Product and software engineering firm to create jobs with new Leeds office

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Pictured (LR): Euan Andrews, Managing Director; Matt Ward, responsible for the north of England; Ciji Duncan, People Manager and Alan Morris, Engineering Manager


A product and software engineering company has opened an office in Leeds and aims to create 100 jobs in the region by 2023.

xDesign, based in Edinburgh, is a provider of engineering teams and cross-functional Agile products for software development.

The expansion is part of the company’s three-year growth plan, with the goal of creating 100 jobs in the region by 2023.

xDesign said it chose the north of England as its first base outside of its main headquarters in Edinburgh in part because of the similarities between the technological business environments here and in Scotland.

The company chose the Bruntwood Scitech platform in Leeds for its base in the North.

Managing Director Euan Andrews said: “Opening a new office in Leeds is at the heart of our overall growth strategy which sees xDesign opening offices and creating jobs across the UK, and it is essential for We plan this expansion thoughtfully by focusing on how we can better support local businesses and talent.

“It is important for us to find people to work with and collaborate with who have regional and local knowledge and expertise, because we know how crucial this knowledge is to building a strong community, which is our number one priority then. as we work to make meaningful contributions to the region.

xDesign has appointed Matt Ward, the former director of Deloitte’s Market Gravity in the North of England, as the Head of North England to lead the expansion in the region.

Ward added, “I am delighted to lead this expansion. As a resident and professional of the region, I know how vibrant the tech community is here, and have had the pleasure of working directly with the incredible talent of the region. Building the xDesign community in the North is something we all look forward to. “


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