Google boosting business in Britain, post Brexit
Internet giant Google has just announced drastic expansion plans in the UK which will see it hire more than 3,000 new staff.
Often touted as one of the best companies in the world to work for, Google’s three new buildings in the Kings Cross Campus will offer all the regular Google work perks such as free food, massages, cookery classes and even access to a 90 metre running track.
Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said the investment showed the Google was “committed to the UK”, a major boost to Britain’s technology sector following the Brexit vote.
“We understand there’s uncertainty, but we know for certain that the web and digital technology will be an engine of growth for the UK for years to come”.
In the initial aftermath of the Brexit fall out, tech companies and investors alike faced a tide of uncertainty as fellow European tech hubs poached for possible UK business. But Google’s expansion along with other major companies such as Apple acquiring large amounts of office space in Battersea Power Station only reinforces that the UK remains open for business as the technology capital of Europe.
By 2020 Google will employ 7,000 people in London, the second highest number of employees outside of the US. Following the move, it has also committed to offer face-to-face training in digital skills to people in 100 towns and cities across the UK.