Godel Technologies looks at Eastern Europe expansion
Leading, UK headquartered nearshorer Godel Technologies are looking to expand their development centres throughout Eastern Europe starting in 2020. Following on from an independent consultation in 2019 when Godel employed their 1000th employee the company has now earmarked 4 additional locations across Europe allowing them to expand their service offering.
Godel has now successfully opened development centres in each region across Belarus. Expanding to new geographical locations allows the company to further meet the growing UK market demand, as businesses continue to look to innovate, using software, as well as business-critical and revenue-generating products. Increasing UK demand cannot be met in-house, which is reflected in the high (and rising) number of unfulfilled tech vacancies, as businesses compete for talent. Consequently, an increasing number of businesses will look to nearshore organisations to assist with innovating these business-critical and revenue-generating products at speed.
Neil McMurdo, CEO at Godel discloses the new locations. “Belarus has, and will continue to be our primary development location. However, to enable Godel to continue scaling to the same level of quality that our clients have come to expect we have decided on four new geographical locations. Eastern Europe is home to many of Europe’s fastest-growing tech hubs, the locations which we have selected for our growth plans are Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Ukraine.”
As of 2019, it was estimated that eight of every 1,000 Eastern Europeans have trained as a professional developer, as education in these countries places high importance on such skills. So, with such talent, it seems apparent that Godel’s expansion is to be funnelled into Eastern European countries, as it seems likely that they will be home to some of the best developers on offer to them, whilst still being in relatively close proximity to those they already employ.
“Each of our new locations have been thoroughly scrutinised and we are happy that not only can these countries provide a wealth of talented individuals but that they also mirror the ethos of our existing development centres in Belarus.” concluded McMurdo.