Global opens Scotland Tech Hub creating 30 new jobs

Global is opening a technology hub in Glasgow with the creation of 30 jobs this year across engineering, data and product.

David Henderson, Global’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “Glasgow is a city that has built a vibrant and thriving technology economy. From leading technological institutions to dot coms, there is an outstanding digital skills set in Scotland, which we recognise as a fantastic opportunity to help us build the future of audio and pioneering ad tech.

“Global’s digital transformation is happening at a colossal rate and our Scotland Tech Hub will be instrumental in building the technologies that transform our industry.”

Commenting on Global’s investment, Scottish Government Business Minister Ivan McKee said: “I welcome Global’s decision to choose Glasgow for its technology hub. The company is an important member of Scotland’s media sector and this investment will help it stay at the forefront of audio and advertising technology.

“The announcement is also further evidence of Scotland’s – and Glasgow’s – growing reputation as a centre of digital excellence. Scotland’s skilled workforce, pioneering university research and the Scottish Government’s proactive support is proving a powerful draw for inward investors.”

Mark Hallan, Director of Global Investment, SDI at Scottish Enterprise, added: “Global’s new tech hub in Glasgow looks very exciting and underlines the company’s commitment to Scotland.

“This was a project SDI was pleased to support and will deliver a number of highly-skilled, tech-related job opportunities for our workforce. Scotland is increasingly renowned internationally as a digital tech leader due to its vibrant start-up scene and world-class universities.

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting our strengths in this sector will be a key priority for SDI as we tell the world that Scotland is very much open for business.”

Earlier this month Global announced Gina Davidson had been appointed Scotland Political Editor as part of its commitment to strengthen LBC’s nationwide political coverage.