Birmingham IT firm opens Southampton office

After experiencing continued success in Southampton, IT recruitment business VIQU, headquartered in Birmingham, has opened an office in Ocean Village, Southampton to accommodate its growing recruitment team.

VIQU expanded to the Hampshire region in 2017, after its managing director Matt Collingwood identified the Solent region as an attractive location for tech talent and businesses.

Since opening a small satellite office in Ocean Village, Southampton in May 2018, both VIQU and Southampton’s tech sector have continued to grow, with the city being labelled as a top five ‘tech supercluster’ and big names like Starling Banking opening offices within the region.

This led to the business purchasing ground floor office space on the cusp of Ocean Village.

VIQU worked with a number of local businesses including Bluewood Office Interiors and Lime Signs to renovate the space.

VIQU says it now has the space for rapid team growth, with current opportunities ranging from recruitment consultant to billing manager / team leader level.

Collingwood said: “I am very excited to finally announce the opening of our new Southampton office. After an impressive period of growth, VIQU’s senior leadership team and I made the decision that it was time to heavily invest in a region and tech sector that we truly believe has the scope to expand and support our ambitious growth plans. I am very pleased with the results, and I know that our current Southampton team members and future hires will enjoy and benefit from the modern, bright and engaging office environment we have created for them.”