Tech company creates 20 new jobs

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Cornwall’s fastest-growing technology start-up company has won a cloud technology development contract for telecom giant NTT Communications which will create 20 new jobs.

Headforwards, a three-year old software outsourcing company based at the Pool Innovation Centre, secured the contract with one of the world’s largest telecoms companies to work on the ‘Next Generation Cloud Platform’.

The news was announced yesterday (September 4)) by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable MP, during his visit to Cornwall.

L-R: John Salter (NTT Communications), Toby Parkins (Headforwards),  Dr Vince Cable MP, Shinichiro Kashiwagi (NTT Communications), Craig Girvan (Headforwards)
L-R: John Salter (NTT Communications), Toby Parkins (Headforwards), Dr Vince Cable MP, Shinichiro Kashiwagi (NTT Communications), Craig Girvan (Headforwards)

Headforwards director, Toby Parkins, said: “The contract means a lot of things for us. We will become a medium sized enterprise employing 58 people, our business is attracting world class developers who are attracted by the sun, sea and fibre connectivity that Cornwall has to offer and it shows that our corporate values – great software, inspired engineers and happy clients – continues to deliver for us.”

Co-director, Craig Girvan, added: “The size and rate of our growth means we are working with a number of universities and colleges to help shape the future design of courses.

“Large corporate companies want highly skilled people so we must ensure our universities are producing the right calibre of graduate equipped with the right skills so we can continue to attract investment and expansion.”

The new employees will include a range of programmers and technology specialists from Cornwall and across the globe.