8X8 Expands UK Operations with New Northern Office in Manchester
8×8 have announced the company will be opening a new office in Manchester as it continues to expand its UK-based operations. The company’s new Manchester office will support customers and channel partners in the North West region of the UK.
8×8 offers Enterprise Communications as-a-service (ECaaS) solutions to help companies of all sizes solve critical business communications and customer service needs via the cloud. Currently, the company has UK offices in London and Aylesbury, as part of its global operations that employ more than 800 people worldwide.Manchester’s reputation as a hub for the media and digital industries continues to grow. New digital companies in Greater Manchester saw growth of 70 percent between 2010 and 20131. 8×8 will be the latest global technology company to move into the area, with plans to expand further in 2016 to support increased customer growth.
Kevin Scott-Cowell, UK Managing Director of 8×8 stated,
“It’s an exciting time for business in the North West. Manchester has spent billions creating a global hub for digital companies and its Northern Quarter is tipped to rival London’s Tech City.
Working with our channel partners, we want to be part of that growth and support not only those fueling the digital economy in Manchester, but also those in the burgeoning North West.”
This is the latest move in 8×8’s continued growth plans, following European expansion earlier in the year with the acquisition of UK-based technology firm, DXI.
Recently, the company was also named a leader in Gartner’s annual “Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Worldwide,” for the fourth consecutive year. Today, 8×8 is the only cloud communications provider to achieve Gartner Magic Quadrant placement for both Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). In October, 8×8 announced a global deal to deploy its ECaaS offering across 140 initial Regus sites in Europe and the U.S.
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