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Local software firm creates jobs in Scarborough

Software and web developer Askew Brook has doubled the size of its Scarborough team in response to growing demand from national and global companies.

The FSB-member company, based at Woodend in the town centre, has attracted talent from Liverpool and Birmingham to add to its existing Scarborough team of software, app and web developers.

Following a successful 2018, contracts have been secured for 2019 with UK/US engineers Unison, FTSE250 company Sirius Minerals and York-based The Plastic Card People, who count De Beers, SuperDry and Lindt amongst their clients.

Managing director Richard Askew says: "Working with international companies and attracting talent to Scarborough from outside the area as well as using local talent is what we set out to do when we started to company nearly six years ago.

“Our clients have been attracted by our track record and the breadth of support we can provide for them. Our team has a very deep knowledge in everything we do, which shows in the quality of our work."

Woodend, also FSB Members, provides serviced workspaces and is now home to over 100 creative professionals and a successful art gallery. The centre is is committed to assisting and supporting the growth of the creative industries and supporting cultural regeneration.

Woodend Director Andrew Clay adds: “This is hugely welcome news for Woodend and for Scarborough too. Askew Brook are a dedicated and extremely hard-working team who are contributing to the fastest growing sector in the UK economy today. The international platform that they have established is very impressive and I know they are going to go from strength to strength. It a pleasure to host them at Woodend and I look forward to meeting their new recruits.”