8×8 Increases Northern Presence

8×8 will be opening a new office in Manchester as it continues to expand its UK-based operations. The company’s new Northern office will support customers and channel partners in the North West.

Currently, the company has UK offices in London and Aylesbury, as part of its global operations that employ more than 800 people worldwide.

Manchester’s reputation as a hub for the media and digital industries continues to grow. New digital companies in Greater Manchester saw growth of 70 percent between 2010 and 20131. 8×8 will be the latest global technology company to move into the area, with plans to further expand in 2016 to support customer growth.

Kevin Scott-Cowell, UK MD of 8×8 said; “It’s an exciting time for business in the North West. Manchester has spent billions creating a global hub for digital companies and its Northern Quarter is tipped to rival London’s Tech City. Working with our channel partners, we want to be part of that growth and be able to support not just those fuelling the digital economy in Manchester, but also those in the burgeoning North West.”

This is the latest move in 8×8’s continued growth plans, following European expansion earlier in the year with the acquisition of UK-based technology firm, DXI. Recently, the company was also named as a leader in Gartner’s annual “Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Worldwide,” for the fourth consecutive year.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine