AND Digital secures £8m to create 400 jobs
Posted on April 8, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox
British tech consultancy AND Digital has secured £8 million in follow-on funding from BGF which will lead to 400 new jobs potentially being created.
It takes total investment in the business – which accelerates digital delivery for businesses, providing access to tech talent and helping them build products faster – to nearly £20m over the last 12 months.
BGF’s fresh capital will be used to fast-track expansion in the Benelux region in Europe, as well as further offices in Scotland and Manchester. The company will also focus on growing existing bases in Leeds and London.
AND Digital will also invest heavily in increasing its cloud engineering capabilities, aiming to add 300-400 new high-paid digital jobs – including software engineers, product analysts, and UX/UI specialists – over the next 12 months.
Founded in 2014 by CEO Paramjit Uppal, the company is now one of the largest independent providers of digital services in the UK, employing around 800 people. Headquartered in London, the company has 11 bases across the UK and opened its first overseas office in Amsterdam this summer.
Clients include industry giants like British Airways, Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and People’s Postcode Lottery, as well as disruptive start–ups and scale–ups like unicorn Gousto and Splink, plus government departments including HM Courts & Tribunal Service.
“Since our inception, there’s been a pressing need for digital skills to become foundational to every organisation, regardless of sector or size,” said Uppal.
“Now, as Covid-19 persists, we believe even more deeply that every business is now a digital business – with software and data at its core, powered by talent at the heart.
“I’m excited for AND Digital’s next chapter, powered by BGF; now, we can make essential investments that will fuel our growth further, enabling countless more companies to scale and grow in bold new ways.”
Alex Snodgrass, investor at BGF, said: “AND Digital is a brilliant business, leading the pack with its scalable approach to delivering matchless technology services, supporting some of Britain’s biggest enterprises as well as high-growth small businesses that are the backbone of our economy.
“Having worked with AND Digital as a strategic partner for over a year now, as an investor and board member, we are delighted to support the next stage of the company’s growth journey to further expand across the UK and internationally.”