IT services group Sopra Steria opens Glasgow office

Alison McLaughlin, Sopra Steria's sector director for local and regional government
Alison McLaughlin, Sopra Steria's sector director for local and regional government
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Sopra Steria, the French IT services group, has opened an office in Glasgow amid “sustained growth” north of the Border.

The firm, which acquired Edinburgh-based Newell & Budge ten years ago, said the move into its St Vincent Street base was “another affirmation of its commitment to Scottish business”.

Sopra Steria, which employs more than 5,000 people across the UK, has worked with Clydesdale Bank owner National Australia Bank for more than 15 years and the Student Loans Company for almost five years.

Earlier this month, the firm signed up to the Scottish Government’s voluntary pledge to embrace fair business practices.

Alison McLaughlin, Sopra Steria’s sector director for local and regional government, said: “We have come a long way in Scotland and this new office will allow us to expand our presence in the region.

“By having a strong base in Glasgow, we can both grow new business and invest in our existing customer relationships. As leader of our public sector business in Scotland, I’m excited to be involved with developing the new Glasgow office and look forward to building on our success.”