated. “When you factor in the first-class universities, excellent transport and strength in financial services, it felt like an obvious choice for our next location. It’s rich with potential for clients and talent and it’s a city in which we are looking to put down firm roots.”

New CEO Foreshew-Cain has ambitious plans for Scott Logic, of which the new office launch is an early factor, and is reportedly looking at building on sustained growth while also fostering deeper relationships with communities, and having an impact beyond the company’s core activities. The new Leeds office is the first stage of the company’s 2021 expansion, and Yorkshire native Wilson is keen that the location should exemplify what is to come for the consultancy.

Wilson added, “I’m from Yorkshire, so I am personally delighted for the company to have a presence in such a great city. But mostly we want to be recognised as an important employer in Leeds, using technology to help our clients achieve their business goals and to connect with the broader communities in the city.”

While Scott Logic admits the launch of a physical office amid a pandemic lockdown might seem “unusual,” a release from the firm noted the anticipation of an imminent future of hybrid and flexible ways of working – something the new office is well equipped for. Wilson said that a mix of remote working and face-to-face collaboration “has always been how we’ve delivered results for our clients and this will not change,” but also concluded that “Covid-19 is proving to be a great accelerator of business change, and technology is the way to deliver much of that change.”