South African business chooses Worcestershire to launch into European market
Software development business, Saratoga, have recently opened a new UK office in Worcestershire to expand their operations into the UK and European markets.

Saratoga have a wealth of experience with over 20 years delivering software solutions and services to clients across sectors such as insurance and asset management as well as some work with retail, media and supply-chains.

The decision to locate in Worcestershire was made due to the fact that Worcestershire offered the perfect combination of business connectivity with rural life. The connectivity, both physically to the south west, Birmingham and London alongside the digital connectivity which enables remote working, positioned the county as one of the key areas for their UK base.

Saratoga are also looking to build their UK footprint off the back of this investment with an ambition to build a highly skilled team of technical professionals to act as the front-end interface with our clients, all based within Worcestershire.

To support Saratoga with the investment into the county, they worked closely with the Worcestershire Growth Hub team and the Department for International Trade to understand the opportunities and locations available within the county.

The Worcestershire Growth Hub assigned an account manager to Saratoga to work with them directly and through the Department for International Trade team they were able to explore the locations available within the county and also were welcome into the business support network.

Gwen Davies, Strategic Account Manager for the Worcestershire Growth Hub, said: “It has been fantastic to support Saratoga to invest into Worcestershire. What proved crucial in their decision is our ability to act fast and working with the Department for International Trade to provide them with a plethora of options and support to enable them achieve their goals and ambitions even before they land in Worcestershire.

“We are working with more and more businesses everyday and I encourage any businesses based either inside or outside of the county to contact our team to see how we can support your growth.”

Mark Gebhardt, Chief Executive Officer of Saratoga, said: “At Saratoga, we are delighted to have landed in Worcestershire and for this to be our gateway to the UK and broader European markets.

“The combination of connectivity, business support and people-friendly environment aligns well with our focus on being a high performing, people-focussed technology business that is accessible to our clients and which makes a meaningful impact in the communities and business areas in which we operate.”

To find out more about Saratoga and their products, visit their website. –

If you’re a Worcestershire business or a business looking to invest within the county, please contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub using the details below.
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