Manchester-based ‘nearshorer’ Godel today announced it has appointed James Blake as sales director.

James joins the company from Blackboard where he worked with UK corporate organisatons and education institutions to help them deliver services to a global market place with the help of technology.

“My previous experience in helping organisations to grow their online businesses globally, supporting them in gaining efficiencies and competitive advantage through the use of technology will help me in the new role at Godel,” said James Blake, Sales Director, Godel.

“Nearshoring isn’t just a cost effective way of undertaking software development; the reality is that forward thinking businesses are on a global hunt for the best talent to help them be successful. Godel has amassed an outstanding amount of talent which allows it to produce high quality, fit for purpose software, on time and on budget. Ultimately that is the value we are bringing to our clients.

“The use of technology to provide competitive advantage to businesses has never been more important, however it doesn’t come without its risks. Managing the costs of IT investment, getting a better ROI, and the need to have an agile workforce that can flex with the uncertainty of the domestic and global markets are all major factors. Godel is solving these problems for its customers today.”

Neil Turvin, chief executive, Godel said “It’s been another outstanding year for trading at Godel as we continue our strategy of growth and it’s great to have James’ experience and expertise in the team – there are more exciting times ahead.”

James will take up his new role with effect from June 1, 2013.

Godel clients include; Tesco Telecoms, The Co-operative Group, Mitie Group, Guinness World Records, Optionis, Morson International, CSL, SIG plc, Wax Digital, CACI, iMETA and many more.