Computer HQ brings 1,700 jobs to Sheffield

US
computer firm Insight Enterprises is creating 1,700 jobs in South Yorkshire by
investing £67m in the region. 

Arizona-based
Insight Enterprises opted to build its new European headquarters in Sheffield
ahead of competing sites in Holland and Ireland.

Graham
Hall, chairman of Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency, said,
“This is tremendous news for South Yorkshire and the region. It delivers 1,700
jobs, of which more than 700 will be in high technology.”

The
jobs are being created in an area containing some of the country’s highest
long-term and youth unemployment. 

Insight
employs 3,400 people and had sales of £1.3bn last year.

www.insight.com

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