Digital technology specialist Incremental Group has successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish Enterprise, helping it to facilitate expansion of the business through the creation of 48 new jobs over the next 12 months.
Incremental Group recently set up its Glasgow office in the Tontine building, a centre recently reinvented as part of a £1.1 billion city deal for technological innovation. Incremental Group has ambitions to grow the digital technology services company, scaling to 180 employees and generating annual revenues approaching £20m across the UK within three years. They plan to recruit multi-skilled digital technologists including Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Infrastructure Engineers and Project Managers.
The company chose to locate in Glasgow to take advantage of the skilled talent pool developing there while helping to grow the cluster of digital economy companies in the area and raise their ambitions.
Led by former Lockheed Martin BTS CTO and current chairman of The Data Lab, Neil Logan, Incremental Group provides a range of digital technology services including enterprise systems, infrastructure, consultancy and analytics to government and industry in Scotland and across the UK. The current 40-strong award-winning Microsoft Dynamics ERP and infrastructure specialist team, based in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow, has a strong client base in oil and gas, manufacturing and the public sector. Incremental Group plans to grow the customer base in these sectors, together with Financial Services and the larger corporate market overall.
Incremental Group CEO and co-founder, Neil Logan, said: “The Regional Selective Assistance support will really help us accelerate our plans to build a new kind of digital technology business that the government and industry trust to help them evolve. I know we will only achieve this if we employ brilliant people and Glasgow is a great place to be for digital talent. I believe individuals will be attracted to an ambitious and entrepreneurial business on a mission to do things differently and help transform the way organisations operate. It presents a great opportunity for the right people to shape the future. That’s certainly what excites me about Incremental Group.”
Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “Incremental Group is a great example of Scotland’s growing digital economy. The £500,000 Regional Selective Assistance award from Scottish Enterprise and the 48 new jobs it will help create is a welcome investment for Glasgow’s technology services industry. We wish Incremental all the best with their expansion and we are pleased to have been able to support the company with funding to enable this initial growth, as it aims to achieve further growth in its workforce to 180 over a three year period. I look forward to seeing the company achieve great success from its base in Glasgow, while harnessing the undoubted digital talent that is to be found within the city.”
Adrian Gillespie, Managing Director of Growth Companies, Innovation and Infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise said: “Scotland’s digital economy is growing fast, with huge opportunities available to innovative and ambitious technology companies such as Incremental Group. We are delighted to be supporting Incremental Group with its Glasgow expansion. The 48 jobs this move will create are a welcome boost to the local economy and underline the huge contribution that our digital sector makes to sustainable economic growth.”
At the end of last year, Incremental Group announced financial backing from Maven Capital Partners and the Scottish Investment Bank.