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Global security firm announces the opening of new HQ in Newcastle

A global security firm has announced the opening of its Europe, the Middle East and Africa headquarters in Newcastle, following a period of continued expansion.

Founded in Silicon Valley, Arctic Wolf’s Newcastle city centre headquarters will bring hundreds of jobs to the city over the next three years, aiming to tap into the region’s growing pool of world-class technology talent.

To meet the accelerating demand the business is seeing for cloud-native security operations across the UK and Europe, Arctic Wolf will begin initially hiring 30 new roles for the office, set to open in 2022 in line with local COVID-19 guidelines.

Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, worked with Arctic Wolf to secure the move to the region, and showcased the region’s top assets which see Newcastle recognised as one of the UK’s 12 tech hotspots as well as being named as the UK’s smartest city in the Smart City Global Index.

Jen Hartley, director of Invest Newcastle, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “Arctic Wolf’s decision to establish its EMEA headquarters in Newcastle over the capital, is testament to the growing appeal of the North East as a talent hotspot for leading technology companies and our thriving business community.

“As recent government figures show, Newcastle has one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the UK, so it’s fantastic to see one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies choose our region as its primary base in the UK and EMEA.

“We’ve loved working with the team at Arctic Wolf on their decision to choose the city and we’re looking forward to working with them further as they grow their exciting business, continue to create jobs and ultimately thrive here in the heart of Newcastle.”

Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, added: “We are delighted to welcome Arctic Wolf to the city; the strategic choice of Newcastle over London is testament to not only our tech and digital strengths, but also to our strong business networks and unique culture that makes us an attractive destination to live, work and invest.

“The Invest Newcastle team have done an excellent job in securing this move, and I know they will continue to support the next phase of growth for the company, and ensuring Arctic Wolf are embedded into the DNA of our city.

“Arctic Wolf will be a real asset to Newcastle, creating jobs, growing talent and adding to our vibrant digital eco-systems that are recognised worldwide.”

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