IT and business consulting services firm CGI has announced the opening of a Liverpool office.
The new location, in the South Edward Pavilion by the Albert Docks, is part of CGI’s investment plans for northern England and is the 21st office in the UK
The new base will initially host 70 employees, a large number of whom will be supporting the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) by providing IT services.
“We are pleased to be working with CGI who will be providing important IT services to support our safeguarding function” said Gary Blanchard from DBS.
“The opening of their new Liverpool office shows their commitment both to working with DBS, and to the local area. We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues.”
The opening was attended by and dignitaries from local organisations including the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, which CGI is now a strategic partner of.
“Opening a Liverpool office is part of our bigger plan to drive growth and investment in northern England and the North West in particular, following the opening of our office in Salford earlier this year” said Tara McGeehan, President of CGI’s UK and Australia Operations.
“The North West and the Liverpool region is home to many talented individuals and we are excited about the potential of welcoming them to the CGI team.”
The opening in Liverpool is part of an effort to improve the Canada headquartered firm’s client proximity.
As part of the Liverpool move, the firm said it is now a member of the Canal & River Trust Corporate Membership Programme and is making arrangements to organise five volunteering days next year, with one or more in Liverpool itself.
CGI has also joined forces with a local charity, the Royal Albert Dock Charitable Foundation whose work is focused on the education of children and young people utilising the range of expertise and resources available at the Albert Dock.