PDMS is delighted to announce the launch of our Scottish Office, which took place on Tuesday April 1st.
Angela Constance, Minster for Youth Employment and Allan Bell, Chief Minister of the Isle and Man were all in attendance as we discussed our plans for expansion and the creation of 20 new jobs in Scotland.
Our launch followed on from the meeting, at Glasgow International Airport, between Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, Allan Bell and First Minister, Alex Salmond in which they announced the restoration of flights between Scotland and the Isle of Man, highlighting PDMS as a prime example of the type of business that would benefit.
Salmond said, "I am delighted to welcome PDMS to Scotland - a company that comes to us highly recommended by the Isle of Man Government, with an excellent reputation for innovation and enterprise ICT."
"With £160,000 of support and assistance from Scottish Enterprise, PDMS has invested in Scotland to grow their business globally to further develop and support PDMS's software development and managed services business."
"PDMS has chosen an office space at The Hub, situated in the centre of Glasgow's Digital Media Quarter to make the most of our high quality skilled workforce and are committed to creating 20 jobs in Scotland over the next 4 years."
David Stickland, Sales Director of PDMS, began the evening launch event by highlighting how happy he was that PDMS had finally arrived in Scotland and thanked the efforts of Scottish Enterprise.
Stickland said, "There is a fantastic synergy between the Isle of Man and Scotland in regards to the level of support given to local and new businesses."
PDMS is already working with a number of Scottish Clients including the David MacBrayne Group in Gourock, LifeSkills Central Ltd in Hamilton, the Youth Community Support Agency and Aberdeen Airport. Expansion of services throughout Scotland has resulted in the creation of new jobs and a training platform, Employed Scotland.
Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, Allan Bell, who was in Scotland to announce the reinstatement of flights between Glasgow and the Isle of Man, praised PDMS's commitment to innovation and business.
"PDMS have come of age this year - 21 years old! They are now over 60 staff members strong and are the number one ICT provider on the Isle of Man, working closely with local government. The employment platform that PDMS have developed has greatly helped the Isle of Man's employment figures and will undoubtedly help Glasgow in the future."
Chris Gledhill, MD of PDMS, said "It's incredibly beneficial to be close to our customers and that's why we intend to build a significant team here in Scotland. PDMS believes in fully engaging with the community in which we work. We are committed to creating secure high quality jobs and high standards of training. We are absolutely overwhelmed by the welcome we have received in Scotland. I am convinced that by building up our services here we can make a genuine contribution to development of the ICT sector as a driver for growth and prosperity."
Angela Constance, Minister for Youth Employment, praised the announcement highlighting in particular the announcement of new jobs and the employability portal.
"It is great to be here at the launch of PDMS's new facility, here in the heart of Glasgow's Digital Quarter. PDMS has experienced substantial growth in software, IOS, marketing and sales and will provided fantastic opportunities in these positions - all high quality employment roles."
"Scotland, despite having 8% of UK's population attracts over 16% inward investment; this launch highlights that ability to attract inward investment. The ITC and Digital Tech sector contribute over 3 billion pounds to the economy and create 75,000 jobs in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. "
Alex Salmond, First Minister said, "As a company committed to exporting products and services around the world, PDMS is exactly the type of business we welcome to Scotland. I would like to thank them for their determination to make a significant contribution to the Scottish ICT sector and wish them all the best in their endeavours."