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Posted on January 2, 2020 by staff

FinTech firm Greensill to create 200+ jobs in North West

FinTech firm Greensill to create 200+ jobs in North West

CEO Lex Greensill
CEO Lex Greensill

Tech firm Greensill is to create more than 200 jobs in the North West.

The company, headquartered in Warrington, provides supply chain finance to customers across globe.

It revealed it plans to create 227 jobs as it expands its Warrington-based technology hub.

Around half of the new roles will be highly skilled tech jobs including data analytics, data science, software engineering and development, reflecting the company’s major focus on innovation and technology.

The remainder will be operations and central support roles.

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The new jobs are to be based in the company’s Daresbury site near Warrington, where the company is building a modern campus designed to attract and retain talent.

Greensill created around 130 jobs in Warrington in 2019, taking the firm’s total in the region to 235 today.

The North West hiring spree comes as part of Greensill’s global expansion that will see as many as 440 new jobs created worldwide in 2020, some 285 of them in the UK, taking its total number of employees to more than 1,000.

Lex Greensill, CEO and founder of Greensill, said: “We have ambitious plans for 2020 and the development and growth of Greensill’s tech hub in the North West of England is key to our success.

“We see the UK as a global hub for FinTech and technology professionals and the North West of England is a hotbed of specialist expertise.”

Last week the company also announced a £2.5 million donation to the Alliance Manchester Business School, where Lex Greensill is an alumnus.

The donation will enable the University to drive the FinTech agenda in the North West with a new chair in FinTech, as well as other key academic posts and PhD scholarships over the next five years.

The funding will also enable the collaboration of academics from across the university to promote multidisciplinary research and support student entrepreneurship in FinTech and related fields.