A software consultancy has opened its new headquarters in Newcastle and revealed ambitious growth plans in the region.

Scott Logic, which held a launch party at its new HQ last night in the Lumen, one of the flagship buildings in Newcastle Helix, plans to recruit 200 people in the North East.

The company employs more than 400 people across its six UK offices, providing a range of technology services to organisations such as the Scottish Government, the Department for Work and Pensions and NatWest Group. 

Founded in 2005, Scott Logic has always been headquartered in Newcastle. It has highlighted its focus on sustainability and set the company up for a new era of hybrid working.

“Scott Logic has always been about integrating with the communities around us and having an influence beyond our core business,” said Steve Foreshew-Cain, CEO. 

“We are embedded within North East communities and committed to future talent development, from close ties with Newcastle University and Durham University, where we fund scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to the continued expansion of our graduate hiring programme in Newcastle.”

Newcastle Helix in the city centre is designed specifically for science and technology businesses, with a focus on sustainability. The Lumen provides extensive facilities to support cycling into work, with heating, cooling and electricity supplied by the innovative District Energy Centre.

“We have locations all over the UK, but our HQ will always be in Newcastle,” said Gary Scott, chairman and founder. 

“It’s important to us to remain an active participant in the North East community, and I can’t think of a better place than Newcastle Helix for us to be based as we continue our growth over the coming years. 

“The Lumen’s green credentials also fit perfectly with our Net Zero commitments, so it feels like the perfect HQ for Scott Logic.”

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The company has opened new offices in Leeds and Glasgow in the past 12 months.

“Scott Logic is a pioneering Newcastle technology business and exactly the type of organisation we want to join the growing community at Newcastle Helix,” said Cllr Nick Kemp, Leader elect of Newcastle City Council. 

“The city has a rich heritage in tech and is packed with the talent required to drive further growth. Creating spaces like this will only help Newcastle’s tech and business communities even further.”