With 250 staff at its headquarters in Cambridge and 22 at a second office in Pasadena, California, the opening of a Singapore sales-and-support office is designed to offer the software tools developer's customers 24-hour support.
Red Gate has seen major growth since its foundation in 1999, staff numbers have almost doubled in the last three years alone and the company's tools are used by over half a million developers and database administrators worldwide.
Much of it is to do with organic growth, but it is also showing an increasing appetite for diversifying its expertise through small projects and acquisitions, such as the acquisition of Cerebrata which has boosted its cloud offering, Cocoa Controls, providing it with greater expertise in Apple-based iOS development, or the Nomad for Visual Studio work, which it says is the first platform for building cross-platform mobile apps.
Simon Galbraith, co-founder and co-CEO, Red Gate Software, said, its vision of the future wasn't just about expansion however, but fixing things in the UK.
"We're committed to the future, which is why we're not only opening our office in Singapore, but helping train the software programmers of the future through our involvement in the Computing at School initiative," said Galbraith. "Across the UK we need to get children coding so that UK software companies such as ourselves can continue to thrive and grow in the future."
The announcement was made this morning as the Duke of York visited the Red Gate offices – though no longer the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment at UKTI, a post he held for nearly a decade, the Duke continues to work on international trade and according to his office is keen to support entrepreneurs and SMEs who are looking to grow their businesses in the UK or to reach international markets.
"At Red Gate we're trying extremely hard to make complex technology simple and intuitive to use by our customers across the globe and it is a real boost for our staff to have the whole company's efforts recognised by His Royal Highness's visit," said Galbraith.
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