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|Sword Apak Signals Major Expansion Drive|
|Wednesday, 16 March 2016|
Financial software experts, Sword Apak’s continuing expansion has resulted in the business decision to move to an innovative new head office enabling the growing team to cater for a global customer base under one roof and to accommodate planned future growth. Founded by Tony Papadopoulos from a kitchen table in Bristol in 1979, the business is proud to be staying close to its Bristol roots and to be creating significant new employment opportunities to support its leading edge technology.
From its humble origins, Sword Apak has continued to grow in scale and reputation providing specialist software expertise to a growing portfolio of banking and automotive finance companies worldwide. Today over 160 people make up the Sword Apak team in the UK with further team members assigned internationally. The business is targeting to increase headcount across the business to 500 over the next 5 years; a growth programme that has already started.
The substantial office investment enables Sword Apak’s to bring its UK team together under one roof. The contemporary open space environment is designed to enhance employee engagement and internal communication in line with the business’ culture of engagement and creativity. It is a dynamic approach that is clearly winning new friends because the new office space has been designed to accommodate planned expansion.
Sword Apak is recruiting actively and is seeking both experienced developers and new business and computer science graduates looking to begin their career in an innovative company where their ideas can make a difference and they can grow and develop with the business.
“Sword Apak’s vibrant new office space comes at a very exciting time for the company as we continue to grow globally and we invest in our employees and products to support our valued clients,” comments Tony Allen, CEO, Sword Apak, “The design echoes our future-facing and innovative business and our commitment to employees to provide them with somewhere truly unique to work, which will enhance internal relationships and communication.”
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