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ESET Opens New UK HQ in Bournemouth To Support Ambitious Growth Plans

Posted on: 26/03/2018

ESET, the number 1 IT security vendor based in the European Union, has launched its new UK HQ in Bournemouth as part of its ambitious plans to grow the company in the UK over the coming years.

ESET has recently moved to impressive new premises at Holland House in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth. Staff hosted a prestigious official opening event and welcomed a diverse mix of guests from across the business communities in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset and Hampshire.

The new office move will enable the company to recruit another 40 staff to its 60-strong UK headcount over the next two years. ESET established its Bournemouth base in 2004 with a team of just 12 staff at their former offices in Charminster.

UK ESET MD Malcolm Tuck advised, “Bournemouth has proved to be a really good base for us.  We’ve established ourselves well in this area and have built up a tremendously strong team with vast amounts of expertise.  We want to continue to build upon this. We are developing ever- closer relationships with local businesses and consumers as well as partnerships with local business networking groups such as Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Business South. This is an extremely exciting time for us all.”

Flying in to the UK for the opening event were ESET Chief Executive Officer Richard Marko and Chief Business Officer Ignacio Sbamato who welcomed guests to the new office and presented their plans for ESET over the coming years,

Conor Burns MP cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the office.

Richard said, “Our ambition is to continue building upon our position as the number 1 security vendor based in Europe and continue delivering class leading cyber security solutions and services to both consumers and businesses across the UK. We are delighted with our new offices in Bournemouth.”

Conor Burns MP commented, “It is fantastic to see such a dynamic business demonstrate its commitment to Bournemouth and Britain with its ambitious expansion plan.  With the digital and creative talent available at Bournemouth University, and this area being one of the fastest growing digital economies, ESET have made an excellent choice of location.”

Over a period of 30 years ESET has grown in to a global brand with over 110 million users in 200 countries and territories and has 13 research and development centers across the world.  It employs circa 1500 staff world-wide.

About ESET

For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real-time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET becomes the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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