Bengaluru-based technology business Wipro Limited is to expand its presence in the UK’s capital by opening a third London office.
Wipro’s new 13,000 square foot office in the City of London will operate alongside its current hubs in Paddington and Shoreditch. It currently employs 1,800 people in the city and plans to continue with its strategy of investment and growth in the region.
Rajan Kohli, Wipro Digital’s senior vice-president and global head, said: “Our latest Wipro Digital pod in London is a significant milestone in our continued growth journey, helping attract great design and engineering talent to serve clients in the UK and Europe.
“Together with Designit, we outgrew our first digital pod faster than we anticipated. This additional presence in London allows us to continue to bring our new ways of working to digital clients, with a special emphasis on collaboration and co-creation between designers and software engineers to incubate innovative and disruptive ideas alongside our clients.”
According to London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional agency, Indian technology companies are set to create over 400 new jobs in London this year. The organisation’s research suggests that almost half of all investments made by Indian companies in London over the past 10 years have involved projects linked to the technology sector.
In a bid to attract a greater number of Indian businesses and investors to the UK, London & Partners has established a new office in Bengaluru. As well as helping to strengthen trade and investment links between the two cities, the new office will ease the process for Indian companies setting up or expanding in London.
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan led a trade mission to India last month, during which he called for a “fair, flexible immigration system that allows [London] to attract talented people – with fewer barriers and less red tape”.
The city of Manchester is also using a range of initiatives to attract Indian businesses and the country’s top talent. A group of five digital technology firms will travel from India to Manchester later this year as part of a scheme run by MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency.