BJSS, the Leeds-headquartered tech and engineering consultancy, is expanding into Portugal in a move that’s creating 150 new jobs.
The investment in the region will exceed €12 million within 18 months and marks the company’s first international location outside of North America.
The initial focus for the Portuguese operation – based in Lisbon – is recruiting up to 150 IT consultants to support BJSS’ technology, engineering, consulting, cloud, data and AI services.
This will include dedicated strategic and account management leadership, with a focus on regional delivery.
The operation will be led by Pedro Ferreira, a Portuguese national and three-year veteran of BJSS.
“International expansion continues to be a key growth strategy for BJSS and we believe that the potential to unlock further opportunity in the European market is huge,” said Stuart Bullock, Managing Director of BJSS.
“The decision to expand to Lisbon as our first European base was a logical step in this strategy. It means that we can establish even closer ties with our European clients, while strengthening our service capabilities in the fast-growing Iberian markets. We’re truly thrilled to be here.”