Edinburgh software firm, PODFather, has committed its future to west Edinburgh by opening a new HQ as it looks to expand its operation and headcount in 2019.
PODFather chose to relocate from its South Gyle HQ after a period of high growth meant it needed more space. The software firm eventually settled on nearby Haston House, leasing 8,296 sq. ft of second floor office space in a 10-year agreement. The deal will allow the company to grow its headcount by around 50%.
Starting life as an electronic proof of delivery tool, the business now offers customers a variety of functions designed to replace paper processes with a digital application, including planning and safety compliance to earthworks ticketing and tracking waste.
PODFather’s solutions have been used by clients on major projects across the UK including Crossrail, Borders Railway, Glasgow’s Shieldhall Tunnel and the M25 motorway-widening scheme.
The firm currently employs 48 members of staff in both sales and technical development roles and is actively recruiting for a number of roles.
Colin McCreadie, Managing Director of PODFather, said: “Haston House will give us flexibility for growth. We have significantly added to our team in the past year and this will continue across 2019.
“Our client base, particularly across the construction, food and drink and general logistics sectors, continues to flourish and reflecting this, we need to ensure our own office environment is geared up with the capacity and space to provide the very best working environment for our people.”
Property consultants JLL acted on behalf of landlord Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust (SREIT) Ltd while FT Linden acted on behalf of PODFather.