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New tech jobs come to Hull as Saab UK grows local presence

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Following the success of Saab’s Public Safety and Security (PSS) business, Saab UK has opened a new larger office in Hull’s @TheDock tech campus bringing new technology jobs to the region.

Following the success of Saab’s Public Safety and Security (PSS) business, Saab UK has opened a new larger office in Hull’s @TheDock tech campus bringing new technology jobs to the region.

Saab UK’s PSS business opened their new premises at a ceremony on the 3rd of February 2022. The opening ceremony was attended by local Hull MP Emma Hardy. The new office is necessary due to the expansion of the business, doubling its workforce in the last year.

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The new office occupies a whole 4,100 Sqft floor of the @TheDock complex in Hull’s Fruit Market area and acts as a base for future developments and innovation in the UK public safety and security market. Since first opening in 2015 the success of the business has seen it grow from just 1 to 44 employees with further recruitment in progress. The highly skilled software development and IT support services offered from the office currently support a number of police forces in the UK and Ireland with their game changing unified command and control solution SAFE.

Simon Read, Director Public Safety & Security, said:

“Our expansion requires recruitment which will see our work force grow further after an already successful year of new-hires. This bolsters the ongoing support and commitment to our customers in control rooms across the country.”

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Emma Hardy, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, said:

“Seeing a business like Saab UK further expand its presence in Hull is a great sign that the area is attractive to business and skilled employees alike. Along with substantial recent investment in the area, Hull’s high speed fibre connectivity makes it a great place to work, both in-office and remotely. I look forward to seeing what is next for the Public Safety and Security team.”

John Gouldthorp, Asset Manager for Wykeland Group, owner and developer of @TheDock, said:

“We’re delighted Saab is expanding again to a new, much larger office space. Saab also remain an invaluable member of the C4DI community and we’re incredibly proud to have businesses of this calibre as a part of our tech hotspot.”

@TheDock has a growing reputation as a location for world-class business and is one of Wykeland Group’s flagship developments. The £15m waterfront location is a major catalyst for the growth of the city’s digital economy, with the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub the centrepiece.

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