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US firm AcuSoft gains from Scotland’s low cost talent

Keith BrownUS software company AcuSoft said today it chose to locate in Scotland where it could find the talent it needed at a lower cost than in the usual technology hot spots.

It is to create 10 jobs for development engineers at a European headquarters in Glasgow to service energy industry clients back home.

The company took offices in West George St last October and today used a visit by the Economy Secretary Keith Brown (pictured) to announce its plans.

Director Rebecca Hansen said: “Scotland, specifically the Glasgow metro area, provides a compelling value proposition, enabling AcuSoft to deliver the solutions our customers need at a much lower cost than the traditional technology centres.

“AcuSoft is able to leverage a well-trained and highly-educated workforce, in a city with the modern infrastructure necessary for operating a technology services company without the progress inhibiting overheads of London, Seattle or Silicon Valley.”

Mr Brown met Ms Hansen during his visit to New York last month and today said Acusoft’s decision showed how Scotland offers technology companies “a connected and collaborative location to develop, test, demonstrate and deploy innovative, cost effective solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.”

Paul Lewis, interim CEO, Scottish Enterprise, said: “AcuSoft’s decision to choose Glasgow for [its] European HQ is fantastic news and highlights the competitive advantage that Scotland has as a place for international business.”

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