Software firm expands

Ideagen turns Scots facility into centre of excellence


More jobs promised at the East Kilbride facility


Ideagen is to turn its East Kilbride site into a ‘Centre of Excellence’ as it looks to strengthen its position in the multi-billion dollar governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software market.

The Lanarkshire facility is part of the company’s global Centre of Excellence strategy, which will see the centralisation of business functions at key sites and 124 jobs created globally, including 42 in the UK and 12 in East Kilbride.

The ambitious project will see its site at the Scottish Enterprise Technology Park focus on customer support, marketing, legal, products and service delivery. The site will also house elements of technical services, sales and IT.

Ben Dorks, chief executive, said: “In the last decade, we have more than quadrupled our workforce and client base and grown globally with new offices in the US, UAE, SE Asia and mainland Europe.

“As part of our ongoing business growth strategy, we are creating four strategic ‘Centres of Excellence’ (CoE) which will centralise important business functions at key sites across the globe.

“The launch of our CoE project is an exciting and crucial next phase in the growth and success of Ideagen and it is a project that we believe will enable us to truly become a global player in the GRC software industry.”

Barnaby Kent, Ideagen’s chief operating officer, said: “Throughout the last decade, Ideagen has grown employee numbers by more than 5,000%, increased revenues by 7,200% and also enhanced our client base by more than 23,000%.

“We have achieved this by having a clear vision, which is supported by a strategy that continually evolves, but never fundamentally changes.

“The introduction of our Centres of Excellence is the next phase of our growth plan and will centralise key areas of the business to allow us to double in size globally over the next three years. Through a focussed expansion from Asia to the US, it will allow us to truly serve our expanding client base of over 5,000 organisations globally.”

Ideagen’s global operation will also involve key satellite offices in Sofia, Bulgaria, and in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Mr Kent added: “This project is an ambitious one but one that will allow us to maintain our agility as a business, enabling us to quickly capitalise on new opportunities and remain ahead of the curve in an ever-changing technology – and specifically GRC – market.

“This is an exciting time for Ideagen, and we truly believe that the launch of our dedicated Centres of Excellence will ensure that we are fit for growth.”

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