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140 new tech jobs in Birmingham

140 new tech jobs in Birmingham

🕔23.Nov 2016

After further ego boosts for the city (and Marketing Birmingham) yesterday, today it’s the turn of Birmingham’s burgeoning digital sector (we won’t mention the ongoing urgent cries for superfast broadband in the city centre from the business community, or the chancellor’s autumn statement commitment to UK tech start-ups… more on that here.)

Anyhow, global fintech company Lombard Risk Management plc has today announced the opening of a new Technology Centre in Birmingham and the creation of up to 140 new jobs over the next three years, as it expands in the UK.

Through its new location in Birmingham’s Alpha Tower, the firm is investing in the development of the next generation of fintech products. Lombard Risk’s investment represents an exciting new stage of growth for the company as it looks to expand its offering and bring technology closer to its clients.

The centre will boast modern facilities and support a collaborative and creative working environment, a development centre within easy travelling time of its London headquarters, allowing its developers to work closely with key businesses.

Mike Payne, Lombard Risk’s Chief Technology Officer, commented:

This is an exciting opportunity for Lombard Risk, an opportunity to establish a first class development centre using the most up-to-date technologies and methods. Lombard Risk has a long history of developing innovative financial software and the opening of this centre will continue that tradition as we build the next generation of our products.

Lombard Risk aims to be the employer of choice in Birmingham developing first class software demanded by our clients.  Birmingham is a fantastic city with world class universities nearby and a rich pool of talented technologists, it was an obvious place for us to invest in.

Nicola Hewitt, Commercial Director of inward investment agency Marketing Birmingham, said:

Lombard Risk’s decision to invest in Birmingham is fantastic news for the fast-growing fintech economy of the city. Birmingham has become a thriving hotspot for both the technology and finance sectors; already home to major investors including HSBC and Advanced.

Lombard Risk has chosen Birmingham over a number of other international locations. This is testament to the strength of the region’s talented digital workforce and its centrally connected transport links – both cited as key reasons behind the firm’s expansion into the region. It instils post-Brexit confidence, demonstrating that Birmingham – and the UK – remains in a strong, competitive position globally; attracting the very best in innovation.

 

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