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Glasgow, September 18, 2015 – Lockheed Martin has officially opened a new flagship office in Glasgow that will be central to the international growth of its information systems business. The new facility, based in Skypark, will be home to 327 new jobs over the coming years and underlines the company’s intent to support Scotland’s digital economy and provide highly skilled jobs in the west of Scotland.
With an operation in Glasgow for over 25 years, the new facility replaces the previous home at the iconic India of Inchinnan building and is one of three offices in Scotland, alongside Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Thanks to significant support from Scottish Enterprise through a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant, more than 50 new jobs have been created since the beginning of the year supporting customers that include the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland, international airports such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and JFK, as well as Iberdrola, Centrica and National Grid in the Energy sector.
Sondra Barbour, executive vice president for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) said: “International growth is critical to the long-term growth strategy of our information systems business. Given the scale of local ICT innovation, flagship Universities and Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) initiatives, we see Glasgow and central Scotland as the ideal location to increase our UK presence.”
Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Scottish Development International said: “I am delighted to join Lockheed Martin at the launch of the company’s new office in Glasgow’s Skypark. Encouraging global companies like Lockheed Martin to invest in Scotland is at the heart of what we do, and I am very pleased that Scottish Enterprise and SDI have been able to help the company expand its operations in Scotland. Scotland has the skills, talent, infrastructure and innovative spirit to thrive in a competitive global market. That is why we continue to attract leading global players like Lockheed Martin. I look forward to working with the Lockheed Martin team going forward, and to hearing of their continued success in the years ahead”
For additional information on available roles visit lmt.co/ICTjobs
About Lockheed Martin UK
Lockheed Martin UK, headquartered in London, is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. Lockheed Martin UK specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 3,000 people in the UK across 21 sites, working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.
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