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28 July, 2006 - 09:50 By Staff Reporter

Growing software company upscales to Cambourne offices

A growing software company in Cambridgeshire is upscaling to a prime office building at Cambourne Business Park as it helps pioneer a new page description language that is being launched by Microsoft.

Global Graphics Software currently employs 70 people in three buildings in the village of Barrington and they will all move to 14,500 sq ft of space on the second floor of Cambourne's Building 2030.

The business is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Graphics SA, a leading software provider of high-performance printing, publishing and document technologies.

Most of the global workforce of 115 are employed in Cambridge. The business has a US sales office in Virginia and an operation in Tokyo.

It has signed a 10-year lease on the new offices and expects to move in during October.

Global Graphics provides software building blocks to OEMs and software developers rather than the end user. Clients include Agfa, Kodak, HP, Sharp and other major players.

Jill Taylor, the company's director of corporate communications, said: "The digital area is very much the growth side of our business.

"We have been involved in developing a new page description language called XPS, spearheaded by Microsoft, that OEMs worldwide will want to make available to their users. It really is very exciting.

"The staff have coped very well with operating in three different buildings but working under one roof will bring many benefits."

Global Graphics is an acknowledged expert in developing technology for open document and print solutions.

Since 1986, it has consistently maintained a reputation as a market leader for cross-platform, high-performance products to software application developers, system integrators and OEMs.

The markets Global serves are in a state of flux and the company is uniquely positioned to help companies in all areas, whether they are seeking to broaden their offerings into new markets or enhance existing products and solutions.

Building 2030 forms part of Cambourne Business Park's 140,000 sq ft second phase, forward funded with Morley Fund Management.

The construction of the phase began speculatively at the end of 2000.

Global Graphics joins ip.access, CDT, Convergys and Citrix on the business park, leaving only 30,000 sq ft available to let.

Located nine miles from Cambridge city centre, the 750,000 sq ft business park is an integral part of the new Cambourne settlement, a 1,040-acre scheme of 3,300 houses with town centre, hotel, retail and leisure facilities.

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