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Egress opens new office in Sheffield underlining its commitment to the city’s growing tech and digital hub

Egress opens new office in Sheffield underlining its commitment to the city’s growing tech and digital hub

Apr 24, 2019
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London - 24th April 2019 - People-centric data security company, Egress, today celebrated the opening of its new office in the heart of Sheffield’s digital campus, part of its focus on supporting the region’s growing reputation as a technology and digital hub. The company, which currently has 70 staff based in Sheffield, aims to recruit a further 30 employees to roles at all levels of the organisation by the end of 2019.

Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress, commented: “Our new office underlines our commitment to developing a technology innovation hub in Sheffield, something that is very important to the senior team here at Egress. There is enormous potential in this region to create exciting and innovative technology opportunities that capitalise on the considerable talent that is coming out of the region’s universities and schools. We are determined to show that Sheffield has a huge role to play in national digital and data security innovation.”

The new Sheffield office is part of the company’s expansion drive, which has been fuelled by $40m Series C financing secured in December 2018. Pepper continues: “This office is a cornerstone of our strategic development plans and we will be recruiting new staff to join our existing team and continue to grow the company.”

Highlighting Sheffield’s digital powerhouse potential

To coincide with the opening of the new office, Egress executives Tony Pepper, Neil Larkins and John Goodyear will be hosting a roundtable discussion with local journalists, members of the Local Enterprise Partnership, Sheffield Council, and representatives of the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University in attendance.

The event will examine how the city is shedding its historical ‘steel city’ image and emerging as a potential digital powerhouse with strong commercial success stories and a burgeoning tech-focused community. It will also discuss what this means for businesses, the community and talent in the region.

Pepper continues: “As a committed member of Sheffield’s tech scene, we believe the region is strongly positioned to succeed as a hub for innovation. There are already around 19,000 digital jobs in the city, with potential for many more. We hope this open forum will highlight the opportunities that technology businesses such as Egress can bring to the area.”

A recent Tech Nation survey found that 70% of tech start-ups located in Sheffield think the tech sector has good growth potential. The city is home to networking initiatives Sheffield Digital, Code First Girls Group and Hack Sheffield, of which Egress is an active member.

For media enquiries please contact:

Michael Bartley, C8 Consulting

michael@8consulting.co.uk

+44 (0) 1189 497750 / +44 (0)7920 709749

For more information about Egress, please contact:

Rebecca Bailey, Marketing and communications

+44 (0) 207 624 8500

rebecca.bailey@egress.com

About Egress

Egress helps enterprises protect unstructured data to meet compliance requirements and drive business productivity. The company’s AI-powered platform enables users to control and secure the data they share.

The award-winning platform provides email and document classification, accidental send prevention, email and file protection, secure online collaboration and audit and compliance reporting.

Trusted by enterprise organisations and governments around the globe, Egress offers a seamless user experience, powerful real-time auditing and patented information rights management, all accessible via a single global identity.

Egress is headquartered in London, with other regional UK centres and North American offices in Boston and Toronto.

www.egress.com

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