Cybersecurity specialist Arctic Wolf has officially opened its new EMEA headquarters in Newcastle, as it celebrates its rapid growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Located in Newcastle city centre, the new office will be a hub for Arctic Wolf’s continued growth in EMEA, with 30 new positions planned in Newcastle by the end of 2022.
The new headquarters are expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the North East over the next few years, tapping into the region’s growing pool of “world-class” tech talent.
Arctic Wolf first established an EMEA team in April 2021. Since then, Arctic Wolf opened its first European Security Operations Center in Germany in November 2021 and doubled its customer base quarter-on-quarter In the region.
Arctic Wolf has established teams in nine countries across Europe, recruited over 90 EMEA partners and continues to add approximately 20 new partners each quarter. Arctic Wolf also established its first teams in South Africa and Norway this month and plans to continue expanding into new markets in EMEA through 2023.
Clare Loveridge, Vice President and General Manager EMEA of Arctic Wolf, said, “Arctic Wolf continues to grow and we have ambitious recruitment goals for both staff and partners. The time has come for the EMEA team to have a base in the UK, and as a Geordie myself, I am delighted to establish this headquarters in Newcastle.
“Establishing our home here in the North East was an easy decision. The UK workforce is changing and the North East has quickly established itself as a new hub for big tech companies looking to set up shop outside the capital. There is a fantastic pool of talent growing in the region and we look forward to attracting them to Arctic Wolf.
Dawn Dunn, Head of Digital and Technology, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI), added: “It is fantastic to see this growing US-based cybersecurity company cementing its commitment to Newcastle with the launch of its Europe , Middle East and Africa (EMEA ) UK Head Office.
“They have integrated themselves into the heart of our technological ecosystem and our dynamic downtown. This is a real commitment and a major step forward in growing their team and profile in the North East. The region has extensive expertise in cybersecurity and I look forward to seeing them prosper while continuing to grow our talent pool.
By Matthew Neville – Correspondent, Bdaily
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