Irish business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Voxpro announced plans to open an office in the Philippines in the next financial quarter and employ 300 people.
Voxpro said the opening of a centre of excellence in Manila will be funded by a EUR30 million fundraising with advisers Deloitte. The company, owned by husband and wife team Dan and Lina Kiely, has been presenting its ambitious plans to potential investors.
The company said the Manila office is part of efforts to move towards a structure that ensures it can meet the needs of customers in all time zones.
It is understood that company is looking at further locations in mainland Europe, Asia and the US and believes its workforce will grow to 3,000 in 12 to 18 months.
Voxpro, which was established in 2002 has built up a client list of some of the world’s leading tech companies. They include Google, Nest, and Airbnb. It also services the EUR8 billion online payments firm, Stripe, started by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison.
The company started with half a dozen people in Cork city and now employs 1700.
Meanwhile, at least 800 industry representatives are expected to gather in Orlando, Florida for the 21st annual North American Shared Services Outsourcing Week (SSOW) on 6-9 March.
SSOW is considered as the world’s largest and longest-running event for shared services, outsourcing, transformation and Global Business Services professionals.
The event is produced by the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network, the largest and most-established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, with more than 85,000 members around the world.
Among the confirmed participating companies in this year’s SSOW is Information Services Group (ISG), a global technology research and advisory firm.
ISG will showcase its thought leadership and client successes in digital transformation and robotics process automation. – [BPONewsDaily.com]