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27 November, 2015 - 12:08 By Kate Sweeney

Australian software business sets up in St Ives

simPro at St Ives

Australian-owned software company simPRO Software has moved its UK head office to St Ives, near Cambridge.

Since its launch in the UK in 2009, simPRO Software has been operating out of serviced offices in Cambourne. As part of the company’s aggressive growth campaign to dominate the UK market there have been several recent hires, including additions to the management team, and new sales people and trainers. Such an increase in staff numbers has necessitated the move to a larger premises.

simPRO Software provides job management software for the trade services industry. The cloud-based system helps users to refine processes, improve profitability, and increase productivity. Clients range from small contracting operations through to corporate enterprise with thousands of staff.

Lynelle Hills, UK managing director, said: “These are very exciting times for us and we’re delighted to have moved to James Hall on the Business Park in St Ives. We were attracted to Cambridgeshire because we recognise that Cambridge has an international reputation for being a technology hotspot. The move puts us in a strong position to grow rapidly in the UK.” 

simPRO Software was started in 2002 by Steve Bradshaw, who at the time was managing director of an electrical contracting business. He was looking for a flexible, browser-based solution capable of managing his business. After much searching, he decided to build his own. He assembled a team and in just three years created simPRO Enterprise.

Ten years on, simPRO Software employs over 120 people worldwide and has over 2,500 clients and 40,000 users. The head office is in Queensland, Australia, with branches in the United States, New Zealand, and the UK.

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