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Australian software firm Bigtincan expands in Scotland

10 Dec 2021 • 3 minute read

Find out why Bigtincan chose Scotland as the strategic location to grow its international data science and R&D operations

A strategic choice to reach European markets

With global headquarters in Sydney, Australia and a US head office in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bigtancan is extending its global reach by expanding its software development operations in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Glasgow is one of the UK’s top three fastest-growing technology investment hubs, according to Tech Nation, making it the perfect location for Bigtincan to maximise its international operations.

Its Glasgow hub will accelerate a series of R&D projects to boost the company’s core product capabilities and create 40 jobs.

The company has secured a £1.4 million funding package from Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national economic development agency. Along with our ongoing support, this financial injection will allow Bigtincan to significantly transform its existing Glasgow site and drive greater long-term investment into its UK operations.

David Keane, CEO of Bigtincan (pictured) said:

"Bigtincan has grown dramatically – more than doubling in size in the last six months – and this growth presents exciting opportunities for our customers and employees. We are expanding our presence in Europe, with our Scottish development centre forming a strategic hub focused on data science, R&D, and evolving our core products.

"This exciting growth hub is only the beginning of our investments in Scotland, and we are committed to continued growth in the dynamic city of Glasgow."

David Keane, CEO of Bigtincan

Skills, talent and supportive business culture – Scotland has it all

Access to the right skills and a supportive business environment were a big influence in the company’s decision to choose Scotland as the location for its international R&D centre.

Scottish Government business minister, Ivan McKee said: “We want Scotland to be the best place to live, work and invest. So, we are committed to growing the economy in a sustainable and inclusive way. Bigtincan already has a presence in Glasgow and this investment will support the creation of more high-quality jobs, helping to grow the local economy.

"The Scottish Government is committed to supporting businesses to maximise the opportunities that come from Scotland’s established strengths in innovation and technology. Scotland has huge economic potential, so we will continue to work with businesses to unlock more high-skilled jobs like these.

"Inward investment has a significant role to play in Scotland’s economic recovery and transformation. Our skilled workforce, research facilities and supportive investment culture, aligned to our values as a nation, are highly attractive to foreign companies."

Innovating the buying experience digitally

Bigtincan's sales automation solution aims to deliver “The Buying Experience of the Future” to its client’s customers—empowering sales and marketing teams to drive improved business results.

The company’s software automates sales content management, training, coaching, document creation and buyer interaction into a single digital experience.

Bigtincan is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and has enjoyed rapid growth with offices around the world, including in the United States, the UK, Denmark and Australia.

Earlier this year, the company announced the acquisition of Brainshark, Inc opens in a new window , which positions Bigtincan as one of the most complete sales enablement platforms in the market.

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