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Hewlett Packard


HP Cobalt 21Hewlett Packard (HP) is looking to grow its North Tyneside workforce thanks to a global strategy to consolidate the firm’s regional delivery centres.


The company, the world’s largest technology business, has recently announced its plans to lease an additional 24,596 sq ft within Cobalt 21b, in addition to the two other buildings it has occupied on the Park for a number of years. 


HP’s total campus space a Cobalt has now doubled, amounting to 170,000 sq ft. Cobalt 21 the gateway building located at the southern entrance to the park is occupied in part by Newcastle Building Society. The building provides a state-of-the-art office benefiting from large, efficient floor plates arranged over four floors with a stunning 4 storey atrium.


A further 250 positions are likely to be recruited for, dependent on HP’s success in the marketplace.


Lindsay Phillips, managing director of UK Applications Delivery Centre, said 2014 was a “turnaround year” for HP and strengthening its North East operations in a competitive environment was at the centre of the firm’s plans.


He said: “One of the major plans for us is to ramp up our engagement with some of the innovative SMEs that are on our doorstep.


“So far we’ve only had limited interaction with firms in the region, and as we build on our delivery centre, it’s really important that we have a model that can offer a variety of services.


 “Developing relationships with SMEs is a really good way of achieving that, and gives us a degree of flexibility that we might not be able to achieve on our own.”


HP’s Cobalt base services clients across the private and public sectors, covering functions such as monitoring, type services, system maintenance, incident management and development.


The centre works closely with HP’s network of other delivery centres in the Philippines, India, Egypt and China.


 Lindsay added: “There’s two sides to this plan for engagement with SMEs. We can improve our prowess in very new technology and deliver better products for our customers, and through supporting the SME community, we help to create a more sustainable workforce, not just for HP, but the whole technology sector in the region.


“Our North East centre is particularly good at things like systems analysis, software design, and project and program management. It’s a combination of disciplines that gives us our strength.”


 On announcing the company’s expansion on Cobalt Park, Matthew Wylie, Global Real Estate for Hewlett Packard said: “HP’s decision to further commit to the region was supported by the flexible and modern office buildings located at Cobalt Park. In addition, the Park also benefits from unrivalled travel links.”


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