Godel Technologies Europe expands in Belarus

15 July 2011
Business software developer Gödel Technologies Europe is expanding its base in Belarus with a plan to create 20 jobs by the end of the year.

Gödel wants to grow its team of developers in Minsk to 100, and is also investing £200,000 in video conferencing technology so staff there can speak with colleagues and customers in the UK.

The Manchester Science Parks-based developer has pursued a strategy of outsourcing work to a nearby country to reduce production costs but without the practical problems associated with shifting work to different time zones.

Managing director Terry Bland said he had been particularly pleased that the Minsk workforce has a very low staff turnover, giving consistency to clients.

He said: “Losing knowledge and expertise from software development teams is a core reason why companies such as The Co-operative Group choose to ‘near-shore’ with Gödel; our low staff turnover means that they have an extension to their in-house team that they rely on as their ‘own’.

“Our staff in Minsk love working with UK-based companies and working on cutting-edge software development projects while our clients have a dedicated outsourced team that are much less likely to be head hunted than if they were part of an in-house UK team.”

Gödel, which has a turnover of £3m, has clients including The Co-operative Group, Tesco Mobile, Transport for London and 2ergo.

It develops software for use in fields including point of sale and supply chain management.



by James Ferguson, Manchester Evening News

Source: Outsourcing Eastern Europe

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