Brighton based digital marketing and monitoring firm Brandwatch has revealed plans to hire an extra 100 people as it plans to leave its International House HQ and move to a new Brighton headquarters prestigious enough to match its ambition.
The company secured a £13 million finance injection last month
from Highland Capital and Nauta Capital and now analyses more than 80 million sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
In 2009 it had just 15 staff and only 40 in 2011. It now has 200 people working from six offices including three in America and two in Germany. The firm estimates that it has enough work for another 200 people.
Chief executive Giles Palmer said, “We are now looking to take on another 100 people, if not more, in our Brighton office over the next year – growing to a headcount of more than 300 – as we seek to increase the number of developers in our engineering department.
“We know that investing in engineering talent will help us continue to lead the way in technical excellence. I like to think we’re starting to become Brighton’s biggest and most exciting home-grown company, and something the city can be truly proud of.”
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