The development was announced by Welsh Business Minister Edwina Hart who officially opened the Attenda offices in Caerphilly. The move has been supported with a financial package worth £1.98 million from the Welsh Government which helped secure the jobs for Wales, against stiff competition from the Czech Republic.
The company which is based in Staines, near London, is one of Europe’s leading IT managed service providers. Its clients are typically medium to large enterprises with headquarters in the UK and typically international reach.
Opening Attenda’s new Caerphilly operation, Mrs Hart said she was delighted that support from the Welsh Government had ensured this significant expansion project came to Wales.
"Attenda operates in one of our key priority sectors, which have been identified as having high growth potential, so this investment is a very welcome addition to the ICT sector in Wales.
"Not only will Attenda create up to 150 high quality jobs but the company is committed to utilising the local supply chain which will bring added benefits to the local economy.
"This is a good example of a company that had a number of alternative locations to consider for their expansion but chose Wales because of the availability of a workforce with the relevant skills and a business environment where they can flourish."
The Caerphilly jobs will be entirely new and follow sustained growth by Attenda. The first of the staff are already working from offices in Britannia House on Caerphilly Business Park. Recruitment will continue over the next two years.
Attenda non-Executive Chairman, Simon Downing says:
"The most critical driver for choosing Wales for the second office location is the availability of staff with the required skill levels and qualifications."
"It is also essential that we can seamlessly integrate the expansion of our operation into Wales, without impacting on the existing business."