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Scottish roots

Over the last decade, Scotland has become increasingly important to PDMS. When we launched our first small Glasgow office in 2013, we had a team of two. Armed with a strong desire to establish roots here, our mission was to identify Scottish organisations that would benefit from our commitment to ensuring technology delivers measurable and sustained benefits. 

A decade on, we established ourselves as a software development company in Glasgow with clients all over Scotland and a growing and highly talented team based in a much bigger office! Starting in 2014 when we acquired some of the Maxima Information Group, our team grew to 16 and we took over assets including enterprise resource planning, payroll software and ferry ticketing. 

Three years later, we moved to new offices in Academy Park, Glasgow and our continued growth in Scotland has been supported by Scottish Enterprise. In recent years, we have doubled the size of Glasgow team, adding highly skilled technical individuals with a range of digital expertise including analysts, software developers and project managers.

PDMS and Scotland have a shared past, present and future. We both have a history built on innovation and creativity and a reputation for engineering excellence. Using our combined heritage, we will continue to invest in our growth and people to meet the Scottish government's ambitions and enable a digitally empowered Scotland. 

The Hub office in Glasgow

2013

PDMS opens Scotland office in the Hub, Pacific Quay

Maxima Group logo

2014

PDMS acquires part of the Maxima Information Group and grow team by 14

Fife Council logo

2015

PDMS begins working with Fife Council on a new employment and skills platform

PDMS office in Academy Park in Glasgow

2017

Growth of Glasgow team sparks move to new office in Academy Park

People boarding ferry with ferry ticket in the foreground

2017

PDMS significantly grows our Transport and Ticketing client base through new mobile ticketing functionality

A person purchasing a smart ticket on their smartphone

2018

PDMS and partner Euclid are awarded Transport Scotland TABO2 contract to facilitate concessionary travel

Skills Development Scotland logo

2020

PDMS wins place on Skills Development Scotland's web development services framework

McAlpine Plumbing Products logo

2022

Glasgow-based plumbing manufacturer, McAlpine, awards new ERP contract to PDMS

Rearo logo

2022

PDMS begins working with Glasgow-based laminates manufacturer, Rearo

A group of people smiling and standing on grass bank

2022

Growth of team in Scotland takes the total PDMS headcount to over 90

A group of people sat at a roundtable talking

2023

PDMS hosts the first roundtable event with digital leaders from across Scottish Government

Balloons in the shape of 30 above the PDMS motif

2023

PDMS celebrates 30th anniversary

Looking to the future

Our commitment to growing the business in Scotland remains the same today as when we launched in 2013. This means building more long-term relationships with organisations who want to leverage software development and digital transformation to improve outcomes for their business, customers and employees. 

It also means making a difference to the local community in Scotland, especially the tech ecosystem we are proud to be part of. That's why we sponsor and encourage our team members to take part in the Empowering Women to Lead Digital Transformation programme; why some of our team members are part of the MCR Pathways mentoring project; and why we are sponsoring the Young Software Engineer of the Year awards for the third year running. 

A group of young software engineers

Our commitment to promoting innovation and passion for software engineering and preparing future generations to carry that flame in the future. We are dedicated to supporting the next generation of software engineering excellence, ensuring that children and young people have access to the resources and opportunities they need to fulfil their digital potential. 

As we grow our business and our contribution to Scotland, we do so with enthusiasm and optimism for the years ahead. Although technology is changing every day, our ethos of digital innovation that has served us so well over the last 30 years will no doubt help us to continue our success long into the future. 

Our aim is to enable Scottish organisations to adopt digital technologies, embrace innovation and leverage the opportunities presented by the modern age to create a digitally empowered Scotland. 

Our memberships in Scotland

Our Scotland news

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Scotland Data Futures Forum: Finding the golden thread

PDMS hosted a second roundtable discussion with digital leaders in Scotland to hear how aligning purpose, priorities and data processes can digitally deliver on public services.

Holyrood Park Edinburgh

Themes from UX Scotland 2023

Head of UX & Design Jim Rawson shares his experiences, insights and learnings from attending the recent UX Scotland 2023 conference.

Duotone blue image of engineer working in a train tunnel

PDMS joins Scottish Engineering industry body

PDMS recently joined the Scottish Engineering industry body, which will help us continue our growth in the industry with access to expert industry insights, knowledge sharing and training.

“It has been amazing to witness PDMS’ growth in and commitment to Scotland over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds as we continue our quest to help organisations become better at what they do through effective use of technology.” 

 

Richard Graham, Head of New Business (Scotland)

Richard Graham, Head of New Business for Scotland