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Global tech firm Credera to create 200 jobs in Newcastle Helix move

A global technology and management consultancy has revealed plans to create 200 jobs in a North East expansion.

Credera is opening a Newcastle office.

Regional investment bosses say the move “further cements Newcastle’s position as a leading UK tech hub and (is) another international endorsement for the city”.

Dallas-headquartered Credera – which is part of the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group, and provides businesses with strategy, innovation, data, and technology support – will be based at The Catalyst, on Newcastle Helix.

The company has been supported by Invest Newcastle – part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative – to make the move.

Jen Hartley, director of Invest Newcastle, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Credera to the region and to Helix, where they’ll be part of a vibrant eco system of innovation and data.

“We’ve worked side-by-side with the team, and with the wider Omnicom Group, since autumn 2021, when we helped to build the case for this global digital and tech player’s move to Newcastle.

“Credera’s arrival is significant in terms of our region’s reputation as a home of choice for digital and tech sector businesses and is testament to the quality reputation the region has established worldwide.

“We will continue to support their teams as they put down roots in the area.”

She added Invest Newcastle introduced Credera to the North of Tyne Combined Authority, which allowed it to access a £1 million grant that will support the creation of an initial 160 roles, which will eventually rise to 200.

Chris Dean, Credera’s UK chief executive, said: “Launching our Newcastle office marks the start of another exciting chapter in our story.

“We believe the city’s growing tech scene will open the door to new and exciting opportunities for our people and clients alike.”

North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll added: “Across the overall 200 jobs being announced, Credera is actively recruiting experienced consultants and engineers with expertise in cloud, data and software engineering, who are looking for a fast-growing, mission-driven, and values-oriented firm.”

Pictured, above, from left to right, are Jen Hartley, director at Invest Newcastle; Graham Hall, Credera managing director; Ewan Miller, Credera managing director and Newcastle market lead; and Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor