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Aussie group Computershare brings 300 jobs

Australian financial services company Computershare is to open a technology centre of excellence in Edinburgh, creating 300 jobs.

The company secured a £2 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and has worked closely with Scottish Development International (SDI) to develop the project.

Computershare was founded in Melbourne in 1978 and opened an office at Edinburgh Park in 1998. It provides relationship management and registry services to around 150 listed companies.

The expansion plans were announced on the same day SDI annual results were published, which showed 7,839 jobs were secured in Scotland through new and existing investors – an increase of 10% on the previous year.

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Computershare’s new office in the city centre which is being fully refurbished and will open next year.

Stuart Irving, global President and CEO of Computershare said: “As a truly international capital city, Edinburgh has a bright future and is a natural home for a global company. As a growing business we need the skills and hard work we see on offer in this city.

“We are grateful to the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International for helping us with our plans and are looking forward to our continued partnership.”

Neil Francis, operations director at SDI, said: “When a company like Computershare chooses to invest in Scotland, it sends a message to the rest of the world that Scotland is a first-class destination.”

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