Scott Logic creates 40 jobs after winning overseas contracts

Software specialists Scott Logic will soon recruit new staff in Newcastle after a series of lucrative contract wins

David Pinches, head of products and marketing at Scott Logic
David Pinches, head of products and marketing at Scott Logic

A Tyneside software consultancy is creating up to 40 jobs in the UK after winning a clutch of overseas contracts.

Newcastle-based Scott Logic has secured work from large companies in the banking and finance, healthcare and energy sectors as it looks to grow turnover from £7m to £9m this year.

The new contracts will allow the company to recruit around 20 staff at its Newcastle headquarters, as well as up to 20 more at its Edinburgh and Bristol operations.

The company, which currently has around 120 staff across the three sites, is looking to take on new recruits for a variety of roles, including IT developers, test engineers and project managers. In Newcastle, the majority of the roles will be technical positions, while three marketing professionals are being sought to promote the company and its technology products.

David Pinches, head of products and marketing at Scott Logic, said: “One of our key markets is the banking and finance sector and we have managed to secure more business than ever from large banks outside of the UK.

“We now work with some of the largest banks in Europe and Scandinavia.

“We’ve also targeted new sectors in the marketplace such as healthcare and we are bringing on board a new client, an energy trader in Scandinavia.”

The growth of Scott Logic, which was launched in 2005, has been triggered by a sharp rise in the number of companies using mobile technologies to showcase their products to customers.

This has created more demand for software developers and engineers to help make these technologies, such as web applications, more accessible, attractive and easier to use for customers.

Scott Logic has also invested in young talent and plans to take on 12 graduates and six interns through its links with North East universities and the local technology community.

Pinches said: “We are looking for graduates who have a very good academic background. They come on our graduate programme with a view to becoming full-time consultants very quickly.”

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