US company opens new UK office at the Science Park
A Chicago-based company that helps mobile operators resolve problems with their mobile network performance is opening a new office at the Bristol & Bath Science Park.
Velocent has offices in Chicago and will be opening its Bristol office as a result of its growing UK and European customer-base.
The company works with mobile network providers, such as H3 Group and Si.Mobile, to ensure their customers’ experience of mobile broadband data is of a high quality. Velocent identifies any network problems that may be affecting the customer experience and advises mobile operators on how to resolve the issues.
Jagadeesh Dantuluri, Vice President of Marketing and Product Line Management at Velocent, said: “We want to get closer to our UK clients and the Bristol and Bath region was the obvious choice for our new office because it is a hub for highly skilled Software Engineering professionals in the telecoms industry.
“We considered other areas, including London and its suburbs, but we felt that Bristol and Bath presented greater opportunities for us to grow.”
Velocent is opening its office with eight people and hopes to employ around 20 by the end of the year.
“We have ambitious growth targets so it’s crucial we are in a well connected location where we can attract the best employees and also be part of an exciting technology hub. We feel that the Bristol & Bath Science Park offers us this opportunity,” added Jagadeesh.
The company is moving into the Park’s Innovation Centre which is for early stage and high growth companies and is now 85 per cent full.
Bonnie Dean, chief executive of the Bristol & Bath Science Park, said: “Velocent’s move to the region is a real testament to its strengths in this sector and its excellent connectivity to the rest of the country.
“There is a vibrant entrepreneurial community at the Science Park, which will provide Velocent with useful and interesting connections. This is particularly important for a company that has not worked in the UK before as they will benefit from the support network that the Park offers.”