A MARKET leader in mobility solutions is expanding its Malvern headquarters.

Sofico, set up in Belgium in 1998, is expanding its UK headquarters, located at Willow End Park near the town, from 12 employees to nearly double that number.

Roger Smith, country head for Sofico Services UK Ltd, said: “Our growth in the UK is taking off quite rapidly and we’re at the stage now where recruitment is incredibly important.

"We are therefore looking to recruit some of the UK’s brightest developers, project managers and business consultants for an exciting career with Sofico.

“We have a really exciting culture here, where we’re able to give people the responsibility and freedom to grow in their role and help the business. The opportunities for staff socials in Belgium are a pretty good perk too.”

Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are delighted to see that Sofico has been able to hit the ground running and rapidly expand in Worcestershire.

"We all know that the county is home to some big players in the automotive industry and supply chain, and it’s no surprise to see Sofico thriving in this market.

“One of the key advantages to growing a business in Worcestershire is the access to a specialised workforce, and I’m sure that this will work to Sofico’s benefit now and in the future.”

Sofico employs 310 people in eight offices across the world in locations including Japan, Australia, France and Mexico.

The business chose to locate its UK headquarters in Worcestershire a year ago due to the county’s great location and reputation as a tech hub.

Sofico was supported in expanding its UK headquarters by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for International Trade, who connected the business with Worcestershire’s major recruiter, Hewett Recruitment, to support the early recruitment of Sofico’s workforce.

For more information about Sofico and its UK headquarters, go to https://www.sofico.global/en/