Mobile payment security provider Omlis grows headcount to 50 on the back of new contracts

With new work secured across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia, Newcastle tech-up is confident of achieving 2015 growth plans

From Victor Valles, Frances Stainthorpe and Latika Joshi of Omlis
From Victor Valles, Frances Stainthorpe and Latika Joshi of Omlis

An ambitious Newcastle tech start-up his hit a major milestone in its 2015 growth plans.

Having launched a recruitment drive in March, Omlis, which began trading in February last year, has already taken headcount to 50 - a total it intends to grow to 120 by December.

The mobile payment security provider, which offers robust encryption in all mobile commerce, has already secured contracts worth £20m over the next five years and now intends to capitalise on the accelerated adoption of mobile payments.

In March and April alone, six new positions were filled at the company, following a series of contract wins across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.

Among the new appointments is France Stainthorpe as press coordinator.

An experienced content marketer, she joins Omlis from a marketing role at the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) where she held copywriting, social media, communications and event management responsibilities.

Ms Stainthorpe, who has an MA in Events Management from Northumbria University, said: “I am passionate about the digital sector in the North East and the opportunity to be part of such an exciting business with tremendous potential is what I am looking for.

“The talent recruited within the business is world class and I am challenged to make sure that I play my part in making Omlis a truly world class organisation which also reflects positively on the digital sector in the North East.”

Victor Valles, a Spanish national from Madrid, has likewise been appointed digital marketing coordinator, with a specific focus on Latin America and other Spanish speaking territories.

With an MA in Advertising and PR, Mr Valles is a digital marketing professional with experience in digital campaign management across both German and Spanish speaking markets.

“I have relocated to the North East of England because I believe Omlis will change the world of mobile payments security and I really want to be a part of it,” he said.

“I wasn’t sure about what to expect from Newcastle but it is such a beautiful and very friendly place and I am very happy with my decision to move from Spain to the North East.”

Latika Joshi, who seven years’ experience in the field, meanwhile, has been taken on as a software developer.

Omlis chief executive Markus Milsted said: “We are still a young company that is growing very fast and that brings its own challenges.

“We are driven in our commitment to attracting world class talent to Omlis and our accelerated growth is a direct result of attracting high calibre professionals to our business.”

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