Australian software firm TechnologyOne is to relocate its London office to Paddington following growth in the UK.

The cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider has almost doubled its local government customer base in two years following increased demand from councils embarking on digital transformation projects.

TechnologyOne is now providing financial, payroll and HR management solutions to a number of unitary authorities across England, Wales and Scotland. Recent contract wins include Blackpool Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Derby City Council.

In Scotland, TechnologyOne works with Clackmannanshire Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue and charity Edinburgh Leisure, which runs more than 50 sport, leisure and school venues across the city of Edinburgh. More than half of Northern Ireland councils now use TechnologyOne to digitally transform their operations.

As a result of the growing demand for its SaaS technology, the company has seen its UK team grow 20% in the past six months and is currently hiring throughout the business. New hires in London will be across sales, marketing and client relationship management roles.

In November, TechnologyOne announced the appointment of Leo Hanna as its new UK executive VP.

“The past six months, talking to customers, has shown me there’s strong demand for our financial and management software,” said Hanna. 

“Local government organisations are facing tremendous pressures right now, and having real-time business and financial insight to improve decision making is crucial. This will only increase as more councils consolidate into larger unitary and regional authorities, as part of the government’s levelling up agenda.”

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Steve Thompson, director of resources at Blackpool Council, said: “Blackpool Council relies on strategic software partners like TechnologyOne who can enable us to digitally transform and automate our business processes to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and costs.

“This is key to giving our employees the best tools to work smarter and faster within an increasingly complex multi-entity organisation as the local government sector continues to adapt to meet increasing demands and financial pressures.”